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Idaho: 3rd-Grade Standards

  • Standard 1: History

    Students in Grade 3 build an understanding of the cultural and social development of the United States and trace the role of migration and immigration of people in the development of the United States.

    Goal 1.1:

    Build an understanding of the cultural and social development of the United States.
    Objective(s): By the end of Grade 3, the student will be able to:

    • 3.SS.1.1.1 Explain that people in the United States share a common heritage through patriotic holidays and symbols.
    • 3.SS.1.1.2 Investigate the history of your community.
    • 3.SS.1.1.3 Compare different cultural groups in the community, including their distinctive foods, clothing styles, and traditions.
    • 3.SS.1.1.4 Identify and describe ways families, groups, tribes and communities influence the individual’s daily life and personal choices.

    Goal 1.2:

    Trace the role of migration and immigration of people in the development of the United States.
    Objective(s): By the end of Grade 3, the student will be able to:

    • 3.SS.1.2.1 Share the origins of classmates' ancestors.
    • 3.SS.1.2.2 Describe how migration and immigration are continuous processes.
    • 3.SS.1.2.3 Identify reasons for voluntary immigration and involuntary movement of people.
  • Standard 2: Geography

    Students in Grade 3 analyze the spatial organizations of people, places, and environment on the earth’s surface and trace the migration and settlement of human populations on the earth’s surface.

    Goal 2.1:

    Analyze the spatial organizations of people, places, and environment on the earth’s surface.
    Objective(s): By the end of Grade 3, the student will be able to:

    • 3.SS.2.1.1 Describe the concepts of globe, continent, country, state, county, city/town, and neighborhood.
    • 3.SS.2.1.2 Find the United States, Idaho, the state capital Boise, and own community on a map.
    • 3.SS.2.1.3 Locate on a map waterways, landforms, cities, states, and national boundaries using standard map symbols.
    • 3.SS.2.1.4 Use a map title, map key, scale, cardinal directions, and symbols to interpret a map.
    • 3.SS.2.1.5 Use a number/letter grid to find specific locations on a map.

    Goal 2.3:

    Trace the migration and settlement of human populations on the earth’s surface.
    Objective(s): By the end of Grade 3, the student will be able to:

    • 3.SS.2.3.1 Analyze past and present settlement patterns of the community.
    • 3.SS.2.3.2 Identify geographic features influencing settlement patterns of the community.
    • 3.SS.2.3.3 Compare and contrast city/suburb/town and urban/rural.
  • Standard 3: Economics

    Students in Grade 3 explain basic economic concepts, identify different influences on economic systems, analyze the different types of economic institutions, and explain the concepts of good personal finance.

    Goal 3.1:

    Explain basic economic concepts.
    Objective(s): By the end of Grade 3, the student will be able to:

    • 3.SS.3.1.1 Explain the concepts of supply and demand and the role of the consumer and producer.
    • 3.SS.3.1.2 Explain the difference between public and private property.

    Goal 3.2:

    Identify different influences on economic systems.
    Objective(s): By the end of Grade 3, the student will be able to:

    • 3.SS.3.2.1 Explain how land, natural resources, labor, trade, and/or technology affect economic activities in the local community.

    Goal 3.3:

    Analyze the different types of economic institutions.
    Objective(s): By the end of Grade 3, the student will be able to:

    • 3.SS.3.3.1 Explain the purpose of a bank.

    Goal 3.4:

    Explain the concepts of good personal finance.
    Objective(s): By the end of Grade 3, the student will be able to:

    • 3.SS.3.4.1 Describe the purposes and benefits of savings.
  • Standard 4: Civics and Government

    Students in Grade 3 build an understanding of the foundational principles of the American political system, the organization and formation of the American system of government, and that all people in the United States have rights and assume responsibilities.

    Goal 4.1:

    Build an understanding of the foundational principles of the American political system.
    Objective(s): By the end of Grade 3, the student will be able to:

    • 3.SS.4.1.1 Explain why communities have laws.
    • 3.SS.4.1.2 Explain that there are benefits for following the laws and consequences for breaking the laws of the community.
    • 3.SS.4.1.3 Identify the people or groups that make, apply, and enforce laws in the community.

    Goal 4.2:

    Build an understanding of the organization and formation of the American system of government.
    Objective(s): By the end of Grade 3, the student will be able to:

    • 3.SS.4.2.1 Identify and explain the basic functions of local governments.
    • 3.SS.4.2.2 Explain how local government officials are chosen, e.g., election, appointment.
    • 3.SS.4.2.3 Describe services commonly and primarily provided by governments for the community.

    Goal 4.3:

    Build an understanding that all people in the United States have rights and assume responsibilities.
    Objective(s): By the end of Grade 3, the student will be able to:

    • 3.SS.4.3.1 Identify ways children and adults can participate in their community and/or local governments.
  • Standard 5: Global Perspectives

    Students in Grade 3 build an understanding of multiple perspectives and global interdependence.

    Goal 5.1:

    Build an understanding of multiple perspectives and global interdependence.
    Objective(s): By the end of Grade 3, the student will be able to:

    • 3.SS.5.1.1 Explore connections that the local community has with other communities throughout the world.
    • 3.SS.5.1.2 Examine the contributions from various cultures from other parts of the world to the development of the community and how they make that community unique.
 
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