New York State Learning Standards and Core Curriculum
NY.RI.3. Reading Standards for Informational Text
Key Ideals and Details
RI.3.1. Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
RI.3.2. Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
RI.3.7. Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RI.3.10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
NY.3P. Grade 3: Social Studies Practices
3P.A. Gathering, Interpreting, and Using Evidence
3P.A.5. Identify inferences.
3P.E. Economics and Economic Systems
3P.E.3. Identify the products found in world communities and the various ways people in those communities pay for products.
3P.E.4. Examine the goods and services provided by world communities; describe what goods and services a world community trades with other world communities.
NY.3. Communities around the World
Development, Movement, and Interaction of Cultures
3.6. Communities from around the world interact with other people and communities and exchange cultural ideas and practices.
3.6a. Cultural diffusion is the process by which cultures exchange and transmit ideas, beliefs, technologies, and goods over time.
3.6a.2. Students will examine people, goods, and ideas from each selected world community that have diffused into other communities and their effects on those communities.
Creation, Expansion, and Interaction of Economic Systems
3.10. Each community develops an economic system that addresses three questions: what will be produced, how will it be produced, and who will get what is produced?
3.10a. Communities around the world produce goods and provide services.
3.10a.1. Students will determine what goods are produced and services are provided in each selected world community.
3.10b. World communities have needs, wants, and limited resources. To meet their needs and wants, communities trade with others. Technological developments in transportation and communication have influenced trade.
3.10b.1. Students will examine each selected world community in terms of what products and/or services it exports to other communities.
3.10b.2. Students will examine each selected world community in terms of what products and/or services it imports from other communities.
3.10b.4. Students will examine how technological developments in transportation and communication have influenced trade over time.