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Skills available for Tennessee third-grade social studies standards

IXL's third-grade skills will be aligned to the Tennessee Academic Standards soon! Until then, you can view a complete list of third-grade standards below.

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  • 3.46 Interpret different texts and primary sources to describe the major components of history and culture including language, clothing, food, art, beliefs, customs, and music.

  • 3.47 Tell a historic story with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details while speaking audibly in coherent sentences using information gained from timelines, primary sources and informational text. Suggestions are: Ancient Egypt and the pyramids, Nile River, Tutankhamen, Bartholomew Diaz lands on Cape of Good Hope, Nelson Mandela, and current events.

  • 3.48 Identify major countries of the continent (Egypt, Kenya, Libya, and South Africa).

  • 3.49 Identify major physical features of the continent:

    • Rivers – Congo, Niger, Nile

    • Mountains – Kilimanjaro, Mt. Kenya, Atlas Mountains

    • Desert – Sahara

    • Bodies of Water – Indian Ocean, Lake Victoria, Southern Ocean

    • Landforms – Cape of Good Hope

  • 3.50 Explain how people depend on the physical environment and its natural resources to satisfy their basic needs.

  • 3.51 Identify examples of scarcity in and around specific regions.

  • 3.52 Interpret a chart, graph, or resource map of major imports and exports.