Use geographic information systems to compare and contrast various types of maps (e.g., climate, resource, physical, political, road, etc.).
Distinguish between a continent, country, state and capital.
Label maps to demonstrate knowledge of map skills (e.g., label cardinal directions, intermediate directions, borders, continents, oceans, Equator, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, North Pole, South Pole and Prime Meridian).
Using a grid system, locate specific points on a map and explain the use of lines of latitude and longitude.
Explain the reason time zones were developed, identify the time zones of North America and calculate the variance in time from one zone to another.
Use a map scale to determine the distance between two given points.
Recognize, define and illustrate world geographic features (e.g., peninsulas, islands, mountains, canyons, plateaus, mesas, harbors, gulfs, rivers, deserts, forests, valleys and plains).
Compare and contrast regions of the United States in regard to plant and animal life, landforms, climate and human interactions with the environment.
Create a legend to identify the path of major explorers and chart those journeys on a world map (e.g., Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, Hernando Cortes and Sir Walter Raleigh).