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SST-03.2.02

3rd Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 2: History

SST-03.2.02 Describe how community life has changed from past (i.e., pioneer and tribal) to the present.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • can compare and contrast how community life has changed from pioneer and tribal days to the present.

Proficiency Rubric

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to a proficient score of 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth understanding and application of knowledge regarding more complex material.   -The student does independent research and share information on past and current events, compares and contrasts the changes in community life and shares his/her learning with others.  
  3.5 In addition to a proficient score of 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth understanding of knowledge on the content.  
3.0 The student identifies how community life has changed from past to present with a detailed explanation.  

-The student must be able to identify the differences and similarities and describe how the events have changed.

The teacher may use:

-a then and now comparison using pictures and writing

-pictures of past and present for students to compare and contrast

-Venn Diagrams

-t-charts

-leveled readers

 

  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student identifies the differences an/or similarities but is unable to describe with a detailed explanation.   -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 The student is unable to identify how community life has changed from past to present.   -
  0.5  Even with support, the student is unable to identify how community life has changed from past to pressent.

Resources

Websites

Discovery Education

Elementary Social Studies

Parents Helping Students

Helping Your Child With Social Studies

Social Studies in Third Grade 

 

Vocabulary

  • past 
  • present
  • future
  • community

SST-03.3

BPSS-SST logoStandard 3:

Economic Concepts

Students understand economic concepts and the characteristics of various economic systems.

 Narrative for the Economic Concepts

Through active learning experiences, third grade students gain knowledge and process information about their local community from a variety of resources. They identify important historical events, places, and persons from the past and make connections with their present community.

Students explain how people in the local community make choices about using goods, services and productive resources; how they engage in trade to satisfy their economic wants; how they use a variety of sources to gather.

Calculation Method for Standards

Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. The Standard Grade is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. Click on the benchmark name below each Standard to access the learning targets and proficiency rubrics for each standard's related benchmarks.


SST-03.3.01

3rd Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 3: Economics

SST-03.3.01 Identify ways families and communities cooperate and compromise (e.g., fundraisers, food pantries, living within your means) to meet needs and wants.

Student Learning Targets:

Reasoning Targets

  • I can organize the differences between needs and wants.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • can use my knowledge of needs and wants to cooperate and compromise with my family and communities.

Proficiency Rubric

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 The student demonstrates in-depth understanding of academic knowledge and skills for this grade level beyond what was taught in the classroom.   -
  3.5 The student has mastered the 3.0 knowledge and has shown some 4.0 understanding.
3.0 The student demonstrates proficiency in academic knowledge and skills for this grade level. -The students will be given a prompt for a written or verbal response.  
  2.5 The student has mastered the 2.0 knowledge and has shown some 3.0 understanding.  
2.0 The student demonstrates some academic knowledge and skills for this grade level.  The student can identify the critical or essential elements of knowledge. -
  1.5 The student has mastered the 1.0 knowledge and has shown some 2.0 understanding.
1.0 The student demonstrate very limited 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.   -
  0.5 The student shows no understanding of the standard.  

Resources

Websites

Discovery Education

Elementary Social Studies

Parents Helping Students

Helping Your Child With Social Studies

Social Studies in Third Grade 

 

Vocabulary

  • cooperate
  • compromise
  • community
  • needs
  • wants

SST-03.3.02

BPSS-SST Important Historical Events concept logo3rd Grade (SST) Social Studies Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 3: Economic Concepts

SST-03.3.02 Explain how supply and demand affect personal economic choices (e.g., how scarcity forces people to decide which goods and services to obtain, what is given up in economic choices).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can 

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can 

Proficiency Scale

The Student ...

(1) Beginning

  • with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes and some of the more complex ideas and processes.

(2) Developing

  • demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes.

(3) Proficient

  • demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations "the standard".

(4) Advanced

  • demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.

Resources

Vocabulary

  • list
  • list

SST-03.3.03

BPSS-SST Important Historical Events concept logo3rd Grade (SST) Social Studies Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 3: Economic Concepts

SST-03.3.03 Explain the differences among natural and human resources, and how they are used locally.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can 

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can 

Proficiency Scale

The Student ...

