How regions are connected (e.g., watersheds and river systems, patterns of world trade, cultural ties, migration)
Basic Geographic Literacy
Explain and locate places and regions.
Criteria to define a region (e.g., the reshaping of south Florida resulting from changing migration patterns; the US-Mexico border changes as a function of NAFTA; metropolitan growth in the Philadelphia region)
Physical patterns of physical features that change over time (e.g., climate change, erosion, ecological invasion and succession)
Spatial pattern of political units in the global system
World patterns of resource distribution and utilization (e.g., oil trade, regional electrical grids)
Spatial distribution, size, density and demographic characteristics of population at the international level