Grade 6: Western Hemisphere Geography

Standard 5: Culture & Economics

Content Standard 5: The student will compare common physical and human characteristics of regions which create identity or uniqueness and influence people’s perceptions of the Western Hemisphere.
Define the concept of region and identify the major political, physical, cultural, and economic regions
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Explain how cultural diffusion, both voluntary and forced, impacts societies of a region.
Describe patterns of global economic interdependence and trade, including the concepts of balance of trade and supply and demand; compare measures of economic growth including Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Gross National Product (GNP).
Analyze global interdependence which explains the outsourcing of technological and manufacturing jobs to developing regions.
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Analyze reasons for conflict and cooperation among and between groups, societies, nations, and regions.