Tennessee Academic Standards
TN.3-1. THIRD GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES, PART 1 - Geography and Economics
Geography: Maps and Globes
Overview: Students will develop an understanding of map reading, including learning geographic terms that illustrate physical and political features on maps and globes.
3.01. Analyze maps and globes using common terms, including: Country; North Pole; Equator; Prime meridian; Hemisphere; Region; Latitude; South Pole; Longitude; Time zones [G]
3.03. Examine major physical features on globes and maps, including: Basin; Bay; Canal; Canyon; Delta; Desert; Gulf; Island; Isthmus; Mountain; Ocean; Peninsula; Plain; Plateau; River; Sea; Strait; Stream; Valley [G]
3.04. Examine major political features on globes and maps, including: boundaries, cities, highways, railroads, and roads. [G]
3.05. Use different types of maps (e.g., political, physical, population, resource, and climate), graphs, and charts to interpret geographic information. [G]
Overview: Students will utilize their geographic content knowledge to study physical and political world geography.
3.08. Identify major physical features of the world, including: Rivers—Amazon, Nile; Mountains and Ranges—Alps, Andes, Himalayas; Deserts— Gobi, Sahara; Bodies of Water—Mediterranean Sea, Straits of Magellan; Landforms—Great Barrier Reef, Niagara Falls [G]
TN.SSP. Social Studies Practices
SSP.01. Gather information from a variety of primary and secondary sources, including:
SSP.01.2. Graphic representations (e.g., maps, timelines, charts, artwork)
SSP.06. Develop geographic awareness by:
SSP.06.2. Determining the use of diverse types of maps based on the purpose