Georgia Standards of Excellence
GA.SS.3. Third Grade - United States History Year 1: American Indian Cultures through Colonization
SS3H. Historical Understandings
SS3H2. Describe European exploration in North America.
SS3H2.a. Describe the reasons for and obstacles to the exploration of North America.
SS3H2.b. Describe the accomplishments of: John Cabot (England), Vasco Núñez de Balboa (Spain), Hernando de Soto (Spain), Christopher Columbus (Spain), Henry Hudson (The Netherlands), and Jacques Cartier (France).
SS3H3. Explain the factors that shaped British Colonial America.
SS3H3.a. Identify key reasons why the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies were founded (religious freedom and profit).
SS3G. Geographic Understandings
SS3G3. Describe how physical systems affect human systems.
SS3G3.b. Describe how the early explorers (SS3H2a) adapted, or failed to adapt, to the various physical environments in which they traveled.
GA.IPS.3. Information Processing Skills
IPS.1. Compare similarities and differences
IPS.5. Identify main idea, detail, sequence of events, and cause and effect in a social studies context
IPS.11. Draw conclusions and make generalizations