Maine Standards 3rd Grade Social Studies Activities
Printable Third Grade Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides.
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ME.A. Applications of Social Studies Processes, Knowledge, and Skills: Students apply critical thinking, a research process, and discipline-based processes and knowledge from civics/government, economics, geography, and history in authentic contexts.
A.1. Researching and Developing Positions on Current Social Studies Issues: Students identify and answer research questions related to social studies, by locating and selecting information and presenting findings.
A.1.c. Locate and access information by using text features.
A.1.g. Distinguish between facts and opinions/interpretations in sources.
A.3. Taking Action Using Social Studies Knowledge and Skills: Students select, plan, and participate in a civic action or service-learning project based on a classroom, school or local community asset or need, and describe evidence of the project's effectiveness and civic contribution.
ME.B. Civics and Government: Students draw on concepts from civics and government to understand political systems, power, authority, governance, civic ideals and practices, and the role of citizens in the community, Maine, the United States, and world.
B.1. Knowledge, Concepts, Themes, and Patterns of Civics/Government: Students understand the basic ideals, purposes, principles, structures, and processes of democratic government in Maine and the United States.
B.1.a. Explain that the study of government includes how governments are organized and how citizens participate.
B.1.b. Explain and provide examples of democratic ideals and constitutional principles to include the rule of law, legitimate power, and common good.
B.1.c. Explain and give examples of governmental structures including the legislative, executive, and judicial branches and the local, State, and national levels of government.
B.1.d. Explain how leaders are elected and how laws are made and implemented.
B.1.e. Explain that the structures and processes of government are described in documents, including the Constitutions of Maine and the United States.
B.2. Rights, Duties, Responsibilities, and Citizen Participation in Government: Students understand the basic rights, duties, responsibilities, and roles of citizens in a democracy.
B.2.a. Identify the rights, duties, and responsibilities of citizens within the class, school, or community.
B.2.b. Identify and describe the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights as documents that establish government and protect the rights of the individual United States citizen.
B.2.c. Provide examples of how people influence government and work for the common good including voting, writing to legislators, performing community service, and engaging in civil disobedience.
B.3. Individual, Cultural, International, and Global Connections in Civics and Government: Students understand civic aspects of unity and diversity in the daily life of various cultures in the United States and the world, including Maine Native Americans.
B.3.b. Describe civic beliefs and activities in the daily life of diverse cultures, including Maine Native Americans and various cultures in the United States and the world.
ME.C. Economics: Students draw on concepts and processes from economics to understand issues of personal finance and issues of production, distribution, and consumption in the community, Maine, the United States, and world.
C.1. Economic Knowledge, Concepts, Themes, and Patterns: Students understand personal economics and the basis of the economies of the community, Maine, the United States, and various regions of the world.
C.1.b. Explain how entrepreneurs and other producers of goods and services help satisfy the wants and needs of consumers in a market economy, locally and nationally, by using natural, human, and capital resources.
C.1.c. Describe situations in which personal choices are related to the use of financial resources and financial institutions including the use of money, consumption, savings, investment, and banking.
ME.D. Geography: Students draw on concepts and processes from geography to understand issues involving people, places, and environments in the community, Maine, the United States, and world.
D.1. Geographic Knowledge, Concepts, Themes, and Patterns: Students understand the geography of the community, Maine, the United States, and various regions of the world.
D.1.a. Explain that geography includes the study of Earth's physical features including climate and the distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
D.1.b. Create visual representations of the world, showing a basic understanding of the geographic grid, including the equator and prime meridian.
D.1.c. Identify the Earth's major geographic features such as continents, oceans, major mountains, and rivers using a variety of geographic tools.
ME.E. History: Students draw on concepts and processes from history to develop historical perspective and understand issues of continuity and change in the community, Maine, the United States, and world.
E.1. Historical Knowledge, Concepts, Themes, and Patterns: Students understand various major eras in the history of the community, Maine, and the United States.
E.1.a. Explain that history includes the study of past human experience based on available evidence from a variety of sources.
E.1.b. Identify various major historical eras, major enduring themes, turning points, events, consequences, persons, and timeframes, in the history of the community, Maine, and the United States.
E.1.c. Trace and explain how the history of democratic principles is preserved in historic symbols, monuments and traditions important in the community, Maine, and the United States.
E.2. Individual, Cultural, International, and Global Connections in History: Students understand historical aspects of unity and diversity in the community, Maine, and the United States, including Maine Native American communities.
E.2.a. Describe examples in the history of the United States of diverse and shared values and traditions.
E.2.b. Describe various cultural traditions and contributions of Maine Native Americans and various historical and recent immigrant groups in the community, Maine, and the United States.
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