WG.1 Understand that spatial patterns and processes are essential to appreciating how people live on Earth.
WG.2 Apply geographic thinking in addressing global issues.
WG.3 Obtain geographical information about the world’s countries, cities, and environments.
WG.4 Apply the concepts of location, scale, map projection, or orientation.
WG.5 Develop and refine mental maps of world regions.
WG.6 Create and compare political, physical, and thematic maps.
WG.7 Analyze and explain how different cultures use maps and other visual images to reflect their own interests and ambitions.
WG.8 Explain and apply geospatial technologies including GIS, GPS, and remote sensing.
WG.9 Describe ways in which different types of physical processes create and shape the surface of the Earth.
WG.10 Identify regional climatic patterns and weather phenomena and their effects on people and places.
WG.11 Describe how humans influence the environment and are influenced by it.
WG.12 Explain how technology affects one’s ability to modify the environment and adapt to it. (C, E, G)
WG.13 Explain how characteristics of regions have led to regional labels.
WG.14 Explain how regional landscapes reflect the physical environment and the cultural characteristics of their inhabitants.
WG.17 Compare and contrast the distribution, growth rates, and characteristics of human population in terms of settlement patterns and the location of natural and capital resources. (E, G)
WG.18 Analyze the role of demography in each region of the world, including life expectancy, birth rate, fertility rate, dependency ratio, and standard of living indicators.