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Florida: 3rd-Grade Standards

  • FL.SS.A.1. Standard / Body Of Knowledge: Time, Continuity, and Change [History]

    The student understands historical chronology and the historical perspective.

    • SS.A.1.2.1 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands how individuals, ideas, decisions, and events can influence history.

      • SS.A.1.2.1 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student understands ways selected individuals, ideas, and decisions influenced historical events (for example, in ancient times).

    • SS.A.1.2.2 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student uses a variety of methods and sources to understand history (e.g., interpreting diaries, letters, newspapers; and reading maps and graphs) and knows the difference between primary and secondary sources.

      • SS.A.1.2.2 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows sources of information about ancient history (for example, books, magazines, documents at the school and community library, Internet sites about ancient history).

    • SS.A.1.2.3 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands broad categories of time in years, decades, and centuries.

      • SS.A.1.2.3 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student reads and interprets a single timeline identifying the order of events (for example, in ancient times).

  • FL.SS.A.2. Standard / Body Of Knowledge: Time, Continuity, and Change [History]

    The student understands the world from its beginnings to the time of the Renaissance.

    • SS.A.2.2.1 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows the significant scientific and technological achievements of various societies (e.g., the invention of paper in China, Mayan calendars, mummification and the use of cotton in Egypt, astronomical discoveries in the Moslem world, and the Arabic number system).

      • SS.A.2.2.1 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows significant scientific and technological achievements of various societies (for example, bow and arrow, pottery, Egyptian pyramids).

    • SS.A.2.2.2 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands developments in transportation and communication in various societies (e.g., the development of extensive road systems in various cultures, the difficulties of travel and communication encountered by people of various culture, the origins and changes in writing and how these changes made communication between people more effective).

      • SS.A.2.2.2 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student understands selected developments in transportation prior to the Renaissance (for example, Roman roads, trade routes by camel caravan linking Asia and Africa, developments in marine vessels).

      • SS.A.2.2.2 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student understands the origins and changes in methods of writing prior to the Renaissance (for example, pictographs, cuneiform, hieroglyphics, alphabets).

      • SS.A.2.2.2 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student understands ways changes in transportation and communication affected the lives of people prior to the Renaissance.

    • SS.A.2.2.3 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands various aspects of family life, structures, and roles in different cultures and in many eras (e.g., pastoral and agrarian families of early civilizations, families of ancient times, and medieval families).

      • SS.A.2.2.3 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows aspects of family life found in many eras (for example, in prehistory, ancient civilizations).

      • SS.A.2.2.3 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows aspects of family life found in pastoral, agrarian, and urban settings.

    • SS.A.2.2.4 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands the emergence of different laws and systems of government (e.g., monarchy and republic).

      • SS.A.2.2.4 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student understands the emergence throughout history of different laws and systems of government (for example, monarchy, republic).

    • SS.A.2.2.5 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands significant achievements in the humanities to the time of the Renaissance (e.g., Roman architecture and Greek art).

      • SS.A.2.2.5 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows selected cultural and intellectual achievements of various early and ancient civilizations.

    • SS.A.2.2.6 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows how trade led to exploration in other regions of the world (e.g., the explorations of Marco Polo and the Vikings).

      • SS.A.2.2.6 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows how trade led to exploration in other regions of the world (for example, the explorations of Marco Polo and the Vikings).

    • SS.A.2.2.7 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands how developments in the Middle Ages contributed to modern life (e.g., the development of social institutions and organizations, the rise of cities, the formation of guilds, the rise of commerce, the influence of the church, and the rise of universities).

      • SS.A.2.2.7 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student understands selected ways developments in the Middle Ages contributed to modern life (for example, the development of social institutions and organizations, the rise of cities, the formation of guilds, the rise of commerce, the influence of the church, the rise of universities).

  • FL.SS.A.3. Standard / Body Of Knowledge: Time, Continuity, and Change [History]

    The student understands Western and Eastern civilization since the Renaissance.

    • SS.A.3.2.1 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows significant people and their contributions in the field of communication and technology (e.g., inventors of various nonelectronic and electronic communication devices such as the steam engine and the television) and the impact of these devices on society.

