The student will analyze data from a geographic perspective using the skills and tools of geography.
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Cite specific geographic information to support analysis from primary and secondary sources located in texts, documents, newspapers, magazines, journals, political cartoons, and online news sources.
Integrate visual information, draw conclusions, and make predictions from geographic data and analyze spatial distribution and patterns by interpreting that data as displayed on globes, graphs, charts, satellite and other forms of visual imagery including data from bar and line graphs, pie charts, thematic maps, population pyramids, climagraphs, cartagrams, contour/relief maps, GIS systems, and diagrams.
Describe basic types of map projections and compare how they display information including Mercator, Peters, and Robinson, and apply the concepts of scale, distance, direction, relative location, absolute location, and latitude and longitude.
Integrate visual information and apply the skill of mental mapping of the political and physical features of Earth’s surface and to organize information about people, places, and environments.
Conduct short research projects by investigating contemporary events and issues from political, economic, social, and geographic perspectives.