South Dakota 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
Effective Decision Making
Decisions are choices people make. Whenever a choice is made, something i given up. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study 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
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
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
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
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
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

SD.K-12.H. Grade 3 History

K‐12.H.1. Students will analyze how major events are chronologically connected and evaluate their impact on one another.

3.H.1.1. Demonstrate knowledge of the obstacles and successes of the early settlers and in creating communities.
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
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
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
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
Colonial Life
People came to this New World for many reasons: religious freedom, political freedom, adventure, hope of land and money. They came to a land that was hard to live in. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Tales of Long Ago
Folktales (Chinese and Native American) Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
3.H.1.2. Explain cause and effect relationships that impacted early settlement and development in the United States.
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
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
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
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
Colonial Life
People came to this New World for many reasons: religious freedom, political freedom, adventure, hope of land and money. They came to a land that was hard to live in. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Tales of Long Ago
Folktales (Chinese and Native American) Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

K‐12.H.2. Students will analyze and evaluate the impact of people, events, ideas and symbols upon history using multiple sources.

3.H.2.1. Generate questions about individuals and groups who have shaped significant historical changes and continuities.
Famous Explorers
From Columbus’ discovery of the Americas to Hillary’s quest up Mount Everest, the names of these famous explorers will remain important for centuries. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study 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
U.S. Court System
Federal and state courts, Constitution, jury, verdict, justices. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
U.S. Presidents
FreeThe president is the highest leader in the United States. Each president serves a four year term and then can be re-elected for one more term. Read more...iWorksheets :5Study Guides :1
Westward Expansion
Lewis and Clark, Homestead Act of 1862, Pony Express, John Fremont, Oregon Trail, Louisiana Purchase. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Tall Tales
How do you know if a story is a tall tale? While you are reading, ask these 3 questions: Is this full of exaggerations? Does the main character overcome a very hard thing? Is the hero “larger than life”? Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
African American History
African-American history is the branch of American history that specifically discusses the African-American or Black American ethnic groups in the United States. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
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
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
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
Civil War
Confederacy, Emancipation Proclamation, Antietam, union, plantations, slavery, abolishing slavery, Bull Run, American Red Cross, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Abraham Lincoln. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Famous Americans
There are many people who have had an impact on American history. These people were often common, ordinary people who did something special. Many helped to change our country by what they did. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Pioneer Life
Pioneers are the first people who settle in an area. People traveled west to explore new parts of the U.S. during the 1800s. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Presidential History
The president is the highest leader in the U.S. Each president is elected to office for a four year term. A president can then be reelected for another term. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Colonial Life
People came to this New World for many reasons: religious freedom, political freedom, adventure, hope of land and money. They came to a land that was hard to live in. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Tales of Long Ago
Folktales (Chinese and Native American) Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
3.H.2.2. Explain the importance of famous American figures including but not limited to George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson.
U.S. Presidents
FreeThe president is the highest leader in the United States. Each president serves a four year term and then can be re-elected for one more term. Read more...iWorksheets :5Study Guides :1
Westward Expansion
Lewis and Clark, Homestead Act of 1862, Pony Express, John Fremont, Oregon Trail, Louisiana Purchase. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
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
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
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
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
Civil War
Confederacy, Emancipation Proclamation, Antietam, union, plantations, slavery, abolishing slavery, Bull Run, American Red Cross, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Abraham Lincoln. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Famous Americans
There are many people who have had an impact on American history. These people were often common, ordinary people who did something special. Many helped to change our country by what they did. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Pioneer Life
Pioneers are the first people who settle in an area. People traveled west to explore new parts of the U.S. during the 1800s. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Presidential History
The president is the highest leader in the U.S. Each president is elected to office for a four year term. A president can then be reelected for another term. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
U.S. Constitution
“We the People…”. The Constitution was drafted by James Madison and then discussed at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1787. Each of the 13 states could send delegates to this convention. Constitution became an important document for America, since it set up many ideas by which the U.S. is now governed. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1

K‐12.H.5. Students will develop historical research skills.