      • SS.A.3.2.1 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows selected significant people and the impact of their achievements in world in the fields of communication and technology since the Renaissance.

      • SS.A.3.2.1 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student understands ways these devices impacted society.

    • SS.A.3.2.2 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows developments in the humanities since the Renaissance (e.g., Renaissance architecture, Japanese and Chinese influences on art, the impact of literary and theatrical development during the Renaissance, changes in music including opera and ballet, and major movements in the arts in 19th-century Europe).

      • SS.A.3.2.2 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows selected developments in the humanities since the Renaissance.

    • SS.A.3.2.3 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands the types of laws and government systems that have developed since the Renaissance (e.g., the development of democracy, the rise of totalitarian governments and dictatorships, communism and absolutism).

      • SS.A.3.2.3 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student understands types of laws and government systems that have developed since the Renaissance (for example, the development of democracy, the rise of totalitarian governments and dictatorships, communism and absolutism).

    • SS.A.3.2.4 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands the post-Renaissance consequences of exploration that occurred during the Age of Discovery (e.g., European colonization in North America and British imperial efforts in India and other countries).

      • SS.A.3.2.4 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows selected consequences of explorations that occurred during the Age of Discovery (for example, colonization around the world).

  • FL.SS.A.4. Standard / Body Of Knowledge: Time, Continuity, and Change [History]

    The student understands United States history to 1880.

    • SS.A.4.2.1 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands the geographic, economic, political, and cultural factors that characterized early exploration of the Americas.

      • SS.A.4.2.1 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in fifth grade.

    • SS.A.4.2.2 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands why Colonial America was settled in regions.

      • SS.A.4.2.2 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in fourth and fifth grades.

    • SS.A.4.2.3 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows significant social and political events that led to and characterized the American Revolution.

      • SS.A.4.2.3 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in fifth grade.

    • SS.A.4.2.4 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows significant historical documents and the principal ideas expressed in them (e.g., Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights).

      • SS.A.4.2.4 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in fifth grade.

    • SS.A.4.2.5 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands geographic, economic, and technological features of the growth and change that occurred in America from 1801 to 1861.

      • SS.A.4.2.5 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in fourth and fifth grades.

    • SS.A.4.2.6 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows the causes, key events, and effects of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

      • SS.A.4.2.6 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in fourth and fifth grades.

  • FL.SS.A.5. Standard / Body Of Knowledge: Time, Continuity, and Change [History]

    The student understands United States history from 1880 to the present day.

    • SS.A.5.2.1 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows that after the Civil War, massive immigration, big business, and mechanized farming transformed American life.

      • SS.A.5.2.1 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in fourth and fifth grades.

    • SS.A.5.2.2 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows the social and political consequences of industrialization and urbanization in the United States after 1880.

      • SS.A.5.2.2 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in fourth and fifth grades.

    • SS.A.5.2.3 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows the political causes and outcomes of World War I.

      • SS.A.5.2.3 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in fifth grade.

    • SS.A.5.2.4 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands social and cultural transformations of the 1920s and 1930s.

      • SS.A.5.2.4 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in fourth and fifth grades.

    • SS.A.5.2.5 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands the social and economic impact of the Great Depression on American society.

      • SS.A.5.2.5 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in fifth grade.

    • SS.A.5.2.6 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands the political circumstances leading to the involvement of the United States in World War II and the significant military events and personalities that shaped the course of the war.

      • SS.A.5.2.6 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in fifth grade.

    • SS.A.5.2.7 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows the economic, political, and social transformations that have taken place in the United States since World War II.

      • SS.A.5.2.7 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in fifth grade.

    • SS.A.5.2.8 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows the political and military aspects of United States foreign relations since World War II.

      • SS.A.5.2.8 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in fifth grade.

  • FL.SS.A.6. Standard / Body Of Knowledge: Time, Continuity, and Change [History]

    The student understands the history of Florida and its people.

    • SS.A.6.2.1 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands reasons that immigrants came to Florida and the contributions of immigrants to the state's history.

