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Third Grade Social Studies Standards

Quarter 1 Standards: 
  1. G3.1SS.C1.PO1: I can put historical events in order on a timeline. 

  2. G3.1SS.C1.PO2: I can recognize how archeological research adds to our understanding of the past. 

  3. G3.1SS.C1.PO3: I can use primary source materials (e.g., photos, artifacts, interviews, documents, maps) and secondary source materials (e.g., encyclopedias, biographies) to study people and events from the past. 

  4. G3.1SS.C1.PO4: I can retell stories to describe past events, people and places.

  5. G3.1SS.C3.PO1: I can discuss technological advances (e.g., compass, astrolabe, printing press) that facilitated exploration of the New World. 

  6. G3.1SS.C3.PO2: I can describe how European countries explored the New World to make money and gain power.

  7. G3.1SS.C3.PO3: I can explain European explorers and their discoveries in the New World. 

  8. G3.1SS.C3.PO4: I can recognize how European exploration affected Native Americans in the Eastern regions (e.g., way of life, loss of land).

  9. G3.2SS.C1.PO1: I can use timelines to identify the time sequence of historical data.

  10. G3.2SS.C1.PO2: I can recognize how archeological research adds to our understanding of the past.

  11. G3.2SS.C1.PO3: I can use primary source materials (e.g., photos, artifacts, interviews, documents, maps) and secondary source materials (e.g., encyclopedias, biographies) to study people and events from the past.

  12. G3.2SS.C1.PO4: I can retell stories to describe past events, people and places.

  13. G3.2SS.C5.PO1: I can describe how the search for a Northwest Passage to Asia led to the exploration and settlement of Canada. 

  14. G3.2SS.C5.PO2: I can explain how Europeans explored the world.

  15. G3.4SS.C1.PO1: I can describe different maps and their uses. 

  16. G3.4SS.C1.PO2: I can explain the features of a political and physical maps. 

  17. G3.4SS.C1.PO4: I can construct maps using symbols to represent human and physical features.

  18. G3.4SS.C1.PO5: I can construct charts, and graphs to display geographic information.

  19. G3.4SS.C1.PO6: I can recognize characteristics of human and physical features: a) physical (i.e., ocean, continent , river, lake, mountain range, coast, sea, desert, gulf, bay, strait, peninsula) b) human (i.e., equator, Northern and Southern Hemispheres, North and South Poles, city). 

  20. G3.4SS.C1.PO7: I can locate natural and man-made features using maps, illustrations, images or globes. 

  21. G3.4SS.C2.PO1: I can locate major physical and human features (e.g., Greece, Canada, Spain, United States) on maps and globes.

  22. G3.4SS.C2.PO2: I can explain how natural and man-made places have changed over time.

  23. G3.4SS.C4.PO1: I can describe changes over time in transportation (e.g., animals, boat, train, motorized vehicle and aircraft).

  24. G3.4SS.C4.PO2: I can describe changes over time in communication networks (e.g., telegraph, telephone postal, Internet).

  25. G3.4SS.C4.PO3: I can recognize the political differences in a community, city, county, state, country and continent. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Quarter 2 Standards:
  1. G3.2SS.C2.PO1: I can explain how the government and culture of today began in Ancient Greece. 

  2. G3.2SS.C2.PO2: I can discuss the contributions of teacher/philosophers (e.g., Socrates, Plato, Aristotle) whose thinking contributed to the development of their own and later civilizations. 

  3. G3.2SS.C2.PO3: I can recognize how representative government, mythology, architecture (e.g., aqueducts), and language (e.g., Latin) in Ancient Rome contributed to the development of their own and later civilizations. 

  4. G3.2SS.C2.PO4: I can discuss the contributions of political and military leaders of Ancient Rome (e.g., Julius Caesar, Augustus, Constantine) whose actions influenced their own and later civilizations.

  5. G3.3SS.C1.PO1: I can explain how our national symbols and monuments show American democracy and value.

  6. G3.3SS.C1.PO2: I can recognize that people in the United States have varied backgrounds but may share principles, goals, customs and traditions. 

