NGS/TEKS Mindmap

Jessica Harri NGS/TEKS Final Project

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1. 8. The characteristics and spatial distribution of ecosystems and biomes on Earth's surface

1.1. 2. Physical processes determine the characteristics of ecosystems.

1.1.1. A. Describe and explain how physical processes determine the characteristics of ecosystems.

1.2. WG.4 Geography. The student understands the patterns and characteristics of major landforms, climates, and ecosystems of Earth and the interrelated processes that produce them.

2. 2. How to use mental maps to organize information about people, places, and environments in a spatial context

2.1. 3. Mental maps are used to answer geographic questions about locations, characteristics, and patterns of places and regions.

2.1.1. A. Identify from memory and describe the locations, characteristics, and patterns of places and regions to answer geographic questions.

2.2. WG.4 Geography. The student understands the patterns and characteristics of major landforms, climates, and ecosystems of Earth and the interrelated processes that produce them.

2.2.1. WG.9(A) identify physical and/or human factors such as climate, vegetation, language, trade networks, political units, river systems, and religion that constitute a region.

3. 1. How to use maps and other geographic representations, geospatial technologies, and spatial thinking to understand and communicate information

3.1. 1. The advantages and disadvantages of using different geographic representations—such as maps, globes, graphs, diagrams, aerial and other photographs, remotely sensed images, and geographic visualizations for analyzing spatial distributions and patterns.

3.1.1. A. Analyze and explain the properties (position and orientation, projections, symbols, scale, perspective, coordinate systems) and functions of geographic representations.

3.2. WG.4 Geography. The student understands the patterns and characteristics of major landforms, climates, and ecosystems of Earth and the interrelated processes that produce them.

3.2.1. WG.9(B) describe different types of regions, including formal, functional, and perceptual regions.

3.2.1.1. Introduction to Physical Geograpghy

4. 3. How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface

4.1. 2. Processes shape the spatial patterns of people, places, and environments over time.

4.1.1. A. Describe and compare the processes that influence the distribution of human and physical phenomena.

4.2. WG.4 Geography. The student understands the patterns and characteristics of major landforms, climates, and ecosystems of Earth and the interrelated processes that produce them.

4.2.1. WG.1(A) analyze significant physical features and environmental conditions that have influenced the past and migration patterns and have shaped the distribution of culture groups today

5. 4. The physical and human characteristics of places

5.1. 1. Personal, community, and national identities are rooted in and attached to places.

5.1.1. A. Explain how personal, community, or national identities are based on places.

5.2. WG.7 Geography. The student understands the growth, distribution, movement, and characteristics of world population.

5.2.1. WG.1(A) analyze significant physical features and environmental conditions that have influenced the past and migration patterns and have shaped the distribution of culture groups today

5.2.1.1. Introduction to Human Geography

6. 5. That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity

6.1. 2. The boundaries and characteristics of regions change.

6.1.1. A. Describe and explain the changes in the boundaries and characteristics of regions.

6.2. WG.7 Geography. The student understands the growth, distribution, movement, and characteristics of world population.

6.2.1. WG.7(C) describe trends in world population growth and distribution

7. 6. How culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions

7.1. 1. People’s different perceptions of places and regions are influenced by their life experiences.

7.1.1. Describe examples of how perceptions of places and regions are based on direct experiences (e.g., living in a place, travel) and indirect experiences (e.g., media, books, family, and friends).

7.2. WG.16 Culture. The student understands how the components of culture affect the way people live and shape the characteristics of regions.

7.2.1. WG.5(A) analyze how the character of a place is related to its political, economic, social, and cultural elements

8. 7. The physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surface

8.1. 1. The four components of Earth’s physical systems (the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere) are interdependent.

8.1.1. A. Identify and describe patterns in the environment that result from the interaction of Earth’s physical processes.

8.2. WG.4 Geography. The student understands the patterns and characteristics of major landforms, climates, and ecosystems of Earth and the interrelated processes that produce them.

8.2.1. WG.4(B) describe different landforms such as plains, mountains, and islands and the physical processes that cause their development

9. 9. The characteristics, distribution, and migration of human populations on Earth's surface

9.1. 1. Demographic concepts help explain the structures of populations.

