3rd Grade


7.1. Basic Geographic Literacy

7.1.3. GRADE 3 – A

  • Identify geographic tools and their uses.
  • Characteristics and purposes of different geographic representations
  • Maps and basic map elements
    • Globes
    • Graphs
    • Diagrams
    • Photographs
    • Geographic representations to display spatial information
    • Sketch maps
    • Thematic maps
    • Mental maps to describe the human and physical features of the local area

How to apply these standards at Twolick Valley Nursery Fall Fest:
Simply walking the mazes is the most powerful mapping exercise. Adding use of the map in the corn maze adds another dimension.

  • Students using the corn maze map must correctly orient the map to the area in which they are located.
  • As they move through the maze, students must plot courses and make the correct decisions to arrive at each station/destination in the maze.
  • Using spatial recognition, students must determine their location on the map by the shape of the maze in the area they can see.
  • Upon finding our large maps posted within the maze, students must correlate their small maps to the clues on the big maps and remember which ares are yet to explore.
  • Students must correctly navigate the maze to exit upon completion of the game.


1.6. Speaking and Listening

1.6.3. GRADE 3


  • Listen to others.
  • Ask questions as an aid to understanding.
  • Distinguish fact from opinion.


  • Speak using skills appropriate to formal speech situations.
  • Use appropriate volume.
  • Pronounce most words accurately.
  • Pace speech so that is understandable.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of audience.


  • Contribute to discussions.
  • Ask relevant questions.
  • Respond with appropriate information or opinions to questions asked.
  • Listen to and acknowledge the contributions of others.
  • Display appropriate turn-taking behaviors.


How to apply these standards at Twolick Valley Nursery:

The mazes are a team effort. Guests solve puzzles in small groups. Each student has the opportunity to lead, follow, and be a part of the group discussion on how to complete the games. Students must:

  • Verbalize ideas for solving the maze or puzzle.
  • Listen well to other’s ideas and work through the logic.
  • Evaluate options and choose the course of action best for the group.
  • Remember pathways, methods and test the solutions to determine the best option.