Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
TX.113.14. Social Studies, Grade 3
3.2. History. The student understands common characteristics of communities, past and present. The student is expected to:
3.2.B. Identify ways in which people in the local community and other communities meet their needs for government, education, communication, transportation, and recreation.
3.9. Government. The student understands the basic structure and functions of various levels of government. The student is expected to:
3.9.A. Describe the basic structure of government in the local community, state, and nation.
3.9.B. Identify local, state, and national government officials and explain how they are chosen.