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Skills available for Texas third-grade social studies standards

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  • 4 The student understands how humans adapt to variations in the physical environment.

    • A describe and explain variations in the physical environment, including climate, landforms, natural resources, and natural hazards;

    • B identify and compare how people in different communities adapt to or modify the physical environment in which they live such as deserts, mountains, wetlands, and plains;

    • C describe the effects of physical processes such as volcanoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes in shaping the landscape;

    • D describe the effects of human processes such as building new homes, conservation, and pollution in shaping the landscape; and

    • E identify and compare the human characteristics of various regions.

  • 5 The student understands the concepts of location, distance, and direction on maps and globes.