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Louisiana: 3rd-Grade Standards

  • LA.G-E. Content Standard: Geography

    Physical and Cultural Systems: Students develop a spatial understanding of Earth's surface and the processes that shape it, the connections between people and places, and the relationship between man and his environment.

    • G-1A-E1. Benchmark / Gle: The World in Spatial Terms

      identifying and describing the characteristics and uses of geographic representations, such as various types of maps, globes, graphs, diagrams, photographs, and satellite-produced images. (1, 3, 4)

    • G-1A-E2. Benchmark / Gle: The World in Spatial Terms

      locating and interpreting geographic features and places on maps and globes. (1, 2, 3, 4)

    • G-1A-E3. Benchmark / Gle: The World in Spatial Terms

      constructing maps, graphs, charts, and diagrams to describe geographical information and to solve problems. (1, 3, 4)

    • G-1B-E1. Benchmark / Gle: Places and Religions

      describing and comparing the physical characteristics of places, including land forms, bodies of water, soils, vegetation, and climate. (1, 3, 4)

    • G-1B-E2. Benchmark / Gle: Places and Religions

      identifying and describing the human characteristics of places, including population distributions and culture. (1, 3, 4)

    • G-1B-E3. Benchmark / Gle: Places and Religions

      describing how the physical and human characteristics of places change over time. (1, 3, 4)

    • G-1B-E4. Benchmark / Gle: Places and Religions

      defining and differentiating regions by using physical characteristics, such as climate and land forms, and by using human characteristics, such as economic activity and language. (1, 3, 4)

    • G-1C-E1. Benchmark / Gle: Physical and Human Systems

      describing how physical processes help to shape features and patterns on Earth's surface; (1, 3, 4)

    • G-1C-E2. Benchmark / Gle: Physical and Human Systems

      describing and comparing the types of settlement and patterns of land use in local communities, the United States, and world regions. (1, 2, 3, 4)

    • G-1C-E3. Benchmark / Gle: Physical and Human Systems

      describing and explaining the characteristics, distribution, and migration of human populations. (1, 3, 4)

    • G-1C-E4. Benchmark / Gle: Physical and Human Systems

      identifying and comparing the cultural characteristics of different regions and people. (1, 2, 3, 4)

    • G-1C-E5. Benchmark / Gle: Physical and Human Systems

      locating and explaining the spatial distribution of economic activities. (1, 3, 4)

    • G-1C-E6. Benchmark / Gle: Physical and Human Systems

      identifying and describing types of territorial units, such as parishes or counties, states, and countries. (1, 3, 4, 5)

    • G-1D-E1. Benchmark / Gle: Environment and Society

      identifying and explaining ways in which people depend upon and modify the physical environment. (1, 2, 3, 4)

    • G-1D-E2. Benchmark / Gle: Environment and Society

      describing how humans adapt to variations in the physical environment. (1, 2, 3, 4)

    • G-1D-E3. Benchmark / Gle: Environment and Society

      describing the locations, causes, and effects of natural disasters on the environment and society. (1, 2, 3, 4)

    • G-1D-E4. Benchmark / Gle: Environment and Society

      describing the use, distribution, and importance of natural resources. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

    • GLE-E-1. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      The World in Spatial Terms: Describe characteristics and uses of various maps (e.g., physical, political, topographical, population) (G-1A-E1)

    • GLE-E-2. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      The World in Spatial Terms: Differentiate between a bar, pictograph, and circle graph (G-1A-E1)

    • GLE-E-3. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      The World in Spatial Terms: Interpret a graph, chart, and diagram (G-1A-E2)

    • GLE-E-4. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      The World in Spatial Terms: Use a compass rose and cardinal directions to locate and interpret a map of the community and Louisiana (G-1A-E2)

    • GLE-E-5. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      The World in Spatial Terms: Locate major geographic features of Louisiana on a map (G-1A-E2)

