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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6.4.1
Describe the commercial agriculture and industrial regions that support human development.
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6.4.2
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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6.4.3
Analyze the impact of climate and natural disasters on human populations, including forced migration, scarcity of consumer goods, economic activities, and loss of life.
6.4.4
Analyze environmental challenges of each region.
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6.4.5
Evaluate the role of ecotourism in creating environmental awareness of resources, climate, cultures, and wildlife.
6.4.6
Describe the role of citizens as responsible stewards of natural resources and the environment.