• GLE-Civ3


    3rd Grade Level Expectations
    Standard 1:
    Students understand the purposes of government, and the basic
    constitutional principles of the United States republican form of
    Third grade students will:
    1.1 Describe what school and the community might be like without a constitution and government
    1.2 Define “limited” and “unlimited” government and explain why the power of a
    government should be limited
    1.3 Write the names of three rights protected by the Colorado Constitution
    1.4 Identify American leaders in American political culture, e.g.: Pocahontas, Chief Ouray, John Smith, Anne Hutchinson, and Sojourner Truth
    1.5 Compare the similarities and differences between the U.S. Constitution and
    Grade 3 rights and responsibilities
    Standard 2:
    Students know the structure and function of local, state, and national government and how citizen involvement shapes public policy.
    Third grade students will:
    2.1 Define “tax” and give examples of state and national taxes
    2.2 Identify different kinds of decisions (individual and group) made in a school, e.g.: policy regarding soda pop being sold; choices for lunch; taking a field trip or
    2.3 Explain three types of law—juvenile, criminal, and civil
    2.4 Describe how the criteria for a good law are developed, i.e.: discussing, debating and voting on what is fair, reasonable and enforceable
    Standard 3:
    Students know the political relationship of the United States and its citizens to other nations and to world affairs.
    Third grade students will:
    3.1 Explain a current event involving the U.S. and another country in the Western
    3.2 Explain what a U.S. citizen should possess when traveling in another country,
    e.g.: passport, visa, currency, immunization, and embassy information
    3.3 Learn about the United Nations, and explain what UNICEF does around the
    Standard 4:
    Students understand how citizens exercise the rules, rights and
    responsibilities of participation in civic life at all levels – local, state, and national.
    Third grade students will:
    4.1 Describe how a school T-shirt is a symbol of school citizenship
    4.2 Sing and explain the meaning of the National Anthem
    4.3 Explain how the school’s canned food drive for the needy expresses
    responsibilities of good citizens
    4.4 Define and give an example of a “good public servant”