Minnesota Academic Standards
MN.3. Grade 3: Foundations of Social Studies
3.1. Citizenship and Government
3.1.2. Civic Values and Principles of Democracy
22.214.171.124. The United States is based on democratic values and principles that include liberty, individual rights, justice, equality, the rule of law, limited government, common good, popular sovereignty, majority rule and minority rights.
126.96.36.199.1. Explain the importance of civic discourse (including speaking, listening, voting and respecting diverse viewpoints) and the principles of majority rule and minority rights.
3.1.4. Governmental Institutions and Political Processes
188.8.131.52. The United States government has specific functions that are determined by the way that power is delegated and controlled among various bodies: the three levels (federal, state, local) and the three branches (legislative, executive, judicial) of government.
184.108.40.206.2. Identify the three branches of government (executive, legislative, and judicial) and their primary functions.
3.3.1. Geospatial Skills
220.127.116.11. People use geographic representations and geospatial technologies to acquire, process and report information within a spatial context.
18.104.22.168.1. Use maps and concepts of location (relative location words and cardinal and intermediate directions) to describe places in one’s community, the state of Minnesota, the United States or the world.
22.214.171.124.2. Create and interpret simple maps of places around the world, local to global; incorporate the "TODALS" map basics, as well as points, lines and colored areas to display spatial information.
3.4.1. Historical Thinking Skills
126.96.36.199. Historical inquiry is a process in which multiple sources and different kinds of historical evidence are analyzed to draw conclusions about how and why things happened in the past.
188.8.131.52.1. Examine historical records, maps and artifacts to answer basic questions about times and events in history, both ancient and more recent.
184.108.40.206. Historical events have multiple causes and can lead to varied and unintended outcomes.
220.127.116.11.1. Explain how an invention of the past changed life at that time, including positive, negative and unintended outcomes.
3.4.2. Peoples, Cultures and Change Over Time
18.104.22.168. History is made by individuals acting alone and collectively to address problems in their communities, state, nation and world.
22.214.171.124.1. Identify examples of individuals or groups who have had an impact on world history; explain how their actions helped shape the world around them.