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Skills available for Minnesota third-grade social studies standards

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1 Citizenship and Government

2 Economics

  • 1 Economic Reasoning Skills

    • 1 People make informed economic choices by identifying their goals, interpreting and applying data, considering the short- and long-run costs and benefits of alternative choices and revising their goals based on their analysis.

      • 3.2.1.1.1 Identify possible short- and long-term consequences (costs and benefits) of different choices.

  • 2 Personal Finance

    • 2 Personal and financial goals can be achieved by applying economic concepts and principles to personal financial planning, budgeting, spending, saving, investing, borrowing and insuring decisions.

      • 3.2.2.2.1 Describe income as the money earned from selling resources and expenditures as the money used to buy goods and services.

  • 4 Microeconomic Concepts

3 Geography

4 History

  • 1 Historical Thinking Skills

    • 1 Historians generally construct chronological narratives to characterize eras and explain past events and change over time.

      • 3.4.1.1.1 Reference different time periods using correct terminology, including the terms decade, century and millennium.

      • 3.4.1.1.2 Create timelines of important events in three different time scales—decades, centuries and millennia.

    • 2 Historical inquiry is a process in which multiple sources and different kinds of historical evidence are analyzed to draw conclusions about how and why things happened in the past.

      • 3.4.1.2.1 Examine historical records, maps and artifacts to answer basic questions about times and events in history, both ancient and more recent.

      • 3.4.1.2.2 Compare and contrast two different accounts of an event.

      • 3.4.1.2.3 Compare and contrast various ways that different cultures have expressed concepts of time and space.

  • 2 Peoples, Cultures, and Change Over Time

  • 3 World History

    • 7 The emergence of domestication and agriculture facilitated the development of complex societies and caused far-reaching social and cultural effects. (Early Civilizations and the Emergence of Pastoral Peoples: 8000 BCE-2000 BCE)

      • 3.4.3.7.1 Explain how the environment influenced the settlement of ancient peoples in three different regions of the world. (Early Civilizations and the Emergence of Pastoral Peoples: 8000 BCE—2000 BCE)

    • 8 The development of interregional systems of communication and trade facilitated new forms of social organization and new belief systems. (Classical Traditions, Belief Systems and Giant Empires: 2000 BCE—600 CE)

      • 3.4.3.8.1 Identify methods of communication used by peoples living in ancient times in three different regions of the world. (Classical Traditions, Belief Systems and Giant Empires: 2000 BCE—600 CE)

    • 9 Hemispheric networks intensified as a result of innovations in agriculture, trade across longer distances, the consolidation of belief systems and the development of new multi-ethnic empires while diseases and climate change caused sharp, periodic fluctuations in global population. (Post-Classical and Medieval Civilizations and Expanding Zones of Exchange: 600 CE —1450 CE)

      • 3.4.3.9.1 Compare and contrast daily life for people living in ancient times in at least three different regions of the world. (Post-Classical and Medieval Civilizations and Expanding Zones of Exchange: 600 CE—1450 CE)