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Delaware: 3rd-Grade Standards

  • DE.3.C1. Content Standard: Civics

    Students will examine the structure and purposes of governments with specific emphasis on constitutional democracy.

    • 3.C1.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students interpret the actions of elected officials in order to explain how the interests of the people who elected them are represented.

    • 3.C1.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students understand that leaders are sometimes chosen by election, and that elected officials are expected to represent the interests of the people who elected them.

    • 3.C1.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students understand that positions of authority, whether elected, appointed, or familial, carry responsibilities and should be respected.

  • DE.3.C2. Content Standard: Civics

    Students will understand the principles and ideals underlying the American political system.

    • 3.C2.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain the requirements of a healthy democracy.

    • 3.C2.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students understand that respect for others, their opinions, and their property is a foundation of civil society in the United States.

  • DE.3.C3. Content Standard: Civics

    Students will understand the responsibilities, rights, and privileges of United States citizens.

    • 3.C3.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain the relationship between rights and responsibilities.

    • 3.C3.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students understand that American citizens have distinct responsibilities (such as voting), rights (such as free speech and freedom of religion), and privileges (such as driving).

  • DE.3.C4. Content Standard: Civics

    Students will develop and employ the civic skills necessary for effective, participatory citizenship.

    • 3.C4.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students interpret how people work together to explain what makes an effective participant in a group.

    • 3.C4.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students acquire the skills necessary for participating in a group, including defining an objective, dividing responsibilities, and working cooperatively.

  • DE.3.E1. Content Standard: Economics

    Students will analyze the potential costs and benefits of personal economic choices in a market economy.

    • 3.E1.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students interpret choices of consumers and producers to explain how people satisfy wants.

    • 3.E1.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students understand that individuals and families with limited resources undertake a wide variety of activities to satisfy their wants.

    • 3.E1.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students analyze a choice between two resources in order to explain how to make the best decision.

    • 3.E1.4. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students apply the concept that economic choices require the balancing of costs incurred with benefits received.

  • DE.3.E2. Content Standard: Economics

    Students will examine the interaction of individuals, families, communities, businesses, and governments in a market economy.

    • 3.E2.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain why different forms of money are valued and how using a medium of exchange makes trade easier.

    • 3.E2.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students understand how barter, money, and other media are employed to facilitate the exchange of resources, goods, and services.

  • DE.3.E3. Content Standard: Economics

    Students will understand different types of economic systems and how they change.

    • 3.E3.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain different ways that people allocate various resources.

    • 3.E3.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students identify human wants and the various resources and strategies which have been used to satisfy them over time.

  • DE.3.E4. Content Standard: Economics

    Students will examine the patterns and results of international trade.

    • 3.E4.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain why specialization requires exchange between people.

    • 3.E4.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students interpret the exchange of goods and services to explain interdependence between countries.

    • 3.E4.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students understand that the exchange of goods and services around the world creates economic interdependence between people in different places.

  • DE.3.G1. Content Standard: Geography

    Students will develop a personal geographic framework, or 'mental map', and understand the uses of maps and other geographics.

    • 3.G1.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students construct and interpret maps to find and identify natural and human-made features.

    • 3.G1.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students identify different types of maps that can be used to answer real-world questions.

    • 3.G1.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students understand the nature and uses of maps, globes, and other geographics.

  • DE.3.G2. Content Standard: Geography

    Students will develop a knowledge of the ways humans modify and respond to the natural environment.

    • 3.G2.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain why climate and landform differs around the world.

    • 3.G2.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how different climates and landforms affect human activity.

    • 3.G2.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students distinguish different types of climate and landforms and explain why they occur.

  • DE.3.G3. Content Standard: Geography

    Students will develop an understanding of the diversity of human culture and the unique nature of places.

    • 3.G3.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain why different places have similar or different cultures.

    • 3.G3.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how places may change.

    • 3.G3.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students identify types of human settlement, connections between settlements, and the types of activities found in each.

  • DE.3.G4. Content Standard: Geography

    Students will develop an understanding of the character and use of regions and the connections between and among them.

    • 3.G4.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students identify types of human settlement, connections between settlements, and the types of activities found in each.

    • 3.G4.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students use the concepts of place and region to explain simple patterns of connections between and among places across the country and the world.

  • DE.3.H1. Content Standard: History

    Students will employ chronological concepts in analyzing historical phenomena.

    • 3.H1.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain why a given sequence of events is in chronological order.

    • 3.H1.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students analyze the order of events to arrange them chronologically.

    • 3.H1.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students use clocks, calendars, schedules, and written records to record or locate events in time.

  • DE.3.H2. Content Standard: History

    Students will gather, examine, and analyze historical data.

    • 3.H2.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how to learn about the past from physical evidence.

    • 3.H2.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students use artifacts and documents to gather information about the past.

  • DE.3.H3. Content Standard: History

    Students will interpret historical data.

    • 3.H3.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain why an artifact or document can be used to learn something new.

    • 3.H3.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students understand that historical accounts are constructed by drawing logical inferences from artifacts and documents.

 
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