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Skills available for Illinois third-grade social studies standards

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SS.3-5.IS Inquiry

  • Constructing Essential Questions

  • Constructing Supporting Questions

  • Determining Helpful Resources

    • SS.3-5.IS.3 Identify varied resources that answer essential and student-generated questions and that take into consideration multiple points of view.

  • Gathering and Evaluating Sources

  • Developing Claims and Using Evidence

  • Communicating Conclusions

    • SS.3-5.IS.6 Construct arguments using claims and evidence from multiple sources.

    • SS.3-5.IS.7 Construct explanations using reasoning, correct sequences, examples, and details with relevant information and data.

    • SS.3-5.IS.8 Present a summary of arguments and explanations to others inside and/or outside of the classroom using print and oral technologies.

  • Critiquing Conclusions

    • SS.3-5.IS.9 Explain the use of inquiry strategies, approaches, and relevant sources that will allow students to address local, regional, state, national, and global problems.

  • Taking Informed Action

    • SS.3-5.IS.10 Students will engage in reflective conversations to draw conclusions on inquiry findings and create action steps that consider multiple viewpoints.

SS.3.CV Civics

SS.3.EC Economics/Financial Literacy

  • Economic Decision-Making

    • SS.3.EC.1 Compare the goods and services that people in the local community produce and those that are produced in other communities.

  • Exchange and Markets

  • Financial Literacy

    • SS.3.EC.3 Describe the role of banks and other financial institutions in an economy.

    • SS.3.EC.4 Explain that when people borrow, they receive something of value now and agree to repay the lender over time.

SS.3.G Geography

SS.3.H History