Tennessee Academic Standards
TN.3-2. THIRD GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES, PART 2 - Early American and Tennessee History
Indigenous Peoples through European Exploration (prior to 1585)
Overview: Students will describe the legacy and cultures of major indigenous settlements of Tennessee, the routes of early explorers, and the impact of exploration on the Americas.
3.21. Identify the routes and contributions of early explorers of the Americas, including: Christopher Columbus, Hernando de Soto, Ferdinand Magellan, and Amerigo Vespucci. [C, E, G, H, P, T]
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.
3.30. 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]
TN.SSP. Social Studies Practices
SSP.04. Construct and communicate arguments supported by evidence to:
SSP.04.1. Demonstrate and defend an understanding of ideas
SSP.04.2. Compare and contrast viewpoints
SSP.05. Develop historical awareness by:
SSP.05.2. Recognizing how past events and issues might have been experienced by the people of that time, with historical context and empathy rather than present-mindedness
SSP.05.3. Identify patterns of continuity and change over time, making connections to the present