This set covers MOST of the standards for Tennessee 3rd grade. Please see the contents and the standards listed below. Each of the 11 passages are written for engagement. The answers are a new style where students have to find their evidence in the text, use a corresponding colored pencil/marker/crayon to answer each of the questions. This is easy to grade and encourages deep reading of the non-fiction text. Along with the passages there are activities for students to complete in interactive notebooks and in group setting. There are also sets of card to practice certain capitals and states to help in the mastery of them.
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**3.14 Interpret different texts and primary sources to describe the major components of culture including language, clothing, food, art, beliefs, customs, and music.
**3.15 Use information gained from timelines, primary sources, media, and informational text to identify major historical events and patterns in North America.
Suggestions are as follows: Mayan Culture, Aztec Culture, Colonial America, the
**3.16 Use timelines and historical passages to summarize the history of a region,
including events, inventions/inventors, artists, writers, and political figures. Suggestions are as follows: Christopher Columbus, Benjamin Franklin, George
Washington, Daniel Boone, Nancy Ward, Thomas Jefferson, Betsy Ross, Noah Webster, Abraham Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, Harriett Tubman.
**3.18 Identify and locate on a map: Canada, Mexico, Central America, Cuba and the 50 states of the U.S.
**3.19 Compare and contrast different maps to show the location of Alaska and Hawaii as outside of the contiguous United States, using a globe to refine understanding of the location of the two states.
**3.20 Identify on a map major cities of the continent (Charleston, Chicago, Knoxville, Los Angeles, Memphis, Mexico City, Miami, Montreal, Nashville, New York, Seattle, Washington D.C.).
**3.21 Locate the states that comprise the regions of the United States.
**3.22 Identify major physical features on a map:
• Rivers – Colorado, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Rio Grande, St.
• Mountains – Alaska Range, Appalachian, Cascade, Rockies.
• Bodies of Water – Arctic, Atlantic, Great Lakes, Great Salt Lake, Gulf of Mexico,
Hudson Bay, Niagara Falls, Pacific
• Deserts – Death Valley, Great Basin
• Landforms – Grand Canyon, Niagra Falls, Caribbean Islands
**3.23 Identify examples of scarcity in and around specific regions.
**3.24 Interpret a chart, graph, or resource map of major imports and exports.
**3.25 Define supply and demand and describe how changes in supply and demand affect prices of specific products.
**3.26 Describe how goods and services are exchanged on local, regional, and
international levels including transportation methods and bartering and monetary
**3.27 Compare and contrast land-forms, climates, population, natural resources, and major cities of the three Grand Divisions of Tennessee.
**3.28 Discuss the structure and purpose of government.
**3.29 Compare and contrast the national governments of Canada, Mexico, and the United States.
**3.30 Describe the Constitution of the United States and the Tennessee State
Constitution in principle and practice.