Use correct geographic terminology (e.g., absolute and relative location, latitude, longitude, equator, prime meridian, time zones and physical features of the earth) to draw conclusions about information on a variety of maps, graphs and charts.
Identify, locate, and draw conclusions about information on a variety of maps (e.g., seven continents, bodies of water, countries, cities, climate regions, transportation routes and natural resources).
Analyze the impact of cultural diffusion on a variety of regions.
Examine and summarize the effects of human/environmental interaction.
Evaluate the effects of physical geography and the changing nature of the earth’s surface on transportation, culture, economic activities and urban areas.
Compare and contrast the geographic factors that contributed to the rise of early civilizations and native cultures.