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Social Studies, Grade 3

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Study Guide Landmarks Social Studies, Grade 3

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LANDMARKS What is a Landmark? A landmark is any prominent object on land that can be used in determining location or direction. A memorial is a special kind of landmark which was built to honor and remember a person, a group, or event. World Landmarks Great Wall of China - longest structure ever built, it can be seen from space Mt. Everest, between Nepal and Tibet, the highest mountain in the world is 5.5.miles high Mt. Fuji - Japan- 3 volcanoes Stonehenge, Britain - monolithic rocks stand in a huge circle Tower of London stone tower built to hold prisoners in medieval England Big Ben - London clock tower Eiffel Tower - wrought iron 300 m high © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
Pyramids at Giza Sphinx - a statue that has the face of a pharoah and the body of a lion Taj Mahal - Agra, India - a beautiful palace built as a burial place for Shah’s wife in 1630 Roman Colosseum - Italy - Gladiators fought in this huge amphitheatre Leaning Tower of Pisa Ayers Rock - monolith in Australia Sydney Opera House - Australia - built to look like the sails of a ship, situated in Sydney Harbor Rock of Gibraltar - a large rock at the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea. It is often seen in advertising as a symbol of strength and endurance. CN Tower in Toronto, Canada - world’s tallest at 1814’ The Vatican - A small city within Rome, Italy where the leader of the Catholic Church, the Pope, lives and works. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
Landmarks in the United States Lincoln Memorial - a huge statue of Abraham Lincoln seen sitting in a chair in Washington, D.C. US Marine Memorial - Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, VA Liberty Bell - was rung to announce the signing of the Dec. of Independence in Philadelphia. It has a wide crack in it. Independence Hall - Philadelphia PA - Declaration of Independence and Constitution signed here FDR Memorial - in Washington, DC has 4 rooms for each of his presidential terms of office Vietnam Veterans Memorial - a Wall of Names of men and women who died in Viet Nam War Mt. Rushmore in Black Hills of South Dakota - The faces of Washington, Jefferson, T. Roosevelt and Lincoln are carved out of rock in the side of a hill. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
Gateway Arch - St. Louis, Missouri - 630 feet wide at base, 630 feet high - tallest monument in US Statue of Liberty - On Bedloes Island (now Liberty Island) in NY harbor - gift from France in 1884. It’s real name is Liberty Enlightening the World. She holds a book with July 4, 1776 inscribed. Ellis Island - a museum in the harbor of NY which honors immigrants Empire State Building - one of the tallest skyscrapers in New York City Monticello - Thomas Jefferson’s home in Charlottesville, VA Mt. Vernon - George Washington’s home on Potomac River in VA Grand Canyon - Arizona - 217 miles long, 4-18 miles wide, 1 mile deep, carved by the Colorado River Niagara Falls - a powerful waterfall between New York State and Ontario, Canada Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco, CA Women’s Hall of Fame - Seneca Falls, NY Wrigley Park Chicago famed baseball stadium Fenway Park Boston famed baseball stadium Yankee Stadium - in the Bronx, New York another, newer famed baseball stadium Sears Tower - in Chicago, Illinois is 1728 ft tall © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
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