Academic Context and Connections
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Geographic thinkers can explain how natural and human-made catastrophic events in one place affect people living in other places.
Why do people describe regions using human or physical characteristics?
Geographic thinkers compare and contrast characteristics of regions when making decisions and choices such as where to send children to school, what part of town to live in, what type of climate suits personal needs, and what region of a country to visit.
Are regions in the world more similar or different?
Use information gained from illustrations such as maps and photographs, as well as the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text. For example: where, when, why, and how key events occur.
Geographic thinkers analyze connections among places.
What are geographic characteristics of a region?
Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
Find information through the use of technologies.
How do cultures lead to similarities and differences between regions?