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Skills available for South Carolina third-grade social studies standards

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3.1 Use maps and globes to categorize places and regions by their human and physical conditions.

3.2 Demonstrate an understanding of Earth's physical features and ecosystems that affect human activities.

  • 3.2.1.ER Recognize and explain how physical features are distributed around the world.

  • 3.2.2.ER Identify and analyze the ways people interact with the physical environment in different regions of the state, the country, and the world.

  • 3.2.3.ER Identify spatial variations in climates around the world and recognize the relationship between climate and human activities.

3.3 Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between Earth's environmental hazards and human activities.

  • 3.3.1.ER Identify the range of natural hazards facing people and explain how some populations are more vulnerable than others.

  • 3.3.2.ER Use maps and other sources of geographic information to gather evidence and draw conclusions about patterns of natural disasters around the world.

  • 3.3.3.AG Develop a natural disaster safety plan for a community.

3.4 Demonstrate an understanding of varied human cultural and economic characteristics across Earth's surface.

3.5 Demonstrate an understanding of how and why humans have explored and migrated across Earth.

  • 3.5.1.HS Investigate and explain the economic, social, and political motivations behind human exploration of Earth.

  • 3.5.2.AG Use maps and other geographic representations to identify exploration patterns throughout Earth history.

  • 3.5.3.HS Investigate and explain the economic, social, political, and environmental motivations behind human migration and how places can change as a result.

  • 3.5.4.AG Use maps and other geographic representations to identify how migration patterns affect people and places.