Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Third Grade. Government and Political Systems

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Connecticut Standards

CT.1. Civics and Government: United States Constitution and Government: Students will apply knowledge of the U.S. Constitution, how the U.S. system of government works and how the rule of law and the value of liberty and equality have an impact on individual, local, state and national decisions.
1.5. Apply the process of how leaders are selected and how people monitor and influence decisions of their government.
1.6. Identify the location of seats of government at the local, state and national levels.
1.7. Apply the concepts of liberty, tolerance and majority rule and how they relate to individual rights.
CT.1. History: Historical Thinking: Students will develop historical thinking skills, including chronological thinking and recognizing change over time; contextualizing, comprehending and analyzing historical literature; researching historical sources; understanding the concept of historical causation; understanding competing narratives and interpretation; and constructing narratives and interpretation.
1.2. Engage in reading challenging primary and secondary historical source materials, some of which is contradictory and requires questioning of validity.
1.4. Identify the main idea in a source of historical information.
CT.3. Civics and Government: Political Systems: Students will explain that political systems emanate from the need of humans for order, leading to compromise and the establishment of authority.
3.2. Describe the need for a limited government so that people can be treated fairly.
3.4. Identify protection of individual rights and promotion of the common good.
3.5. Identify what governments can and cannot do.