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πŸ—ΊοΈNational Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Social Studies

πŸŽ“ Theme

NCSS.3. People, Places, and Environments

πŸ“ Definition

Social studies programs should include experiances that provide for the study of people, place and environments.

πŸ”– Category

3.1. Knowledge

πŸ’­ 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.

🌎 National Geography Standards (NGS)

πŸŽ“ Essential Element

NGS.PR. - Places and Regions

πŸ“ Standard

PR.4.The physical and human characteristics of places

πŸ”– Strand

PR.4.2. The Characteristics of Places: Places have physical and human characteristics

πŸ€” 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

πŸ’­ Expectation

PR.4.2.A.2. Describe and compare the vegetation in different places in the world (e.g., deserts, mountains, rain forests, plains).

πŸ’­ 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).

πŸŽ“ Essential Element

NGS.PR. - Places and Regions

πŸ“ Standard

PR.4.The physical and human characteristics of places

πŸ”– Strand

PR.4.2. The Characteristics of Places: Places have physical and human characteristics

πŸ€” 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

πŸ’­ Expectation

PR.4.2.A.2. Describe and compare the vegetation in different places in the world (e.g., deserts, mountains, rain forests, plains).

πŸ’­ 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).

πŸŽ“ Essential Element

NGS.PS. - Physical Systems

πŸ“ Standard

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

πŸ”– 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)

πŸ€” Benchmark

PR.7.1.A. Identify attributes of Earth's different physical systems, as exemplified by being able to

πŸ’­ Expectation

PS.7.1.A.3. Identify examples of landforms on Earth's surface (e.g., mountains, volcanoes, valleys, plains).

πŸŽ“ Essential Element

NGS.PS. - Physical Systems

πŸ“ Standard

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

πŸ”– Strand

PR.7.3. Physical Processes: Physical processes shape features on Earth’s surface

πŸ€” Benchmark

PR.7.3.B. Describe how physical processes shape features on Earth’s surface, as exemplified by being able to.

πŸ’­ 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.

πŸŽ“ Essential Element

NGS.PS. - Physical Systems

πŸ“ Standard

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

πŸ”– Strand

PR.8.1. Components of Ecosystems: The components of ecosystems

πŸ€” Benchmark

PS.8.1.A. Identify the components of different ecosystems, as exemplified by being able to

πŸ’­ 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).

πŸ’­ Expectation

PS.8.1.A.3. Describe local ecosystems by surveying and recording the properties of their components.

πŸŽ“ Essential Element

NGS.PS. - Physical Systems

πŸ“ Standard

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

πŸ”– Strand

PR.8.2. Characteristics and Geographic Distribution of Ecosystems: The characteristics of ecosystems

πŸ€” Benchmark

PS.8.2.A. Identify and describe the characteristics of ecosystems

πŸ’­ 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.

πŸ’­ 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).

πŸ’­ Expectation

PS.8.2.A.3. Compare the characteristics of different ecosystems (e.g., pond, deciduous forest, coral reef).

πŸŽ“ Essential Element

NGS.ES. - Environment and Society

πŸ“ Standard

ES.14. How human actions modify the physical environment

πŸ”– Strand

PR.14.3. Consequences for People and Environments: The consequences of human modifications of the physical environment

πŸ€” Benchmark

PS.14.3.A. Identify and describe examples of how human activities impact the physical environment

πŸ’­ Expectation

PS.14.3.A.1. Identify and describe the changes in local habitats that resulted from human activities.

πŸŽ“ Essential Element

NGS.UG. - The Uses of Geography

πŸ“ Standard

UG.18. Using Geography to Interpret the Present and Plan for the Future:

πŸ”– Strand

UG.18.1. Geographic contexts (the human and physical characteristics of places and environments) are the settings for current events

πŸ€” Benchmark

UG.18.1.A. Analyze geographic contexts in which current events and issues occur, as exemplified by being able to

πŸ’­ 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.

🧬Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

πŸŽ“ Strand

NGSS.2LS. Life Science

πŸ“ Title

2-LS4. Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

πŸ”– Performance Expectation

2-LS4-1. Students who demonstrate understanding can make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.

πŸŽ“ Strand

NGSS.2ESS. Earth and Space Science

πŸ“ Title

2-ESS2. Earth’s Systems

πŸ”– Performance Expectation

2-ESS2.2 Students who demonstrate understanding can make develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area.

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