Outcome Chart - British Columbia - Social Studies Grade 3

Big Ideas

  • Learning about indigenous peoples nurtures multicultural awareness and respect for diversity.
  • People from diverse cultures and societies share some common experiences and aspects of life.
  • Indigenous knowledge is passed down through oral history, traditions, and collective memory.
  • Indigenous societies throughout the world value the well-being of the self, the land, spirits, and ancestors.

Overall Expectations:

  • Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions
  • Ask questions, make inferences, and draw conclusions about the content and features of different types of sources (evidence)
  • Recognize causes and consequences of events, decisions, or developments (cause and consequence)
  • Explain why people’s beliefs, values, worldviews, experiences, and roles give them different perspectives on people, places, issues, or events (perspective)
  • Make value judgments about events, decisions, or actions, and suggest lessons that can be learned (ethical judgment)

Specific Expectations

Students are expected to know the following:

  • aspects of life shared by and common to peoples and culture
  • interconnections of cultural and technological innovations of global and local indigenous peoples
  • relationship between humans and their environment

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