The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by 

a) synthesizing evidence from artifacts and primary and secondary sources to obtain information about the world’s countries, cities, and environments;

b) using geographic information to determine patterns and trends to understand world regions;

c) creating, comparing, and interpreting maps, charts, graphs, and pictures to determine characteristics of world regions;

d) evaluating sources for accuracy, credibility, bias, and propaganda;

e) using maps and other visual images to compare and contrast historical, cultural, economic, and political perspectives;

f) explaining indirect cause-and-effect relationships to understand geospatial connections; 

g) analyzing multiple connections across time and place;

h) using a decision-making model to analyze and explain the incentives for and consequences of a specific choice made;

i) identifying the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and the ethical use of material or intellectual property;

j) investigating and researching to develop products orally and in writing.

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4

Map and Geographic Skills, Weather & Climate, Physical Geography
(3 weeks)
WG.2 a - Regional Climatic Patterns and Weather Phenomena
WG.2 b - Humans and the Environment
WG.2 c - Technology and the Environment

Regions
(2 weeks)
WG.3 a - Regional Labels
WG.3 b - Regional Landscapes
WG.3 c - Cultural Characteristics Divide Regions
WG.3 d - Regional Perspectives
WG.3 e - Mental Maps

Human and Cultural Geography
(3 weeks)
WG.16 a - Concepts of Site and Situation
WG.16 b - Functions of Towns and Cities Change Over Time
WG.16 c - Unique Influence and Challenges of Urban Areas
WG.15 a - Factors that Influence Human Migration and Cultural Diffusion
WG.15 b - Human Migration and Cultural Diffusion Influence on Current Human Characteristics of Places and Regions
BENCHMARK ASSESSMENT CUTOFF

Political & Economic Geography
(4 weeks)
WG.18 a - Political Divisions
WG.18 b - Cooperation Among Political Jurisdictions
WG.4 a - Distribution of Natural Resources
WG.4 b - Resources Influence on Economic Activity and Land Use
WG.4 c - Value of Resources
WG.14 a - Relative Level of Development
WG.14 b - Distinguishing Between Developed and Developing Countries
WG.14 c - Standard of Living and Quality of Life
WG.17 a - Distribution of Economic Activities and Trade
WG.17 b - Economic and Social Interactions Change Over Time
WG.17 c - Mapping, Describing, and Evaluating Economic Unions

U.S. & Canada
(3 weeks)
WG.5 a - Regions and Cities of US and Canada
WG.5 b - Physical and Environmental Features of US and Canada
WG.5 c - Economic Characteristics of US and Canada
WG.5 d - Cultural Influences and Landscapes of US and Canada

Latin America and the Caribbean
(2 weeks)
WG.6 a - Regions and Cities Latin America and Caribbean
WG.6 b - Physical and Environmental Features of Latin America and Caribbean
WG.6 c - Economic Characteristics of Latin America and Caribbean
WG.6 d - Cultural Influences and Landscapes of Latin America and Caribbean

Europe
(3 weeks)
WG.7 a - Regions and Cities of Europe
WG.7 b - Physical and Environmental Features of Europe
WG.7 c - Economic Characteristics of Europe
WG.7 d - Cultural Influences and Landscapes of Europe

Russia and Central Asia
(2 weeks)
WG.8 a - Regions and Cities of Russia and Central Asia
WG.8 b - Physical and Environmental Features of Russia and Central Asia
WG.8 c - Economic Characteristics of Russia and Central Asia
WG.8 d - Cultural Influences and Landscapes of Russian and Central Asia

North Africa and Southwest Asia
(3 weeks)
WG.10 a - Regions and Cities of North Africa and Southwest Asia
WG.10 b - Physical and Environmental Features of North Africa and Southwest Asia
WG.10 c - Economic Characteristics of North Africa and Southwest Asia
WG.10 d - Cultural Influences and Landscapes of North Africa and Southwest Asia

Sub-Saharan Africa
(2 weeks)
WG.9 a - Regions and Cities of Sub-Saharan Africa
WG.9 b - Physical and Environmental Features of Sub-Saharan Africa
WG.9 c - Economic Characteristics of Sub-Saharan Africa
WG.9 d - Cultural Influences and Landscapes of Sub-Saharan Africa

South, Southeast, East Asia
(3 weeks)
WG.11 a - Regions and Cities of South and Southeast Asia
WG.11 b - Physical and Environmental Features of South and Southeast Asia
WG.11c - Economic Characteristics of South and Southeast Asia
WG.11 d - Cultural Influences and Landscapes of South and Southeast Asia
WG.12 a - Regions and Cities of East Asia
WG.12 b - Physical and Environmental Features of East Asia
WG.12 c - Economic Characteristics of East Asia
WG.12 d - Cultural Influences and Landscapes of East Asia

Australia and Pacific Islands
(1 week)
WG.13 a - Regions and Cities of Australia and Pacific Islands
WG.13 b - Physical and Environmental Features of Australia and Pacific Islands
WG.13 c - Economic Characteristics of Australia and Pacific Islands
WG.13 d - Cultural Influences and Landscapes of Australia and Pacific Islands

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