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

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Vermont Standards

VT.6.1. Critical Evaluation: Causes and Effects in Human Societies: Students examine complex webs of causes and effects in relations to events in order to generalize about the workings of human societies, and they apply their findings to problems.
H&SS3-4:2. Grade Level Expectation: Hypothesis/Research Statement: Students develop a hypothesis, thesis, or research statement by:
3-4:2.a. Using prior knowledge to predict results or proposing a choice about a possible action (e.g., using experience from a field trip to the nature center, propose a way to preserve Vermont's natural habitats).
H&SS3-4:5. Grade Level Expectation: Conducting Research: Students develop reasonable explanations that support the research statement by:
3-4:5.c. Using appropriate methods for interpreting information such as comparing and contrasting.
VT.6.10. Citizenship: Types of Government: Students compare and evaluate the philosophical underpinnings and the workings of different types of governments, including constitutional governments, in various times in their local community, in Vermont, in the United States, and in various locations world wide.
H&SS3-4:14. Grade Level Expectation: Students act as citizens by:
3-4:14.e. Demonstrating the role of individuals in the election processes (e.g., voting in class or mock elections).
VT.6.11. Citizenship: Institutional Access: Students analyze the access that various groups and individuals have had to justice, reward, and power, as those are evident in the institutions in various times in their local community, in Vermont, in the United States, and in various locations world wide.
H&SS3-4:14. Grade Level Expectation: Students act as citizens by:
3-4:14.e. Demonstrating the role of individuals in the election processes (e.g., voting in class or mock elections).
VT.6.12. Citizenship: Human Rights: Students identify and evaluate the concept of human rights in various times in their local community, in Vermont, in the United States, and in various locations world wide.
H&SS3-4:14. Grade Level Expectation: Students act as citizens by:
3-4:14.e. Demonstrating the role of individuals in the election processes (e.g., voting in class or mock elections).
VT.6.15. Economics: Knowledge of Economic Principles: Students use the basic principles of economics to interpret local, state, national, and international economic activity.
H&SS3-4:20. Grade Level Expectation: Students make economic decisions as a consumer, producer, saver, investor, and citizen by:
3-4:20.b. Explaining ways people meet their basic needs and wants (e.g., people buy oil because they need heat; people buy video games because they want entertainment).
VT.6.16. Economics: Impact of Economic Systems: Students evaluate the impact of economic systems on the needs and wants of all people and on the environment in various times in their local community, in Vermont, in the United States, and in various locations world wide.
H&SS3-4:20. Grade Level Expectation: Students make economic decisions as a consumer, producer, saver, investor, and citizen by:
3-4:20.b. Explaining ways people meet their basic needs and wants (e.g., people buy oil because they need heat; people buy video games because they want entertainment).
VT.6.17. Economics: Governments and Resources: Students understand how governments affect the flow of resources, goods, and services.
H&SS3-4:20. Grade Level Expectation: Students make economic decisions as a consumer, producer, saver, investor, and citizen by:
3-4:20.b. Explaining ways people meet their basic needs and wants (e.g., people buy oil because they need heat; people buy video games because they want entertainment).
VT.6.2. Critical Evaluation: Uses of Evidence and Data: Students understand the varied uses of evidence and data, and use both to make interpretations concerning public issues.
H&SS3-4:2. Grade Level Expectation: Hypothesis/Research Statement: Students develop a hypothesis, thesis, or research statement by:
3-4:2.a. Using prior knowledge to predict results or proposing a choice about a possible action (e.g., using experience from a field trip to the nature center, propose a way to preserve Vermont's natural habitats).
H&SS3-4:5. Grade Level Expectation: Conducting Research: Students develop reasonable explanations that support the research statement by:
3-4:5.c. Using appropriate methods for interpreting information such as comparing and contrasting.
VT.6.3. Critical Evaluation: Analyzing Knowledge: Students analyze knowledge as a collection of selected facts and interpretations based on a particular historical or social setting.
H&SS3-4:2. Grade Level Expectation: Hypothesis/Research Statement: Students develop a hypothesis, thesis, or research statement by:
3-4:2.a. Using prior knowledge to predict results or proposing a choice about a possible action (e.g., using experience from a field trip to the nature center, propose a way to preserve Vermont's natural habitats).
H&SS3-4:5. Grade Level Expectation: Conducting Research: Students develop reasonable explanations that support the research statement by:
3-4:5.c. Using appropriate methods for interpreting information such as comparing and contrasting.
VT.6.4. History: Historical Connections: Students identify major historical eras and analyze periods of transition in various times in their local community, in Vermont, in the United States, and in various locations world wide, to interpret the influence of the past on the present.
H&SS3-4:2. Grade Level Expectation: Hypothesis/Research Statement: Students develop a hypothesis, thesis, or research statement by:
3-4:2.a. Using prior knowledge to predict results or proposing a choice about a possible action (e.g., using experience from a field trip to the nature center, propose a way to preserve Vermont's natural habitats).
H&SS3-4:5. Grade Level Expectation: Conducting Research: Students develop reasonable explanations that support the research statement by:
3-4:5.c. Using appropriate methods for interpreting information such as comparing and contrasting.
VT.6.6. History: Being A Historian: Students use historical methodology to make interpretations concerning history, change, and continuity.
H&SS3-4:2. Grade Level Expectation: Hypothesis/Research Statement: Students develop a hypothesis, thesis, or research statement by:
3-4:2.a. Using prior knowledge to predict results or proposing a choice about a possible action (e.g., using experience from a field trip to the nature center, propose a way to preserve Vermont's natural habitats).
H&SS3-4:5. Grade Level Expectation: Conducting Research: Students develop reasonable explanations that support the research statement by:
3-4:5.c. Using appropriate methods for interpreting information such as comparing and contrasting.
VT.6.9. Citizenship: Meaning of Citizenship: Students examine and debate the meaning of citizenship and act as citizens in a democratic society.
H&SS3-4:14. Grade Level Expectation: Students act as citizens by:
3-4:14.e. Demonstrating the role of individuals in the election processes (e.g., voting in class or mock elections).