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Colorado: 3rd-Grade Standards

CO.1. Standard: History

  • CO.1.1. Concepts and skills students master:

    • People in the past influence the development and interaction of different communities or regions

    Evidence Outcomes

    Students can:
    • a. Compare past and present situations and events
    • b. Chronologically sequence important events in a community or region
    • c. Give examples of people and events, and developments that brought important changes to a community or region
    • d. Describe the history, interaction, and contribution of the various peoples and cultures that have lived in or migrated to a community or region

    21st-century Skills and Readiness Competencies

    Inquiry Questions:
    1. How have different groups of people both lived together and interacted with each other in the past?
    2. What types of questions do people ask to learn about the past?
    3. What types of questions do people ask to learn about the past?
  • Relevance and Application:
    1. The context and information from the past is used to make connections and inform decisions in the present. For example, the development and traditions of various groups in a region affect the economic development, tourist industry and the cultural make-up of a community.
    2. Technological developments continue to evolve and affect the present and permit innovation in a region. For example, Hispanics influence the culture in Pueblo; the military affects the culture in the Pikes Peak region; and the ski industry and mining affect the mountains.
    Nature of History:
    1. Historical thinkers ask questions to guide their research into the past.
    2. Historical thinkers analyze the interaction, patterns, and contributions of various cultures and groups in the past.