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

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Minnesota Standards

MN.3. Grade 3: Foundations of Social Studies
3.3. Geography
3.3.1. Geospatial Skills
3.3.1.1. People use geographic representations and geospatial technologies to acquire, process and report information within a spatial context.
3.3.1.1.1. Use maps and concepts of location (relative location words and cardinal and intermediate directions) to describe places in one’s community, the state of Minnesota, the United States or the world.
3.3.1.1.2. Create and interpret simple maps of places around the world, local to global; incorporate the "TODALS" map basics, as well as points, lines and colored areas to display spatial information.
3.3.3. Human Systems
3.3.3.6. Geographic factors influence the distribution, functions, growth and patterns of cities and human settlements.
3.3.3.6.1. Identify landforms and patterns in population; explain why human populations are unevenly distributed around the world.
3.4. History
3.4.1. Historical Thinking Skills
3.4.1.2. Historical inquiry is a process in which multiple sources and different kinds of historical evidence are analyzed to draw conclusions about how and why things happened in the past.
3.4.1.2.1. Examine historical records, maps and artifacts to answer basic questions about times and events in history, both ancient and more recent.