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Skills available for Maryland third-grade social studies standards

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1 Civics

  • 1.1 Civic Virtues

    • 1.1.1 Students will analyze civic virtue by:

      • 1.1.1.a explaining how democracy relies on engagement including voting and volunteering in civic organizations.

      • 1.1.1.b interacting with local civic and/or community leaders.

      • 1.1.1.c explaining how groups of people make rules to create responsibilities and protect freedoms.

      • 1.1.1.d identifying how having multiple perspectives both benefits and challenges people living in a democratic society.

      • 1.1.1.e examining the principles expressed in the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution.

  • 1.2 Democratic Government

  • 1.3 Informed Action

    • 1.3.1 Students will address local community issues by:

      • 1.3.1.a explaining the importance of civic participation in their community.

      • 1.3.1.b examining a current issue on the local, state, and national level and its impact on their community.

      • 1.3.1.c analyzing ways of influencing local, state, and/or national governments to address a current issue.

      • 1.3.1.d identifying individuals and groups who share a common concern for addressing a current. issue on the state, local, and/or national level.

      • 1.3.1.e developing a plan for effectively organizing and communicating a plan for addressing a current issue.

      • 1.3.1.f implementing an informed civic action plan on a current issue.

2 Economics and Geography

  • 2.1 Development

    • 2.1.1 Students will be able to explain the locations of goods and services in the state of Maryland by:

      • 2.1.1.a identifying goods and services bought and sold in Maryland.

      • 2.1.1.b identifying ways that people use the physical environment for buying and selling goods and services.

      • 2.1.1.c locating key economic centers in Maryland including agriculture, service and manufacturing industries (tourism, seafood, poultry, mining, commercial) using maps.

      • 2.1.1.d identifying examples of entrepreneurship in the local and state economy and how location, history and culture influence those businesses.

      • 2.1.1.e identifying the risk and rewards of entrepreneurship.

      • 2.1.1.f evaluating local and state laws that impact business owners in Maryland.

  • 2.2 Impact on People

    • 2.2.1 Students will analyze how economic development in Maryland impacts people by:

      • 2.2.1.a explaining how jobs and careers are influenced by key economic centers.

      • 2.2.1.b analyzing government services that are impacted by economic development.

      • 2.2.1.c analyzing economic and population data to determine how economic development impacts where people live, work, and play.

  • 2.3 Impact on the Environment

    • 2.3.1 Students will analyze the impact of economic development on the natural environment by:

4 History