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Iowa Core Standards for Third Grade Social Studies

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IA.B. Behavioral Sciences

B.3. Understand how personality and socialization impact the individual.

B.3.3. Understand the rights and responsibilities of the individual in relation to his/her social group.

B.4. Understand the process of how humans develop, learn, adapt to their environment, and internalize their culture.

B.4.4. Understand that language, stories, folktales, music, and artistic creations are expressions of culture.

IA.E. Economics

E.1. Understand the role of scarcity and economic trade-offs and how economic conditions impact people’s lives.

E.1.3. Understand that businesses are willing to sell more products and services when prices go up and less when the price goes down.

E.3. Understand how governments throughout the world influence economic behavior.

E.3.1. Understand that the government pays for goods and services it provides by taxing and borrowing.
E.3.2. Understand that all societies have developed economic systems and there are advantages and disadvantages to each type of system.

E.4. Understand factors that create patterns of interdependence in the world economy.

E.4.2. Understand the impact of increasing economic interdependence in different regions of the world.
E.4.3. Understand that local goods and services are part of the global economy.
E.4.4. Understand the concepts of exports and imports.

E.6. Understand that all economies throughout the world rely upon universal concepts.

E.6.1. Understand that there are producers and consumers in all economies.
E.6.2. Understand supply and demand in various types of economies.
E.6.5. Understand barriers to trade among people across nations.

IA.G. Geography

G.1. Understand the use of geographic tools to locate and analyze information about people, places, and environments.

G.1.1. Understand political, topographical and historical maps, aerial photos and maps.
G.1.3. Understand the concepts of title, legend, cardinal directions, distance, grids.
G.1.4. Understand the use of data sources, atlases, data bases, grid systems, charts, graphs, and maps to generate, manipulate, and interpret information.
G.1.6. Understand the representations of major physical and human features on maps and globes.

G.2. Understand how geographic and human characteristics create culture and define regions.

G.2.1. Understand the characteristics of regions--physical and cultural.

G.3. Understand how human factors and the distribution of resources affect the development of society and the movement of populations.

G.3.4. Understand the relationship between population growth and resource use.
G.3.5. Understand the concepts of renewable and non-renewable resources.
G.3.7. Understand the relation between economic activities and natural resources in areas.

G.4. Understand how physical processes and human actions modify the environment and how the environment affects humans.

G.4.2. Understand humans interact and adapt to the physical environment.

IA.H. History

H.1. Understand historical patterns, periods of time and the relationships among these elements.

H.1.1. Understand the similarities and differences between various civilizations within a time period.

H.3. Understand the role of culture and cultural diffusion on the development and maintenance of societies.

H.3.3. Understand major historical events and developments that involved interaction among various groups.

H.4. Understand the role of individuals and groups within a society as promoters of change or the status quo.

H.4.1. Understand roles of important individuals and groups in technological and scientific fields.
H.4.2. Understand that specific individuals had a great impact on history
H.4.4. Understand how democratic values have been exemplified by people, events, and symbols.

H.5. Understand the effect of economic needs and wants on individual and group decisions.

H.5.1. Understands factors that shaped the economic system in the United States.

H.6. Understand the effects of geographic factors on historical events.

H.6.2. Understand seasons, climate, and weather, environmental change and crises affect social and economic development.
H.6.3. Understand major land and water routes of explorers.

H.7. Understand the role of innovation on the development and interaction of societies.

H.7.1. Understand the influence of cultural, scientific, and technological decisions on societies.
H.7.2. Understand ways science and technology have changed the way people think about the natural world

H.8. Understand cause and effect relationships and other historical thinking skills in order to interpret events and issues.

H.8.1. Understand processes important to reconstructing and interpreting the past.
H.8.4. Understand interpretation of data in timelines.

IA.PS. Political Science/Civic Literacy

PS.1. Understand the rights and responsibilities of each citizen and demonstrate the value of lifelong civic action.

PS.1.1. Understand what it means to be a citizen.
PS.1.2. Understand why civic responsibility is important and know examples of civic responsibility.
PS.1.4. Understand how people can participate in their government.
PS.1.5. Understand what political leaders do and why leadership is necessary in a democracy.
PS.1.6. Understand opportunities for leadership and public service in the student’s own classroom, school, community, state, and the nation.
PS.1.7. Understand the importance of voluntarism as a characteristic of American society.

PS.2. Understand how the government established by the Constitution embodies the enduring values and principles of democracy and republicanism.

PS.2.1. Understand the fundamental values and principles of American democracy.
PS.2.3. Understand fundamental values and principles of American democracy are expressed in documents such as the Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, as well as in American songs, stories, and speeches.
PS.2.4. Understand the costs and benefits of diversity in American society.

PS.3. Understand the purpose and function of each of the three branches of government established by the Constitution.

PS.3.1. Understand that the legislative branch passes laws to protect individual rights.
PS.3.2. Understand that the executive branch carries out and enforces laws to protect individual rights.
PS.3.3. Understand that the judicial branch, headed by the Supreme Court, makes decisions concerning the law that aim to protect individual rights.

PS.4. Understand the differences among local, state and national government.

PS.4.1. Understand the roles of local, state and national government and the roles of representative leaders at these levels such as mayor, governor and President.
PS.4.3. Understand how national, state and local government officials are chosen.

PS.5. Understand the role of the United States in current world affairs.

PS.5.1. Understand that the world is divided into many different nations with each one having its own government.
PS.5.2. Understand the major ways nations interact with each other such as trade, diplomacy, cultural contacts, treaties or agreements, and use of military force.