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IN.CG.Civics and Government
3.2. Students will 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 local, state and national governments; and demonstrate understanding of democratic principles and practices. 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 fundamental democratic principles and ideals. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide U.S. Senate
Functions of Government 3.2.3. Identify 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 different levels of government (local, state and national) and that each has special duties and responsibilities.
Roles of Citizens 3.2.5. Explain the importance of being a good citizen of the state and the nation. Identify people in 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.
3.2.7. Use a variety of information resources to gather information about local, state and regional leaders and civic issues.
3.4. Students will 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; how they use a variety of sources to gather and apply information about economic changes in the community; and how they compare costs and benefits in economic decision making. 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.
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.
3.4.5. List the characteristics of money and explain how money makes trade easier.
3.4.6. Identify different ways people save their income and explain advantages and disadvantages of each.
3.3. Students will explain that simple grid systems (latitude and longitude) are used to locate places on maps and globes, and will begin to understand the Earth/sun relationship, identify the distinctive physical and cultural features of their community, and explain the geographic relationships within their own community with the state and other states within the region. The World in Spatial Terms 3.3.1. Use labels and symbols to locate and identify physical and political features on maps and globes. Label a map of the Midwest, identifying states, major rivers, lakes and the Great Lakes. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Landmarks
3.3.3. 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 3.3.6. Explain the basic Earth/sun relationship, including how it influences climate, and identify major climate regions of the United States.
3.3.7. Describe how climate and the physical characteristics of a region affect the vegetation and animal life living there.
Human Systems 3.3.8. Construct maps and graphs that show aspects of human/environmental interaction in the local community, Indiana and communities within the region.
Environment and Society 3.3.11. Identify and describe the relationship between human systems and physical systems and the impact they have on each other. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Landmarks
3.1. Students will 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.
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