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Skills available for Tennessee third-grade social studies standards

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SSP.01 Gather information from a variety of primary and secondary sources, including:

SSP.02 Critically examine a primary or secondary source in order to:

SSP.03 Organize data from a variety of sources in order to:

  • SSP.03.1 Compare and contrast multiple sources

  • SSP.03.2 Recognize differences between multiple accounts

  • SSP.03.3 Frame appropriate questions for further investigation

SSP.04 Construct and communicate arguments supported by evidence to:

  • SSP.04.1 Demonstrate and defend an understanding of ideas

  • SSP.04.2 Compare and contrast viewpoints

  • SSP.04.3 Illustrate cause and effect

  • SSP.04.4 Predict likely outcomes

  • SSP.04.5 Devise new outcomes or solutions

SSP.05 Develop historical awareness by:

  • SSP.05.1 Recognizing how and why historical accounts change over time

  • SSP.05.2 Recognizing how past events and issues might have been experienced by the people of that time, with historical context and empathy rather than present-mindedness

  • SSP.05.3 Identify patterns of continuity and change over time, making connections to the present

SSP.06 Develop geographic awareness by:

  • SSP.06.1 Determining relationships among people, resources, and ideas based on geographic location (local, national, global)

  • SSP.06.2 Determining the use of diverse types of maps based on the purpose

  • SSP.06.3 Analyzing the spatial relationships between people, circumstances, and resources

  • SSP.06.4 Analyzing interaction between humans and the physical environment

  • SSP.06.5 Examining how geographic regions and perceptions of the regions change over time