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]
TN.3-2. THIRD GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES, PART 2 - Early American and Tennessee History
Indigenous Peoples through European Exploration (prior to 1585)
Overview: Students will describe the legacy and cultures of major indigenous settlements of Tennessee, the routes of early explorers, and the impact of exploration on the Americas.
3.21. Identify the routes and contributions of early explorers of the Americas, including: Christopher Columbus, Hernando de Soto, Ferdinand Magellan, and Amerigo Vespucci. [C, E, G, H, P, T]