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Social Studies Level 03 Capacity Matrices

Social Studies Level 03 Vocabulary

Westminster History Resources

  • The Westminster History - Student Book and the Westminster History - Teacher Resource Guide written by Janice A. Morrow, M. Ed. can be printed for use in Adams 50 schools through the Adams 50 Print Shop.



Measurement Topic: SS.03.311 Use a variety of sources to distinguish historical fact from fiction Capacity Matrix SS.03.311

SS.03.311.01.03 Compare factual historical sources with works of fiction about the same topic. (CAS: 3.1.1.a)

SS.03.311.02.03 Use a variety of historical sources including artifacts, pictures and documents to help define factual historical evidence. (CAS: 3.1.1.b)

SS.03.311.03.03 Compare information from multiple sources recounting the same event. (CAS: 3.1.1.c)

Measurement Topic: SS.03.312 People in the past influence the development and interaction of different communities or regions Capacity Matrix SS.03.312

SS.03.312.01.03 Compare past and present situations and events. (CAS: 3.1.2.a)

SS.03.312.02.03 Chronologically sequence important events in a community or region. (CAS: 3.1.2.b)

SS.03.312.03.03 Give examples of people and events, and developments that brought important changes to a community or region. (CAS: 3.1.2.c)

SS.03.312.04.03 Describe the history, interaction, and contribution of the various peoples and cultures that have lived in or migrated to a community or region. (CAS: 3.1.2.d)


Measurement Topic: SS.03.321 Use various types of geographic tools to develop spatial thinking Capacity Matrix SS.03.321

SS.03.321.01.03 Read and interpret information from geographic tools and formulate geographic questions. (CAS: 3.2.1.a)

SS.03.321.02.03 Find oceans and continents, major countries, bodies of water, mountains, and urban areas, the state of Colorado, and neighboring states on maps. (CAS: 3.2.1.b)

SS.03.321.03.03 Locate the community on a map and describe its natural and human features. (CAS: 3.2.1.c)

SS.03.321.04.03 Identify geography-based problems and examine the ways that people have tried to solve them. (CAS: 3.2.1.d)

Measurement Topic: SS.03.322 The concept of regions is developed through an understanding of similarities and differences in places Capacity Matrix SS.03.322

SS.03.322.01.03 Observe and describe the physical characteristics and the cultural and human features of a region. (CAS: 3.2.2.a)

SS.03.322.02.03 Identify the factors that make a region unique including cultural diversity, industry and agriculture, and land forms. (CAS: 3.2.2.b)

SS.03.322.03.03 Give examples of places that are similar and different from a local region. (CAS: 3.2.2.c)

SS.03.322.04.03 Characterize regions using different types of features such as physical, political, cultural, urban and rural. (CAS: 3.2.2.d)


Measurement Topic: SS.03.331 Describe producers and consumers and how goods and services are exchanged Capacity Matrix SS.03.331

SS.03.331.01.03 Describe the difference between producers and consumers and explain how they need each other. (CAS: 3.3.1.a)

SS.03.331.02.03 Describe and give examples of forms of exchange topics to include but not limited to trade and barter. (CAS: 3.3.1.b)

SS.03.331.03.03 Describe how the exchange of goods and services between businesses and consumers affects all parties. (CAS: 3.3.1.c)

SS.03.331.04.03 Recognize that different currencies and forms of exchange that exist and list the functions of money to include but not limited to such topics as medium of exchange, store of value, and measure of value. (CAS: 3.3.1.d)

SS.03.331.05.03 Give examples of how trade benefits individuals and communities and increases interdependency. (CAS: 3.3.1.e)

Measurement Topic: SS.03.332 Describe how to meet short term financial goals (PFL) Capacity Matrix SS.03.332

SS.03.332.01.03 Identify sources of income including gifts, allowances, and earnings. (CAS: 3.3.2.a)

SS.03.332.02.03 Recognize that there are costs and benefits associated with borrowing to meet a short-term financial goal (CAS: 3.3.2.b)

SS.03.332.03.03 Identify jobs children can do to earn money for personal, philanthropic, or entrepreneurial goals. (CAS: 3.3.2.c)

SS.03.332.04.03 Create a plan for a short-term financial goal (CAS: 3.3.2.d)

SS.03.332.05.03 Describe the steps necessary to reach short-term financial goals. (CAS: 3.3.2.e)


Measurement Topic: SS.03.341 Respecting the views and rights of others is a key component of a democratic society Capacity Matrix SS.03.341

SS.03.341.01.03 Identify and apply the elements of civil discourse elements to include but not limited to listening with respect for understanding and speaking in a respectful manner. (CAS: 3.4.1.a)

SS.03.341.02.03 Identify important economic and personal rights and how they relate to others. (CAS: 3.4.1.b)

SS.03.341.03.03 Give examples of the relationship between rights and responsibilities. (CAS: 3.4.1.c)

Measurement Topic: SS.03.342 The origins, structure, and functions of local government Capacity Matrix SS.03.342

SS. Identify the origins, structure, and functions of local government. (CAS: 3.4.2.a)

SS.03.342.02.03 Identify and explain the services local governments provide and how those services are funded. (CAS: 3.4.2.b)

SS.03.342.03.03 Identify and explain a variety of roles leaders, citizens, and others play in local government. (CAS: 3.4.2.c)

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