Kansas Academic Standards for Third Grade Social Studies

Continents and OceansFreeThere are seven continents, large land masses on the Earth. The underwater part of each continent which extends miles into the oceans is called the continental shelf. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1
Contributions of Ancient CivilizationsMesopotamia - In the Middle East, the land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers is the earliest known civilization. Egypt - About 5000 BC, Egypt was ruled by pharaohs who had the Pyramids built for their tombs. Rome - 100 B.C. Romans developed use of concrete which could be poured into any shape. They developed the first paved roads. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1
Geographic InformationGeography is the study of the earth and how people live on it. Geographic information will help you to know more about the earth. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1
Geographic RegionsA region is a large area that has special features that make it different from other areas. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1
Goods and ServicesGoods are things that are made or grown and then sold. <br>Services are the jobs people do for others. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Income and EarningIncome is money that people earn from working. It is also referred to as wages or salaries. Earning is receiving money for work done or services performed. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
LandmarksWhat is a Landmark? A landmark is any prominent object on land that can be used in determining location or direction. A memorial is a special kind of landmark which was built to honor and remember a person, a group, or event. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1
Map & Compass SkillsMaps are pictures that show places from above, as if they were drawn by someone in an airplane. Maps have titles to tell what the map shows. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
The Earth within a Solar SystemOur solar system is the sun and the planets that orbit, or spin, around it. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Trade and TransportationTrade is the buying and selling or bartering of goods and services.<br> Transportation - People can walk, ride an animal, bicycle, and drive vehicles. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
U.S. GovernmentU. S. GOVERNMENT The Constitution was written in 1789 and is the basic design for how our government should work. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1
World HolidaysFreeHolidays are special days to help us remember or honor people and events. The earliest holy days were to honor sacred events. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 4
World PopulationAll over the world there are many communities. They are alike because they are where people live, work, and have fun. They are different in many ways, especially in population. We classify communities as urban, suburban, and rural to better understand their needs. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1

KS.KHGSS. Kansas History, Government, and Social Studies Standards

KHGSS.1. Choices have consequences.

1.1. The student will recognize and evaluate significant choices made by individuals, communities, states, and nations that have impacted our lives and futures.
Famous ExplorersFrom Columbus’ discovery of the Americas to Hillary’s quest up Mount Everest, the names of these famous explorers will remain important for centuries. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Early SettlementsStudents will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments, and turning points in the history of the United States. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Natural ResourcesNatural resources are useful resources that come from the earth and sky and help humans live on Earth. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
U.S. Court SystemFederal and state courts, Constitution, jury, verdict, justices. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
U.S. PresidentsFreeThe president is the highest leader in the United States. Each president serves a four year term and then can be re-elected for one more term. Read more...iWorksheets :5Study Guides :1
Westward ExpansionLewis and Clark, Homestead Act of 1862, Pony Express, John Fremont, Oregon Trail, Louisiana Purchase. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Tall TalesHow do you know if a story is a tall tale? While you are reading, ask these 3 questions: Is this full of exaggerations? Does the main character overcome a very hard thing? Is the hero “larger than life”? Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
African American HistoryAfrican-American history is the branch of American history that specifically discusses the African-American or Black American ethnic groups in the United States. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Time LinesWhat is a Time Line? A time line is a horizontal or vertical line divided into sections usually by years, decades, or centuries. A time line shows important events in history arranged in chronological order. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Famous ExplorersAn explorer is a person involved in exploration. Exploration is the act of searching for the purpose of discovery of information or resources. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Famous AmericansFreeWho are some famous Americans we should know? Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Benjamin Banneker, Davy Crockett, Cesar Chavez, Florence Nightingale, Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Susan B. Anthony, Paul Revere, Thomas Edison, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, Sojourner Truth, Helen Keller, and John Glenn. Read more...iWorksheets :5Study Guides :1
Civil WarConfederacy, Emancipation Proclamation, Antietam, union, plantations, slavery, abolishing slavery, Bull Run, American Red Cross, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Abraham Lincoln. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Famous AmericansThere are many people who have had an impact on American history. These people were often common, ordinary people who did something special. Many helped to change our country by what they did. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Pioneer LifePioneers are the first people who settle in an area. People traveled west to explore new parts of the U.S. during the 1800s. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Presidential HistoryThe president is the highest leader in the U.S. Each president is elected to office for a four year term. A president can then be reelected for another term. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Colonial LifePeople came to this New World for many reasons: religious freedom, political freedom, adventure, hope of land and money. They came to a land that was hard to live in. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Tales of Long AgoFolktales (Chinese and Native American) Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
1.2. The student will analyze the context under which choices are made and draw conclusions about the motivations and goals of the decision-makers.
Natural ResourcesNatural resources are useful resources that come from the earth and sky and help humans live on Earth. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
1.3. The student will investigate examples of causes and consequences of particular choices and connect those choices with contemporary issues.
Election ProcessThe United States presidential election is an indirect election in which citizens of the United States who are registered to vote in one of the 50 U.S. states or the District of Columbia cast ballots for members of the Electoral College, known as electors. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
1.4. The student will use his/her understanding of choices and consequences to construct a decision-making process and to justify a decision.
Effective Decision MakingDecisions are choices people make. Whenever a choice is made, something i given up. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

