Grade 7: Eastern Hemisphere Geography

Standard 1: Geography Skills

Content Standard 7: The student will analyze data from a geographic perspective using the skills and tools of geography.
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Integrate specific geographic information to support analysis from primary and secondary sources located in texts, documents, newspapers, magazines, journals, political cartoons, and online news sources.
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Apply the concepts of scale, distance, direction, relative location, absolute location, and latitude and longitude.
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Explain the relationship between the continents, world oceans, and major cultural regions.
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Integrate visual information and apply the skill of mental mapping of the political and physical features of the Earth’s surface in order to organize information about people, places, and environments.
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Integrate visual information, draw conclusions, and make predictions from geographic data; analyze spatial distribution and patterns by interpreting that data as displayed on geographic tools.
Describe and analyze the role of geographic factors on current events and issues.