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Skills available for Louisiana third-grade social studies standards

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  • 1 Students use chronological and historical thinking skills to understand the difference between life in Louisiana past and present.

    • 3.1.1 Create timelines that identify important events in the history of Louisiana

    • 3.1.2 Explain how technology has changed family and community life in Louisiana over time

    • 3.1.3 Use distinctive vocabulary to sequence events related to Louisiana history

    • 3.1.4 Compare and contrast state and national historical symbols

    • 3.1.5 Categorize landmarks as state and national

    • 3.1.6 Compare and contrast the influence of cultural groups in Louisiana

    • 3.1.7 Identify community and regional historical artifacts, including primary sources, to answer historical questions

  • 2 Students analyze how historical people and events have contributed to the diversity of Louisiana.

    • 3.2.1 Explain how major explorers and leaders contributed to the early development of Louisiana

    • 3.2.2 Differentiate between early Native American cultures that lived in the regions of Louisiana

    • 3.2.3 Identify the causes and effects of migration on Louisiana

    • 3.2.4 Identify cultural elements that have contributed to the state's heritage


  • 3 Students locate and interpret major geographic features of Louisiana.

    • 3.3.1 Describe characteristics and uses of various types of maps

    • 3.3.2 Identify the hemispheres in which Louisiana is located

    • 3.3.3 Locate various communities and cities in Louisiana using cardinal and intermediate directions

    • 3.3.4 Locate and label major geographic features of Louisiana on a map

    • 3.3.5 Differentiate between a town, parish, state, and country in which the student lives using a political map

    • 3.3.6 Construct an outline map of Louisiana from memory

    • 3.3.7 Locate specific places on a map using a simple grid system

  • 4 Students examine how the people and the physical geography of Louisiana have directly influenced each other.

    • 3.4.1 Compare and contrast the physical features of various regions of Louisiana

    • 3.4.2 Explain historical patterns of settlement in Louisiana using maps

    • 3.4.3 Describe how people have changed the land to meet their basic needs over time in Louisiana

    • 3.4.4 Explain how humans have adapted to the physical environment in different regions of Louisiana

    • 3.4.5 Describe how humans affect the environment in Louisiana

    • 3.4.6 Distinguish between urban, suburban, and rural communities in Louisiana

    • 3.4.7 Describe the importance of natural resources in Louisiana using maps



  • 7 Students develop an understanding of earning income, saving, and spending money in order to acquire economic decision-making skills.

    • 3.7.1 Identify various ways that people earn income and how earning income contributes to the economic well-being of their community and state

    • 3.7.2 List different ways people save their income and explain the advantages and disadvantages of each

    • 3.7.3 Explain the benefits of comparative shopping when making economic decisions

  • 8 Students make connections between the U.S. economic system and how it affects their daily lives.

  • 9 Students develop an understanding of key economic concepts and the role of certain types of occupations in the economy.

    • 3.9.1 Explain the concepts of specialization and interdependence in the production of goods and services

    • 3.9.2 Investigate the responsibilities and characteristics of various jobs

  • 10 Students explain how people engage in trade and the economic benefits of trade.

    • 3.10.1 Differentiate between imports and exports of goods in Louisiana

    • 3.10.2 Distinguish between the use of money and barter