Grade 6: Western Hemisphere Geography

Standard 4: Human Environment Interaction 

Content Standard 4: The student will analyze the interactions of humans and their environment in the Western Hemisphere.
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Describe the commercial agriculture and industrial regions that support human development.
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Evaluate the effects of human modification on the natural environment through transformation caused by subsistence and commercial agriculture, industry, demand for energy, and urbanization.
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Analyze the impact of climate and natural disasters on human populations, including forced migration, scarcity of consumer goods, economic activities, and loss of life.
Analyze environmental challenges of each region.
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Evaluate the role of ecotourism in creating environmental awareness of resources, climate, cultures, and wildlife.
Describe the role of citizens as responsible stewards of natural resources and the environment.