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

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New York State Learning Standards and Core Curriculum

NY.RI.3. Reading Standards for Informational Text
Key Ideals and Details
RI.3.1. Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
RI.3.2. Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
RI.3.7. Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RI.3.10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
NY.3P. Grade 3: Social Studies Practices
3P.A. Gathering, Interpreting, and Using Evidence
3P.A.5. Identify inferences.
3P.E. Economics and Economic Systems
3P.E.5. Explore the types of governments in world communities and services they provide to citizens.
3P.F. Civic Participation
3P.F.3. Identify different types of political systems found in world communities.
3P.F.7. Identify leaders of world communities and the president of the United States; identify similarities and differences in their roles.
NY.3. Communities around the World
Civic Ideals and Practices
3.7. Governments in communities and countries around the world have the authority to make and the power to enforce laws. The role of the citizen within these communities or countries varies across different types of governments.
3.7a. The United States government is based on democratic principles. The fundamental principles of other governments may be similar to or different from those of the United States government.
3.7a.1. Students will examine the type of government is found in each selected world community and compare and contrast it with United States government, as well as with the types of governments found in other selected world communities.
3.7b. The process of selecting leaders, solving problems, and making decisions differs across governments in nations and communities around the world.
3.7b.1. Students will examine different processes of selecting leaders, solving problems, and making decisions in nations and communities and compare and contrast them to the process used in the United States.
3.7c. Different governments have different ways of maintaining order and keeping people safe. This includes making rules and laws and enforcing these rules and laws.
3.7c.1. Students will examine how the government maintains order, keeps people safe, and makes and enforces rules and laws in each selected world community and compare and contrast it with the process in the United States, as well as in selected world communities.
3.7d. The definition of citizenship and the role of the citizen vary across different types of political systems, and citizens play a greater role in the political process in some countries than in others.
3.7d.1. Students will examine the role of the citizen in each selected world community and how this role is similar to or different from the role a citizen plays in the United States, as well in as other selected world communities.

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