  7. G3.3SS.C1.PO3: I can describe how people in the community and state work together to achieve common goals.

  8. G3.3SS.C1.PO4: I can describe the significance of national holidays: a) Presidents Day b) Martin Luther King Jr. Day c) Veterans Day d) Memorial Day e) Constitution Day f) Labor Day. 

  9. G3.3SS.C2.PO1: I can explain the three branches of the American Government.

  10. G3.3SS.C2.PO2: I can recognize that there are different levels of government (e.g., local, tribal, county, state, and national). 

  11. G3.3SS.C3.PO1: I can identify the basic concept of how laws are made (law proposed, discussed, amended and voted on). 

  12. G3.3SS.C4.PO1: I can explain the rights and responsibilities of living in America. 

  13. G3.3SS.C4.PO2: I can describe the importance of students contributing to the community (e.g., service projects, cooperating, volunteering).

  14. G3.3SS.C4.PO3: I can identify traits of character (e.g., honesty, courage, cooperation, respect, trustworthiness, responsibility, citizenship) that are important to the preservation and improvement of democracy. 

  15. G3.4SS.C4.PO4: I can describe elements of culture of a community or nation (e.g., food, clothing, housing, sports, customs, beliefs) in areas studied.

  16. G3.4SS.C4.PO5: I can describe Ancient Civilizations and explain how they have changed over time.

  17. G3.5SS.C1.PO3: I can identify the goods and services the local government provides. ​​​​​​​

  18. G3.5SS.C1.PO4: I can give examples of trade in the local, community (e.g., farmers supply the grocery).​​​​​​​


Quarter 3 Standards:
  1. G3.1SS.C6.PO1: I can recognize that there were issues (e.g., slavery, states’ rights, South seceded from the Union) associated with Civil War. 

  2. G3.1SS.C6.PO2: I can discuss contribution of people (e.g., Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass) during the Civil War era. 

  3. G3.1SS.C7.PO1: I can explain why people left their home countries to start a better life in the United States. 

  4. G3.1SS.C7.PO2: I can describe the experience (e.g., new language, customs, opportunities, hardships) in immigrants’ lives after settling in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 

  5. G3.1SS.C9.PO1: I can identify the people who worked for freedoms and rights of others. 

  6. G3.1SS.C10.PO1: I can describe current events using information from class discussions and various resources (e.g., newspapers, magazines, television, Internet, books, maps).

  7. G3.1SS.C10.PO2: I can compare and contrast current events with historical events. 

  8. G3.2SS.C9.PO1: I can describe current events using information from class discussions and various resources (e.g., newspapers, magazines, television, Internet, books, maps). 

  9. G3.4SS.C4.PO6: I can discuss the major economic activities and land use patterns (e.g., harvesting natural resources, agricultural, industrial, residential, commercial, recreational) of areas studied.

  10. G3.5SS.C1.PO1: I can explain how people make choices when resources are limited. 

  11. G3.5SS.C1.PO2: I can identify opportunity costs in personal decision-making situations.


Quarter 4 Standards:
  1. G3.4SS.C5.PO1: I can identify ways (e.g., farming, building structures and dams, creating transportation routes, overgrazing, mining, logging) in which humans depend upon, adapt to, and impact the earth.

  2. G3.4SS.C5.PO2: I can describe ways of protecting natural resources. 

  3. G3.4SS.C5.PO3: I can identify resources that are renewable, recyclable and non-renewable. 

  4. G3.4SS.C6.PO1: I can discuss geographic concepts related to current events. 

  5. G3.4SS.C6.PO2: I can use geography concepts and skills (e.g., recognizing patterns, mapping, graphing) to find solutions for local, state or national problems (e.g., shortage or abundance of natural resources). 

  6. G3.5SS.C1.PO5: I can discuss reasons (e.g., labor, raw materials, energy resources) why some goods are made locally and some are made in  other parts of the United States and world Connect with: Strand 1 Concept 6; Strand 4 Concept. 

  7. G3.5SS.C1.PO6: I can discuss how produces use natural, human, and capital resources to create goods and services. 

  8. G3.5SS.C2.PO1: I can discuss different ways individuals can earn money. 

  9. G3.5SS.C5.PO1: I can discuss costs and benefits of personal spending and saving choices. 

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