🎓 Theme NCSS.3. People, Places, and Environments 📝 Definition Social studies programs should include experiances that provide for the study of people, place and environments. 🔖 Category 3.1. Knowledge 💭 Learning Expectation 3.1.5. Physical changes in community, state, and region, such as seasons, climate, and weather, and their effects on plants and animals.
🎓 Essential Element NGS.PR. - Places and Regions 📝 Standard PR.4.The physical and human characteristics of places 🔖 Strand PR.4.2. The Characteristics of Places: Places have physical and human characteristics 🤔 Benchmark PR.4.2.A. Describe and compare the physical characteristics of places at a variety of scales, local to global, as exemplified by being able to 💭 Expectation PR.4.2.A.2. Describe and compare the vegetation in different places in the world (e.g., deserts, mountains, rain forests, plains). 💭 Expectation PR.4.2.A.3. Describe and compare the physical environments and landforms of different places in the world (e.g., mountains, islands, valleys or canyons, mesas).
🎓 Essential Element NGS.PS. - Physical Systems 📝 Standard PR.7. The physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surface 🔖 Strand PR.7.1. Components of Earth’s Physical Systems: There are four components of Earth's physical systems (the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere) 🤔 Benchmark PR.7.1.A. Identify attributes of Earth's different physical systems, as exemplified by being able to 💭 Expectation PS.7.1.A.3. Identify examples of landforms on Earth's surface (e.g., mountains, volcanoes, valleys, plains).
🎓 Essential Element NGS.PS. - Physical Systems 📝 Standard PR.7. The physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surface 🔖 Strand PR.7.3. Physical Processes: Physical processes shape features on Earth’s surface 🤔 Benchmark PR.7.3.B. Describe how physical processes shape features on Earth’s surface, as exemplified by being able to. 💭 Expectation PS.7.3.B.2. Describe the physical processes that shaped particular landform features using pictures of landforms such as canyons, mesas, and deltas.
🎓 Essential Element NGS.PS. - Physical Systems 📝 Standard PS.8. The characteristics and spatial distribution of ecosystems and biomes on Earth's surface 🔖 Strand PR.8.1. Components of Ecosystems: The components of ecosystems 🤔 Benchmark PS.8.1.A. Identify the components of different ecosystems, as exemplified by being able to 💭 Expectation PS.8.1.A.2. Identify examples of each ecosystem component (e.g., pine trees versus grasslands, low versus high rainfall, clay versus sandy soils). 💭 Expectation PS.8.1.A.3. Describe local ecosystems by surveying and recording the properties of their components.
🎓 Essential Element NGS.PS. - Physical Systems 📝 Standard PS.8. The characteristics and spatial distribution of ecosystems and biomes on Earth's surface 🔖 Strand PR.8.2. Characteristics and Geographic Distribution of Ecosystems: The characteristics of ecosystems 🤔 Benchmark PS.8.2.A. Identify and describe the characteristics of ecosystems 💭 Expectation PS.8.2.A.1. Identify and describe the characteristics of an ecosystem (specific types of plants, climate, and soil) in which a favorite or interesting creature lives. 💭 Expectation PS.8.2.A.2. Identify and draw pictures of different plants and animals in various local ecosystems (e.g., a pond, forest, city park). 💭 Expectation PS.8.2.A.3. Compare the characteristics of different ecosystems (e.g., pond, deciduous forest, coral reef).
🎓 Essential Element NGS.PS. - Physical Systems 📝 Standard PS.8. The characteristics and spatial distribution of ecosystems and biomes on Earth's surface 🔖 Strand PR.8.3. Characteristics and Geographic Distribution of Biomes: The characteristics of biomes 🤔 Benchmark PS.8.3.A. Describe the characteristics of biomes, as exemplified by being able to 💭 Expectation PS.8.3.A.1. Describe the defining characteristics of a biome as a large region of ecosystems with similar climate and vegetation characteristics. 💭 Expectation PS.8.3.A.2. Describe the temperature, precipitation, and vegetation characteristics of various biomes, (e.g., deserts, grasslands, savannahs, temperate forests, tropical forests, arctic tundra). 💭 Expectation PS.8.3.A.3. Identify the characteristics in photographs of different types of vegetation and match them to the appropriate sections of a world climate map (e.g. cacti and succulents on a desert climate region, tropical forest trees on a tropical climate region, coral in shallow, tropical marine waters).
🎓 Essential Element NGS.ES. - Environment and Society 📝 Standard ES.14. How human actions modify the physical environment 🔖 Strand PR.14.3. Consequences for People and Environments: The consequences of human modifications of the physical environment 🤔 Benchmark PS.14.3.A. Identify and describe examples of how human activities impact the physical environment 💭 Expectation PS.14.3.A.1. Identify and describe the changes in local habitats that resulted from human activities.
🎓 Essential Element NGS.UG. - The Uses of Geography 📝 Standard UG.18. Using Geography to Interpret the Present and Plan for the Future: 🔖 Strand UG.18.1. Geographic contexts (the human and physical characteristics of places and environments) are the settings for current events 🤔 Benchmark UG.18.1.A. Analyze geographic contexts in which current events and issues occur, as exemplified by being able to 💭 Expectation UG.18.1.A.3. Analyze a current environmental issue in the region (e.g., building or demolishing a dam, building or expansion of freeway system, creation of parks and open spaces, regulatory legislation on industry to prevent further air, water, and land pollution) and describe ways in which people and the environment interact to affect the issue positively and negatively.
🎓 Strand NGSS.3LS. Life Science 📝 Title 3-LS2. Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics 🔖 Performance Expectation 3-LS2-1. Students who demonstrate understanding can: Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.
🎓 Strand NGSS.3LS. Life Science 📝 Title 3-LS4. Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics 🔖 Performance Expectation 3-LS4-2. Students who demonstrate understanding can use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing. 🔖 Performance Expectation 3-LS4-3. Students who demonstrate understanding can construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. 🔖 Performance Expectation 3-LS4-4. Students who demonstrate understanding can make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.
🎓 Strand NGSS.3ESS. Earth and Space Science 📝 Title 3-ESS2. Earth’s Systems 🔖 Performance Expectation 3-ESS2-1. Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.