Grade 6: Western Hemisphere Geography

Standard 1: Geography Skills

Content Standard 1: The student will analyze data from a geographic perspective using the skills and tools of geography.
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Apply geographic information to support analysis from primary and secondary sources located in a variety of texts.
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Describe how various map projections distort the surface of the earth; apply the concepts of scale, distance, direction, relative location, absolute location, and latitude and longitude
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Integrate visual information, draw conclusions, and make predictions from geographic data and analyze spatial distribution and patterns by interpreting that data as displayed on geographic tools.
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Integrate visual information and develop the skill of mental mapping of the political and physical features of Earth’s surface in order to organize information about people, places, and environments.
Describe and analyze the role of geographic factors on current events and issues.