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Skills available for Texas third-grade social studies standards

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  • 3 The student understands how humans adapt to and/or modify the physical environment. The student is expected to:

    • A describe similarities and differences in the physical environment, including climate, landforms, natural resources, and natural hazards;

    • B identify and compare how people in different communities adapt to or modify the physical environment in which they live such as deserts, mountains, wetlands, and plains; and

    • C describe the effects of human processes such as building new homes, conservation, and pollution in shaping the landscape.

  • 4 The student understands the concepts of location, distance, and direction on maps and globes. The student is expected to:




  • 9 The student understands characteristics of good citizenship as exemplified by historical and contemporary figures and organizations. The student is expected to:

    • A identify characteristics of good citizenship, including truthfulness, justice, equality, respect for oneself and others, responsibility in daily life, and participation in government by educating oneself about the issues, respectfully holding public officials to their word, and voting;

    • B identify figures such as Helen Keller, Clara Barton, and Ruby Bridges who exemplify good citizenship;

    • C identify and describe individual acts of civic responsibility, including obeying laws, serving and improving the community, serving on a jury, and voting; and

    • D identify examples of nonprofit and/or civic organizations such as the Red Cross and explain how they serve the common good.


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