      • SS.A.6.2.1 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in fourth grade.

    • SS.A.6.2.2 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands the influence of geography on the history of Florida.

      • SS.A.6.2.2 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in fourth grade.

    • SS.A.6.2.3 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows the significant individuals, events, and social, political, and economic characteristics of different periods in Florida's history.

      • SS.A.6.2.3 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in fourth grade.

    • SS.A.6.2.4 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands the perspectives of diverse cultural, ethnic, and economic groups with regard to past and current events in Florida's history.

      • SS.A.6.2.4 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in fourth grade.

    • SS.A.6.2.5 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows how various cultures contributed to the unique social, cultural, economic, and political features of Florida.

      • SS.A.6.2.5 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in fourth grade.

    • SS.A.6.2.6 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands the cultural, social, and political features of Native American tribes in Florida's history.

      • SS.A.6.2.6 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in fourth grade.

    • SS.A.6.2.7 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands the unique historical conditions that influenced the formation of the state and how statehood was granted.

      • SS.A.6.2.7 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in fourth grade.

  • FL.SS.B.1. Standard / Body Of Knowledge: People, Places, and Environments [Geography]

    The student understands the world in spatial terms.

    • SS.B.1.2.1 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student uses maps, globes, charts, graphs, and other geographic tools including map keys and symbols to gather and interpret data and to draw conclusions about physical patterns.

      • SS.B.1.2.1 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student uses maps and globes to locate and compare places and their environments (for example, oceans, river systems, continents, islands, mountains in or near areas where civilizations developed).

    • SS.B.1.2.2 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows how regions are constructed according to physical criteria and human criteria.

      • SS.B.1.2.2 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows how regions around the world are constructed according to physical criteria and human criteria.

    • SS.B.1.2.3 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student locates and describes the physical and cultural features of major world political regions.

      • SS.B.1.2.3 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student locates and describes the physical and cultural features of major world political regions.

    • SS.B.1.2.4 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows how changing transportation and communication technology have affected relationships between locations.

      • SS.B.1.2.4 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in SS.A.2.2.2.

    • SS.B.1.2.5 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows ways in which people view and relate to places and regions differently.

      • SS.B.1.2.5 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows different ways people view and relate to places and regions throughout the world.

  • FL.SS.B.2. Standard / Body Of Knowledge: People, Places, and Environments [Geography]

    The student understands the interactions of people and the physical environment.

    • SS.B.2.2.1 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands why certain areas of the world are more densely populated than others.

      • SS.B.2.2.1 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student understands reasons certain areas of the world are more densely populated than others.

    • SS.B.2.2.2 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands how the physical environment supports and constrains human activities.

      • SS.B.2.2.2 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student understands ways the physical environment supports and constrains human activities throughout the world.

    • SS.B.2.2.3 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands how human activity affects the physical environment.

      • SS.B.2.2.3 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student understands ways human activity has affected the physical environment in various places and times throughout the world.

    • SS.B.2.2.4 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands how factors such as population growth, human migration, improved methods of transportation and communication, and economic development affect the use and conservation of natural resources.

      • SS.B.2.2.4 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in SS.B.2.2.3.

  • FL.SS.C.1. Standard / Body Of Knowledge: Government and the Citizen [Civics and Government]

    The student understands the structure, functions, and purpose of government and how the principles and values of American democracy are reflected in American constitutional government.

    • SS.C.1.2.1 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student identifies the structure and function of local, state, and federal governments under the framework of the Constitutions of Florida and the United States.

      • SS.C.1.2.1 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in fourth and fifth grades.

    • SS.C.1.2.2 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands the structure, functions, and primary responsibilities of executive, legislative, and judicial branches of governments and understands how all three branches of government promote the common good and protect individual rights.

      • SS.C.1.2.2 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in fourth and fifth grades.

    • SS.C.1.2.3 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows the names of his or her representatives at the local, state, and national levels (e.g., city council members, state representatives, and members of Congress) and the name of his or her representatives in the executive branches of government at the local, state, and national levels (e.g., mayor, governor, and president).

