Tennessee Academic Standards
TN.3-1. THIRD GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES, PART 1 - Geography and Economics
United States and Tennessee Geography
Overview: Students will utilize their geographic content knowledge to study physical and political geography of the United States and Tennessee.
3.11. Identify major physical features of the U.S., including: Rivers—Colorado, Mississippi, Ohio, Rio Grande; Mountains—Alaska Range, Appalachian, Rockies; Bodies of Water—Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico; Desert— Great Basin; Landforms—Grand Canyon, Great Plains [G, T]
TN.3-2. THIRD GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES, PART 2 - Early American and Tennessee History
Early North American Settlements (1585-1600s)
Overview: Students will describe early North American and Tennessee settlements and examine the founding of the Thirteen Colonies, their regional geographic features, and the cooperation that existed between American Indians and colonists.
3.24. Explain the significance of the settlement of Jamestown and the role it played in the founding of the U.S. [C, E, G, H, P]
3.26. Examine how the regional (i.e., New England, Middle, and Southern) geographic features of the Thirteen Colonies influenced their development. [C, G, H, P]
3.27. Identify the economic, political, and religious reasons for founding the Thirteen Colonies and the role of indentured servitude and slavery in their settlement. [C, E, G, H, P]
3.30. Examine how long hunters (e.g., Daniel Boone and William Bean) created interest in land west of the Appalachian Mountains. [C, E, G, H, T]