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Skills available for Washington third-grade social studies standards

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SSS Social Studies Skills

  • SSS1.3 Uses critical reasoning skills to analyze and evaluate claims.

    • SSS1.3.1 Explain the purpose of documents and the concepts used in them.

    • SSS1.3.2 Evaluate if information is well accepted and relevant, or if information is clear, specific, and detailed.

  • SSS2.3 Uses inquiry-based research.

    • SSS2.3.1 Use a graphic organizer to organize main ideas and supporting details from a variety of print and nonprint texts.

    • SSS2.3.2 Explain how and why compelling questions are important to others (e.g., peers, adults).

  • SSS3.3 Deliberates public issues.

    • SSS3.3.1 Engage others in discussions that attempt to clarify and address multiple viewpoints on public issues based on key ideals.

  • SSS4.3 Creates a product that uses social studies content to support a claim and presents the product in a manner that meaningfully communicates with a key audience.

    • SSS4.3.1 Draw conclusions using clear, specific, and accurate examples in a paper or presentation.

    • SSS4.3.2 Give clear attribution to sources within writing or presentations.

    • SSS4.3.3 Use distinctions between fact and opinion to determine the credibility of multiple sources.

C Civics

  • C1.3 Understands key ideals and principles of the United States, including those in the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and other foundational documents.

  • C2.3 Understands the purposes, organization, and function of governments, laws, and political systems.

    • C2.3.1 Describe the basic organization of government in the community or city.

    • C2.3.2 Identify the basic function of government and laws in the community or city.

    • C2.3.3 Explain the reasons for rules in the home or in school, and compare rules and laws in the local community.

    • C2.3.4 Describe ways in which people benefit from and are challenged by working together, including through government, workplaces, voluntary organizations, and families.

  • C3.3 Understands the purposes and organization of tribal and international relationships and U.S. foreign policy.

    • C3.3.1 Explain that tribes have lived in North America since time immemorial.

    • C3.3.2 Know and understand that tribes have organizational structures (councils, chairman, etc.) that are formed to benefit the entire tribe.

    • C3.3.3 Explain how tribes of North America work to help the people of their tribes.

  • C4.3 Understands civic involvement.

E Economics

  • E1.3 Understands that people have to make choices between wants and needs and evaluate the outcomes of those choices.

    • E1.3.1 Identify the costs and benefits of individual choices.

    • E1.3.2 Identify positive and negative incentives that influence the decisions people make.

    • E1.3.3 Describe how individual choices are influenced by various cultural norms.

  • E2.3 Understands the components of an economic system.

    • E2.3.1 Recognize how the economic systems of groups are influenced by community and cultural laws, values, and customs.

    • E2.3.2 Identify examples of the variety of resources (human capital, physical capital, and natural resources) that are used to produce goods and services.

    • E2.3.3 Explain why individuals and businesses specialize and trade.

    • E2.3.4 Explain the role of money in making exchange easier.

    • E2.3.5 Explain how profits influence sellers in markets.

    • E2.3.6 Identify examples of external benefits (acquired relationships) and costs (things given up).

    • E2.3.7 Describe the role of financial institutions in an economy.

  • E3.3 Understands the government's role in the economy.

  • E4.3 Understands the economic issues and problems that all societies face.

    • E4.3.1 Identify the positive and negative impacts of trade among and between cultural groups.

    • E4.3.2 Explain how trade leads to increasing economic interdependence among cultural groups.

    • E4.3.3 Explain the effects of increasing economic interdependence on different groups within participating cultural groups.

G Geography

H History