      • SS.C.1.2.3 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in fourth and fifth grades.

    • SS.C.1.2.4 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows possible consequences of the absence of government, rules, and laws.

      • SS.C.1.2.4 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student understands the benefits of the development of government (for example, in ancient civilizations).

    • SS.C.1.2.5 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows the basic purposes of government in the United States and knows the basic things governments do in one's school, community, state, and nation.

      • SS.C.1.2.5 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in fourth and fifth grades.

  • FL.SS.C.2. Standard / Body Of Knowledge: Government and the Citizen [Civics and Government]

    The student understands the role of the citizen in American democracy.

    • SS.C.2.2.1 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands the importance of participation through community service, civic improvement, and political activities.

      • SS.C.2.2.1 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student understands ways citizens participated in the democracies of ancient civilizations.

    • SS.C.2.2.2 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands why personal responsibility (e.g., taking advantage of the opportunity to be educated) and civic responsibility (e.g., obeying the law and respecting the rights of others) are important.

      • SS.C.2.2.2 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student understands ways personal responsibility (for example, taking advantage of the opportunity to be educated) and civic responsibility (for example, obeying the law and respecting the rights of others) are important.

    • SS.C.2.2.3 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows that a citizen is a legally recognized member of the United States who has certain rights and privileges and certain responsibilities (e.g., privileges such as the right to vote and hold public office and responsibilities such as respecting the law, voting, paying taxes, and serving on juries).

      • SS.C.2.2.3 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in fifth grade.

    • SS.C.2.2.4 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows examples of the extension of the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship.

      • SS.C.2.2.4 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in fifth grade.

    • SS.C.2.2.5 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows what constitutes personal, political, and economic rights and why they are important and knows examples of contemporary issues regarding rights.

      • SS.C.2.2.5 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in fifth grade.

  • FL.SS.D.1. Standard / Body Of Knowledge: Production, Distribution, and Consumption [Economics]

    The student understands how scarcity requires individuals and institutions to make choices about how to use resources.

    • SS.D.1.2.1 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands that all decisions involve opportunity costs and that making effective decisions involves considering the costs and the benefits associated with alternative choices.

      • SS.D.1.2.1 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows examples from world history that demonstrate an understanding that all decisions involve opportunity costs and that making effective decisions involves considering the costs and the benefits associated with alternative choices.

    • SS.D.1.2.2 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands that scarcity of resources requires choices on many levels, from the individual to societal.

      • SS.D.1.2.2 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows situations in world history when scarcity impacted decisions.

    • SS.D.1.2.3 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands the basic concept of credit.

      • SS.D.1.2.3 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in fifth grade.

    • SS.D.1.2.4 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands that any consumer (e.g., an individual, a household, or a government) has certain rights.

      • SS.D.1.2.4 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in fifth grade.

    • SS.D.1.2.5 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands the concept of earning income and the basic concept of a budget.

      • SS.D.1.2.5 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in fourth and fifth grades.

  • FL.SS.D.2. Standard / Body Of Knowledge: Production, Distribution, and Consumption [Economics]

    The student understands the characteristics of different economic systems and institutions.

    • SS.D.2.2.1 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands economic specialization and how specialization generally affects costs, amount of goods and services produced, and interdependence.

      • SS.D.2.2.1 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student understands the rise of economic specialization (for example, in ancient civilizations and in Medieval cities).

    • SS.D.2.2.2 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands the roles that money plays in a market economy.

      • SS.D.2.2.2 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student understands the role that money played in the development of ancient civilizations.

    • SS.D.2.2.3 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands the services that banks and other financial institutions in the economy provide to consumers, savers, borrowers, and businesses.

      • SS.D.2.2.3 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in fifth grade.

    • SS.D.2.2.4 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows that the government provides some of the goods and services that we use and that the government pays for the goods and services it provides through taxing and borrowing.

      • SS.D.2.2.4 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows ways governments have provided goods and services in selected periods in world history (for example, palaces, temples, tombs, and other public buildings in the ancient world).

 
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