Students interpret geography and solve geographic problems by
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Identifying characteristics of states, countries, and continents using resources such as landmarks, models, maps, photographs, atlases, internet, video, reference materials, GIS and mental mapping.
Observing, comparing, and analyzing patterns of state, national, and global land use (e.g., agriculture, forestry, industry) to understand why particular locations are used for certain human activities.
Locating the physical and political regions of the United States and the world (e.g., Plains, NE Coast, New England, South, West, etc.).
Locating selected cities and countries in the world of historical and current importance using absolute and relative location (e.g., capitals, Boston, NYC, London, Iraq, etc.)
Using absolute and relative location to identifying major mountain ranges, major rivers, and major climate and vegetation zones.