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Skills available for Idaho third-grade social studies standards

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3.SS.1 History - Students in Grade 3 build an understanding of the cultural and social development of the United States, trace the role of migration and immigration of people in the development of the United States, and identify the sovereign status and role of American Indians in the development of the United States.

3.SS.2 Geography - Students in Grade 3 analyze the spatial organizations of people, places, and environment on the earth's surface and trace the migration and settlement of human populations on the earth's surface.

3.SS.3 Economics - Students in Grade 3 explain basic economic concepts, identify different influences on economic systems, analyze the different types of economic institutions, and explain the concepts of personal finance.

3.SS.4 Civics and Government - Students in Grade 3 build an understanding of the foundational principles of the American political system, the organization and formation of the American system of government, and that all people in the United States have rights and assume responsibilities.

  • 3.SS.4.1 Build an understanding of the foundational principles of the American political system.

  • 3.SS.4.2 Build an understanding of the organization and formation of the American system of government.

    • 3.SS.4.2.1 Identify and explain the basic functions of local governments.

    • 3.SS.4.2.2 Explain how local government officials are chosen, e.g., election, appointment.

    • 3.SS.4.2.3 Describe services commonly and primarily provided by governments for the community.

    • 3.SS.4.2.4 Identify local government officials.

  • 3.SS.4.3 Build an understanding that all people in the United States have rights and assume responsibilities.

    • 3.SS.4.3.1 Identify ways children and adults can participate in their community and/or local governments.

  • 3.SS.4.4 Build an understanding of the evolution of democracy.

  • 3.SS.4.5 Build an understanding of comparative government.

3.SS.5 Global Perspectives - Students in Grade 3 build an understanding of multiple perspectives and global interdependence.

  • 3.SS.5.1 Build an understanding of multiple perspectives and global interdependence.

    • 3.SS.5.1.1 Explore connections that the local community has with other communities throughout the world.

    • 3.SS.5.1.2 Examine the contributions from various cultures from other parts of the world to the development of the community and how they make that community unique.