Analyze primary and secondary sources.


Examples may include, but are not limited to, artifacts, photographs, paintings, maps, images, documents, audio and video recordings.
General Information
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade: 3
Strand: American History
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/14
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5021050: Social Studies Grade 3 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)
7721014: Access Social Studies - Grade 3 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
5011030: Library Skills/Information Literacy Grade 3 (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SS.3.A.1.In.0: Identify and use primary sources, such as artifacts and photographs, and secondary sources, such as texts and videos related to important historical figures or events.
SS.3.A.1.Su.0: Use primary or secondary sources, such as pictures, artifacts, or books, to identify important people or events from the past.
SS.3.A.1.Pa.0: Recognize important people or events in artifacts, videos, or photographs.

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Lesson Plan

Great American Inventors: Using Nonfiction to Learn About Technology Inventions:

Students use technology every day, but do they ever stop and wonder about the inventors who made certain technology possible? This lesson encourages students to investigate three American inventors-Alexander Graham Bell, George Washington Carver, and Stephanie Kwolek-through research and readings of their biographies. As students read, gather, and present information about Bell, Carver, and Kwolek, they learn how this trio's inventions changed and shaped America's past and influenced the future of technology.


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