Representative descriptions of topics covered in each category are provided below.
Current section: IV. Geography
- I. United States
- II. World
- III. Government/
- IV. Geography
- V. Economics
- VI. Short
- Understands relative and absolute location and the physical and human characteristics of "place"
- Understands how to utilize characteristics to identify regions.
- Understands and interprets various types of maps.
- Understands latitude and longitude.
- Understands spatial patterns and their meanings.
- Is familiar with recent technological sources of geographic information.
- Demonstrates knowledge of various types of physical features on the Earth's surface.
- Understands the interrelationship between the environment and human activity.
- Knows the physical processes related to the formation of geographic features.
- Knows the basic pattern of climate, ecosystems and natural resources.
- Knows spatial patterns of culture and economic activities.
- Understands basic population patterns.
- Understands basic patterns of land use.
- Understands patterns and interrelationships of migration, trade and diffusion of ideas.
- Knows basic concepts of political geography.
- Understands how culture and cultural change, human adaptation and diversity influence human behavior.