180 Days of Geography for Third Grade provides teachers and parents with 180 days of daily practice to build students’ geographical knowledge and skills. Through these weekly units, grade 3 students will improve their geographic background knowledge, critical thinking and reasoning skills, map and spatial skills, and answer photo- and text-dependent questions. This essential social studies resource provides teachers with the tools they need to provide detailed instruction on map skills, key geographical concepts, and the five themes of geography: location, place, human environment/interaction, movement, and region. With the world becoming more connected, learning about different places through a geographic lens will equip 21st century students with the skills they need to better understand diverse cultures and regions in an increasingly interdependent world. An introductory two-week unit focuses on teaching the map skills that students will use throughout the rest of the book. Subsequent units will introduce students to a new place or a type of map, and will explore the relationship between geography and culture. This book helps teachers meet National Geography Standards and state standards in their classrooms. Digital files are included.