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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

  • A Principles of constitutional democracy in the United States

  • B Role of citizens and governments in carrying out constitutional principles

    • Discuss and apply responsibilities of citizens including respect for the rights of others and treating others fairly (justice)

  • C Understanding of the main purposes of United States documents

  • D Knowledge of the symbols of our nation

2 Knowledge of principles and processes of governance systems

  • A Principles and purposes of government.

    • Analyze peaceful resolution of disputes by courts or other legitimate authorities, such as parents, teachers, principals, etc

  • B Similarities and differences of governmental systems

  • C Processes of governmental systems

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

  • A Understand the migrations of people from many regions to North America

  • B Knowledge of the ways Missourians have interacted, survived and progressed from the distant past to present times

  • C Discovery, Exploration and Settlement of the United States

  • D Perspectives on The American Revolution

  • E Political Developments in the U.S.

  • F Westward Expansion and settlement in the US

  • G Knowledge of contributions of non-Missourians

  • H Reform movements

  • I Understanding the causes and consequences of the Civil War

  • J Understanding economic concepts

  • K Principles and purposes of government

  • L Principles of constitutional democracy in the United States

  • M Processes of governmental systems

  • N Economic development in the United States

  • O Understanding the roles of people, business, and government in the economic system of the United States

  • P Understanding functions and effects of economic institutions

  • Q Knowledge of economic institutions

  • R Understanding the roles of the government in the US economy

  • S Understanding the concept of location

  • T Understanding the concept of Place

  • U Understanding relationships within places

  • V Understanding relationships between and among regions

  • W Foreign and domestic policy developments

  • X Causes, comparisons, and results of major twentieth-century wars

  • Y Understanding cultural changes

  • Z Missouri history as it relates to major developments of United States History

3b Knowledge of continuity and change in the history of the world

4 Knowledge of economic concepts (including productivity and the market system) and principles (including the laws of supply and demand)

  • A Knowledge of basic economic concepts, being able to explain and use them to interpret historical and current events

    • a Identify and explain public goods and services

    • b Distinguish among natural, capital and human resources

  • B Understanding the consequences of personal and public economic decisions

    • Conduct a cost-benefit analysis

  • C Understanding various types of taxes and their purposes

    • a Identify taxes that students experience, such as sales taxes

    • b List how tax moneys are used, who benefits from tax-supported services and who pays for these services

  • D Interdependence of households, businesses and governments

  • E The role of technology in changing the US from an agricultural economy to an industrial economy

  • F Interpreting the past, explaining the present and predicting the future of economic decisions

  • G Compare and contrast economic systems

  • H Understanding the roles of people, business, and government in economic systems of the United States

  • I Understanding the functions and effects of economic institutions

  • J Knowledge of economic institutions

  • K Understanding the roles of government in a market economy

5 Knowledge of major elements of geographical study and analysis (such as location, place, movement and regions) and their relationship to changes in society and the environment

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

  • A Cultures meeting the needs of people

    • Compare how people's needs have been met in different ways in different cultures at various times

  • B Groups meeting the needs of individuals

  • C Methods of resolving conflicts

    • Take part in a constructive process or method for resolving conflicts (such processes or methods include identifying the problem, listing alternatives, selecting criteria for judging the alternatives, evaluating the alternatives and making a decision)

  • D Knowledge of how needs of individuals are met

  • E Group membership

  • F Effects of actions, cultural, traditions and institutions

  • G Effect of laws and events on relationships

  • H Effect of personal and group experiences on perceptions

  • I Changing ideas, concepts and traditions

  • J Methods of resolving conflicts

  • K Ideas and beliefs of different cultures

  • L Changing of roles of various groups

  • M Major social institutions

  • N Consequences of individual or institutional failure

  • O Causes, effects and resolutions of cultural conflict

7 Knowledge of the use of tools of social science inquiry (such as surveys, statistics, maps and documents)

  • A Identify, select, use, analyze and create appropriate resources, primary and secondary for social science inquiry

  • B Knowledge to create and use various social studies graphics and maps

  • C Understanding fact, opinion, bias and points of view in sources

  • D Using technological tools

  • E Developing a research plan and identifying resources

  • F Interpreting various social studies resources

  • G Supporting a point of view