History and Geography 300
The third grade curriculum is an exploration of the history and geography of the United States. The intent of the course is to give the student an overview of the United States. The student will learn map terminology such as latitude, longitude, and compass rose. These and other geographical terms, along with an overview of the geography of the United States, will help the student discuss and understand the geography of the United States. The Objectives are: • Identify and use map terminology including latitude, longitude, and compass rose. • Compare and contrast regional geography across the United States and how this contributes to weather, resources and recreation in the region. • Examine and describe key events for each region. • Examine and describe the contributions of famous people from each region. • Recognize the basics of how the United States was formed. • Recognize the basics of the operation of United States government.