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Skills available for Nevada third-grade social studies standards

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As students become increasingly sophisticated and informed thinkers, they are provided opportunities to develop and apply skills that enhance critical thinking processes by developing and applying 21st Century Skills. Content literacy is the acquisition and application of reading, writing and oral communication skills to construct knowledge. Information, media, and technology literacy is the acquisition, organization, use, and evaluation of information that prepares students to be active, informed, and literate citizens. These skills are an essential part of the study of social studies and should be integrated within the content.

H1.0 Students understand the development, characteristics, and interaction of people, cultures, societies, religion, and ideas.

H2.0 Students understand the people, events, ideas, and conflicts that lead to the evolution of nations, empires, distinctive cultures, and political and economic ideas.

H3.0 Students understand how social ideas and individual action lead to social, political, economic, and technological change.

H4.0 Students understand the interaction and interdependence of nations around the world. Students understand the impact of economics, politics, religion, and culture on international relationships.

G5.0 Students use maps, globes, and other geographic tools and technologies to locate and extrapolate information about people, places, and environments.

  • G5.3.1 Identify and use cardinal directions on a compass rose to locate places on a map.

  • G5.3.2 Differentiate between a city and a state using appropriate examples.

  • G5.3.3 Compare uses of maps and globes.

  • G5.3.4 Identify and explain simple spatial patterns on a map, i.e., population centers, farmland, mountains.

  • G5.3.5 Construct a simple map including a title, symbols, and directions from a bird's eye view.

  • G5.3.6 Recognize different types of special maps, i.e., neighborhood, school, and classroom.

  • G5.3.7 List careers requiring the use of geographic tools.

G6.0 Students understand the physical and human features of places and use this information to define and study regions and their patterns of change.

G7.0 Students understand how economic, political, and cultural processes interact to shape patterns of human migration and settlement, influence and interdependence, and conflict and cooperation.

G8.0 Students understand effects of interactions between human and physical systems and the changes in use, distribution, and importance of resources.

  • G8.3.1 Predict possible geographic changes that could take place in the neighborhood or community.

  • G8.3.2 List tools, machines, or technologies that people have used to change the physical environment.

  • G8.3.3 Compare ways people modify the physical environment.

  • G8.3.4 Identify people, groups, and organizations that respond to natural hazards.

  • G8.3.5 Describe ways humans depend on and manage natural resources within their communities.

E9.0 Students will understand how scarcity and incentives affect choices, how markets work, why markets form, how supply and demand interact to determine the market price, and how changes in prices act as economic signals to coordinate trade.

  • E9.3.1 Identify needs as high priority wants, and wants as goods, services, or leisure activities.

  • E9.3.2 Give examples of prices consumers have paid when buying goods and services.

  • E9.3.3 Give examples of prices set by businesses for selling goods and services.

  • E9.3.4 Demonstrate an understanding of income and give examples.

E10.0 Students will identify indicators used to measure economic performance, understand key aspects of how the economy acts as a system, and understand the roles of money, interest rates, savers, and borrowers, financial institutions, and the central bank in our economy.

  • E10.3.1 Identify forms of money used by people across time and place.

  • E10.3.2 Define banking terms, including saving, interest, and borrowing.

  • E10.3.3 Identify reasons people use banks.

E11.0 Students will identify the causes of economic change; explain how the U.S. economic system responds to those changes; and explain how other economic systems respond to change.

  • E11.3.1 Identify and explain what business owners do.

  • E11.3.2 Identify classroom resources that are limited and must be shared.

E12.0 Students will explore trends in international trade, the impact of trade on the U.S. economy, and the role of exchange rates.

  • E12.3.1 Differentiate between barter and monetary trade.

C13.0 Students know why society needs rules, laws, and government and understand the roles, rights, and responsibilities of citizens.

C14.0 Students understand the U.S. Constitution and the government it creates, including the relationship between national and sub-national governments, as well as the structure and function of state and local governments.

  • C14.3.1 Name the current President of the United States.

  • C14.3.2 Name the current mayor of the town.

C15.0 Students describe the roles of political parties, elections, interest groups, media, and public opinion in the democratic process.

  • C15.3.1 List the qualities of a leader.

  • C15.3.2 Discuss why people form groups.

  • C15.3.3 Introduce sources of information people use to form an opinion.

C16.0 Students explain the different political systems in the world and how those systems relate to the United States and its citizens.

  • C16.3.1 Identify their city, state, and country.