3.03 Examine major physical features on globes and maps, including: basin, bay, canal, canyon, delta, desert, gulf, island, isthmus, mountain, ocean, peninsula, plain, plateau, river, sea, strait, stream, and valley.
3.05 Use different types of maps (e.g., political, physical, population, resource, and climate), graphs, and charts to interpret geographic information.
Students will utilize their geographic content knowledge to study physical and political world geography.
3.06 Identify and locate the major continents and oceans using maps and globes: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America, Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and Southern Ocean.
3.07 Identify and locate major countries, including: Brazil, China, Egypt, France, Great Britain, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, and Spain.
3.08 Identify major physical features of the world, including: rivers (Amazon and Nile), mountains and ranges (Alps, Andes, and Himalayas), deserts (Gobi and Sahara), bodies of water (Mediterranean Sea and Straits of Magellan), and landforms (Great Barrier Reef and Niagara Falls).
United States and Tennessee Geography
Students will utilize their geographic content knowledge to study physical and political geography of the United States and Tennessee.
3.09 Identify and locate the fifty states of the U.S.
3.11 Identify major physical features of the U.S., including: rivers (Colorado, Mississippi, Ohio, and Rio Grande); mountains (Alaska Range, Appalachian, and Rockies), bodies of water (Great Lakes and Gulf of Mexico), desert (Great Basin), and landforms (Grand Canyon and Great Plains).
3.12 Locate the following cities and physical features in Tennessee: cities (Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville), rivers (Cumberland, Mississippi, and Tennessee), and mountain range (Great Smoky Mountains).
3.13 Explain how geographic challenges are met with: bridges, canals, dams, freshwater supply, irrigation systems, landfills, and tunnels.