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Skills available for Nebraska third-grade social studies standards

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3.1 Civics

  • Forms and Functions of Government

    • 3.1.1 Analyze the structure and function of local governments.

      • 3.1.1.a Compare and contrast the structure and function of roles commonly found in local governments.

      • 3.1.1.b Communicate how and why a community creates laws.

      • 3.1.1.c Investigate and summarize the roles that leaders and other citizens serve in local communities.

      • 3.1.1.d Justify the importance of roles that leaders and citizens serve in local government.

  • Civic Participation

    • 3.1.2 Describe the impact of individual and group decisions at the community level.

      • 3.1.2.a Identify and model rights and responsibilities of citizens at the community level.

      • 3.1.2.b Explain how patriotic symbols, songs, actions, celebrations, and holidays are recognized in local communities.

      • 3.1.2.c Communicate the background of national holidays or historical events, their significance, and how they are recognized in the local community.

      • 3.1.2.d Identify and engage in opportunities to serve the local community.

      • 3.1.2.e Engage in discourse that demonstrates respect and consideration of multiple points of view.

      • 3.1.2.f Describe the decisions of local leaders and how they affect public policy.

3.2 Economics

  • Economic Decision Making

    • 3.2.1 Explain that people choose and decide what services they ask their local and state government to provide and pay for.

  • Financial Literacy

    • 3.2.2 Evaluate choices and consequences for spending and saving.

      • 3.2.2.a Given a budget, make choices as to what to purchase, what to give up, and what to save.

  • Exchange and Markets

    • 3.2.3 Explain that markets are places where buyers and sellers exchange goods and services.

      • 3.2.3.a Indicate various markets where buyers and sellers meet.

  • National Economy

    • 3.2.4 Describe how the local community trades with other communities.

3.3 Geography

3.4 History