Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Third Grade. Famous Americans

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Massachusetts Standards

MA.3.CS. Massachusetts and its Cities and Towns: Geography and History (Concepts and Skills)
3.CS.1. Explain the meaning of time periods or dates in historical narratives (decade, century, 1600s, 1776) and use them correctly in speaking and writing. (H)
3.CS.4. Use cardinal directions, map scales, legends, and titles to locate places on contemporary maps of New England, Massachusetts, and the local community. (G)
3.CS.5. Describe the difference between a contemporary map of their city or town and the map of their city or town in the 18th, 19th , or early 20th century. (H, G)
MA.3.LS. Massachusetts and its Cities and Towns: Geography and History (Learning Standards)
3.1. On a map of the United States, locate the New England states (Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine) and the Atlantic Ocean. On a map of Massachusetts, locate major cities and towns, Cape Ann, Cape Cod, the Connecticut River, the Merrimack River, the Charles River, and the Berkshire Hills. (G)
3.3. Identify who the Pilgrims were and explain why they left Europe to seek religious freedom; describe their journey and their early years in the Plymouth Colony. (H, G, C, E)
3.3.B. Challenges in settling in America
3.5. Explain important political, economic, and military developments leading to and during the American Revolution. (H, C)
3.5.C. The beginning of the Revolution at Lexington and Concord
3.5.E. Revolutionary leaders such as John Adams, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Paul Revere
3.6. Identify the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights as key American documents. (C)
3.7. After reading a biography of a person from Massachusetts in one of the following categories, summarize the person's life and achievements. (H, C)
3.7.A. Science and technology (e.g., Alexander Graham Bell, Nathaniel Bowditch, Robert Goddard, John Hayes Hammond, Edwin Land, Samuel Morse)
3.7.E. Political leadership (e.g., John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Edward Brooke, Benjamin Franklin, John F. Kennedy, Paul Revere)