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Arkansas Standards for Third Grade Social Studies

AR.C. Civics

C.4. Government: Students shall develop an understanding of the forms and roles of government.

C.4.3.1. Forms and Roles of Government: Discuss why government is necessary at the local level.
C.4.3.2. Forms and Roles of Government: Describe responsibilities and services of local government (e.g., law enforcement, fire protection, public parks, public schools, roads).
C.4.3.3. Forms and Roles of Government: Identify the three levels of government: local, state, and federal.
C.4.3.4. Forms and Roles of Government: Identify the fundamental ideals of democracy (e.g., human rights, justice, common good, equal opportunity).

C.5. Citizenship: Students shall develop an understanding of how to participate, develop, and use the skills necessary for effective citizenship.

C.5.3.1. Roots of Democracy: Examine the significance of national symbols and the role they play in fostering effective citizenship (e.g., National Anthem, Liberty Bell, Pledge of Allegiance, American Flag, Statue of Liberty, United States Constitution).
C.5.3.2. Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens: Describe how citizens contribute to the improvement of a community (e.g., service projects, volunteerism).
C.5.3.3. Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens: Describe the election process.
C.5.3.4. Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens: Discuss the proper etiquette for the American flag.

AR.E. Economics

E.9. Markets: Students shall analyze the exchange of goods and services and the roles of governments, businesses, and individuals in the market place.

E.9.3.1. Financial Markets: Research items that represented money throughout time (e.g., shells, beads, pelts).
E.9.3.5. Goods and Services: Research goods and services provided by markets in the local community.
E.9.3.7. Goods and Services: Recognize the connection between specialization and interdependence.
E.9.3.8. Goods and Services: Define supply and demand.
E.9.3.9. Global Markets: Define import and export.

AR.G. Geography

G.1. Physical and Spatial: Students shall develop an understanding of the physical and spatial characteristics and applications of geography.

G.1.3.1. Location, Place, and Region: Define absolute location.
G.1.3.11. Map and Globe Skills: Explain the purpose of a physical map.
G.1.3.12. Map and Globe Skills: Utilize the map key/legend to interpret physical maps.
G.1.3.13. Map and Globe Skills: Locate places on contemporary maps using cardinal and intermediate directions, map scales, legends, and titles.
G.1.3.14. Map and Globe Skills: Label physical features on maps and globes: rivers, lakes, oceans, mountains, islands, desert, coast, peninsula, plain, and plateau.
G.1.3.15. Map and Globe Skills: Create a physical map that includes the following: title, compass rose, and legend/key.
G.1.3.4. Location, Place, and Region: Identify on which continent and in which hemispheres the United States is located.
G.1.3.5. Location, Place, and Region: Identify the following using a globe or a map: Equator, Prime Meridian, North Pole, and South Pole.
G.1.3.6. Location, Place, and Region: Divide the earth into the four hemispheres using a map or globe: northern, southern, eastern, and western.
G.1.3.7. Location, Place, and Region: Identify the seven continents.

G.2. Culture and Diversity: Students shall develop an understanding of how cultures around the world develop and change.

G.2.3.1. Culture and Diversity: Discuss several customs in the United States and tell how they originated (e.g., greetings, fireworks, parades).
G.2.3.3. Culture and Diversity: Identify reasons people live in rural, urban, and suburban areas.
G.2.3.4. Culture and Diversity: Compare and contrast the human characteristics of early settlements and contemporary communities in Arkansas.

G.3. Interaction of People and the Environment: Students shall develop an understanding of the interactions between people and their environment.

G.3.3.1. Movement: Discuss different types of transportation and communication links between communities.
G.3.3.2. Movement: Describe human settlements (e.g., cities, towns, communities, villages).
G.3.3.3. Human Environment Interaction: Describe how people affect and alter their environment (e.g., farming, building dams, environmental lighting, irrigation, pit mining).

AR.H. History

H.6. History: Students shall analyze significant ideas, events, and people in world, national, state, and local history and how they affect change over time.

H.6.3.11. Continuity and Change: Identify Jamestown as the first permanent American settlement.
H.6.3.12. Continuity and Change: Discuss John Smith's role and influence in the establishment of a self-sufficient settlement in Jamestown.
H.6.3.13. Continuity and Change: Identify the causes for the establishment of the thirteen colonies (e.g., gold, tobacco, religion).
H.6.3.14. Continuity and Change: Describe the early American Indian cultures in Arkansas.
H.6.3.15. Continuity and Change: Identify the modes of transportation in westward movement (e.g., wagons, horses, railroads).
H.6.3.16. Movement: Identify the following explorers: Hernando Desoto, La Salle/De Tonti, and Marquette/Joliet.
H.6.3.17. Movement: Identify the factors leading to the purchase of Louisiana.
H.6.3.18. Movement: Recognize that Arkansas was part of the Louisiana Purchase.
H.6.3.2. Regionalism and Nationalism: Examine historical people and events of Arkansas (e.g., Maya Angelou, Civil War, Civil Rights Movement).
H.6.3.3. Conflict and Consensus: Discuss that conflicts between countries can lead to war.
H.6.3.4. Conflict and Consensus: Discuss the meaning of revolution.
H.6.3.5. Conflict and Consensus: Discuss the meaning of civil war.
H.6.3.6. Conflict and Consensus: Recognize individuals who contributed to the common good of society (e.g., Rosa Parks, Susan B. Anthony, Cesar Chavez).
H.6.3.7. Continuity and Change: Analyze a timeline that illustrates selected historical events.
H.6.3.9. Continuity and Change: Identify ways in which technology has changed the world (e.g., computers, fax machines, cell phones).