New Mexico Content Standards for Third Grade Social Studies

Continents and Oceans
FreeThere 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 Civilizations
Mesopotamia - 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
Early Settlements
Students 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
Famous Americans
FreeWho 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
Famous Explorers
An 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
Geographic Information
Geography 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
Landmarks
What 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
Tales of Long Ago
Folktales (Chinese and Native American) Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
The Earth within a Solar System
Our solar system is the sun and the planets that orbit, or spin, around it. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
World Holidays
FreeHolidays 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 Population
All 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

NM.I: History: Students are able to identify important people and events in order to analyze significant patterns, relationships, themes, ideas, beliefs, and turning points in New Mexico, United States, and world history in order to understand the complexity of the human experience.

I-D: Skills: Understand time passage and chronology.

I-D:1. Interpret information from multiple resources and contexts to determine chronological relationships.
Time Lines
What 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

NM.II: Geography: Students understand how physical, natural, and cultural processes influence where people live, the ways in which people live, and how societies interact with one another and their environments.

II-A: Understand the concept of location by using and constructing maps, globes, and other geographic tools to identify and derive information about people, places, and environments.

II-A:1. Identify and use the mapping tools of scale, compass rose, grid, symbols and mental mapping to locate and draw places on maps and globes;
Map & Compass Skills
Maps 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
Map Skills
A map is a picture of a place. We use maps to help us know where things are. In order to use a map, you need to know a few things. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

II-C: Be familiar with aspects of human behavior and man-made and natural environments in order to recognize their impact on the past and present.

II-C:3. Describe the consequences of human modification of the natural environment (e.g., use of irrigation to improve crop yields, highways).
Natural Resources
Natural resources are useful resources that come from the earth and sky and help humans live on Earth. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

II-D: Understand how physical processes shape the Earth's surface patterns and biosystems.

II-D:1. Identify the components of the Earth's biosystems and their makeup (e.g., air, land, water, plants, and animals).
Geographic Regions
A region is a large area that has special features that make it different from other areas. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1

II-E: Describe how economic, political, cultural, and social processes interact to shape patterns of human populations, and their interdependence, cooperation, and conflict.

II-E:1. Describe how patterns of culture vary geographically.
Other Cultures Contribute to U.S. Culture
The 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
II-E:2. Describe how transportation and communication networks are used in daily life.
Trade and Transportation
Trade is the buying and selling or bartering of goods and services.
Transportation - People can walk, ride an animal, bicycle, and drive vehicles. Read more...
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Interdependence of Goods and Services
What 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

II-F: Describe how natural and man-made changes affect the meaning, use, distribution, and value of resources.

II-F:1. Identify the characteristics of renewable and nonrenewable resources.
Natural Resources
Natural resources are useful resources that come from the earth and sky and help humans live on Earth. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

NM.III: Civics and Government: Students understand the ideals, rights, and responsibilities of citizenship and understand the content and history of the founding documents of the United States with particular emphasis on the United States and New Mexico constitutions and how governments function at local, state, tribal, and national levels.

III-A: Know the fundamental purposes, concepts, structures, and functions of local, state, tribal, and national governments.

III-A:1. Explain the basic structure and functions of local governments.
U.S. Government
U. 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
Government and Political Systems
A 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
Local Government
Local government is the county, city, town, or village government. Government workers are elected by the people who live in the city, town, or county. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

III-B: Identify and describe the symbols, icons, songs, traditions, and leaders of local, state, tribal, and national levels that exemplify ideals and provide continuity and a sense of community across time.

III-B:1. Explain how symbols, songs, icons, and traditions combine to reflect various cultures over time.
American Symbols & Holidays
FreeThere are many things that are symbols of America. There are also holidays that Americans celebrate every year: Memorial Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Mother's Day Read more...iWorksheets :8Study Guides :6
Other Cultures Contribute to U.S. Culture
The 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

III-D: Understand rights and responsibilities of ''good citizenship'' as members of a family, school and community.

III-D:1. Explain the significance of participation and cooperation in a classroom and community.
Effective Decision Making
Decisions are choices people make. Whenever a choice is made, something i given up. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
III-D:2. Understands the impact of individual and group decisions on communities in a democratic society.
Roles of the Citizens
FreeA citizen is an official member of a community.
A citizen has rights and responsibilities.
There are some important way to show good citizenship. Read more...
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American Citizenship
A 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
III-D:3. Explain the significance and process of voting.
Effective Decision Making
Decisions are choices people make. Whenever a choice is made, something i given up. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Roles of the Citizens
FreeA citizen is an official member of a community.
A citizen has rights and responsibilities.
There are some important way to show good citizenship. Read more...
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Election Process
The 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 Systems
A 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

NM.IV: Economics: Students understand basic economic principles and use economic reasoning skills to analyze the impact of economic systems (including the market economy) on individuals, families, businesses, communities, and governments.

IV-A: Understand that individuals, households, businesses, governments, and societies make decisions that affect the distribution of resources and that these decisions are influenced by incentives (both economic and intrinsic).

IV-A:1. Explain that people want more goods and services than is possible to produce.
Goods and Services
Goods are things that are made or grown and then sold.
Services are the jobs people do for others. Read more...
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Trade and Transportation
Trade is the buying and selling or bartering of goods and services.
Transportation - People can walk, ride an animal, bicycle, and drive vehicles. Read more...
iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Interdependence of Goods and Services
What 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

IV-C: Understand the patterns and results of trade and exchange among individuals, households, businesses, governments, and societies, and their interdependent qualities.

IV-C:1. Understand the purposes of spending and saving money.
Income and Earning
Income 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
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