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South Dakota's Third Grade Standards

  • SD.3.US. Goal / Strand: U.S. History

    Students will understand the emergence and development of civilizations and cultures within the United States over time and place.

    • 3.US.1. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Analyze U.S. historical eras to determine connections and cause/effect relationships in reference to chronology.

      • 3.US.1.1. Standard:

        (Knowledge) Students are able to identify the obstacles and successes of the early settlers and Native Americans in creating communities.

    • 3.US.2. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Evaluate the influence/impact of various cultures, values, philosophies, and religions on the development of the U.S.

      • 3.US.2.1. Standard: (Knowledge) Students are able to describe characteristics of a community (Examples

        language, cultures, values, rules, and laws).

      • 3.US.2.2. Standard: (Knowledge) Students are able to identify a community's culture and history (Example

        influential people and events).

  • SD.3.W. Goal / Strand: World History

    Students will understand the emergence and development of world civilizations and cultures over time and place.

    • 3.W.1. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Analyze historical eras of world history to determine connections and cause/effect relationships in reference to chronology.

      • 3.W.1.1. Standard: (Knowledge) Students are able to identify events as past or present (Examples

        timelines, historical fiction literature, biographies).

    • 3.W.2. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Evaluate the interaction of world cultures and civilizations, philosophies, and religions.

      • 3.W.2.1. Standard: (Knowledge) Students are able to list the reasons why people immigrate (Examples

        war, religious reasons, way of life, freedom).

  • SD.3.G. Goal / Strand: Geography

    Students will understand the interrelationships of people, places, and the environment.

    • 3.G.1. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Analyze information from geographic representation, tools, and technology to define location, place, and region.

      • 3.G.1.1. Standard: (Knowledge) Students are able to identify and use map components (Examples

        title, map key, compass rose, lines and borders, roads and routes, objects and symbols).

      • 3.G.1.2. Standard:

        (Knowledge) Students are able to identify locations in a community by using grid systems.

      • 3.G.1.3. Standard:

        (Application) Students are able to locate the seven continents, four major oceans, major United States landforms, and state boundaries on a map or globe.

    • 3.G.2. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Analyze the relationships among the natural environments, the movement of peoples, and the development of societies.

      • 3.G.2.1. Standard: (Knowledge) Students are able to identify reasons people move and how it affects their communities (Examples

        rural to urban, ghost towns, overpopulation, school consolidation).

  • SD.3.C. Goal / Strand: Civics (Government)

    Students will understand the historical development and contemporary role of governmental power and authority.

    • 3.C.1. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Analyze forms and purposes of government in relationship to the needs of citizens and societies including the impact of historical events, ideals, and documents.

      • 3.C.1.1. Standard:

        (Comprehension) Students are able to explain human relationships and roles in a community.

      • 3.C.1.2. Standard:

        (Comprehension) Students are able to recognize government agencies and their roles in a community.

      • 3.C.1.3. Standard:

        (Comprehension) Students are able to explain the meaning and importance of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence.

      • 3.C.1.4. Standard:

        (Comprehension) Students are able to explain why communities have rules and laws.

    • 3.C.2. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Analyze the constitutional rights and responsibilities of United States citizens.

      • 3.C.2.1. Standard:

        (Knowledge) Students are able to identify the rights and responsibilities of citizenship in students' own communities.

  • SD.3.E. Goal / Strand: Economics

    Students will understand the impact of economics on the development of societies and on current and emerging national and international situations.

    • 3.E.1. Indicator / Benchmark:

      Analyze the role and relationships of economic systems on the development, utilization, and availability of resources in societies.

      • 3.E.1.1. Standard: (Comprehension) Students are able to explain ways producers use resources to produce goods and services (Examples

        human resources-workers, natural resources-trees, water, animals, soil).

      • 3.E.1.2. Standard:

        (Knowledge) Students are able to identify goods and services available in the students' communities.

      • 3.E.1.3. Standard:

        (Knowledge) Students are able to identify the relationships between taxation and government service.

 
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