- Interpret world maps, charts, graphs, and diagrams to acquire information about people, places, and environments.
- Use maps to find location, calculate scale, and distinguish other geographic relationships (e.g. latitude and longitude, population density).
- Identify the countries and principle physical features (e.g. ecosystems, mountain ranges, bodies of water) of the world
- Explain how physical systems affect human systems (where do people live and why?)
Use map "attack" skills to: 1) identify title & type of map 2) find compass rose 3) use inset/locator maps for reference of where in the world this small map representation is showing 4) locate map scale and think about what real world distance/space is being talked about & 5) Effectively read the map using its key/legend.
differentiate between latitude and longitude.
identify any given country's location in terms of:
- latitude & longitude.
determine absolute location of a given city.
describe the relative location of a given place.
find a specific place when given its latitude & longitude.
identify specific land and water features that separate continents
confidently discuss the climate regions of the world.
comprehend the zones of latitude and the effects of sunlight on the earth.
calculate population density
analyze the impacts of population density on the people and the environments of the earth.
compare statistics from different countries and draw reasonable conclusions based on the data.
determine which geographic characteristics are physical and which are human.
use a time zone chart with a high degree of accuracy.
identify the International Dateline and explain its purpose and function.
analyze satellite images.
analyze bar graphs.
use mental maps.
interpret climate graphs.
interpret elevation profiles.
read climate maps.
analyze circle graphs.
analyze benefits and costs.
interpret population maps.
analyze tables and statistics.
analyze precipitation maps.
interpret population pyramids.
analyze line graphs.
analyze points of view.
use topographic maps.
explain the water cycle starting at any point in the cycle.
define deforestation & desertification and explain their impact on the people and the world
converse with solid understanding about water topics such as- scarcity, estuaries, desalination, rain shadow, monsoon, flood, droughts, and sanitation.
acknowledge and treat respectfully different world cultures, music, food, crafts, traditions, & religions.