3rd Grade (SST) Social Studies Targeted Benchmarks Standard 5: Geography
SST-03.5.01 Identify the physical characteristics (e.g., landforms, bodies of water, vegetation, wildlife and climate) of the local community.
Student Learning Targets:
I can identify the physical characteristics of my community including landforms, water, and climate.
Skills (Performance) Targets
The Student ...
demonstrates very limited new academic knowledge and skill for this grade level. The student performs retrieval skills. The student can determine whether provided information is accurate, inaccurate or unknown.
demonstrates some academic knowledge and skills for this grade level. The student can identify the critical or essential elements of knowledge.
demonstrates proficiency in academic knowledge and skills for this grade level by showing his/her understanding through a PBL project, quick write using reliable sources/maps or reference maps to locate the physical features.
demonstrates in-depth understanding of academic knowledge and skills for this grade level beyond what was taught in the classroom through independent research to learn and share about landforms, climate and bodies of water.