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Nebraska Standards for Third Grade Social Studies

NE.SS.1. Grade 3 (Community)

SS 3.1. Civics: Students will develop and apply the skills of civic responsibility to make informed decisions based upon knowledge of government at local, state, national and international levels.

Civic Participation
SS 3.1.2. Students will understand the impact of individual and group decisions at a local level.
SS 3.1.2.a. Identify rights and responsibilities of citizens (e.g., voting, public service projects,) at the local levelSS 3.1.2.b. Explain the meaning of patriotic symbols, songs, actions, celebrations, and holidays (e.g., U.S. Flag, Bald Eagle, Pledge of Allegiance, Thanksgiving, Veteran’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 4th of July, Memorial Day, President’s Day, Flag Day)SS 3.1.2.c. Identify ways students can be engaged to have an impact in their local communitySS 3.1.2.e. Identify local leaders and the impact of their decisions that effect public policy
Forms and Functions of Government
SS 3.1.1. Students will identify and explain the structure and function of their local governments.
SS 3.1.1.a. Identify the structure and functions of local governmentSS 3.1.1.c. Identify and explain a variety of roles leaders, citizens, and others play in local government

SS 3.2. Economics: Students will utilize economic reasoning skills to make informed judgments and become effective participants in the economy at the local, state, national and international levels.

Financial Literacy
SS 3.2.6. Students will use knowledge of currency to solve real-world problems.
SS 3.2.6.a. Given a budget, students will be able to make choices as to what to purchase and what to give up
Globalization
SS 3.2.12. Students will describe how the local community trades with the rest of the world.
SS 3.2.12.a. Identify local goods and services that could be traded with people everywhere (e.g., corn, soybeans, beef)
Institutions
SS 3.2.3. Students will cite evidence of how money (coins and currency) makes trading easier than bartering.
SS 3.2.3.a. Identify historical examples of trading among early settlers

SS 3.3. Geography: Students will develop and apply spatial perspective and geographic skills to make informed decisions regarding issues and current events at local, state, national and international levels.

Human/Environment Interaction
SS 3.3.5. Students will identify the relationship between humans and the physical environment.
SS 3.3.5.c. Explain the importance of Earth’s natural resources (e.g., minerals, air, water, land)
Places and Regions
SS 3.3.2. Students will compare the characteristics of places and regions.
SS 3.3.2.b. Compare and contrast local places and regions with other places and regions (e.g., prairie and forest, local community with another community, products from Nebraska and another state, crops grown in Nebraska and another state)
The World in Spatial Terms
SS 3.3.1. Students will explore where (spatial) and why people, places and environments are organized in the state.
SS 3.3.1.d. Locate places on maps and globes (e.g., Missouri River, Platte, River, Rocky Mountains, Nebraska, the student's city)SS 3.3.1.e. Identify the continents, oceans, and hemispheres

SS 3.4. History: Students will develop and apply historical knowledge and skills to research, analyze, and understand key concepts of past, current, and potential issues and events at the local, state, national, and international levels.

Chronological Thinking
SS 3.4.1. Students will describe and analyze chronological relationships and patterns.
SS 3.4.1.a. Describe concepts of time and chronology (e.g., annual, biannual, decades, centuries, millennia)
Historical Analysis and Interpretation
SS 3.4.4. Students will identify past and current events, issues, and problems.
SS 3.4.4.c. Describe how decisions affected events in the community (e.g., election of local officials; zoning laws)