Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Third Grade. Roles of the Citizens

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Kentucky Standards

KY.AE. Academic Expectation
AE.1. Students are able to use basic communication and mathematics skills for purposes and situations they will encounter throughout their lives.
1.2. Students make sense of the variety of materials they read.
AE.2. Students shall develop their abilities to apply core concepts and principles from mathematics, the sciences, the arts, the humanities, social studies, practical living studies, and vocational studies to what they will encounter throughout their lives.
2.15. Social Studies: Students can accurately describe various forms of government and analyze issues that relate to the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a democracy.
KY.CC. Core Content for Assessment v.4.1.
SS-EP-1. Government and Civics: The study of government and civics equips students to understand the nature of government and the unique characteristics of representative democracy in the United States, including its fundamental principles, structure and the role of citizens. Understanding the historical development of structures of power, authority and governance and their evolving functions in contemporary U.S. society and other parts of the world is essential for developing civic competence. An understanding of civic ideals and practices of citizenship is critical to full participation in society and is a central purpose of the social studies.
SS-EP-1.3. Rights and Responsibilities
SS-EP-1.3.1. Students will define basic democratic ideas (e.g., liberty, justice, equality, rights, responsibility) and explain why they are important today.
SS-EP-1.3.2. Students will identify and give examples of good citizenship at home, at school and in the community (e.g., helping with chores, obeying rules, participating in community service projects such as recycling, conserving natural resources, donating food/supplies) and explain why civic engagement in the community is important. DOK 2
SS-EP-5. Historical Perspective: History is an account of events, people, ideas and their interaction over time that can be interpreted through multiple perspectives. In order for students to understand the present and plan for the future, they must understand the past. Studying history engages students in the lives, aspirations, struggles, accomplishments and failures of real people. Students need to think in an historical context in order to understand significant ideas, beliefs, themes, patterns and events, and how individuals and societies have changed over time in Kentucky, the United States and the World.
SS-EP-5.2. The History of the United States
SS-EP-5.2.1. Students will identify significant patriotic and historical songs, symbols, monuments/landmarks (e.g., The Star- Spangled Banner, the Underground Railroad, the Statue of Liberty) and patriotic holidays (e.g., Veteran's Day, Martin Luther King's birthday, Fourth of July) and explain their historical significance. DOK 2
KY.PS. Program of Studies 2006
SS-P-GC. Big Idea: Government and Civics - The study of government and civics allows students to understand the nature of government and the unique characteristics of American democracy, including its fundamental principles, structure, and the role of citizens. Understanding the historical development of structures of power, authority and governance and their evolving functions in contemporary U.S. society and other parts of the world is essential for developing civic competence. An understanding of civic ideals and practices of citizenship is critical to full participation in society and is a central purpose of the social studies. (Academic Expectations 2.14, 2.15)
SS-P-GC-S-2. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will explore personal rights and responsibilities:
SS-P-GC-S-2.a) Explain, demonstrate, give examples of ways to show good citizenship at school and in the community (e.g., recycling, picking up trash)
SS-P-GC-S-2.b) Describe the importance of civic participation and locate examples (e.g., donating canned food to a class food drive) in current events/news
SS-P-GC-U-2. Program of Studies: Understandings - Students will understand that citizens of local communities have certain rights and responsibilities in a democratic society.
SS-P-GC-U-3. Program of Studies: Understandings - Students will understand that local communities promote the basic principles (e.g., liberty, justice, equality, rights, responsibilities) of a democratic form of government.
SS-P-HP. Big Idea: Historical Perspective - History is an account of events, people, ideas, and their interaction over time that can be interpreted through multiple perspectives. In order for students to understand the present and plan for the future, they must understand the past. Studying history engages students in the lives, aspirations, struggles, accomplishments, and failures of real people. Students need to think in an historical context in order to understand significant ideas, beliefs, themes, patterns and events, and how individuals and societies have changed over time in Kentucky, the United States, and the World. (Academic Expectations 2.20)
SS-P-HP-S-1. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will develop an understanding of the nature of history using a variety of tools (e.g., primary and secondary sources, family mementoes, artifacts, Internet, diaries, timelines, maps):
SS-P-HP-S-1.c) Explain why people move and settle in different places; explore the contributions of diverse groups
SS-P-HP-S-3. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will investigate the significance of patriotic symbols, patriotic songs, patriotic holidays and landmarks (e.g., the flag of the United States, the song 'My Country, 'Tis of Thee,' the Fourth of July, Veterans' Day, the Statue of Liberty)