(1) Beginning

  • with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes and some of the more complex ideas and processes.

(2) Developing

  • demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes.

(3) Proficient

  • demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations "the standard".

(4) Advanced

  • demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.

Resources

Vocabulary

  • list
  • list

SST-03.4

BPSS-SST logoStandard 4:

Government and Citizenship

Students understand the development, functions, and forms of various political institutions and the role of the citizen in government and society.

 Narrative for the Government and Citizenship

Through active learning experiences, third grade students gain knowledge and process information about their local community from a variety of resources. They identify important historical events, places, and persons from the past and make connections with their present community.

Students explain what it means to be citizens of their community, state and nation; be able to identify the functions and major services provided by local governments; use a variety of resources to gather information about local, state and national governments; and demonstrate understanding of democratic principles and practices.

Calculation Method for Standards

Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. The Standard Grade is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. Click on the benchmark name below each Standard to access the learning targets and proficiency rubrics for each standard's related benchmarks.


SST-03.4.01

3rd Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 4: Political Systems

SST-03.4.01 Identify the roles, rights, and responsibilities of a citizen in a community (e.g., obedience to laws, the right to vote, service to the common good).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • can explain the roles and responsibilities of a citizen in a community.
  • I can list the rights of a citizen in a community.

Proficiency Rubric

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to a proficient score of a 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth understanding and application of knowledge regarding more complex material. -
  3.5 In addition to a proficient score of 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth understanding of knowledge on the content.  
3.0 The student identifies all of the following: roles, rights and responsibilities of a citizen in a community.   -
  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student identifies 2 of the following: roles, rights and/or responsibilities of a citizen in a community.   -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 The student identifies 1 of the following: roles, rights or responsibilities of a citizen in a community.   -
  0.5 The student is unable to identify the roles, rights or responsibilities of a citizen in a community.  

Resources

Websites

Discovery Education

Elementary Social Studies

Parents Helping Students

Helping Your Child With Social Studies

Social Studies in Third Grade 

 

Vocabulary

  • roles
  • rights
  • community
  • citizen
  • responsibility

SST-03.4.02

BPSS-SST Government and Citizenship concept logo3rd Grade (SST) Social Studies Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 4: Government and Citizenship

SST-03.4.02 Identify the three branches of local government (i.e., Executive, Legislative, Judicial).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can 

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can 

Proficiency Scale

The Student ...

(1) Beginning

  • with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes and some of the more complex ideas and processes.

(2) Developing

  • demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes.

(3) Proficient

  • demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations "the standard".

(4) Advanced

  • demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.

Resources

Vocabulary

  • list
  • list

SST-03.4.03

BPSS-SST Government and Citizenship concept logo3rd Grade (SST) Social Studies Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 4: Government and Citizenship

SST-03.4.03 Explain the rule-making process and its purpose in the school.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can 

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can 

Proficiency Scale

The Student ...

(1) Beginning

  • with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes and some of the more complex ideas and processes.

(2) Developing

  • demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes.

(3) Proficient

  • demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations "the standard".

(4) Advanced

  • demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.

Resources

Vocabulary

  • list
  • list

SST-03.5

BPSS-SST logoStandard 5:

Concepts of Geography

Students understand and apply concepts of geography.

 Narrative for the Concepts of Geography

Through active learning experiences, third grade students gain knowledge and process information about their local community from a variety of resources. They identify important historical events, places, and persons from the past and make connections with their present community. Third grade students explore their own community, including its geographic location.  Students begin to understand other communities in the state and the world through simple comparative studies. Through group work and projects, students should increase communications and decision-making skills and build civic values relating to responsible community citizenship. Skills to receive special emphasis include: (1) using cardinal and intermediate directions and common map symbols; (2) locating their community, major land and water forms, and reference points on maps and globes.

Calculation Method for Standards

Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. The Standard Grade is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. Click on the benchmark name below each Standard to access the learning targets and proficiency rubrics for each standard's related benchmarks.



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