KHGSS.2. Individuals have rights and responsibilities.

2.1. The student will recognize and evaluate the rights and responsibilities of people living in societies.
Effective Decision MakingDecisions are choices people make. Whenever a choice is made, something i given up. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Roles of the CitizensFreeA citizen is an official member of a community.<br> A citizen has rights and responsibilities. <br>There are some important way to show good citizenship. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
American CitizenshipA citizen is a person who lives in a community. Citizenship refers to the rights and responsibilities of the citizens of any community. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
2.2. The student will analyze the context under which significant rights and responsibilities are defined and demonstrated, their various interpretations, and draw conclusions about those interpretations.
Effective Decision MakingDecisions are choices people make. Whenever a choice is made, something i given up. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Roles of the CitizensFreeA citizen is an official member of a community.<br> A citizen has rights and responsibilities. <br>There are some important way to show good citizenship. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
American CitizenshipA citizen is a person who lives in a community. Citizenship refers to the rights and responsibilities of the citizens of any community. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
2.3. The student will investigate specific rights and responsibilities of individuals and connect those rights and responsibilities with contemporary issues.
Effective Decision MakingDecisions are choices people make. Whenever a choice is made, something i given up. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
2.4. The student will use his/her understanding of rights and responsibilities to address contemporary issues.
Effective Decision MakingDecisions are choices people make. Whenever a choice is made, something i given up. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Roles of the CitizensFreeA citizen is an official member of a community.<br> A citizen has rights and responsibilities. <br>There are some important way to show good citizenship. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
American CitizenshipA citizen is a person who lives in a community. Citizenship refers to the rights and responsibilities of the citizens of any community. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1

KHGSS.3. Societies are shaped by beliefs, ideas, and diversity.

3.1. The student will recognize and evaluate significant beliefs, contributions, and ideas of the many diverse peoples and groups and their impact on individuals, communities, states, and nations.
ImmigrationAn immigrant is a person who comes to live in another country. Immigrants came to live in the United States for many reasons Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
African American HistoryAfrican-American history is the branch of American history that specifically discusses the African-American or Black American ethnic groups in the United States. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Other Cultures Contribute to U.S. CultureThe United States has been called a melting pot because people from so many other countries have come to live here. People from every country have brought many of their customs and traditions with them. Their culture is remembered and shared by many of us today. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
3.2. The student will draw conclusions about significant beliefs, contributions, and ideas, analyzing the origins and context under which these competing ideals were reached and the multiple perspectives from which they come.
ImmigrationAn immigrant is a person who comes to live in another country. Immigrants came to live in the United States for many reasons Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Other Cultures Contribute to U.S. CultureThe United States has been called a melting pot because people from so many other countries have come to live here. People from every country have brought many of their customs and traditions with them. Their culture is remembered and shared by many of us today. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
3.3. The student will investigate specific beliefs, contributions, ideas, and/or diverse populations and connect those beliefs, contributions, ideas and/or diversity to contemporary issues.
Government and Political SystemsA government is people who make decisions about a city, state, or country. A democratic system exists when the people who run the government are selected by the citizens. An autocratic system has a ruler who came to power by strength or birth. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
3.4. The student will use his/her understanding of those beliefs, contributions, ideas, and diversity to justify or define how community, state, national, and international ideals shape contemporary society.
Government and Political SystemsA government is people who make decisions about a city, state, or country. A democratic system exists when the people who run the government are selected by the citizens. An autocratic system has a ruler who came to power by strength or birth. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

KHGSS.4. Societies experience continuity and change over time.

