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Skills available for Hawaii third-grade social studies standards

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Historical Understanding


  • 3 Understand change, cause and effect, and continuity in history and contemporary life

    • Community Life Past and Present

      • SS.3.3.1 Analyze issues and concerns of own community and those of a similar community in the past

Political Science/Civics

  • 4 Understand the purpose and historical impact of political institutions, the principles and values of American constitutional democracy, and the similarities and differences in government across cultural perspectives

    • Governance, Power, and Authority

      • SS.3.4.1 Explain the purpose of rules and laws and the differences between them

      • SS.3.4.2 Describe ways in which people exercise power without authority

  • 5 Understand roles, rights (personal, economic, political), and responsibilities of American citizens and exercise them in civic action

Cultural Anthropology



  • 8 Understand economic concepts and the characteristics of various economic systems

    • Limited Resources and Choice

      • SS.3.8.1 Explain that opportunity cost is the best alternative given up when making a choice

      • SS.3.8.2 Explain that goods and resources are limited because there are not enough natural, human, and capital resources to satisfy everyone's wants

    • Economic Interdependence

      • SS.3.8.3 Describe how money makes it easy to trade goods and services