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IN.3.The Local Community and Regional Communities
The Local Community and Regional Communities
3.1. 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 informati Historical Knowledge 3.1.1. Identify and describe Native American Woodland Indians who lived in the region when European settlers arrived.
Chronological Thinking, Historical Comprehension, Analysis and Interpretation, Research 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. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Civil War Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Pioneer Life Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Tall Tales Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Time Lines
3.1.9. Define immigration and explain how immigration enriches community. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Immigration
3.2. Civics and Government: Students explain what it means to be citizens of their community, state and nation; be able to identify the functions and major services provided by local governments; use a variety of resources to gather information about their loc Foundations of Government 3.2.1. Discuss the reasons governments are needed and identify specific goods and services that governments provide.
3.2.2. Identify and know the significance of fundamental democratic principles and ideals. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide U.S. Senate
Functions of Government 3.2.3. Identify and explain the duties of and selection process for local and state government officials who make, implement and enforce laws.
3.2.4. Explain that the United States has three levels of government (local, state and national) and that each level has special duties and responsibilities.
Roles of Citizens 3.2.5. Explain the importance of being a responsible citizen of your community, the state and the nation. Identify people in your community and the state who exhibit the characteristics of good citizenship.
3.2.6. Explain the role citizens have in making decisions and rules within the community, state and nation such as participating in local and regional activities, voting in elections, running for office, and voicing opinions in a positive way.
3.2.7. Use information from a variety of resources to demonstrate an understanding of local, state and regional leaders and civic issues. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide U.S. Senate
3.3. Geography: Students explain that simple grid systems (latitude and longitude) are used to locate places on maps and globes, begin to understand the Earth/sun relationship, identify the distinctive physical and cultural features of their community, explain The World in Spatial Terms 3.3.1. Use labels and symbols to locate and identify physical and political features on maps and/or globes. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Landmarks Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Map Skills
3.3.4. Identify the northern, southern, eastern and western hemispheres; cardinal and intermediate directions; and determine the direction and distance from one place to another. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Map Skills
Physical Systems 3.3.8. Identify the major climate regions of the United States and explain their characteristics.
3.3.9. Describe how climate and the physical characteristics of a region affect the vegetation and animal life living there.
Human Systems 3.3.10. Construct maps and graphs that show aspects of human/environmental interaction in the local community, Indiana and communities within the region.
Environment and Society 3.3.13. Identify and describe how human systems and physical systems have impacted the local environment.
3.4. Economics: Students explain how people in the local community make choices about using goods, services and productive resources; how they engage in trade to satisfy their economic wants and needs; how they use a variety of sources to gather and apply info 3.4.1. Give examples from the local community that illustrate the scarcity of productive resources. Explain how this scarcity requires people to make choices and incur opportunity costs. 18.104.22.168. Productive Resources: human resources, natural resources, and capital resources used to produce goods and services.
22.214.171.124. Opportunity cost: term used in economics, to mean the value of the best alternative that would have been chosen instead. For example, if a city decides to build a hospital on some vacant land, the opportunity cost is the other things that might have been
3.4.2. Give examples of goods and services provided by local business and industry.
3.4.3. Give examples of trade in the local community and explain how trade benefits both parties.
3.4.4. Define interdependence and give examples of how people in the local community depend on each other for goods and services. 126.96.36.199. Interdependence: reliance on each other to produce goods and services.
3.4.9. Identify different ways people save their income and explain advantages and disadvantages of each.