Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
TX.113.14. Social Studies, Grade 3
3.2. History. The student understands common characteristics of communities, past and present. The student is expected to:
3.2.B. Identify ways in which people in the local community and other communities meet their needs for government, education, communication, transportation, and recreation.
3.9. Government. The student understands the basic structure and functions of various levels of government. The student is expected to:
3.9.A. Describe the basic structure of government in the local community, state, and nation.
3.9.B. Identify local, state, and national government officials and explain how they are chosen.
3.11. Citizenship. The student understands characteristics of good citizenship as exemplified by historical and contemporary figures. The student is expected to:
3.11.A. Identify characteristics of good citizenship, including truthfulness, justice, equality, respect for oneself and others, responsibility in daily life, and participation in government by educating oneself about the issues, respectfully holding public officials to their word, and voting.
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.
3.11.C. Identify and explain the importance of individual acts of civic responsibility, including obeying laws, serving the community, serving on a jury, and voting.