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.
3.1.C. Describe how individuals, including Daniel Boone, Christopher Columbus, the Founding Fathers, and Juan de Oñate, have contributed to the expansion of existing communities or to the creation of new communities.
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.