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Delaware Standards for Third Grade Social Studies


C.1: Students will examine the structure and purposes of governments with specific emphasis on constitutional democracy .

C.1.K-3a: Students will understand that leaders are sometimes chosen by election, and that elected officials are expected to represent the interests of the people who elected them. (Essential for Grades K-1)
C.1.K-3b: Students will understand that positions of authority, whether elected, appointed, or familial, carry responsibilities and should be respected. (Essential for Grades K-1)

C.3: Students will understand the responsibilities, rights, and privileges of United States citizens .

C.3.K-3a: Students will understand that American citizens have distinct responsibilities (such as voting), rights (such as free speech and freedom of religion), and privileges (such as driving). (Essential for Grade 3)


E.1: Students will analyze the potential costs and benefits of personal economic choices in a market economy .

E.1.K-3a: Students will understand that individuals and families with limited resources undertake a wide variety of activities to satisfy their wants. (Essential for Grade 2)
E.1.K-3b: Students will apply the concept that economic choices require the balancing of costs incurred with benefits received. (Essential for Grade 2)

E.2: Students will examine the interaction of individuals, families, communities, businesses, and governments in a market economy .

E.2.K-3a: Students will understand how barter, money, and other media are employed to facilitate the exchange of resources, goods, and services. (Essential for Grade 3)

E.3: Students will understand different types of economic systems and how they change .

E.3.K-3a: Students will identify human wants and the various resources and strategies which have been used to satisfy them over time. (Essential for Grade 3)

E.4: Students will examine the patterns and results of international trade .

E.4.K-3a: Students will understand that the exchange of goods and services around the world creates economic interdependence between people in different places. (Essential for Grade 2)


G.1: Students will develop a personal geographic framework, or ''mental map,'' and understand the uses of maps and other geo-graphics .

G.1.K-3a: Students will understand the nature and uses of maps, globes, and other geo-graphics. (Essential for Grade K-1)

G.2: Students will develop a knowledge of the ways humans modify and respond to the natural environment .

G.2.K-3a: Students will distinguish different types of climate and landforms and explain why they occur. (Essential for Grade 2)

G.3: Students will develop an understanding of the diversity of human culture and the unique nature of places .

G.3.K-3a: Students will identify types of human settlement, connections between settlements, and the types of activities found in each. (Essential for Grade 3)

G.4: Students will develop an understanding of the character and use of regions and the connections between and among them .

G.4.K-3a: Students will use the concepts of place and region to explain simple patterns of connections between and among places across the country and the world. (Essential for Grade 3)


H.3: Students will interpret historical data .

H.3.K-3a: Students will understand that historical accounts are constructed by drawing logical inferences from artifacts and documents. (Essential for Grade 2)

H.4: Students will develop historical knowledge of major events and phenomena in world, United States, and Delaware history .

H.4.K-3a: Students will develop an understanding of the similarities between families now and in the past, including:
H.4.K-3a.2: Cultural origins of customs and beliefs around the world
H.4.K-3b: Students will develop an awareness of major events and people in United States and Delaware history.
H.4.K-3b.1: Who lives here and how did they get here? (immigrants, demographics, ethnic and religious groups)
H.4.K-3b.2: Important people in our past