Understand how geographic and environmental factors influence life and work.
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Examine the connections between Mississippi and other states (e.g., economic and political borders such as the Natchez Trace, the Mississippi River, Gulf of Mexico, etc.).
Explain the benefits and challenges of global trade for Mississippi.
Describe the division of labor within Mississippi (e.g., government, industry, and agriculture).
Describe the opportunity cost of choices made within Mississippi (e.g., cotton farming vs. soy bean farming, pasture land vs. industrial development, beaches vs. casinos, landfills vs. parks, etc.).
Describe the economic impact of natural disasters (e.g., hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, etc.).