Social Studies - 2018-19

USI.2d - Key Geographic Features

The student will interpret maps, globes, photographs, pictures, or tables to

d) recognize key geographic features on maps, diagrams, and/or photographs.


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

It is important to recognize key geographic features on maps, diagrams, and/or photographs.

Landforms and water features set the stage for and influenced the course of events in United States history.


ESSENTIALS

Key geographic features

 Water-related

o Lakes

o Rivers

o Tributaries

o Gulfs and bays

 Land-related

o Mountains

o Hills

o Plains

o Plateaus

o Islands

o Peninsulas


Geographic features are related to

 patterns of trade

 locations of cities and towns

 westward (frontier) movement

 agricultural and fishing industries.


KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: May 16, 2018