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Land & People Before European Exploration{3rd Grade Social Studies Standards}

Grade Levels
3rd - 4th
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130 pages
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As time began, people had to adapt to their surroundings. Climate and sources of food changed over time, and the people learned new skills, created new tools, and invented things based on needs. History was not always documented, so archaeologists had to use their own understanding to piece together information from various artefacts.

You need this comprehensive set for teaching about the land and people in the southeast United States. This resource has 10 reading comprehension pages that allow students to prove their answers with text evidence answers. Along with the reading, your students will have interactive notebook opportunities, projects, visuals for deeper understanding, technology with QR codes, a game to practice their land form understanding, and a STEAM activity for hands-on learning and growth!

All you have to do is pick your standard, print the pages you need for it, and add it to your own lesson plan!

This set will save you HOURS of work! I know this because it has taken me nearly 200 hours to create. These pages are also more relevant than most text books for social studies because they are created in a way that is kid-friendly.

What makes this set even better is that you can use it in your reading block!


p. 2-7 – Thanks, Preview, Contents, List of Standards

p.8-13 – Standard Posters with Visuals (color & b/w)

p.14-25 – 21 Vocabulary Word Strips with 21 Definition Strips

p.26-51 – Landform Display Images with Definitions (color & b/w)

p.52-54 – Clovis Point, Wattle & Daub, and Wooden Cabin Display Images

p.55 – Ancient People: Paleoindian Reading Comprehension

p.56 – Paleo Indians Flap Book (INB)

p.57 – Ancient People: Archaic People Reading Comprehension

p.58 – Archaic People Staggered Circle Book (INB)

p.59 – Ancient People: Woodland People Reading Comprehension

p.60 – Old Stone Fort Research Flap (INB)

p.61 – Compare & Contrast: Archaic & Woodland People (INB)

p.62 – Ancient People: Mississippian People Reading Comprehension

p.63-67 – Review Ancient People Circle Project (2 versions)

p.68-69 – Research & Compare Summer and Winter Homes

p.70 – Cherokee People Reading Comprehension

p.71 – Creek People Reading Comprehension

p.72 – Chickasaw People Reading Comprehension

p.73 – Ghigau Reading Comprehension

p.74-77 – Beloved Woman Staggered Book (INB)

p.78 – Summer & Winter Homes of the Cherokee Reading Comprehensions

p.79 – Summer & Winter Homes of the Creeks Reading Comprehensions

p.80-83 –Ancient People of Tennessee File Book (INB)

p.84 – Ancient People Brain Drain

p.85-88 – Native People Brain Drain (INB)

p.89-91 – Cherokee, Creek, & Chickasaw Brochure (INB)

p.92-93 – Landform Brochure Project

p.94-96 – Landforms Double Flap Book (INB)

p.97-100 – Comparing/Contrasting Landforms – Interactive Notebook Piece

p.101-105 – Landforms Concentration Game

p.106-107 – Lap Book Instructions & Visuals

p.108-116 - Lap Book Pieces

p.117 – Tribe Map (QR Code)

p.118 – STEAM – Diorama

p.119-129 – QR Codes (Teacher set & Individual Student)

p.130-131 - Credit


The Land and People before European Exploration Students describe the legacy and cultures of the major indigenous settlements of Tennessee.

Describe the legacy and cultures of the major indigenous settlements in Tennessee including the Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, and Mississippian:

►Coats-Hines Site

►Pinson Mounds

►Old Stone Fort

►Chucalissa Indian Village

Analyze religious beliefs, customs, and various folklore traditions of the Cherokee, Creek, and Chickasaw, including:

►Principal Chief

►summer and winter homes

►Beloved Woman



►maternal designations

Create a visual display using multiple forms of media to identify with picturesof geographic terms, including:








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