Hawaii Learning Standards for Social Studies — Grade 3


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SS.3.1.1

Explain cause and effect relationships in stories and historical narratives

SS.3.2.1

Investigate the history of communities over time using level-appropriate primary sources (e.g., maps, photos, oral histories, letters, and newspapers)

SS.3.2.2

Analyze varying perspectives of an experience or event based on the differing viewpoints of the teller, listener, and /or the participants

SS.3.3.1

Analyze issues and concerns of own community and those of a similar community in the past

SS.3.4.1

Explain the purpose of rules and laws and the differences between them

SS.3.4.2

Describe ways in which people exercise power without authority

SS.3.5.1

Describe roles and rights of citizenship and demonstrate responsibilities of citizenship

SS.3.6.1

Explain that different cultures have unique values, beliefs, and practices

SS.3.6.2

Make informed judgments about cultures based on evidence from cultural artifacts

SS.3.6.3

Explain how cultural elements (e.g., language, art, music, stories, legends, and traditions) can change over time and explain possible reasons for that change

SS.3.7.1

Use geographic representations (e.g., maps, globes, graphs, charts, models) to organize and analyze geographic information

SS.3.7.2

Compare the physical and human characteristics of different communities and regions

SS.3.7.3

Describe the physical and human characteristics that make different regions unique

SS.3.7.4

Examine the ways in which people modify the physical environment and the effects of these changes

SS.3.7.5

Examine the economic and geographic factors that influence why people migrate and where they settle

SS.3.8.1

Explain that opportunity cost is the best alternative given up when making a choice

SS.3.8.2

Explain that goods and resources are limited because there are not enough natural, human, and capital resources to satisfy everyones wants

SS.3.8.3

Describe how money makes it easy to trade goods and services