Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Third Grade. Natural Resources

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Indiana Academic Standards

IN.3. The Local Community and Regional Communities
3.3. Geography: Students explain that simple grid systems (latitude and longitude) are used to locate places on maps and globes, begin to understand the Earth/sun relationship, identify the distinctive physical and cultural features of their community, explain the geographic relationships between their own community and the state and other states within the region, and compare the geographic characteristics of their own community with communities in other parts of the world.
Human Systems
3.3.10. Construct maps and graphs that show aspects of human/environmental interaction in the local community, Indiana and communities within the region.
Environment and Society
3.3.13. Identify and describe how human systems and physical systems have impacted the local environment.
3.4. Economics: Students explain how people in the local community make choices about using goods, services and productive resources; how they engage in trade to satisfy their economic wants and needs; how they use a variety of sources to gather and apply information about economic changes in the community; and how they compare costs and benefits in economic decision making.
3.4.1. Give examples from the local community that illustrate the scarcity of productive resources. Explain how this scarcity requires people to make choices and incur opportunity costs. Productive Resources: human resources, natural resources, and capital resources used to produce goods and services.