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Using the State Standards: Social Studies, Grade K

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Geography:

Social Studies:

Standard 3.0 Geography

Students will use geographic concepts and processes to understand location and its relationship to human activities.

Topic

A. Using Geographic Tools

Indicator

  • 1. Identify and describe how a globe and maps can be used to help people locate places
Objectives
  1. Describe a globe as a model of Earth showing land and water
  2. Describe how maps are models showing physical features and/or human features of places
  3. Identify a location by using terms such as near-far, above-below, and here-there
  4. Identify pictures and photographs that represent places on a map such as a playground and a fire station

Topic

B. Geographic Characteristics of Places and Regions

Indicator

  • 1. Describe places in the immediate environment using natural/physical and human-made features
Objectives
  1. Recognize physical features as landforms and bodies of water using photographs and pictures
  2. Identify land forms, such as mountains and hills, and bodies of water, such as oceans, rivers, and streams
  3. Using photographs and pictures, recognize human-made features as modifications people have made to the land
  4. Identify human-made features, such as buildings, sidewalks, streets, and bridges

Topic

C. Movement of People, Goods and Ideas

Indicator

  • 1. Describe how transportation and communication link people and places
Objectives
  1. Identify ways that people travel on land, water, and air
  2. Explain how transportation is used to move goods and people from place to place
  3. Identify ways that people communicate messages

Topic

D. Modifying and Adapting to the Environment

Indicator

  • 1. Describe how people adapt to and modify their immediate environment
Objectives
  1. Identify ways people adapt to the environment, such as wearing clothing that is appropriate to the weather
  2. Identify ways that people change their environment to meet their needs, such as planting crops or cutting forests

Date: 1/27/2015