    • GLE-E-6. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      The World in Spatial Terms: Construct a chart, line graph, or diagram to display geographical information (G-1A-E3)

    • GLE-E-7. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      The World in Spatial Terms: Sketch a simple map of Louisiana from memory (mental map) (G-1A-E3)

    • GLE-E-8. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      The World in Spatial Terms: Show the location of a specified place by entering it on a labeled grid (e.g., the library is located at [grid point] E-3) (G-1A-E3)

    • GLE-E-9. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Places and Regions: Describe and compare the physical characteristics of various regions of Louisiana (G-1B-E1)

    • GLE-E-10. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Places and Regions: Identify and describe the human characteristics of places in Louisiana (G-1B-E2)

    • GLE-E-11. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Places and Regions: Describe how people and the physical environment have changed over time in Louisiana based on given information (G-1B-E3)

    • GLE-E-12. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Places and Regions: Use maps, charts, and pictures to describe how places in Louisiana are different (e.g., land use, vegetation, architecture) (G-1B-E4)

    • GLE-E-13. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Physical and Human Systems: Identify examples of physical processes affecting Louisiana (e.g., coastal erosion, river changes) (G-1C-E1)

    • GLE-E-14. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Physical and Human Systems: Locate, describe, and compare urban, suburban, and rural communities in Louisiana (G-1C-E2)

    • GLE-E-15. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Physical and Human Systems: Identify and explain patterns of settlement in different time periods in Louisiana (G-1C-E3)

    • GLE-E-16. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Physical and Human Systems: Identify and compare customs, celebrations, and traditions of various cultural groups in Louisiana (G-1C-E4)

    • GLE-E-17. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Physical and Human Systems: Identify the relationship between geography and economic activities in Louisiana (G-1C-E5)

    • GLE-E-18. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Physical and Human Systems: Locate the town, parish, state, and country in which the student lives on a political map (G-1C-E6)

    • GLE-E-19. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Environment and Society: Identify and explain ways in which people in Louisiana modify the physical environment to meet basic needs and achieve certain purposes (e.g., clearing land for urban development) (G-1D-E1)

    • GLE-E-20. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Environment and Society: Explain how humans have adapted to the physical environment in Louisiana (G-1D-E2)

    • GLE-E-21. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Environment and Society: Identify natural resources in Louisiana and describe their uses and importance (G-1D-E4)

  • LA.C-E. Content Standard: Civics

    Citizenship and Government: Students develop an understanding of the structure and purposes of government, the foundations of the American democratic system, and the role of the United States in the world, while learning about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

    • C-1A-E1. Benchmark / Gle: Structure and Purposes of Government

      describing government in terms of the people and groups who make, apply, and enforce rules and laws in the home, school, community, and nation. (1, 3, 4, 5)

    • C-1A-E2. Benchmark / Gle: Structure and Purposes of Government

      explaining the necessity and basic purposes of government. (1, 5)

    • C-1A-E3. Benchmark / Gle: Structure and Purposes of Government

      comparing limited governments to unlimited governments. (1, 3)

    • C-1A-E4. Benchmark / Gle: Structure and Purposes of Government

      identifying and describing some of the major responsibilities of local, state, and national governments. (1, 3, 5)

    • C-1A-E5. Benchmark / Gle: Structure and Purposes of Government

      identifying key members of government at the local, state, and national levels and describing their powers and the limits on their powers. (1, 3, 5)

    • C-1A-E6. Benchmark / Gle: Structure and Purposes of Government

      explaining how officials in government acquire the authority to exercise political power. (1, 5)

    • C-1A-E7. Benchmark / Gle: Structure and Purposes of Government

      explaining the purposes and importance of rules and laws. (1, 2, 3, 5)

    • C-1B-E1. Benchmark / Gle: Foundations of the American Political System

      identifying basic principles of American constitutional democracy and explaining how the constitutions of the United States and Louisiana reflect these principles. (1, 3, 4, 5)

