Grade 6: Western Hemisphere Geography

Standard 2: Western Hemisphere

Content Standard 2:  The student will analyze the physical systems of the major regions of the Western Hemisphere.
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Use visual information to identify and describe on a physical map the landforms, bodies of water, climate, and
vegetation zones that are important to each region.
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Explain how the processes and factors of latitude, elevation, Earth-Sun relationships, prevailing winds, and
proximity to bodies of water influence climate.
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Describe the predominant natural resources found in each region.
Describe the relationship and summarize the impact of the distribution of major renewable and nonrenewable
resources on each region.