The New Social Studies Standard Focus on Geography.
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The New Social Studies Standard Focus on Geography
Geography Strand OLD Strand 3 Grade level spans K-3 4-5 6-8 HS NEW Strand 4 Grade level articulated
Geography Strand Reading the new standard Strand 1 = American History Strand 2 = World History Strand 3 = Civics/Government Strand 4 =Geography Strand 5 = Economics
Reading the Standard SS04S4C1PO2 Social Studies 4th Grade Strand 4 Geography Concept 1 Performance Objective
Geography Strand 4 Strand Descriptor The goal of the geography strand is to provide an understanding of the human and physical characteristics of the Earth’s places and regions and how people of different cultural backgrounds interact with their environment. Geographic reasoning is a way of studying human and natural features within a spatial perspective. Through the study of geography, students will be able to understand local, national, regional, and global issues
Geography Strand 4 Strand Descriptor (cont.) Students will interpret the arrangement and interactions of human and physical systems on the surface of the Earth. As these patterns have changed over time and are important to governments and economies, geographic reasoning will enhance students’ understanding of history, civics, and economics.
AZ Matches National Standards National--6 Essential Elements The World in Spatial Terms Places and Regions Physical Systems Human Systems Environment and Society Uses of Geography AZ--6 Concepts The World in Spatial Terms Places and Regions Physical Systems Human Systems Environment and Society Geographic Applications
Common Performance Objectives at Most Grade Levels Constructing MapsElements of Culture Elements of MapsCultural Diffusion Interpreting Maps, Charts and Graphs Geography and its Relationship to History Human CharacteristicsEconomic Geography Physical CharacteristicsLocating and Identifying Places and Regions
Common Performance Objectives at Most Grade Levels How Humans Adapt to the Environment Using Geography to Solve Problems How Humans Impact the Environment Current Events Land UseSettlement Patterns How Region ChangeCooperation and Conflict
Common Performance Objectives at Most Grade Levels Factors of MigrationScience Concepts-- Weather and Climate Natural Disasters Earth Materials and Resources Solar System Point of View Plants and Animals Chemical and Biological Hazards Conservation Earth Processes Water Cycle