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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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1 Indigenous Peoples through European Exploration (prior to 1585): Students will describe the legacy and cultures of major indigenous settlements of Tennessee, the routes of early explorers, and the impact of exploration on the Americas.

  • 1.3.19 Compare and contrast the geographic locations and customs (i.e., housing and clothing) of the Northeast, Southeast, and Plains North American Indians.

  • 1.3.20 Describe the conflicts between American Indian nations, including the competing claims for the control of land.

  • 1.3.21 Identify the routes and contributions of early explorers of the Americas, including: Christopher Columbus, Hernando de Soto, Ferdinand Magellan, and Amerigo Vespucci.

  • 1.3.22 Examine how American Indian cultures changed as a result of contact with European cultures, including: decreased population, spread of disease (smallpox), increased conflict, loss of territory, and increase in trade.

2 Early North American Settlements (1585-1600s): Students will describe early North American and Tennessee settlements and examine the founding of the Thirteen Colonies, their regional geographic features, and the cooperation that existed between American Indians and colonists.