Louisiana Social Studies Standards — Grade 3


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3.1.1

Create timelines that identify important events in the history of Louisiana

3.1.2

Explain how technology has changed family and community life in Louisiana over time

3.1.3

Use distinctive vocabulary to sequence events related to Louisiana history

3.1.4

Compare and contrast state and national historical symbols

3.1.5

Categorize landmarks as state and national

3.1.6

Compare and contrast the influence of cultural groups in Louisiana

3.1.7

Identify community and regional historical artifacts, including primary sources, to answer historical questions

3.10.1

Differentiate between imports and exports of goods in Louisiana

3.10.2

Distinguish between the use of money and barter

3.2.1

Explain how major explorers and leaders contributed to the early development of Louisiana

3.2.2

Differentiate between early Native American cultures that lived in the regions of Louisiana

3.2.3

Identify the causes and effects of migration on Louisiana

3.2.4

Identify cultural elements that have contributed to the states heritage

3.3.1

Describe characteristics and uses of various types of maps

3.3.2

Identify the hemispheres in which Louisiana is located

3.3.3

Locate various communities and cities in Louisiana using cardinal and intermediate directions

3.3.4

Locate and label major geographic features of Louisiana on a map

3.3.5

Differentiate between a town, parish, state, and country in which the student lives using a political map

3.3.6

Construct an outline map of Louisiana from memory

3.3.7

Locate specific places on a map using a simple grid system

3.4.1

Compare and contrast the physical features of various regions of Louisiana

3.4.2

Explain historical patterns of settlement in Louisiana using maps

3.4.3

Describe how people have changed the land to meet their basic needs over time in Louisiana

3.4.4

Explain how humans have adapted to the physical environment in different regions of Louisiana

3.4.5

Describe how humans affect the environment in Louisiana

3.4.6

Distinguish between urban, suburban, and rural communities in Louisiana

3.4.7

Describe the importance of natural resources in Louisiana using maps

3.5.1

Explain the difference between rules and laws

3.5.2

Explain who is responsible for enforcing state and local laws

3.5.3

Investigate the major responsibilities of the three branches of local and state government

3.5.4

Explain how local and state governments meet the basic needs of society

3.5.5

Discuss the powers of local and state officials

3.5.6

Compare how government officials at the state and national levels are elected

3.6.1

Explain the rights and responsibilities of individuals in making a community and state a better place to live

3.6.2

Describe the qualities of a good leader and citizen

3.6.3

Describe how a citizen can help solve a local issue

3.7.1

Identify various ways that people earn income and how earning income contributes to the economic well-being of their community and state

3.7.2

List different ways people save their income and explain the advantages and disadvantages of each

3.7.3

Explain the benefits of comparative shopping when making economic decisions

3.8.1

Investigate the economic concepts of opportunity cost, scarcity, and surplus/shortage and give examples of each based on needs and wants

3.8.2

Investigate ways in which people are producers and consumers and explain why they depend on one another

3.8.3

Describe the basic concepts of supply and demand and explain how competition affects the prices of goods and services

3.8.4

Explain how producers and consumers affect prices

3.9.1

Explain the concepts of specialization and interdependence in the production of goods and services

3.9.2

Investigate the responsibilities and characteristics of various jobs