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Social Studies Curriculum Social Studies - 3rd Grade
Lesson Plans

Standard 1

Students will understand how geography influences community location and development.

Objective 1

Determine the relationships between human settlement and geography.
  • Geographic Features and Human Settlements
    Exploring the relationship between geography and settlements. Students will understand that people settle where there are geographical features that sustain life. They will take away that most major population centers are around water, food, and geographical features that help with safety and life sustaining supplies. Students might get confused that people just settle because of recreational or business attraction rather than life sustainability.
  • Human Settlement and Geography

UEN logo - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Robert  Austin and see the Social Studies website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - Jennifer  Throndsen.

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