Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Third Grade. Effective Decision Making

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Kentucky Standards

KY.AE. Academic Expectation
AE.1. Students are able to use basic communication and mathematics skills for purposes and situations they will encounter throughout their lives.
1.2. Students make sense of the variety of materials they read.
AE.2. Students shall develop their abilities to apply core concepts and principles from mathematics, the sciences, the arts, the humanities, social studies, practical living studies, and vocational studies to what they will encounter throughout their lives.
2.18. Social Studies: Students understand economic principles and are able to make economic decisions that have consequences in daily living.
KY.CC. Core Content for Assessment v.4.1.
SS-EP-1. Government and Civics: The study of government and civics equips students to understand the nature of government and the unique characteristics of representative democracy in the United States, including its fundamental principles, structure and the role of citizens. Understanding the historical development of structures of power, authority and governance and their evolving functions in contemporary U.S. society and other parts of the world is essential for developing civic competence. An understanding of civic ideals and practices of citizenship is critical to full participation in society and is a central purpose of the social studies.
SS-EP-1.3. Rights and Responsibilities
SS-EP-1.3.2. Students will identify and give examples of good citizenship at home, at school and in the community (e.g., helping with chores, obeying rules, participating in community service projects such as recycling, conserving natural resources, donating food/supplies) and explain why civic engagement in the community is important. DOK 2
SS-EP-3. Economics: Economics includes the study of production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. Students need to understand how their economic decisions affect them, others, the nation and the world. The purpose of economic education is to enable individuals to function effectively both in their own personal lives and as citizens and participants in an increasingly connected world economy. Students need to understand the benefits and costs of economic interaction and interdependence among people, societies and governments.
SS-EP-3.1. Scarcity
SS-EP-3.1.1. Students will define basic economic terms related to scarcity (e.g., opportunity cost, wants and needs, limited productive resources-natural, human, capital) and explain that scarcity requires people to make economic choices and incur opportunity costs. DOK 2
SS-EP-3.3. Markets
SS-EP-3.3.1. Students will define basic economic terms related to markets (e.g., market economy, markets, wants and needs, goods and services, profit, consumer, producer, supply and demand, barter, money, trade, advertising). DOK 2
SS-EP-3.4. Production, Distribution, and Consumption
SS-EP-3.4.1. Students will define basic economic terms related to production, distribution and consumption (e.g., goods and services, wants and needs, supply and demand, specialization, entrepreneur) and describe various ways goods and services are distributed (e.g., by price, first-come-first-served, sharing equally). DOK 2
KY.PS. Program of Studies 2006
SS-P-E. Big Idea: Economics - Economics includes the study of production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. Students need to understand how their economic decisions affect them, others and the nation as a whole. The purpose of economic education is to enable individuals to function effectively both in their own personal lives and as citizens and participants in an increasingly connected world economy. Students need to understand the benefits and costs of economic interaction and interdependence among people, societies, and governments. (Academic Expectations 2.18)
SS-P-E-U-2. Program of Studies: Understandings - Students will understand that a variety of fundamental economic concepts (e.g., supply and demand, opportunity cost) impact individuals, groups and businesses in the community today.
SS-P-GC. Big Idea: Government and Civics - The study of government and civics allows students to understand the nature of government and the unique characteristics of American democracy, including its fundamental principles, structure, and the role of citizens. Understanding the historical development of structures of power, authority and governance and their evolving functions in contemporary U.S. society and other parts of the world is essential for developing civic competence. An understanding of civic ideals and practices of citizenship is critical to full participation in society and is a central purpose of the social studies. (Academic Expectations 2.14, 2.15)
SS-P-GC-S-2. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will explore personal rights and responsibilities:
SS-P-GC-S-2.a) Explain, demonstrate, give examples of ways to show good citizenship at school and in the community (e.g., recycling, picking up trash)
SS-P-GC-S-2.b) Describe the importance of civic participation and locate examples (e.g., donating canned food to a class food drive) in current events/news