4.3. The student will investigate an example of continuity and/or change and connect that continuity and/or change to a contemporary issue.
Election ProcessThe United States presidential election is an indirect election in which citizens of the United States who are registered to vote in one of the 50 U.S. states or the District of Columbia cast ballots for members of the Electoral College, known as electors. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Government and Political SystemsA government is people who make decisions about a city, state, or country. A democratic system exists when the people who run the government are selected by the citizens. An autocratic system has a ruler who came to power by strength or birth. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
4.4. The student will use his/her understanding of continuity and change to construct a model for contemporary reform.
Election ProcessThe United States presidential election is an indirect election in which citizens of the United States who are registered to vote in one of the 50 U.S. states or the District of Columbia cast ballots for members of the Electoral College, known as electors. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Government and Political SystemsA government is people who make decisions about a city, state, or country. A democratic system exists when the people who run the government are selected by the citizens. An autocratic system has a ruler who came to power by strength or birth. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

KHGSS.5. Relationships among people, places, ideas, and environments are dynamic.

5.1. The student will recognize and evaluate dynamic relationships that impact lives in communities, states, and nations.
ImmigrationAn immigrant is a person who comes to live in another country. Immigrants came to live in the United States for many reasons Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Other Cultures Contribute to U.S. CultureThe United States has been called a melting pot because people from so many other countries have come to live here. People from every country have brought many of their customs and traditions with them. Their culture is remembered and shared by many of us today. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
5.2. The student will analyze the context of significant relationships and draw conclusions about a contemporary world.
Government and Political SystemsA government is people who make decisions about a city, state, or country. A democratic system exists when the people who run the government are selected by the citizens. An autocratic system has a ruler who came to power by strength or birth. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Interdependence of Goods and ServicesWhat is interdependence? People in many communities depend on people in other communities for goods and services. Goods are products that are made or grown and then sold. Services are jobs that people do to serve one another. No one community has everything it needs to meet its basic needs. We need to transport goods and communicate our needs worldwide. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
5.3. The student will investigate the relationship among people, places, ideas, and/or the environment and connect those relationships to contemporary issues.
Election ProcessThe United States presidential election is an indirect election in which citizens of the United States who are registered to vote in one of the 50 U.S. states or the District of Columbia cast ballots for members of the Electoral College, known as electors. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Government and Political SystemsA government is people who make decisions about a city, state, or country. A democratic system exists when the people who run the government are selected by the citizens. An autocratic system has a ruler who came to power by strength or birth. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
5.4. The student will use his/her understanding of these dynamic relationships to create a personal, community, state, and/or national narrative.
Election ProcessThe United States presidential election is an indirect election in which citizens of the United States who are registered to vote in one of the 50 U.S. states or the District of Columbia cast ballots for members of the Electoral College, known as electors. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Government and Political SystemsA government is people who make decisions about a city, state, or country. A democratic system exists when the people who run the government are selected by the citizens. An autocratic system has a ruler who came to power by strength or birth. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

KS.3. Community

3.H. History (H)

Sample Compelling Questions
3.H.12. What are your rights and responsibilities as a citizen of your community? (Standard 2)
Effective Decision MakingDecisions are choices people make. Whenever a choice is made, something i given up. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Roles of the CitizensFreeA citizen is an official member of a community.<br> A citizen has rights and responsibilities. <br>There are some important way to show good citizenship. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
American CitizenshipA citizen is a person who lives in a community. Citizenship refers to the rights and responsibilities of the citizens of any community. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1

3.CG. Civics/Government (CG)

Skills
3.CG.1. Seek opportunities and demonstrate characteristics of a leader such as being trustworthy, fair-minded, and forward-looking.
Roles of the CitizensFreeA citizen is an official member of a community.<br> A citizen has rights and responsibilities. <br>There are some important way to show good citizenship. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
3.CG.2. Demonstrate good citizenship skills such as showing respect, being responsible, having a positive attitude, exercising self-discipline, and engaging in conflict resolution.
Roles of the CitizensFreeA citizen is an official member of a community.<br> A citizen has rights and responsibilities. <br>There are some important way to show good citizenship. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
3.CG.3. Identify common problems or needs within your school or community and participate and persevere in problem solving.
Effective Decision MakingDecisions are choices people make. Whenever a choice is made, something i given up. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Sample Compelling Questions
3.CG.6. What are the consequences of choosing to be an active member of your community? (Standard 1)
Effective Decision MakingDecisions are choices people make. Whenever a choice is made, something i given up. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Roles of the CitizensFreeA citizen is an official member of a community.<br> A citizen has rights and responsibilities. <br>There are some important way to show good citizenship. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
3.CG.10. What makes someone a good citizen in your community? (Standard 5)
Effective Decision MakingDecisions are choices people make. Whenever a choice is made, something i given up. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Roles of the CitizensFreeA citizen is an official member of a community.<br> A citizen has rights and responsibilities. <br>There are some important way to show good citizenship. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
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