Delaware Standards and Instruction for Third Grade Social Studies

Natural Resources
Natural resources are useful resources that come from the earth and sky and help humans live on Earth. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
The Earth within a Solar System
Our solar system is the sun and the planets that orbit, or spin, around it. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
World Holidays
FreeHolidays are special days to help us remember or honor people and events. The earliest holy days were to honor sacred events. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 4
World Population
All over the world there are many communities. They are alike because they are where people live, work, and have fun. They are different in many ways, especially in population. We classify communities as urban, suburban, and rural to better understand their needs. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1

DE.C. CIVICS

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

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)
U.S. Government
U. S. GOVERNMENT The Constitution was written in 1789 and is the basic design for how our government should work. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Election Process
The United States presidential election is an indirect election in which citizens of the United States who are registered to vote in one of the 50 U.S. states or the District of Columbia cast ballots for members of the Electoral College, known as electors. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Government and Political Systems
A government is people who make decisions about a city, state, or country. A democratic system exists when the people who run the government are selected by the citizens. An autocratic system has a ruler who came to power by strength or birth. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
U.S. Constitution
“We the People…”. The Constitution was drafted by James Madison and then discussed at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1787. Each of the 13 states could send delegates to this convention. Constitution became an important document for America, since it set up many ideas by which the U.S. is now governed. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
U.S. Senate
What is the Senate? The Senate is one of the two houses of Congress. The other house is the House of Representatives. Congress is the legislative branch of government. Congress meets in the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. There are two senators from each state, with 100 total senators. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :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)
Government and Political Systems
A government is people who make decisions about a city, state, or country. A democratic system exists when the people who run the government are selected by the citizens. An autocratic system has a ruler who came to power by strength or birth. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

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

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)
Effective Decision Making
Decisions are choices people make. Whenever a choice is made, something i given up. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Roles of the Citizens
FreeA citizen is an official member of a community.
A citizen has rights and responsibilities.
There are some important way to show good citizenship. Read more...
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American Citizenship
A citizen is a person who lives in a community. Citizenship refers to the rights and responsibilities of the citizens of any community. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Election Process
The United States presidential election is an indirect election in which citizens of the United States who are registered to vote in one of the 50 U.S. states or the District of Columbia cast ballots for members of the Electoral College, known as electors. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Government and Political Systems
A government is people who make decisions about a city, state, or country. A democratic system exists when the people who run the government are selected by the citizens. An autocratic system has a ruler who came to power by strength or birth. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
U.S. Constitution
“We the People…”. The Constitution was drafted by James Madison and then discussed at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1787. Each of the 13 states could send delegates to this convention. Constitution became an important document for America, since it set up many ideas by which the U.S. is now governed. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1

DE.E. ECONOMICS

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

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)
Effective Decision Making
Decisions are choices people make. Whenever a choice is made, something i given up. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Goods and Services
Goods are things that are made or grown and then sold.
Services are the jobs people do for others. Read more...
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Income and Earning
Income is money that people earn from working. It is also referred to as wages or salaries. Earning is receiving money for work done or services performed. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
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)
Effective Decision Making
Decisions are choices people make. Whenever a choice is made, something i given up. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

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

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)
Trade and Transportation
Trade is the buying and selling or bartering of goods and services.
Transportation - People can walk, ride an animal, bicycle, and drive vehicles. Read more...
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Income and Earning
Income is money that people earn from working. It is also referred to as wages or salaries. Earning is receiving money for work done or services performed. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

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

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)
Effective Decision Making
Decisions are choices people make. Whenever a choice is made, something i given up. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Goods and Services
Goods are things that are made or grown and then sold.
Services are the jobs people do for others. Read more...
iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Income and Earning
Income is money that people earn from working. It is also referred to as wages or salaries. Earning is receiving money for work done or services performed. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

E.4: Students will examine the patterns and results of international trade [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)
Trade and Transportation
Trade is the buying and selling or bartering of goods and services.
Transportation - People can walk, ride an animal, bicycle, and drive vehicles. Read more...
iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Interdependence of Goods and Services
What is interdependence? People in many communities depend on people in other communities for goods and services. Goods are products that are made or grown and then sold. Services are jobs that people do to serve one another. No one community has everything it needs to meet its basic needs. We need to transport goods and communicate our needs worldwide. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

DE.G. GEOGRAPHY

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

G.1.K-3a: Students will understand the nature and uses of maps, globes, and other geo-graphics. (Essential for Grade K-1)
States & Capitals I
Each of the 50 states of the United States has a capital city. The capital city is the place where the state government is located. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Map & Compass Skills
Maps are pictures that show places from above, as if they were drawn by someone in an airplane. Maps have titles to tell what the map shows. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
States & Capitals II
Each of the 50 states has a capital city. The capital city is the place where the state government is located. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Map Skills
A map is a picture of a place. We use maps to help us know where things are. In order to use a map, you need to know a few things. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

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

G.2.K-3a: Students will distinguish different types of climate and landforms and explain why they occur. (Essential for Grade 2)
Continents and Oceans
FreeThere are seven continents, large land masses on the Earth. The underwater part of each continent which extends miles into the oceans is called the continental shelf. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Map & Compass Skills
Maps are pictures that show places from above, as if they were drawn by someone in an airplane. Maps have titles to tell what the map shows. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Geographic Regions
A region is a large area that has special features that make it different from other areas. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Geographic Information
Geography is the study of the earth and how people live on it. Geographic information will help you to know more about the earth. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Landmarks
What is a Landmark? A landmark is any prominent object on land that can be used in determining location or direction. A memorial is a special kind of landmark which was built to honor and remember a person, a group, or event. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1

