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

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

New Hampshire Standards

NH.5. Geography: The real crux of geography is understanding our physical Earth and human-environment interaction: knowing why people settle in an area, how they make their living and the resources they use, why they dress or speak the way they do, and what they do for entertainment. A geographically informed person can draw connections between locations of the Earth, recognize complex regional patterns, and appreciate the influence of place on human development.
5.1. The World in Spatial Terms: Students will demonstrate the ability to use maps, mental maps, globes, and other graphic tools and technologies to acquire, process, report, and analyze geographic information.
5.1.4.1. Identify and describe the characteristics and purposes of geographic tools: maps, globes, graphs, diagrams, photographs, satellite-produced images, and other technologies.
5.1.4.2. Display spatial information on maps and other geographic representations, e.g., home-to-school routes or settings in appropriate children's literature.
5.1.4.3. Locate major physical and human features in the United States and on Earth, e.g., mountain ranges, principal parallels or meridians.
5.1.4.4. Illustrate that places and features are distributed spatially across Earth's surface, e.g., community grid maps or population density maps.
5.2. Places and Regions: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the physical and human geographic features that define places and regions as well as how culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions.
5.2.4.1. Describe the physical and human characteristics of places, e.g., land forms or where people live. human processes together shape places, e.g., the relationship between elevation and population density in a region or the characteristics of regions along the same latitude.