Define terms related to the social sciences.


Examples may include, but are not limited to, history, geography, civics, government, economics.
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)

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SS.3.A.1.In.2: Relate the term “history” to events from the past, “geography” to locations, and “economics” to money.
SS.3.A.1.Su.2: Recognize that history is about events from the past and geography is about places.
SS.3.A.1.Pa.2: Recognize concepts of time, such as morning and afternoon, and concepts of place, such as the location of an activity or event.

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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.


Type: Lesson Plan

Teaching Idea

Taking a Stand:

This web resource provides an introduction to the discrimination and segregation that triggered the Civil Rights movement, through the eyes of some of the youngest activists at the time.

This teaching idea supports the exploration of the purpose of rules and laws in society, as well as some of the basic tenets of the Constitution that address equal rights for all citizens. Also included are ideas on how to help students examine historical examples of segregation to consider their impact and analyze how civil rights activists responded to segregation laws to promote change.

Type: Teaching Idea

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