SS.3.C.1.1

Explain the purpose and need for government.

Clarifications

Examples are safety, organization, services, protection of rights.
General Information
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade: 3
Strand: Civics and Government
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.C.1.In.0: Recognize the purpose of government in the community, such as to provide laws, services, and safety.
SS.3.C.1.Su.0: Recognize the purpose of rules and laws in the school and community, such as to promote safety, order, and good citizenship.
SS.3.C.1.Pa.0: Recognize rules in the school, such as respecting others.

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Teaching Ideas

National Symbols:

This teaching idea from the California Court's "California on My Honor" lesson plan program supports the introduction of national symbols, landmarks and monuments and what they stand for. The teaching idea calls for students to be given the task of developing a flag to represent their classroom.once they begin to understand the abstract representation of symbols.

Type: 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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