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Skills available for Missouri third-grade social studies standards

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1 Knowledge of the principles expressed in documents shaping constitutional democracy in the United States

  • 1.A Purposes and principles of the Declaration of Independence

  • 1.B Purposes and principles of the Constitution

    • 1.B.1 Explain and give examples of how laws are made and changed within the state.

    • 1.B.2 Explain the major purposes of the Missouri Constitution.

  • 1.C Purposes and principles of the Bill of Rights

    • 1.C.1 Examine how individual rights are protected within our state.

  • 1.D Role of citizens and governments in carrying out constitutional principles

    • 1.D.1 Explain how the State of Missouri relies on responsible citizen participation and draw implications for how people should participate.

  • 1.E Character traits and civic attitudes of significant individuals

  • 1.F Knowledge of the symbols of our state and nation

    • 1.F.1 Explain how the National Anthem symbolizes our nation.

    • 1.F.2 Recognize and explain the significance of the Gateway Arch and the Great Seal of Missouri and other symbols of our state.

2 Knowledge of principles and processes of governance systems

  • 2.A Purposes and roles of government

    • 2.A.1 Explain how governments balance individual rights with common good to solve local community or state issues.

  • 2.B Dispute resolution

    • 2.B.1 Analyze peaceful resolution of disputes by the courts, or other legitimate authorities in Missouri.

  • 2.C Processes of governmental systems in decision making

    • 2.C.1 Describe how authoritative decisions are made, enforced and interpreted by the state government across historical time periods and/or in current events.

  • 2.D Functions of governmental systems

    • 2.D.1 Identify and explain the functions of the three branches of government in Missouri.

3 Knowledge of continuity and change in the history of Missouri and the United States

  • 3.A Understand the movement of people from many regions of the world to North America

    • 3.A.1 Describe the migration of native Americans to Missouri prior to European settlement in the state.

    • 3.A.2 Describe the discovery, exploration and early settlement of Missouri by European immigrants.

    • 3.A.3 Describe the reasons African peoples were enslaved and brought to Missouri.

  • 3.B Historical perspective / Thinking / Passage of time

    • 3.B.1 Examine cultural interactions and conflicts among Native Americans, European immigrants and enslaved and free African-Americans in Missouri.

    • 3.B.2 Examine changing cultural interactions and conflicts among Missourians after the Civil War.

  • 3.C Knowledge of the contributions of significant persons in U.S. history.

    • 3.C.1 Identify and describe the historical significance of the individuals from Missouri who have made contributions to our state and nation.

  • 3.D Perspectives on the American Revolution

  • 3.E Political developments and reform movements in the U.S.

    • 3.E.1 Discuss the causes and consequences of the Dred Scott decision on Missouri and the nation.

  • 3.F Westward Expansion and settlement in the US

    • 3.F.1 Describe the importance of the Louisiana Purchase and the expedition of Lewis and Clark.

    • 3.F.2 Evaluate the impact of westward expansion on the Native Americans in Missouri.

    • 3.F.3 Discuss issues of Missouri statehood.

  • 3.G Understanding the causes and consequences of the Civil War

    • 3.G.1 Explain Missouri's role in the Civil War, including the concept of a border state.

    • 3.G.2 Describe the consequences of the Civil War in Missouri including on education, transportation, and communication.

  • 3.H Major economic developments in the United States

  • 3.I Causes, States. comparisons, and results of major twentieth-century wars

4 Knowledge of economic concepts and principles

5 Knowledge of major elements of geographical study and analysis and their relationship to changes in society and the environment

6 Knowledge of relationships of the individual and groups to institutions and cultural traditions

7 Knowledge of the use of tools of social science inquiry

  • 7.A Identify, select, analyze, and evaluate resources to create a product of social science inquiry

    • 7.A.1 Select and analyze primary and secondary social studies' sources to determine importance with guidance and support.

    • 7.A.2 Create and use artifacts to share information on social studies' topics.

  • 7.B Use visual tools to communicate information and ideas

    • 7.B.1 With guidance and support, use visual tools and informational texts to interpret, draw conclusions, make predictions, and communicate information and ideas.

  • 7.C Understanding and supporting fact, opinion, bias and point of view in sources.

  • 7.D Conducting and presenting research with appropriate resources.

    • 7.D.1 Present social studies' research to an audience using appropriate sources.

  • 7.E Developing a research plan and identifying resources

    • 7.E.1 Generate supporting questions about social studies' topics.

    • 7.E.2 Use steps in a process to investigate a social studies' question.

    • 7.E.3 Use appropriate sources to investigate social studies' questions.

  • 7.F Conducting and presenting research with appropriate resources

    • 7.F.1 Investigate an appropriate social studies' question and share results with assistance, if needed.

  • 7.G Supporting a point of view