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8th Grade Geography

 
CCG: Understand the spatial concepts of location, distance, direction, scale, movement, and region.
 
bullet SS.08.GE.01 Understand fundamental geography vocabulary such as concepts of distance, latitude, longitude, interdependence, accessibility, and connections.
 
bullet SS.08.GE.01.01 Use maps, charts, and graphs to understand patterns of movement over time and space.
 
CCG: Use maps and other geographic tools and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective.
 
bullet SS.08.GE.02 Read, interpret, and understand how to construct geographic representations to analyze information, understand spatial relationships, and compare places.
 
bullet SS.08.GE.02.01 Use maps, charts, graphs, and photographs to analyze spatial distributions and patterns.
 
CCG: Locate major physical and human (cultural) features of the Earth.
 
bullet SS.08.GE.03 Locate and identify on maps and globes the regions of the world and their prominent physical features.
 
bullet SS.08.GE.03.01 Identify the location of major mountain ranges, deserts, rivers, cultural regions and countries in the world.
 
CCG: Compare and analyze physical (e.g., landforms, vegetation, wildlife, climate, and natural hazards) and human (e.g., population, land use, language, and religion) characteristics of places and regions.
 
bullet SS.08.GE.04 Identify and compare physical and human characteristics of major regions and significant places in the world.
 
bullet SS.08.GE.04.01 Locate and identify population centers and geographic reasons for their locations.
 
bullet SS.08.GE.04.02 Identify, locate, and compare the cultural characteristics of places and regions.
 
bullet SS.08.GE.04.03 Recognize relationships between the physical and cultural characteristics of a place or region.
 
CCG: Understand why places and regions are important to human identity and serve as symbols to unify or fragment society.
 
No standards currently exist for this CCG.
 
CCG: Analyze the causes of human migration (e.g., density, food and water supply, transportation and communication systems) and its effects (e.g., impact on physical and human systems).
 
bullet SS.08.GE.05 Identify and understand worldwide patterns of population distribution, migration, and cultural diffusion and interactions.
 
bullet SS.08.GE.05.01 Identify patterns of population distribution and infer causes.
 
bullet SS.08.GE.05.02 Recognize and identify patterns of migration streams in U.S. history.
 
bullet SS.08.GE.05.03 Understand how migration streams affect the spread of cultural traits.
 
CCG: Understand economic, cultural, and environmental factors that influence changes in population, and evaluate the consequences of the resulting increases or decreases in population.
 
bullet SS.08.GE.06 Identify economic, cultural, and environmental factors that affect population, and predict how the population would change as a result.
 
bullet SS.08.GE.06.01 Identify and give examples of economic, cultural, and environmental factors that influence population.
 
bullet SS.08.GE.06.02 Predict the effect of a given economic, cultural, or environmental change on a population.
 
CCG: Understand how people and the environment are interrelated.
 
bullet SS.08.GE.07 Understand how human modification of the physical environment in a place affects both that place and other places.
 
bullet SS.08.GE.07.01 Understand how the process of urbanization affects the physical environment of a place, the cultural characteristics of a place, and the physical and human characteristics of the surrounding region.
 
bullet SS.08.GE.07.02 Understand how clearing vegetation affects the physical environment of a place and other places.
 
bullet SS.08.GE.08 Understand how changes in a physical environment affect human activity.
 
bullet SS.08.GE.08.01 Understand how changes in the physical environment can increase or diminish capacity to support human activity.
 
bullet SS.08.GE.08.02 Understand how climatic events or climate change affect human activity.
 
bullet SS.08.GE.08.03 Predict how changes in an ecosystem (not caused by human activity) might influence human activity.
 
CCG: Understand how differing points of view, self-interest, and global distribution of natural resources play a role in conflict over territory.
 
No standards currently exist for this CCG.
 
CCG: Understand the geographic results of resource use and management programs and policies.
 
No standards currently exist for this CCG.



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