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Skills available for Arizona third-grade social studies standards

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3.SP Disciplinary Skills and Processes

3.C Civics

  • Civic virtues and democratic principles are key components of the American political system.

    • 3.C1.1 Describe civic virtues and democratic principles within a variety of government structures, societies, and/or communities within Arizona.

    • 3.C1.2 Use listening, consensus-building, and voting procedures to decide on and act in their classrooms.

  • An understanding of civic and political institutions in society and the principles these institutions are intended to reflect including knowledge about law, politics, and government are essential to effective citizenship.

    • 3.C3.1 Describe the origins, functions, and structure of the Arizona Constitution, local governments, and tribal governments.

    • 3.C3.2 Describe ways in which people benefit from and are challenged by working together, including through families, school, workplaces, voluntary organizations, and government.

3.E Economics

  • A financially literate individual understands how to manage income, spending, and investment.

    • 3.E1.1 Describe and discuss industries and occupations that have shaped Arizona.

    • 3.E1.2 Identify various forms of earning income in the state of Arizona.

    • 3.E1.3 Identify positive and negative incentives that influence financial decisions people make to save and spend money.

  • By applying economic reasoning, individual seek to understand the decisions of people, groups, and societies.

    • 3.E2.1 Explain how availability of resources affects decision making in Arizona with respect to water and other natural resources.

    • 3.E2.2 Describe how Arizona is connected to other states, Mexico, and other nations by movement of people, goods, and ideas.

3.G Geography

  • The use of geographic representations and tools helps individuals understand their world.

    • 3.G1.1 Use and construct maps and graphs to represent changes in Arizona over time.

  • Human-environment interactions are essential aspects of human life in all societies.

    • 3.G2.1 Explain how people modify and adapt to the Arizona environment.

  • Examining human population and movement helps individuals understand past, present, and future conditions on Earth's surface.

    • 3.G3.1 Describe the movement of people in and out of Arizona over time.

  • Global interconnections and spatial patterns are a necessary part of geographical reasoning.

    • 3.G4.1 Describe how Arizona has changed over time.

3.H History

  • The development of civilizations, societies, cultures, and innovations have influenced history and continue to impact the modern world.

    • 3.H1.1 Utilize a variety of sources to construct a historical narrative exploring Arizona's cultures, civilizations, and innovations.

  • Cycles of conflict and cooperation have shaped relations among people, places, and environments.

    • 3.H2.1 Use primary and secondary sources to generate questions about the causes and effects of conflicts and resolutions throughout Arizona's history.

    • 3.H2.2 Examine how individuals and groups have worked together throughout Arizona's history.

  • Economic, political, and religious ideas and institutions have influenced history and continue to shape the modern world.

    • 3.H3.1 Evaluate how individual rights, freedoms, and responsibilities can vary based on community, state, and nation.

    • 3.H3.2 Use primary and secondary sources to analyze the changes that have taken place in Arizona which could include the use of current events.