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

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Tennessee Standards

TN.3.3. Geography: Geography enables the students to see, understand and appreciate the web of relationships between people, places, and environments. Students will use the knowledge, skills, and understanding of concepts within the six essential elements of geography: world in spatial terms, places and regions, physical systems, human systems, environment and society, and the uses of geography.
3.3.01. Understand how to use maps, globes, and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process and report information from a spatial perspective.
3.3.01.a. Show how the spatial elements of point, line, and area are used on a map or globe.
3.3.01.b. Explain the difference between relative and absolute locations.
3.3.01.c. Locate places on a map using cardinal and intermediate direction.
3.3.02. Recognize the interaction between human and physical systems around the world.
3.3.02.a. List the similarities and differences of local places and regions with other places and regions.
3.3.02.d. Describe how environments and regions differ around the world.
3.3.03. Demonstrate how to identify and locate major physical and political features on globes and maps.
3.3.03.c. Define the characteristics that comprise a region.
3.3.spi. Performance Indicators State:
3.3.spi.1. Identify the major physical components of the world (i.e., oceans, equator, continents, and hemispheres).
3.3.spi.2. Recognize and use a map key.
3.3.spi.4. Use absolute and relative locations to identify places on a map (i.e., north, south, east, west, borders, lines of longitude and latitude, the equator, the north and south poles).
3.3.spi.5. Identify basic components of earth's systems (i.e., landforms, water, climate and weather).
3.3.spi.6. Utilize skills to locate a place using cardinal directions and symbols given an appropriate map with a key.
3.3.spi.9. Recognize the identifying characteristics of certain geographic features (i.e., peninsula, islands, continents, mountains, rivers, deserts, oceans, and forests).