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Skills available for Rhode Island third-grade social studies standards

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Economics

  • E 1 Individuals and societies make choices to address the challenges and opportunities of scarcity and abundance.

    • E 1 (3-4)-1 Students demonstrate an understanding of basic economic concepts by

      • a differentiating between human, natural, and capital resources.

      • b identifying the types of resources available and the corresponding goods and services produced in real-world and historical context (e.g., Rhode Island today or in different historical periods: RI colony boatbuilding and agricultural production were primary, late 1800's industrial products were primary).

      • c explaining how positive and negative incentives influence behavior and choices (e.g., costs vs. benefits received).

    • E 1 (3-4)-2 Students demonstrate an understanding that scarcity and abundance causes individuals to make economic choices by

    • E 1 (3-4)-3 Students demonstrate an understanding that societies develop different ways to deal with scarcity and abundance by

      • a comparing the advantages and disadvantages of allocating various goods and services (e.g., sharing class toys, student time on playground equipment during recess, etc.).

  • E 2 Producers and consumers locally, nationally, and internationally engage in the exchange of goods and services.

  • E 3 Individuals, institutions and governments have roles in economic systems.

    • E 3 (3-4)-1 Students demonstrate an understanding of the interdependence created by economic decisions by

      • a comparing how individuals, institutions, and governments interact within an economy (e.g. entrepreneurs start new businesses; individuals save money in banks, government redistributes money through taxing and spending).

      • b describing how money makes it easier to trade, borrow, or save, and compare the value of goods and services.

    • E 3 (3-4)-2 Students demonstrate an understanding of the role of government in a global economy by

      • a identifying how government redistributes tax income for public benefit through taxes (e.g., paying for work force training through schools).