Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Third Grade. Map & Compass Skills

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Kentucky Standards

KY.AE. Academic Expectation
AE.1. Students are able to use basic communication and mathematics skills for purposes and situations they will encounter throughout their lives.
1.2. Students make sense of the variety of materials they read.
KY.CC. Core Content for Assessment v.4.1.
SS-EP-4. Geography: Geography includes the study of the five fundamental themes of location, place, regions, movement and human/environmental interaction. Students need geographic knowledge to analyze issues and problems to better understand how humans have interacted with their environment over time, how geography has impacted settlement and population, and how geographic factors influence climate, culture, the economy and world events. A geographic perspective also enables students to better understand the past and present and to prepare for the future.
SS-EP-4.1. The Use of Geographic Tools
SS-EP-4.1.2. Students will use geographic tools to identify major landforms (e.g., continents, mountain ranges), bodies of water (e.g., oceans, major rivers) and natural resources on Earth's surface and use relative location.
SS-EP-4.2. Regions
SS-EP-4.2.1. Students will describe places on Earth's surface by their physical characteristics (e.g., climate, landforms, bodies of water).
KY.PS. Program of Studies 2006
SS-P-G. Big Idea: Geography - Geography includes the study of the five fundamental themes of location, place, regions, movement and human/environmental interaction. Students need geographic knowledge to analyze issues and problems to better understand how humans have interacted with their environment over time, how geography has impacted settlement and population, and how geographic factors influence climate, culture, the economy and world events. A geographic perspective also enables students to better understand the past and present and to prepare for the future. (Academic Expectations 2.19)
SS-P-G-S-1. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will develop an understanding of patterns on the Earth's surface using a variety of geographic tools (e.g., maps, globes, charts, graphs):
SS-P-G-S-1.c) Identify major landforms (e.g., continents, mountain ranges) and major bodies of water (e.g., oceans, rivers)
SS-P-G-S-2. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will investigate the Earth's surface using print and non-print sources (e.g., books, magazines, films, Internet, geographic tools):
SS-P-G-S-2.a) Locate and describe places (e.g., local environments, different habitats) using their physical characteristics (e.g., landforms, bodies of water)
SS-P-G-U-1. Program of Studies: Understandings - Students will understand that the use of geographic tools (e.g., maps, globes, charts, graphs) and mental maps help to locate places, recognize patterns and identify geographic features.
SS-P-G-U-2. Program of Studies: Understandings - Students will understand that patterns emerge as humans move, settle and interact on Earth's surface and can be identified by examining the location of physical and human characteristics, how they are arranged and why they are in particular locations.