K-12 Grade Bands

3-5 Grade Levels

BPS-S SST Logo glossary icon3-5 Standards
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Grade Band 3-5 logoA high-quality Social Studies program is essential for all students. It provides a foundation for intelligent and precise thinking. Social Studies should also prepare every student to contribute to society as an informed citizen. To be a responsible and productive member of today’s society, a student needs to have a broad, connected, and useful knowledge of Social Studies.

3rd GradeWith Glossary Icon3rd Grade Standards, your child will be studying about their community and beyond. 

4th GradeWith Glossary Icon4th Grade Standards, your child will be studying about North Dakota.

5th GradeWith Glossary Icon5th Grade Standards, your child will be studying about America's past.

SST-3_5.C Civics Domain

Origin, Purpose, and Function
  • SST-03.C.01 | SST-04.C.01 | SST-05.C.01
    Compare and contrast the responsibilities and powers of government officials at various levels and branches of government.
  • SST-03.C.02 | SST-04.C.02 | SST-05.C.02
    Describe the structure of government and how it functions to serve citizens/residents.
  • SST-03.C.03 | SST-04.C.03 | SST-05.C.03
    ND Describe the structure of governments in North Dakota and how they function to serve citizens & residents. 
  • SST-03.C.04 | SST-04.C.04 | SST-05.C.04
    Explain the importance of the basic principles that provide the foundation of the American system of government. (e.g. Amendments, Constitution, symbols, patriotic traditions, government leaders, etc.)
Roles and Involvement of United States Citizens and Residents

SST-3_5.E Economics Domain

Exchange and Markets
National Economy

SST-3_5.G Geography Domain

Geographical Representation
  • SST-03.G.01 | SST-04.G.01 | SST-05.G.01
    Construct maps, graphs, and other representations of both familiar and unfamiliar places.
  • SST-03.G.02 | SST-04.G.02 | SST-05.G.02
    Use geographic tools and technologies to acquire, process and report information from a spatial perspective.
  • SST-03.G.03 | SST-04.G.03 | SST-05.G.03
    Use maps, satellite images, photographs, and other representations to explain relationships between the locations of places and regions and their environmental characteristics.
Human and Environment Interactions
Human Population

SST-3_5.H History Domain

Cause-Effect & Current Events
Connections, Contributions, Historical Source & Evidence