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DC.3.Geography and History of the District of Columbia
Geography and History of the District of Columbia
GEOGRAPHY OF DC 3.1. Students use cardinal directions, map scales, legends, and titles to locate places on contemporary maps of Washington, DC, and the local community. 3.1.3. Identify and locate major monuments and historical sites in and around Washington, DC (e.g., the Jefferson and Lincoln memorials, Smithsonian museums, Library of Congress, White House, Capitol, Washington Monument, National Archives, Arlington National Ce Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Landmarks
GOVERNMENT OF DC 3.2. Students understand the basic structure of the Washington, DC, government. 3.2.2. Explain why it is necessary for communities to have governments (e.g., governments provide order and protect rights). (P)
3.2.3. Identify the different ways people in a community can influence their local government (e.g., by voting, running for office, testifying at hearings, or participating in meetings).
3.2.4. Describe the distinctions between local, state, and national government. (P)
ECONOMY OF THE LOCAL REGION 3.3. Students demonstrate basic economic reasoning skills and an understanding of the economy of the local region. 3.3.1. Outline the ways in which local producers have used and are using natural resources, human resources, and capital resources to produce goods and services in the past and the present. (G, E)
3.3.2. Explain what a tax is and the purposes for taxes, and with the help of their teachers and parents, provide examples of different kinds of taxes (e.g., property, sales, and income taxes). (E)
3.3.4. Define what bartering is (e.g., trading baseball cards with each other) and how money makes it easier for people to get things they want. (E)
HISTORY OF DC (18TH–20TH CENTURIES) 3.4. Emphasizing the most significant differences, students describe Washington, DC, at the end of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. 3.4.5. Identify and research outstanding statements of moral and civic principles made in Washington, DC, as well as the leaders who delivered them, that contributed to the struggle to extend equal rights to all Americans (e.g., Lincoln and his second inaugural 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 Time Lines