Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
TX.113.14. Social Studies, Grade 3
3.11. Citizenship. The student understands characteristics of good citizenship as exemplified by historical and contemporary figures. The student is expected to:
3.11.A. Identify characteristics of good citizenship, including truthfulness, justice, equality, respect for oneself and others, responsibility in daily life, and participation in government by educating oneself about the issues, respectfully holding public officials to their word, and voting.
3.11.C. Identify and explain the importance of individual acts of civic responsibility, including obeying laws, serving the community, serving on a jury, and voting.
3.12. Citizenship. The student understands the impact of individual and group decisions on communities in a constitutional republic. The student is expected to:
3.12.B. Identify examples of actions individuals and groups can take to improve the community.
3.17. Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired from a variety of valid sources, including electronic technology. The student is expected to:
3.17.C. Interpret oral, visual, and print material by identifying the main idea, distinguishing between fact and opinion, identifying cause and effect, and comparing and contrasting.