Courses of Study : Social Studies

Number of Standards matching query: 13
Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 3
Geographic and Historical Studies: People, Places, and Regions
All Resources: 9
Learning Activities: 2
Classroom Resources: 7
1 ) Locate the prime meridian, equator, Tropic of Capricorn, Tropic of Cancer, International Date Line, and lines of latitude and longitude on maps and globes.

•  Using cardinal and intermediate directions to locate on a map or globe an area in Alabama or the world (Alabama)
•  Using coordinates to locate points on a grid
•  Determining distance between places on a map using a scale
•  Locating physical and cultural regions using labels, symbols, and legends on an Alabama or world map (Alabama)
•  Describing the use of geospatial technologies
Examples: Global Positioning System (GPS), geographic information system (GIS)

•  Interpreting information on thematic maps
Examples: population, vegetation, climate, growing season, irrigation

•  Using vocabulary associated with maps and globes, including megalopolis, landlocked, border, and elevation

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.3.1- Identify vocabulary associated with maps and globes, including megalopolis, landlocked, border, elevation, and geospatial technologies.


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 3
Geographic and Historical Studies: People, Places, and Regions
All Resources: 4
Learning Activities: 2
Lesson Plans: 2
2 ) Locate the continents on a map or globe

•  Using vocabulary associated with geographical features of Earth, including hill, plateau, valley, peninsula, island, isthmus, ice cap, and glacier
•  Locating major mountain ranges, oceans, rivers, and lakes throughout the world (Alabama)

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.3.2- Define hill, plateau, valley, peninsula, island, isthmus, ice cap, and glacier.


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 3
Geographic and Historical Studies: People, Places, and Regions
All Resources: 2
Lesson Plans: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
3 ) Describe ways the environment is affected by humans in Alabama and the world. (Alabama)

Examples: crop rotation, oil spills, landfills, clearing of forests, replacement of cleared lands, restocking of fish in waterways

•  Using vocabulary associated with human influence on the environment, including irrigation, aeration, urbanization, reforestation, erosion, and migration

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.3.3- Identify how the environment is affected by humans in the local community, Alabama, and the world.


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 3
Geographic and Historical Studies: People, Places, and Regions
All Resources: 3
Classroom Resources: 3
4 ) Relate population dispersion to geographic, economic, and historic changes in Alabama and the world. (Alabama)

Examples: geographic—flood, hurricane, tsunami

economic—crop failure

historic—disease, war, migration

•  Identifying human and physical criteria used to define regions and boundaries
Examples: human—city boundaries, school district lines

physical—hemispheres, regions within continents or countries


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.3.4- Identify geographic, economic, and historic reasons people move to different places.


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 3
Geographic and Historical Studies: People, Places, and Regions
All Resources: 3
Classroom Resources: 3
5 ) Compare trading patterns between countries and regions.

•  Differentiating between producers and consumers
•  Differentiating between imports and exports
Examples: imports—coffee, crude oil

exports—corn, wheat, automobiles


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.3.5- Define and give examples of trade; differentiate between imports and exports; distinguish between goods and services.


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 3
Geographic and Historical Studies: People, Places, and Regions
All Resources: 1
Learning Activities: 1
6 ) Identify conflicts within and between geographic areas involving use of land, economic competition for scarce resources, opposing political views, boundary disputes, and cultural differences.

•  Identifying examples of cooperation among governmental agencies within and between different geographic areas
Examples: American Red Cross, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), World Health Organization (WHO)

•  Locating areas of political conflict on maps and globes
•  Explaining the role of the United Nations (UN) and the United States in resolving conflict within and between geographic areas

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.3.6- Identify reasons for conflicts between people, and within and between organizations, and geographic areas; identify ways to resolve conflicts and encourage cooperation.


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 3
Geographic and Historical Studies: People, Places, and Regions
All Resources: 0
7 ) Describe the relationship between locations of resources and patterns of population distribution.

Examples: presence of trees for building homes, availability of natural gas supply for heating, availability of water supply for drinking and for irrigating crops

•  Locating major natural resources and deposits throughout the world on topographical maps
•  Comparing present-day mechanization of labor with the historical use of human labor for harvesting natural resources
Example: present-day practices of using machinery versus human labor to mine coal and harvest cotton and pecans

•  Explaining the geographic impact of using petroleum, coal, nuclear power, and solar power as major energy sources in the twenty-first century

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.3.7- Identify that people tend to live where there are resources available to them; identify resources that make an area/location attractive to people for settlement.


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 3
Geographic and Historical Studies: People, Places, and Regions
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
8 ) Identify geographic links of land regions, river systems, and interstate highways between Alabama and other states. (Alabama)

Examples: Appalachian Mountains, Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, Interstate Highway 65 (I-65), Natchez Trace Parkway (Alabama)

•  Locating the five geographic regions of Alabama (Alabama)
•  Locating state and national parks on a map or globe (Alabama)

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.3.8- Identify characteristics of geographic regions of Alabama; identify different ways people travel throughout the state to access these regions.


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 3
Geographic and Historical Studies: People, Places, and Regions
All Resources: 6
Learning Activities: 1
Lesson Plans: 4
Unit Plans: 1
9 ) Identify ways to prepare for natural disasters.

Examples: constructing houses on stilts in flood-prone areas, buying earthquake and flood insurance, providing hurricane or tornado shelters, establishing emergency evacuation routes


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.3.9- Participate in a classroom discussion about different types of natural disasters and ways to prepare for them.


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 3
Geographic and Historical Studies: People, Places, and Regions
All Resources: 11
Lesson Plans: 1
Classroom Resources: 10
10 ) Recognize functions of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.

•  Describing the process by which a bill becomes law
•  Explaining the relationship between the federal government and state governments, including the three branches of government (Alabama)
•  Defining governmental systems, including democracy, monarchy, and dictatorship

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.3.10- Demonstrate an understanding that families, schools, organizations, and governments have certain structures and rules; identify the Constitution of the United States as a set of rules for the country.


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 3
Geographic and Historical Studies: People, Places, and Regions
All Resources: 11
Lesson Plans: 4
Classroom Resources: 6
Unit Plans: 1
11 ) Interpret various primary sources for reconstructing the past, including documents, letters, diaries, maps, and photographs.

•  Comparing maps of the past to maps of the present

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.3.11- Compare documents, letters, diaries, maps, and photographs and explain how they are used to reconstruct the past.


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 3
Geographic and Historical Studies: People, Places, and Regions
All Resources: 7
Lesson Plans: 1
Classroom Resources: 6
12 ) Explain the significance of representations of American values and beliefs, including the Statue of Liberty, the statue of Lady Justice, the United States flag, and the national anthem.


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.3.12- Identify representations of American values and beliefs, including the Statue of Liberty, the United States flag, and the national anthem.


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 3
Geographic and Historical Studies: People, Places, and Regions
All Resources: 4
Lesson Plans: 1
Classroom Resources: 3
13 ) Describe prehistoric and historic American Indian cultures, governments, and economics in Alabama. (Alabama)

Examples: prehistoric—Paleo-Indian, Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian

historic—Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Creek (Alabama)

•  Identifying roles of archaeologists and paleontologists

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.3.13- Identify American Indians that have lived in Alabama for many centuries; identify key aspects of American Indian cultures in Alabama.