    • C-1B-E2. Benchmark / Gle: Foundations of the American Political System

      discussing the importance of citizens' sharing and supporting the principles of American constitutional democracy. (1, 3, 4, 5)

    • C-1C-E1. Benchmark / Gle: International Relationships

      explaining that the world is divided into different nations and describing the major ways that these nations interact. (1, 3, 4, 5)

    • C-1D-E1. Benchmark / Gle: Roles of the Citizen

      explaining the meaning of citizenship and the means by which individuals become citizens of the United States. (1, 3, 5)

    • C-1D-E2. Benchmark / Gle: Roles of the Citizen

      describing the rights and responsibilities of citizenship in a democratic society. (1, 5)

    • C-1D-E3. Benchmark / Gle: Roles of the Citizen

      identifying and discussing civic traits that are important to the preservation and improvement of American constitutional democracy. (1, 4, 5)

    • C-1D-E4. Benchmark / Gle: Roles of the Citizen

      describing the many ways that citizens can participate in and contribute to their communities and to American society. (1, 2, 4, 5)

    • C-1D-E5. Benchmark / Gle: Roles of the Citizen

      discussing issues related to citizenship and public service. (1, 3, 5)

    • GLE-E-22. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Structure and Purposes of Government: Identify state laws, and the persons responsible for making and enforcing them (C-1A-E1)

    • GLE-E-23. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Structure and Purposes of Government: Identify the necessity of state government and how it helps meet the basic needs of society (C-1A-E2)

    • GLE-E-24. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Structure and Purposes of Government: Describe major responsibilities of state government (C-1A-E4)

    • GLE-E-25. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Structure and Purposes of Government: Identify key government positions at the state level, their powers, and limits on their powers (C-1A-E5)

    • GLE-E-26. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Structure and Purposes of Government: Explain how government officials at the state and national levels are elected (C-1A-E6)

    • GLE-E-27. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Structure and Purposes of Government: Define laws and explain the difference between laws and rules (C-1A-E7)

    • GLE-E-28. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Foundations of the American Political Systems: Explain the responsibilities of individuals in making a community and state a better place to live (C-1B-E2)

    • GLE-E-29. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Roles of the Citizens: Identify the qualities of people who were leaders and good citizens as shown by their honesty, courage, trustworthiness, and patriotism (C-1D-E3)

    • GLE-E-30. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Roles of the Citizens: Identify a state issue and describe how good citizenship can help solve the problem (e.g., participation in an anti-litter campaign) (C-1D-E5)

  • LA.E-E. Content Standard: Economics

    Interdependence and Decision Making: Students develop an understanding of fundamental economic concepts as they apply to the interdependence and decision making of individuals, households, businesses, and governments in the United States and the world.

    • E-1A-E1. Benchmark / Gle: Fundamental Economic Concepts

      recognizing that limited resources require people to make decisions. (1, 2, 4)

    • E-1A-E2. Benchmark / Gle: Fundamental Economic Concepts

      identifying what is gained and lost when individuals or groups make decisions. (1, 3, 4, 5)

    • E-1A-E3. Benchmark / Gle: Fundamental Economic Concepts

      demonstrating how economic wants affect decisions about using goods and services. (1, 2, 4)

    • E-1A-E4. Benchmark / Gle: Fundamental Economic Concepts

      discussing and determining the process for making economic decisions;

    • E-1A-E5. Benchmark / Gle: Fundamental Economic Concepts

      explaining the relationships among producers and consumers. (1, 4)

    • E-1A-E6. Benchmark / Gle: Fundamental Economic Concepts

      describing how natural resources, human resources, and capital (human-made) resources have been used and are combined in the production of goods and services. (1, 3, 4)

    • E-1A-E7. Benchmark / Gle: Fundamental Economic Concepts

      describing how specialization affects productivity and contributes to the need for interdependence among producers and consumers. (1, 4)

    • E-1A-E8. Benchmark / Gle: Fundamental Economic Concepts

      determining how the development of skills and knowledge relates to career opportunity and economic well-being. (1, 4, 5)

