Nebraska Core Academic Content Standards
NE.SS.1. Grade 3 (Community)
SS 3.3. Geography: Students will develop and apply spatial perspective and geographic skills to make informed decisions regarding issues and current events at local, state, national and international levels.
The World in Spatial Terms
SS 3.3.1. Students will explore where (spatial) and why people, places and environments are organized in the state.
SS 3.3.1.d. Locate places on maps and globes (e.g., Missouri River, Platte, River, Rocky Mountains, Nebraska, the student's city)
SS 3.3.1.e. Identify the continents, oceans, and hemispheres
Places and Regions
SS 3.3.2. Students will compare the characteristics of places and regions.
SS 3.3.2.b. Compare and contrast local places and regions with other places and regions (e.g., prairie and forest, local community with another community, products from Nebraska and another state, crops grown in Nebraska and another state)