NGS Standard

Part c of final project for Geog.

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

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

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

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

4.1. WG.1(B) trace the spatial diffusion of phenomena such as the Columbian Exchange or the diffusion of American popular culture and describe the effects on regions of contact

4.1.1. Knowledge statement: Models are used to represent spatial processes that shape human and physical systems

4.1.2. Student Performance statement: Describe the processes that shape human and physical systems (e.g., diffusion, migration, and plate tectonics) using models, as exemplified by being able to

5. 4. The physical and human characteristics of places

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

6.1. WG.2(A) describe the human and physical characteristics of the same regions at different periods of time to analyze relationships between past events and current conditions

6.1.1. Knowledge statement: The boundaries and characteristics of regions change

6.1.2. Student Performance statement: Describe and explain the changes in the boundaries and characteristics of regions, as exemplified by being able to

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

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

7.1.1. Knowledge statement: Perceptions of places and regions change by incorporating multiple direct and indirect experiences

7.1.2. Student Performance statement: Analyze the ways in which people change their views of places and regions as a result of media reports or interactions with other people, as exemplified by being able to

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

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

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

10.1. WG.17(B) describe central ideas and spatial distribution of major religious traditions, including Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism

10.1.1. Knowledge statement: Changes in cultural characteristics and the distribution of cultures result from migration of people and the diffusion of ideas and technology

10.1.2. Student performance statement: Explain the diffusion of a cultural characteristic, such as religious belief, music style, and architecture, as exemplified by being able to

10.2. WG.17(D) evaluate the experiences and contributions of diverse groups to multicultural societies

10.2.1. Knowledge statement: Changes in cultural characteristics and the distribution of cultures result from migration of people and the diffusion of ideas and technology

10.2.2. Student performance statement: Describe and explain how connections between cultures mayresult in the sharing of cultural characteristics (e.g., migration, travel, edu-cational exchange programs).

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

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

11.1.1. Knowledge statement: There are many different cultures, each with its own distinctive characteristics

11.1.2. Student Performance statement: Compare the cultural characteristics of different cultures, as exemplified by being able to

11.2. WG.17(A) describe and compare patterns of culture such as language, religion, land use, education, and customs that make specific regions of the world distinctive

11.2.1. Knowledge statement: Changes in cultural characteristics and the distribution of cultures result from migration of people and the diffusion of ideas and technology

11.2.2. Student Performance statement: Explain the diffusion of a cultural characteristic, such as religious belief, music style, and architecture, as exemplified by being able to

11.3. WG.18(D) evaluate the spread of cultural traits to find examples of cultural convergence and divergence such as the spread of democratic ideas, language, foods, technology, or global sports

11.3.1. Knowledge statement: There are many different cultures, each with its own distinctive characteristics

11.3.2. Student performance statement: Describe and explain how a cultural characteristic from one culture may be adopted in another culture (e.g., sushi bar at a truck stop, African drumming patterns in US music, cultural holiday customs practiced in new locations).

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

12.1. WG.18(A) analyze cultural changes in specific regions caused by migration, war, trade, innovations, and diffusion

12.1.1. Knowledge statement: Access to factors of production, such as capital, labor, raw materials, and energy, influence the location of economic activities

12.1.2. Student performance statement: Compare and explain the advantages of one location over another in the access to factors of production, as exemplified by being able to

12.2. WG.17(C) compare economic, political, or social opportunities in different cultures for underrepresented populations such as women and ethnic and religious minorities

12.2.1. Knowledge statement: The functions of different types of economic activities

12.2.2. Student performance statement: Describe and analyze the functions of economic activities in the primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary sectors, as exemplified by being able to

12.3. WG.18(C) identify examples of cultures that maintain traditional ways, including traditional economies

12.3.1. Knowledge statement: The world is increasingly interdependent as a result of flows of people, capital, information, raw materials, and goods

12.3.2. Student performance statement: Explain why increasing economic interdependence, and therefore globalization, depend on systems that deliver goods and services within and between regions, as exemplified by being able to

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

13.1. WG.16(A) describe distinctive cultural patterns and landscapes associated with different places in Texas, the United States, and other regions of the world and how these patterns influenced the processes of innovation and diffusion

13.1.1. Knowledge statement: Land uses in urban areas are systematically arranged

13.1.2. Student performance statement: Describe and analyze the spatial patterns of land use in cities, as exemplified by being able to

13.2. WG.16(C) describe life in a variety of urban and rural areas in the world to compare political, economic, social, and environmental changes

13.2.1. Knowledge statement: There are patterns of settlements in regions

13.2.2. Student performance statement: Compare and explain the location, number, and sizes of settlements in regions, as exemplified by being able to

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

15. 14. How human actions modify the physical environment

16. 15. How physical systems affect human systems

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

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

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

20. Culture Geography TEKS