    • E-1A-E9. Benchmark / Gle: Fundamental Economic Concepts

      identifying different methods for the distribution of goods and services, including the concept of markets. (1, 4, 5)

    • E-1A-E10. Benchmark / Gle: Fundamental Economic Concepts

      identifying some of the economic institutions, such as households and banks, that make up the economy. (1, 4)

    • E-1A-E11. Benchmark / Gle: Fundamental Economic Concepts

      explaining and demonstrating why people participate in voluntary exchanges and how money helps in the process. (1, 2, 4, 5)

    • E-1B-E1. Benchmark / Gle: Individuals, Households, Businesses, and Governments

      describing how prices are determined by the interactions of buyers and sellers. (1, 3, 4)

    • E-1B-E2. Benchmark / Gle: Individuals, Households, Businesses, and Governments

      explaining how the changes in prices affect incentives to produce, consume, and save. (1, 3, 4)

    • E-1B-E3. Benchmark / Gle: Individuals, Households, Businesses, and Governments

      identifying and explaining economic concepts, such as profit as an incentive for people to take economic risk. (1, 2, 4)

    • E-1B-E4. Benchmark / Gle: Individuals, Households, Businesses, and Governments

      explaining why some goods and services are provided by the government through taxing, charging user fees, and borrowing. (1, 3, 4, 5)

    • E-1B-E5. Benchmark / Gle: Individuals, Households, Businesses, and Governments

      identifying the major goods and services produced in the local community and state. (1, 3, 5)

    • GLE-E-31. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Fundamental Economic Concepts: Define scarcity and abundance and give examples of both for individuals and society (E-1A-E1)

    • GLE-E-32. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Fundamental Economic Concepts: Compare benefits and costs when making choices (e.g., comparative shopping) (E-1A-E2)

    • GLE-E-33. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Fundamental Economic Concepts: Explain reasons why people save money (E-1A-E3)

    • GLE-E-34. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Fundamental Economic Concepts: Identify examples of making an economic choice and explain the idea of opportunity cost (i.e., what is given up when making a choice) (E-1A-E4)

    • GLE-E-35. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Fundamental Economic Concepts: Describe ways in which people are producers and consumers and why they depend on one another (e.g., in the school and/or in the community) (E-1A-E5)

    • GLE-E-36. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Fundamental Economic Concepts: Identify examples of natural, human, and capital resources used to produce goods and services (E-1A-E6)

    • GLE-E-37. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Fundamental Economic Concepts: Identify the concepts of specialization (i.e., being an expert in one job, product, or service) and interdependence (i.e., depending on others) in the production of goods and services (E-1A-E7)

    • GLE-E-38. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Fundamental Economic Concepts: Describe the requirements of various jobs and the characteristics of a job well-performed (E-1A-E8)

    • GLE-E-39. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Fundamental Economic Concepts: Identify goods that are produced within the local community and Louisiana and describe how they are shipped elsewhere for sale (E-1A-E9)

    • GLE-E-40. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Fundamental Economic Concepts: Identify various types of economic institutions that make up the economy (e.g., households, businesses, banks, government) (E-1A-E10)

    • GLE-E-41. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Fundamental Economic Concepts: Discuss trade in the local community and explain how trade benefits both parties (E-1A-E11)

    • GLE-E-42. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Individuals, Households, Businesses, and Governments: Describe the basic principles of supply and demand and how competition can affect prices of goods (E-1B-E1)

    • GLE-E-43. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Individuals, Households, Businesses, and Governments: Explain the effect of increase/decrease in price upon the consumer and producer (E-1B-E2)

    • GLE-E-44. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Individuals, Households, Businesses, and Governments: Identify services provided by the state government (E-1B-E4)

    • GLE-E-45. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Individuals, Households, Businesses, and Governments: Identify major goods and services produced in Louisiana (E-1B-E5)

  • LA.H-E. Content Standard: History

    Time, Continuity, and Change: Students develop a sense of historical time and historical perspective as they study the history of their community, state, nation, and world.

