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Skills available for Wisconsin third-grade social studies standards

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A Students in Wisconsin will learn about geography through the study of the relationships among people, places, and environments.

B Students in Wisconsin will learn about the history of Wisconsin, the United States, and the world, examining change and continuity over time in order to develop historical perspective, explain historical relationships, and analyze issues that affect the present and the future.

C Students in Wisconsin will learn about political science and acquire the knowledge of political systems necessary for developing individual civic responsibility by studying the history and contemporary uses of power, authority, and governance.

D Students in Wisconsin will learn about production, distribution, exchange, and consumption so that they can make informed economic decisions.

  • D.4.1 Describe and explain of the role of money, banking, and savings in everyday life

  • D.4.2 Identify situations requiring an allocation of limited economic resources and appraise the opportunity cost (for example, spending one's allowance on a movie will mean less money saved for a new video game)

  • D.4.3 Identify local goods and services that are part of the global economy and explain their use in Wisconsin

  • D.4.4 Give examples to explain how businesses and industry depend upon workers with specialized skills to make production more efficient

  • D.4.5 Distinguish between private goods and services (for example, the family car or a local restaurant) and public goods and services (for example, the interstate highway system or the United States Postal Service)

  • D.4.6 Identify the economic roles of various institutions, including households, businesses, and government

  • D.4.7 Describe how personal economic decisions, such as deciding what to buy, what to recycle, or how much to contribute to people in need, can affect the lives of people in Wisconsin, the United States, and the world

E Students in Wisconsin will learn about the behavioral sciences by exploring concepts from the discipline of sociology, the study of the interactions among individuals, groups, and institutions; the discipline of psychology, the study of factors that influence individual identity and learning; and the discipline of anthropology, the study of cultures in various times and settings.