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Skills available for Iowa third-grade social studies standards

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Constructing Compelling Questions

  • SS.3.1 Identify disciplinary ideas associated with a compelling question.

Constructing Supporting Questions

  • SS.3.2 Use supporting questions to help answer the compelling question in an inquiry.

Gathering and Evaluating Sources

  • SS.3.3 Determine the credibility of one source.

Developing Claims and Using Evidence

  • SS.3.4 Cite evidence that supports a response to supporting or compelling questions.

Communicating and Critiquing Conclusions

  • SS.3.5 Construct responses to compelling questions using reasoning, examples, and relevant details.

Taking Informed Action

  • SS.3.6 Identify challenges and opportunities when taking action to address problems, including predicting possible results.

  • SS.3.7 Use a range of deliberative and democratic procedures to make decisions about and act on civic problems in their classrooms.

BS Behavioral Sciences

CG Civics/Government

E Economics

  • Engage in Economic Decision Making

    • E.SS.3.12 Use historical examples to describe how scarcity requires a person to make choices.

  • Critique Exchange and Markets

    • E.SS.3.13 Identify how people use natural resources, human resources, and physical capital to produce goods and services.

    • E.SS.3.14 Describe the role of various financial institutions in an economy.

  • Assess the Global Economy

    • E.SS.3.15 Analyze why and how individuals, businesses, and nations around the world specialize and trade.

FL Financial Literacy

  • Develop Financial and Career Goals

    • FL.SS.3.16 Describe how people take risks to improve their family income through education, career changes and moving to new places.

  • Create a Saving and Spending Plan

    • FL.SS.3.17 Explain an individual's responsibility for credit and debt.

  • Evaluate Savings and Long Term Investments

    • FL.SS.3.18 Determine the importance of saving/investing in relation to future needs.

G Geography

H History