    • H-1A-E1. Benchmark / Gle: Historical Thinking Skills

      demonstrating an understanding of the concepts of time and chronology. (1, 3, 4)

    • H-1A-E2. Benchmark / Gle: Historical Thinking Skills

      recognizing that people in different times and places view the world differently. (1, 3, 4)

    • H-1A-E3. Benchmark / Gle: Historical Thinking Skills

      identifying and using primary and secondary historical sources to learn about the past. (1, 3, 4)

    • H-1B-E1. Benchmark / Gle: Families and Communities

      describing and comparing family life in the present and the past. (1, 2, 3, 4)

    • H-1B-E2. Benchmark / Gle: Families and Communities

      relating the history of the local community and comparing it to other communities of long ago. (1, 2, 3, 4)

    • H-1C-E1. Benchmark / Gle: Louisiana and United States History

      describing the people, events, and ideas that were significant to the growth and development of our state and nation. (1, 3, 4)

    • H-1C-E2. Benchmark / Gle: Louisiana and United States History

      identifying the development of democratic principles and discussing how these principles have been exemplified by historic figures, events, and symbols. (1, 3, 4, 5)

    • H-1C-E3. Benchmark / Gle: Louisiana and United States History

      describing the causes and nature of various movements of large groups of people into and within Louisiana and the United States throughout history. (1, 3, 4)

    • H-1C-E4. Benchmark / Gle: Louisiana and United States History

      recognizing how folklore and other cultural elements have contributed to our local, state, and national heritage. (1, 3, 4)

    • H-1D-E1. Benchmark / Gle: World History

      identifying the characteristics and historical development of selected societies throughout the world. (1, 3, 4)

    • H-1D-E2. Benchmark / Gle: World History

      describing the social and economic impact of major scientific and technological advancements. (1, 3, 4)

    • H-1D-E3. Benchmark / Gle: World History

      discussing the impact of significant contributions made by historic figures from different regions of the world. (1, 3, 4)

    • GLE-E-46. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Historical Thinking Skills: Complete a timeline based on given information (H-1A-E1)

    • GLE-E-47. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Historical Thinking Skills: Use information in a map, table, or graph to describe the past (H-1A-E3)

    • GLE-E-48. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Historical Thinking Skills: Identify primary and secondary sources (H-1A-E3)

    • GLE-E-49. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Historical Thinking Skills: Identify ways different cultures record their histories (e.g., oral, visual, written) (H-1A-E3)

    • GLE-E-50. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Families and Communities: Describe family life at a given time in history and compare it with present-day family life (H-1B-E1)

    • GLE-E-51. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Families and Communities: Describe changes in community life, comparing a given time in history to the present (H-1B-E2)

    • GLE-E-52. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Louisiana and United States History: Identify and describe early settlers in Louisiana (H-1C-E1)

    • GLE-E-53. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Louisiana and United States History: Identify people and their influence in the early development of Louisiana (H-1C-E1)

    • GLE-E-54. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Louisiana and United States History: Describe the importance of events and ideas significant to Louisiana's development (H-1C-E1)

    • GLE-E-55. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Louisiana and United States History: Identify and describe the significance of various state and national landmarks and symbols (H-1C-E2)

    • GLE-E-56. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Louisiana and United States History: Identify the causes and effects of the major historical migrations to Louisiana (H-1C-E3)

    • GLE-E-57. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      Louisiana and United States History: Identify cultural elements that have contributed to our state heritage (e.g., Mardi Gras, Cajun/Creole cooking) (H-1C-E4)

    • GLE-E-58. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      World History: Describe aspects of family life, structures, and roles in cultures other than the United States (H-1D-E1)

    • GLE-E-59. Benchmark / Gle: Grade Level Expectation

      World History: Explain how technology has changed present-day family and community life in Louisiana (H-1D-E2)

 
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