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Skills available for North Dakota third-grade social studies standards

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1 Students apply Social Studies skills and resources.

2 Students understand important historical events.

  • 3.2.1 Explain the importance of the accomplishments of scientists and inventors (e.g., light bulb, automobile, discovery of electricity, computer, telephone)

  • 3.2.2 Describe how community life has changed from past (i.e., pioneer and tribal) to the present

3 Students understand economic concepts and the characteristics of various economic systems.

  • 3.3.1 Identify ways families and communities cooperate and compromise (e.g., fundraisers, food pantries, living within your means) to meet needs and wants

  • 3.3.2 Explain how supply and demand affect personal economic choices (e.g., how scarcity forces people to decide which goods and services to obtain, what is given up in economic choices)

  • 3.3.3 Explain the differences among natural and human resources, and how they are used locally

4 Students understand the development, functions, and form of various political systems and the role of the citizen in government and society.

  • 3.4.1 Identify the roles, rights, and responsibilities of a citizen in a community (e.g., obedience to laws, the right to vote, service to the common good)

  • 3.4.2 Identify the three branches of local government (i.e., Executive, Legislative, Judicial)

  • 3.4.3 Explain the rule-making process and its purpose in the school

5 Students understand and apply concepts of geography.

  • 3.5.1 Identify the physical characteristics (e.g., landforms, bodies of water, vegetation, wildlife and climate) of the local community

  • 3.5.2 Identify the seven continents, four oceans, and major nations of the world (i.e., United States, Canada, Mexico; e.g., China, Brazil, Russia)

  • 3.5.3 Describe ways (e.g., the development of transportation, communication, industry, and land use) geography has affected the development of the local community over time

6 Students understand the importance of culture, individual identity, and group identity.