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Skills available for Georgia third-grade social studies standards

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SS3H Historical Understandings

SS3G Geographic Understandings

  • SS3G1 Locate major topographical features on a physical map of the United States.

    • SS3G1.a Locate major rivers of the United States of America: Mississippi, Ohio, Rio Grande, Colorado, Hudson, and St. Lawrence.

    • SS3G1.b Locate major mountain ranges of the United States of America: Appalachian, Rocky.

  • SS3G2 Locate and describe the equator, prime meridian, and lines of latitude and longitude on a globe.

  • SS3G3 Describe how physical systems affect human systems.

SS3CG Government/Civic Understandings

  • SS3CG1 Describe the elements of representative democracy/republic in the United States.

    • SS3CG1.a Describe the three branches of national government: executive (president), legislative (Congress), and judicial (Supreme Court of the United States).

    • SS3CG1.b Describe the three branches of state government: executive (governor), legislative (Georgia General Assembly), and judicial (Supreme Court of Georgia).

    • SS3CG1.c State the main responsibility of each branch: executive (enforcing laws), legislative (making laws), judicial (determining if laws are fair).

  • SS3CG2 Explain the importance of Americans sharing certain central democratic beliefs and principles, both personal and civic.

    • SS3CG2.a Explain the necessity of respecting the rights of others and promoting the common good.

    • SS3CG2.b Explain the necessity of obeying reasonable laws/rules voluntarily, and explain why it is important for citizens in a democratic society to participate in public (civic) life (staying informed, voting, volunteering, and communicating with public officials).

SS3E Economic Understandings

  • SS3E1 Define and give examples of the four types of productive resources.

    • SS3E1.a Natural (land)

    • SS3E1.b Human (labor)

    • SS3E1.c Capital (capital goods)

    • SS3E1.d Entrepreneurship (risk-taking and combining natural, human, and capital resources in an attempt to make a profit)

  • SS3E2 Explain that governments provide certain types of goods and services in a market economy (schools, libraries, roads, police/fire protection, and military) and pay for these through taxes.

  • SS3E3 Give examples of interdependence and trade and explain the benefits of voluntary exchange.

    • SS3E3.a Describe the interdependence of consumers and producers.

    • SS3E3.b Describe how goods and services are allocated by price in the marketplace.

    • SS3E3.c Explain that some goods are made locally, some elsewhere in the country, and some in other countries.

    • SS3E3.d Explain that most countries create their own currency for use as money.

  • SS3E4 Explain the concept of opportunity cost as it relates to making a saving or spending choice.

Map and Globe Skills

  • SS3MG The student will use maps to retrieve social studies information.

    • SS3MG.3 use a letter/number grid system to determine location

    • SS3MG.4 compare and contrast the categories of natural, cultural, and political features found on maps

    • SS3MG.6 use map key/legend to acquire information from historical, physical, political, resource, product, and economic maps

    • SS3MG.7 use a map to explain impact of geography on historical and current events

    • SS3MG.8 draw conclusions and make generalizations based on information from maps

    • SS3MG.9 use latitude and longitude to determine location

Information Processing Skills