Review basic map elements (coordinate grid, cardinal and intermediate directions, title, compass rose, scale, key/legend with symbols) .
General Information
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade: 3
Strand: Geography
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/14
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5021050: Social Studies Grade 3 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond (current))
7721014: Access Social Studies - Grade 3 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2023, 2023 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SS.3.G.1.AP.2: Identify elements on a map, such as title, key/legend, cardinal directions, compass rose, and coordinate grid.

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Lesson Plans

Regions of the United States:

In this lesson plan, students will be introduced to the five regions of the United States. Students will make connections between the five regions and the origin of symbols, individuals, and events that represent the United States of America. 

Type: Lesson Plan

Mapping U.S. Landmarks:

In this lesson, students will use map elements to identify six U.S. landmarks on a map. After identifying the landmarks, students will use the map scale to estimate the distance between the six locations.

Type: Lesson Plan

Mapping My Way Around School:

This is a hands-on lesson about maps where students practice drawing maps and asking and answering questions about maps. Students will love learning about maps, elements of maps, and using maps in this exciting look into directions and locations.

Type: Lesson Plan

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