Representative descriptions of topics covered in each category are provided below.
Current section: I. United States History
- I. United States
- II. World History
- III. Government/Civics/
- IV. Geography
- V. Economics
- VI. Behavioral
- Understands map types and projections and is able to acquire, organize, and analyze information from a spatial perspective.
- Is familiar with the use of mental maps to organize spatial information.
- Knows how to recognize and interpret spatial patterns (e.g., population density, literacy rates, infant mortality) presented at different scales from local to global.
- Knows how to locate and use sources of geographic data (e.g., Census Bureau, Population Reference Bureau).
- Understands spatial concepts (e.g., location, place, region) and knows how to apply them to interpret data.
- Understands how physical processes, climate patterns, and natural hazards affect human societies.
- Knows the characteristics and spatial distribution of Earth's ecosystems.
- Understands the interrelationships of humans and their environments.
- Understands renewable and nonrenewable natural resources.
- Understands spatial patterns of cultural (e.g., ethnic, linguistic, religious) and economic activities.
- Understands patterns of migration (internal and international) and settlement (urban and rural).
- Understands the development and changing nature of agriculture (e.g., genetically modified crops, agribusiness, biotechnologies).
- Knows contemporary patterns and impacts of development, industrialization, and globalization.
- Understands demographic patterns (e.g., composition, density, distribution) and demographic change.
- Knows basic concepts of political geography, including borders, state formation, and contemporary areas of conflict.