Explain how the size, shape, and relative location of a country or a nation can be an advantage or a disadvantage to it (e.g., the natural-resource potential of Russia as opposed to its ability to protect its immense landmass from outside aggression).
The student will demonstrate an understanding of how cooperation and conflict among people influence the division and control of Earth’s surface.
Earth is globally interdependent and locally controlled. Its territorial divisions are capable of cooperation or conflict. To analyze the reasons for and the results of Earth’s territorial divisions, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following indicators: