Illinois Learning Standards for Social Science — Grade 3

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Develop essential questions and explain the importance of the questions to self and others.


Create supporting questions to help answer essential questions in an inquiry.


Determine sources representing multiple points of view that will assist in answering essential questions.


Gather relevant information and distinguish among fact and opinion to determine credibility of multiple sources.


Develop claims using evidence from multiple sources to answer essential questions.


Construct and critique arguments and explanations using reasoning, examples, and details from multiple sources.


Identify a range of local problems and some ways in which people are trying to address these problems.


Use listening, consensus building, and voting procedures to decide on and take action in their classroom and school.


Describe ways in which interactions among families, workplaces, voluntary organizations, and government benefit communities.