3rd Grade Standards

Standard 1 History

Students describe how significant people, events and developments have shaped their own community and region; compare their community to other communities in the region in other times and places; and use a variety of resources to gather information about the past.

Historical Knowledge 

3.1.1 Identify and describe Native American Woodland Indians who lived in the region when European settlers arrived.

3.1.2 Explain why and how the local community was established and identify its founders and early settlers.

3.1.3 Describe the role of the local community and other communities in the development of the state’s regions.

3.1.4 Give examples of people, events and developments that brought important changes to your community and the region where your community is located.

Chronological Thinking, Historical Comprehension, Analysis and Interpretation, Research

3.1.6 Use a variety of resources to gather information about your region’s communities; identify factors that make the

region unique, including cultural diversity, industry, the arts and architecture.

3.1.7 Distinguish between fact and fiction in historical accounts by comparing documentary sources on historical figures and events with fictional characters and events in stories.

3.1.8 Describe how your community has changed over time and how it has stayed the same.