Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
TX.113.14. Social Studies, Grade 3
3.1. History. The student understands how individuals, events, and ideas have influenced the history of various communities. The student is expected to:
3.1.A. Describe how individuals, events, and ideas have changed communities, past and present.
3.1.B. Identify individuals, including Pierre-Charles L'Enfant, Benjamin Banneker, and Benjamin Franklin, who have helped to shape communities.
3.8. Economics. The student understands how businesses operate in the U.S. free enterprise system. The student is expected to:
3.8.E. Identify individuals, past and present, including Henry Ford and other entrepreneurs in the community such as Mary Kay Ash, Wallace Amos, Milton Hershey, and Sam Walton, who have started new businesses.
3.10. Government. The student understands important ideas in historical documents at various levels of government. The student is expected to:
3.10.A. Identify the purposes of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, including the Bill of Rights.
3.11. Citizenship. The student understands characteristics of good citizenship as exemplified by historical and contemporary figures. The student is expected to:
3.11.B. Identify historical figures such as Helen Keller and Clara Barton and contemporary figures such as Ruby Bridges and military and first responders who exemplify good citizenship.
3.14. Culture. The student understands the role of heroes in shaping the culture of communities, the state, and the nation. The student is expected to:
3.14.A. Identify and compare the heroic deeds of state and national heroes, including Hector P. Garcia and James A. Lovell, and other individuals such as Harriet Tubman, Juliette Gordon Low, Todd Beamer, Ellen Ochoa, John ''Danny'' Olivas, and other contemporary heroes.
3.16. Science, technology, and society. The student understands how individuals have created or invented new technology and affected life in various communities, past and present. The student is expected to:
3.16.A. Identify scientists and inventors, including Jonas Salk, Maria Mitchell, and others who have discovered scientific breakthroughs or created or invented new technology such as Cyrus McCormick, Bill Gates, and Louis Pasteur.
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.