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Social Studies concepts assessed in Third Grade

Social Studies concepts assessed in Third Grade include
(note: not all areas are assessed in a single semester; topics are classroom dependent):

Citizenship and Government

The importance of civic discourse and civic skills; the roles of local, state, and federal governments in providing services and how taxes are related; the roles of the three branches of government


Ancient civilizations: comparing/contrasting communication, daily life, beliefs and culture; understanding time periods such as decades, centuries, and millennia; using two points of view to compare and contrast an event; studying individuals and inventions; and studying environmental impact on settlement


Describing location using cardinal and intermediate directions; understanding maps: title, orientation, date, author, legend, scale (TODALS)


Concepts of personal spending, costs, benefits, income, expenditures, natural, capital, and human resources, and consumer roles

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  • Grade 3