9.1.1. A. Describe and explain the demographic concepts of fertility and mortality, crude birth and death rates, natural increase and doubling time, race and ethnicity.

9.2. WG.7 Geography. The student understands the growth, distribution, movement, and characteristics of world population

9.2.1. WG.3(C) describe how physical processes such as hurricanes, El Niño, earthquakes, and volcanoes affect the lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere

10. 10. The characteristics, distribution, and complexity of Earth's cultural mosaics

10.1. 1. There are many different cultures, each with its own distinctive characteristics.

10.1.1. A. Compare the cultural characteristics of different cultures.

10.2. WG.16 Culture. The student understands how the components of culture affect the way people live and shape the characteristics of regions.

10.2.1. WG.16(B) describe elements of culture, including language, religion, beliefs, institutions, and technologies

10.2.1.1. Cultlure

11. 11. The patterns and networks of economic interdependence on Earth's surface

11.1. 3. The world is increasingly interdependent as a result of flows of people, capital, information, raw materials, and goods.

11.1.1. A. Explain why increasing economic interdependence, and therefore globalization, depend on systems that deliver goods and services within and between regions.

11.2. WG.10 Economics. The student understands the distribution, characteristics, and interactions of the economic systems in the world.

11.2.1. WG.10(A) describe the forces that determine the distribution of goods and services in traditional, free enterprise, socialist, and communist economic systems

11.2.1.1. Economic Systems

12. 12. The processes, patterns, and functions of human settlement

12.1. 4. Land uses in urban areas are systematically arranged.

12.1.1. A. Describe and analyze the spatial patterns of land use in cities.

12.2. WG.7 Geography. The student understands the growth, distribution, movement, and characteristics of world population.

12.2.1. ture and natural resources WG.8(C) evaluate the economic and political relationships between settlements and the environment, including sustainable development and renewable/non-renewable resources

13. 13. How the forces of cooperation and conflict among people influence the division and control of Earth's surface

13.1. 2. Countries and organizations cooperate through treaties, laws, and agreements to manage resources, maintain the environment, and mediate disputes.

13.1.1. A. Describe and explain examples of cooperation that focus on solving human and environmental issues.

13.2. WG.10 Economics. The student understands the distribution, characteristics, and interactions of the economic systems in the world.

13.2.1. ture and natural resources WG.8(C) evaluate the economic and political relationships between settlements and the environment, including sustainable development and renewable/non-renewable resources

14. 14. How human actions modify the physical environment

14.1. 1. Human modifications of the physical environment in one place often lead to changes in other places.

14.1.1. A. Describe and explain how human-induced changes in one place can affect the physical environment in other places.

14.2. WG.14 Government. The student understands the processes that influence political divisions, relationships, and policies.

14.2.1. WG.6(B) explain the processes that have caused changes in settlement patterns, including urbanization, transportation, access to and availability of resources, and economic activities

14.2.1.1. Govenment Systems

15. 15. How physical systems affect human systems

15.1. 2. The types, causes, and characteristics of environmental hazards occur at a variety of scales from local to global.

15.1.1. A. Describe and explain the types and characteristics of hazards.

15.2. WG.7 Geography. The student understands the growth, distribution, movement, and characteristics of world population

15.2.1. WG.7(D) analyze how globalization affects connectivity, standard of living, pandemics, and loss of local culture

16. 16. The changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources

16.1. 3. Humans can manage resources to sustain or prolong their use.

16.1.1. A. Explain how renewable resources can be continuously replenished through sustainable use.

16.2. WG.10 Economics. The student understands the distribution, characteristics, and interactions of the economic systems in the world

16.2.1. WG.12(A) analyze how the creation, distribution, and management of key natural resources affects the location and patterns of movement of products, money, and people

17. 17. How to apply geography to interpret the past

17.1. 1. A historical event is influenced by the geographic context (the human and physical characteristics of places and environments) in which it occurred.

17.1.1. A. Analyze and explain the influence of the geographic context on historical events.

18. 18. How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.

18.1. 1. Geographic contexts (the human and physical characteristics of places and environments) provide the basis for problem solving and planning.

18.1.1. A. Describe and analyze the influences of geographic contexts on current events and issues.