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Skills available for Illinois third-grade social studies standards

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SS.CV Civics

SS.EC Economics and Financial Literacy

  • Economics

    • Economic Decision Making

      • SS.EC.1.3 Compare the goods and services that people in the local community produce and those that are produced in other communities.

    • Exchange and Markets

    • National and Global Economy

      • Starts in fifth grade

  • Financial Literacy

    • Financial Literacy

      • SS.EC.FL.1.3 Describe the role of banks and other financial institutions in an economy.

      • SS.EC.FL.2.3 Explain that when people borrow, they receive something of value now and agree to repay the lender over time.

SS.G Geography

SS.H History

Developing Questions and Planning Inquiries

Evaluating Sources and Using Evidence

Communicating Conclusions and Taking Informed Action

  • Communicating Conclusions

    • SS.IS.6.3-5 Construct and critique arguments and explanations using reasoning, examples, and details from multiple sources.

  • Critiquing Conclusions

    • SS.IS.7.3-5 Identify a range of local problems and some ways in which people are trying to address these problems.

  • Taking Informed Action

    • SS.IS.8.3.3-5 Use listening, consensus-building, and voting procedures to decide on and take action in their classroom and school.