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Skills available for Kansas third-grade social studies standards

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CG Civics/Government

  • In this unit, students will recognize and evaluate the rights and responsibilities of citizens.

  • Students will examine their role as citizens of the community.

  • They will determine how people can participate in government and analyze why choosing to participate is important.

  • Students will investigate ways that responsible citizens can fulfill their civic duty such as by engaging in one or more of the following opportunities: serving the common good, being law abiding, showing respect for others, volunteering, serving the public in an elected or appointed office, and/or joining the military.

  • Public services, rule of law, and shared ideals are the foundations that guide the structure and function of government. In this unit students will examine the services provided by local governments.

  • They will describe the types, characteristics, and services of political units, such as city, county, state, and country.

  • Students will investigate the function of local governments.

  • They will recognize that all towns/cities in the United States have laws, and all citizens have equal rights and responsibilities as set forth in both the state and U.S. Constitution.

  • Students will define the rule of law as it applies to individuals, family, school, and local governments.

  • Students will recognize and evaluate the shared ideals in the United States, such as the right to vote and freedom of religion and speech.

  • Ideas

    • rules

    • laws

    • society

    • civic values

    • civic duties

    • government

    • beliefs

    • needs

    • rights

    • responsibilities

    • common good

    • constitution

    • justice

    • duty

  • People/Roles

  • Places/Institutions

  • Events

  • Skills

    • Seek opportunities and demonstrate characteristics of a leader such as being trustworthy, fair-minded, and forward-looking.

    • Demonstrate good citizenship skills such as showing respect, being responsible, having a positive attitude, exercising self-discipline, and engaging in conflict resolution.

    • Identify common problems or needs within your school or community and participate and persevere in problem solving.

    • Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups and teacher-lead) with diverse partners on grade three topics and texts, building on others ideas and expressing their own clearly.

    • Follow agreed upon rules of discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics, and text under discussion).