G.3: Students will develop an understanding of the diversity of human culture and the unique nature of places [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)
World Population
All over the world there are many communities. They are alike because they are where people live, work, and have fun. They are different in many ways, especially in population. We classify communities as urban, suburban, and rural to better understand their needs. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Trade and Transportation
Trade is the buying and selling or bartering of goods and services.
Transportation - People can walk, ride an animal, bicycle, and drive vehicles. Read more...
iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Interdependence of Goods and Services
What is interdependence? People in many communities depend on people in other communities for goods and services. Goods are products that are made or grown and then sold. Services are jobs that people do to serve one another. No one community has everything it needs to meet its basic needs. We need to transport goods and communicate our needs worldwide. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

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

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)
States & Capitals I
Each of the 50 states of the United States has a capital city. The capital city is the place where the state government is located. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
States & Capitals II
Each of the 50 states has a capital city. The capital city is the place where the state government is located. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1

DE.H. HISTORY

H.3: Students will interpret historical data [Interpretation].

H.3.K-3a: Students will understand that historical accounts are constructed by drawing logical inferences from artifacts and documents. (Essential for Grade 2)
Famous Explorers
From Columbus’ discovery of the Americas to Hillary’s quest up Mount Everest, the names of these famous explorers will remain important for centuries. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Native People of the U.S.
Native means the people who originally lived in this land. There are many Native American tribes, each with their own unique way of life. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Time Lines
What is a Time Line? A time line is a horizontal or vertical line divided into sections usually by years, decades, or centuries. A time line shows important events in history arranged in chronological order. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Famous Explorers
An explorer is a person involved in exploration. Exploration is the act of searching for the purpose of discovery of information or resources. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Contributions of Ancient Civilizations
Mesopotamia - In the Middle East, the land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers is the earliest known civilization. Egypt - About 5000 BC, Egypt was ruled by pharaohs who had the Pyramids built for their tombs. Rome - 100 B.C. Romans developed use of concrete which could be poured into any shape. They developed the first paved roads. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Tales of Long Ago
Folktales (Chinese and Native American) Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

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

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
World Holidays
FreeHolidays are special days to help us remember or honor people and events. The earliest holy days were to honor sacred events. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :4
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)
Roles of the Citizens
FreeA citizen is an official member of a community.
A citizen has rights and responsibilities.
There are some important way to show good citizenship. Read more...
iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
World Population
All over the world there are many communities. They are alike because they are where people live, work, and have fun. They are different in many ways, especially in population. We classify communities as urban, suburban, and rural to better understand their needs. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Early Settlements
Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments, and turning points in the history of the United States. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Immigration
An immigrant is a person who comes to live in another country. Immigrants came to live in the United States for many reasons Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Westward Expansion
Lewis and Clark, Homestead Act of 1862, Pony Express, John Fremont, Oregon Trail, Louisiana Purchase. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Other Cultures Contribute to U.S. Culture
The United States has been called a melting pot because people from so many other countries have come to live here. People from every country have brought many of their customs and traditions with them. Their culture is remembered and shared by many of us today. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
H.4.K-3b.2: Important people in our past
Famous Explorers
From Columbus’ discovery of the Americas to Hillary’s quest up Mount Everest, the names of these famous explorers will remain important for centuries. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Early Settlements
Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments, and turning points in the history of the United States. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
U.S. Court System
Federal and state courts, Constitution, jury, verdict, justices. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
U.S. Presidents
FreeThe president is the highest leader in the United States. Each president serves a four year term and then can be re-elected for one more term. Read more...iWorksheets :5Study Guides :1
Westward Expansion
Lewis and Clark, Homestead Act of 1862, Pony Express, John Fremont, Oregon Trail, Louisiana Purchase. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Tall Tales
How do you know if a story is a tall tale? While you are reading, ask these 3 questions: Is this full of exaggerations? Does the main character overcome a very hard thing? Is the hero “larger than life”? Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
African American History
African-American history is the branch of American history that specifically discusses the African-American or Black American ethnic groups in the United States. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Time Lines
What is a Time Line? A time line is a horizontal or vertical line divided into sections usually by years, decades, or centuries. A time line shows important events in history arranged in chronological order. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Famous Explorers
An explorer is a person involved in exploration. Exploration is the act of searching for the purpose of discovery of information or resources. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Famous Americans
FreeWho are some famous Americans we should know? Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Benjamin Banneker, Davy Crockett, Cesar Chavez, Florence Nightingale, Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Susan B. Anthony, Paul Revere, Thomas Edison, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, Sojourner Truth, Helen Keller, and John Glenn. Read more...iWorksheets :5Study Guides :1
Civil War
Confederacy, Emancipation Proclamation, Antietam, union, plantations, slavery, abolishing slavery, Bull Run, American Red Cross, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Abraham Lincoln. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Famous Americans
There are many people who have had an impact on American history. These people were often common, ordinary people who did something special. Many helped to change our country by what they did. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Pioneer Life
Pioneers are the first people who settle in an area. People traveled west to explore new parts of the U.S. during the 1800s. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Presidential History
The president is the highest leader in the U.S. Each president is elected to office for a four year term. A president can then be reelected for another term. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Colonial Life
People came to this New World for many reasons: religious freedom, political freedom, adventure, hope of land and money. They came to a land that was hard to live in. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Tales of Long Ago
Folktales (Chinese and Native American) Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
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