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Skills available for Pennsylvania third-grade social studies standards

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6.1 Scarcity and Choice

6.2 Markets and Economic Systems

  • 6.2.3.A Goods and Services

  • 6.2.3.B Market Competition

    • Identify competing sellers in the local market.

  • 6.2.3.C Advertising and Media

    • Identify types of advertising designed to influence personal choice.

  • 6.2.3.D Price Determination

  • 6.2.3.E Economic Health

    • Describe the effect of local businesses opening and closing.

  • 6.2.3.F Private Economic Institutions

  • 6.2.3.G Economic Systems

    • Identify characteristics of the local economy.

6.3 Functions of Government

  • 6.3.3.A Goods and Services

  • 6.3.3.B Government Involvement in the Economy

    • Identify examples of government involvement in local economic activities.

  • 6.3.3.C Taxation

    • Define tax and explain the relationship between taxation and government services.

  • 6.3.3.D Government's Role in International Trade

6.4 Economic Interdependence

  • 6.4.3.A Specialization

    • Identify local examples of specialization and division of labor.

  • 6.4.3.B Trade

    • Identify examples of trade, imports, and exports in the local community.

  • 6.4.3.C Multinational and Non-Governmental Organizations

  • 6.4.3.D Factors Contributing to Economic Interdependence

6.5 Income, Profit, and Wealth

  • 6.5.3.A Factors Influencing Wages

    • Explain why people work.

  • 6.5.3.B Labor Productivity

    • Identify different occupations.

  • 6.5.3.C Types of Businesses

  • 6.5.3.D Profits and Losses

  • 6.5.3.E Distribution of Wealth

    • Identify tangible and intangible assets.

  • 6.5.3.F Entrepreneurship

  • 6.5.3.G Costs and Benefits of Saving

  • 6.5.3.H Interest Rates

    • Identify the role of banks in our local community.