Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
TX.113.14. Social Studies, Grade 3
3.4. Geography. The student understands how humans adapt to variations in the physical environment. The student is expected to:
3.4.A. Describe and explain variations in the physical environment, including climate, landforms, natural resources, and natural hazards.
3.5. Geography. The student understands the concepts of location, distance, and direction on maps and globes. The student is expected to:
3.5.B. Use a scale to determine the distance between places on maps and globes.
3.5.C. Identify and use the compass rose, grid system, and symbols to locate places on maps and globes.
3.5.D. Create and interpret maps of places and regions that contain map elements, including a title, compass rose, legend, scale, and grid system.
3.17. Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired from a variety of valid sources, including electronic technology. The student is expected to:
3.17.E. Interpret and create visuals, including graphs, charts, tables, timelines, illustrations, and maps.
3.17.F. Use appropriate mathematical skills to interpret social studies information such as maps and graphs.