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Social Studies
 
  Grade Level:   3  
  EALR:   3. GEOGRAPHY The student uses a spatial perspective to make reasoned decisions by applying the concepts of location, region, and movement and demonstrating knowledge of how geographic features and human cultures impact environments.  
  Component:   3.2 Understands human interaction with the environment.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   3.2.2 Understands the cultural universals of place, time, family life, economics, communication, arts, recreation, food, clothing, shelter, transportation, government, and education.  
 
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Examples
-Explains the variety of ways that people in North America use language to communicate, including spoken, written, sign, and body language in the past or present.
-Compares the forms of literature, music, art, dance, and games that belong to cultures in Mexico, Canada, and the United States.
-Compares the traditions, beliefs, and values of cultural groups in North America.
-Explains how children gain knowledge formally through school and informally through family, friends, and media.
-Explains how people make a living in different communities.
-Explains the variety of ways that people in one's community use money or trade to meet their needs and wants.
Suggested Unit
  • Cultures in Our Community