West Virginia College and Career Readiness Standards for Third Grade Social Studies

Contributions of Ancient CivilizationsMesopotamia - 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
Goods and ServicesGoods are things that are made or grown and then sold. <br>Services are the jobs people do for others. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Income and EarningIncome 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
Interdependence of Goods and ServicesWhat 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
Natural ResourcesNatural resources are useful resources that come from the earth and sky and help humans live on Earth. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Roles of the CitizensFreeA citizen is an official member of a community.<br> A citizen has rights and responsibilities. <br>There are some important way to show good citizenship. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1
Tales of Long AgoFolktales (Chinese and Native American) Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
The Earth within a Solar SystemOur solar system is the sun and the planets that orbit, or spin, around it. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Trade and TransportationTrade is the buying and selling or bartering of goods and services.<br> Transportation - People can walk, ride an animal, bicycle, and drive vehicles. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
World PopulationAll 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

WV.SS.3. Third Grade Standards

SS.3.C. Civics

SS.3.1. Identify and explain the following commonly-held American democratic values, principles and beliefs:
SS.3.1.a. Diversity.
ImmigrationAn 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
Other Cultures Contribute to U.S. CultureThe 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
SS.3.1.d. Community service.
Effective Decision MakingDecisions are choices people make. Whenever a choice is made, something i given up. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
SS.3.2. Determine the need for government and compare and contrast the following forms: tribal, monarchy, and democracy.
U.S. GovernmentU. 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 PresidencyPresidential term, duties, home, Cabinet Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
Government and Political SystemsA 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
SS.3.3. Investigate significant cultural contributions of various groups creating our multicultural society.
Native People of the U.S.Native means the people who originally lived in this land. There are many Native American tribes, each with their own unique way of life. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
ImmigrationAn 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
African American HistoryAfrican-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. CultureThe 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 AmericansFreeWho 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 AmericansThere 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
SS.3.4. Examine historical conflicts and their resolutions (e.g., The Boston Tea Party, conflict between Native Americans and explorers).
African American HistoryAfrican-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
Civil WarConfederacy, 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
SS.3.5. Examine how rights and responsibilities of citizens are reflected in patriotic symbols, songs and holidays of the United States (e.g., the meaning of our flag’s colors, the Pledge of Allegiance and the meaning of the words, the National Anthem, Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day).
World HolidaysFreeHolidays 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
American CitizenshipA 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
American Symbols & HolidaysFreeThere 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
SS.3.6. Participate in a local service project to discover the importance of working together and how participation leads to improvement in the lives of individuals, as well as communities.
Effective Decision MakingDecisions are choices people make. Whenever a choice is made, something i given up. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1

SS.3.G. Geography

SS.3.12. Use geographic information systems to compare and contrast various types of maps (e.g., climate, resource, physical, political, road, etc.).
States & Capitals IEach 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 SkillsMaps 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 IIEach 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 SkillsA 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
SS.3.13. Distinguish between a continent, country, state and capital.
States & Capitals IEach 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
States & Capitals IIEach 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
SS.3.14. Label maps to demonstrate knowledge of map skills (e.g., label cardinal directions, intermediate directions, borders, continents, oceans, Equator, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, North Pole, South Pole and Prime Meridian).
Map & Compass SkillsMaps 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 SkillsA 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
SS.3.15. Using a grid system, locate specific points on a map and explain the use of lines of latitude and longitude.
Map SkillsA 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
SS.3.17. Use a map scale to determine the distance between two given points.
Map & Compass SkillsMaps 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 SkillsA 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
SS.3.18. Recognize, define and illustrate world geographic features (e.g., peninsulas, islands, mountains, canyons, plateaus, mesas, harbors, gulfs, rivers, deserts, forests, valleys and plains).
Continents and OceansFreeThere 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
Map & Compass SkillsMaps 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
Geographic RegionsA region is a large area that has special features that make it different from other areas. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
Geographic InformationGeography 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
LandmarksWhat 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
SS.3.19. Compare and contrast regions of the United States in regard to plant and animal life, landforms, climate and human interactions with the environment.
Early SettlementsStudents 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
Geographic RegionsA region is a large area that has special features that make it different from other areas. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
American LandmarksAmerican landmarks are places that have been important in American history. Some of them are natural landmarks like Grand Canyon, some are memorials like Lincoln Memorial, some are important buildings and some are battle sites like Gettysburg. Read more...iWorksheets :3Study Guides :1
LandmarksWhat 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
SS.3.20. Create a legend to identify the path of major explorers and chart those journeys on a world map (e.g., Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, Hernando Cortes and Sir Walter Raleigh).
Famous ExplorersFrom 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
Time LinesWhat 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 ExplorersAn 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

SS.3.H. History

SS.3.21. Examine the settlement of North America by Native Americans.
SS.3.21.a. Illustrate the spread of the Native American population into the various regions of North America.
Native People of the U.S.Native means the people who originally lived in this land. There are many Native American tribes, each with their own unique way of life. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
SS.3.21.b. Determine settlement patterns based on natural resources.
Native People of the U.S.Native means the people who originally lived in this land. There are many Native American tribes, each with their own unique way of life. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
SS.3.21.c. Explain how Native American groups adapted to geographic factors of a given region.
Native People of the U.S.Native means the people who originally lived in this land. There are many Native American tribes, each with their own unique way of life. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
SS.3.21.d. Compare and contrast the cultures of the different Native American groups (e.g., source of food, clothing, shelter and products used).
Native People of the U.S.Native means the people who originally lived in this land. There are many Native American tribes, each with their own unique way of life. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
SS.3.21.e. Make historical inferences by analyzing artifacts and illustrations.
Native People of the U.S.Native means the people who originally lived in this land. There are many Native American tribes, each with their own unique way of life. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
SS.3.21.f. Analyze the Native American interactions with others (e.g., other Native American groups, explorers and settlers).
Native People of the U.S.Native means the people who originally lived in this land. There are many Native American tribes, each with their own unique way of life. Read more...iWorksheets :4Study Guides :1
SS.3.22. Determine the causes and effects of European exploration.
SS.3.22.a. Chronologically organize major explorers and determine the reasons for their journeys (e.g., Marco Polo, Amerigo Vespucci, Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, Hernando Cortes, Balboa, Ponce de Leon, Sir Walter Raleigh, etc.).
Famous ExplorersFrom 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 SettlementsStudents 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
Time LinesWhat 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 ExplorersAn 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
SS.3.22.c. Determine the information the explorers gained from their journeys.
Famous ExplorersAn 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
SS.3.22.d. Explain the impact of the explorers’ travels on Native Americans and the world.
Famous ExplorersAn 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
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