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Skills available for Arkansas third-grade social studies standards

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  • 4 Students will analyze economic decision making

    • Scarcity

      • E.4.3.1 Illustrate examples of scarcity and opportunity cost within the local community and different regions in the state

    • Costs and Benefits

  • 5 Students will analyze the exchange of goods and services and the role of producers, consumers, and government in the market place.

  • 6 Students will evaluate economic growth and stability.

    • Money

      • E.6.3.1 Explain functions and characteristics of money in the United States

      • E.6.3.2 Explain functions of banks (e.g., saving, checking, loans, investments)

    • Public Goods and Services

      • E.6.3.3 Explain the difference between public and private goods and services

    • Economic Factors

      • E.6.3.4 Identify factors that affect our economy (e.g., unemployment, inflation)

  • 7 Students will analyze economic interdependence within a global economy.

    • Economic Interdependence

      • E.7.3.1 Illustrate the relationships among imports, exports, and global interdependence

      • E.7.3.2 Describe how people in various places and regions are affected by trade


  • 8 Students will use geographic representations and skills to become geographically-informed citizens.

    • Spatial Views of the World

      • G.8.3.1 Use maps to describe the spatial organization of the community using relative location, distance, direction, and scale

      • G.8.3.2 Use thematic maps (e.g., climate, political, physical) and other geographic representations to describe physical and human characteristics of a variety of places in Arkansas and the interactions that shape them

      • G.8.3.3 Construct maps and other geographic representations of the local community, including physical and human characteristics, title, legend, compass rose

  • 9 Students will analyze the interaction between humans and the environment.

    • Place, Region, and Culture

      • G.9.3.1 Examine environmental problems and ways in which these problems are addressed

      • G.9.3.2 Describe effects of cultural characteristics on population distribution in a specific place

      • G.9.3.3 Investigate ways environmental characteristics influence people¬ís decisions in Arkansas and the United States (e.g., settlement, jobs, agriculture, industry)

  • 10 Students will interpret the spatial characteristics and patterns of human settlement.

    • Resources and Movement

      • G.10.3.1 Analyze ways natural resources influence where people settle in Arkansas and the United States

      • G.10.3.2 Explain effects of the movement and distribution of people, goods, and ideas on communities using a variety of sources (e.g., print and digital sources, geographic representations, geospatial technologies)

      • G.10.3.3 Describe diverse groups and reasons why they settled in Arkansas (e.g., push- pull- factors)

  • 11 Students will compare global places and regions and the connections between them.

    • Changing Spatial Patterns

      • G.11.3.1 Trace global connections of raw materials that are used to produce familiar products

      • G.11.3.2 Describe ways natural and human-made disasters in one place affect people living in other places (e.g., civically, geographically, economically)