3.H.5.1. Compare information provided by different primary and secondary historical sources about the past.
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
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
U.S. Presidents
FreeThe president is the highest leader in the United States. Each president serves a four year term and then can be re-elected for one more term. Read more...iWorksheets :5Study Guides :1
Immigration
An immigrant is a person who comes to live in another country. Immigrants came to live in the United States for many reasons Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Westward Expansion
Lewis and Clark, Homestead Act of 1862, Pony Express, John Fremont, Oregon Trail, Louisiana Purchase. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Tall Tales
How do you know if a story is a tall tale? While you are reading, ask these 3 questions: Is this full of exaggerations? Does the main character overcome a very hard thing? Is the hero “larger than life”? Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
African American History
African-American history is the branch of American history that specifically discusses the African-American or Black American ethnic groups in the United States. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
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
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
Civil War
Confederacy, Emancipation Proclamation, Antietam, union, plantations, slavery, abolishing slavery, Bull Run, American Red Cross, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Abraham Lincoln. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Famous Americans
There are many people who have had an impact on American history. These people were often common, ordinary people who did something special. Many helped to change our country by what they did. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Pioneer Life
Pioneers are the first people who settle in an area. People traveled west to explore new parts of the U.S. during the 1800s. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Presidential History
The president is the highest leader in the U.S. Each president is elected to office for a four year term. A president can then be reelected for another term. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Colonial Life
People came to this New World for many reasons: religious freedom, political freedom, adventure, hope of land and money. They came to a land that was hard to live in. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

SD.K-12.C. Grade 3 Civics/Government

K‐12.C.2. Students will explain the historical impact of primary founding documents including but not limited to, the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Bill of Rights and subsequent amendments.

3.C.2.1. Explain the meaning and importance of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
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
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
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
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
U.S. Constitution
“We the People…”. The Constitution was drafted by James Madison and then discussed at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1787. Each of the 13 states could send delegates to this convention. Constitution became an important document for America, since it set up many ideas by which the U.S. is now governed. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
3.C.2.2. Explain the basic political roles of leaders in the state and nation.
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
The Presidency
Presidential term, duties, home, Cabinet 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
State Government
State government is much like the federal government. There are 3 branches: executive, legislative and judical. This gives a system of checks and balances, to make sure that no one party gets too much power. Each state has its own Constitution. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

K‐12.C.3. Students will explain how the Constitution organizes the government of the United States.

3.C.3.1. Identify why laws and responsibilities are needed in a community and why there are legal consequences.
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
U.S. Court System
Federal and state courts, Constitution, jury, verdict, justices. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
3.C.2.2. Identify the structure, roles, and responsibility of local government.
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
U.S. Court System
Federal and state courts, Constitution, jury, verdict, justices. 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
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

K‐12.C.4. Students will understand the fundamental principles of America’s democratic republic and the United States Constitution and the inherent conflicts that may arise.

3.C.4.3. Identify the rights and responsibilities of citizenship in students’ own communities.
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...
iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
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
U.S. Court System
Federal and state courts, Constitution, jury, verdict, justices. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

SD.K-12.G. Grade 3 Geography

K‐12.G.1. Students will apply geospatial resources, including data sources and geographic tools to generate, interpret, and analyze information.

3.G.1.2. Locate the seven continents, four oceans, and major physical features and regions of the United States on a map or globe.
States & Capitals I
Each of the 50 states of the United States has a capital city. The capital city is the place where the state government is located. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
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
States & Capitals II
Each of the 50 states has a capital city. The capital city is the place where the state government is located. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study 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

SD.K-12.E. Grade 3 Economics

K‐12.E.1. Students will apply the fundamental economic ideas and concepts associated with the study of economics.

3.E.1.1. Explain ways producers use resources to produce goods and services.
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...
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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

K‐12.E.5. Students will describe how trade generates economic development and interdependence.

3.E.5.1. Use examples to show that people in modern society may not be able to produce everything they want and depend upon trade with others to meet their wants.
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
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