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.
Craft and Structure
RI.3.4. Determine the meanings of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
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.
NY.3. Communities around the World
Time, Continuity, and Change
3.4. Each community or culture has a unique history, including heroic figures, traditions, and holidays.
3.4a. People in world communities use legends, folktales, oral histories, biographies, and historical narratives to transmit cultural histories from one generation to the next.
3.4a.2. Students will examine symbols of each selected world community.
Development, Movement, and Interaction of Cultures
3.5. Communities share cultural similarities and differences across the world.
3.5b. Communities around the world can be diverse in terms of their members, languages spoken, customs and traditions, and religious beliefs and practices. People in world communities celebrate various holidays and festivals.
3.5b.2. Students will learn about the holidays and festivals celebrated in each selected world community and compare them to the holidays and festivals celebrated in their own community.