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Sunshine State Standards Middle School

Strand B: People, Places, and Environments [Geography]

Standard 1: The student understands the world in spatial terms.


Benchmark SS.B.1.3.1: The student uses various map forms (including thematic maps) and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report geographic information including patterns of land use, connections between places, and patterns and processes of migration and diffusion.
Grade Level Expectations The student:
Sixth
1. knows various map forms and other geographic representations. (for example, maps, globes, aerial photographs, satellite-produced images).
2. uses various map forms to acquire information (for example, location, distance, direction, scale, symbol).
3. uses various map forms to process and report geographic information (for example, patterns of land use, connections between places, patterns and processes of migration and diffusion).

Seventh
1. extends and refines knowledge of various map forms and other geographic representations (for map projections, Geographic Information Systems technologies).
2. extends and refines use of various map forms and other geographic representations to acquire, process, and report geographic information (for example, patterns of population, economics, rainfall, vegetation, landforms).

Eighth
1. extends and refines use of various map forms and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report geographic information about the United States (for example, tracing the Oregon Trail).


Benchmark SS.B.1.3.2: The student uses mental maps to organize information about people, places, and environments.
Grade Level Expectations The student:
Sixth
1. develops and uses mental maps of selected regions (for example, from memory the student identifies the continent on which a country is located).
Seventh
1. extends and refines ability to use mental maps of selected regions (for example, mountains chains, bodies of water).
Eighth
1. extends and refines ability to use mental maps of the United States and Florida (for example, from memory identifies the three largest population centers and their general location).


Benchmark SS.B.1.3.3: The student knows the social, political, and economic divisions on Earth’s surface.
Grade Level Expectations The student:
Sixth
1. understands that people create social, political, and economic geographic divisions of the Earth’s surface (for example, national borders).
2. knows selected social, political, and economic divisions in selected regions (for example, national borders in the Eastern hemisphere).

Seventh
1. understands the social, political, and economic divisions in selected regions, (for example, national borders in the Western hemisphere).
Eighth
1. knows ways the social, political, and economic divisions of the United States have changed over time (for example, the growth in the number of states).

Benchmark SS.B.1.3.4: The student understands ways factors such as culture and technology influence the perception of places and regions.
Grade Level Expectations The student:

Sixth
1. understands ways judgements about cultural characteristics and degree of technological development influence perception of places and regions (for example, the designation of “third-world country”).
Seventh
1. extends and refines understanding of ways judgements about cultural characteristics and degree of technological development influence perception of places and regions.
Eighth
Content addressed in sixth and seventh grades.
Benchmark SS.B.1.3.5: The student knows ways in which the spatial organization of a society changes over time.

Grade Level Expectations The student:
Sixth
1. knows ways in which the spatial organization of a society changes over time (for example, urban sprawl as a result of industrialization).
Seventh
1. extends and refines knowledge of ways in which the spatial organization of a society changes over time (for example, suburbanization in developed countries).
Eighth
Content addressed in sixth and seventh grades.


Benchmark SS.B.1.3.6: The student understands ways in which regional systems are interconnected.

Grade Level Expectations The student:
Sixth
1. knows physical and human criteria used to define regions (for example, hemispheres, mountains, deserts, countries, city boundaries, school districts).
Seventh
1. knows ways selected regions are interconnected and interdependent (for example, less-developed regions supplying raw materials and developed regions supplying manufactured goods).
Eighth
Content addressed in sixth and seventh grades.Benchmark SS.B.1.3.7: The student understands the spatial aspects of communication and transportation systems.
Grade Level Expectations The student:
Sixth
1. understands spatial aspects of communication and transportation systems in selected regions (for example (time required to travel and communicate over distances reduced by technological developments).
Seventh
1. extends and refines understanding of spatial aspects of the communication and transportation systems in selected regions (time required to travel and communicate over distances reduced by technological developments).
Eighth
Content addressed in sixth and seventh grades.


Standard 2: The student understands the interactions of people and the physical environment.


Benchmark SS.B.2.3.1: The student understands the patterns and processes of migration and diffusion throughout the world.
Grade Level Expectations The student:
Sixth
1. knows examples of migration patterns and processes in selected regions.
Seventh
1. understands patterns and processes of migration and diffusion in selected regions.
Eighth
1. knows examples of migration and cultural diffusion in United States history.SS.B.2.3.2: The student knows the human and physical characteristics of different places in the world and how these characteristics change over time.
Benchmark SS.B.2.3.2: The student knows the human and physical characteristics of different places in the world and how these characteristics change over time.
Grade Level Expectations The student:
Sixth
1. knows ways physical and human characteristics of selected regions have changed over time (for example, aftereffects of volcanic activity, development of cities).
Seventh
1. extends and refines knowledge of ways physical and human characteristics of selected regions have changed over time (for example, tree clearing in rain forests).
Eighth
Content addressed in sixth and seventh grades.

Benchmark SS.B.2.3.3: The student understands ways cultures differ in their use of similar environments and resources.
Grade Level Expectations The student:
Sixth
1. understands ways various cultures use similar resources and environments (for example, differing methods of irrigation).
Seventh
1. extends and refines understanding of ways various cultures use similar resources and environments (for example, terracing of mountain sides in the Andes and using mountainous areas for pasture in other areas).
Eighth
Content addressed in sixth and seventh grades.

Benchmark SS.B.2.3.4: The student understands ways the landscape and society change as a consequence of shifting from a dispersed to a concentrated settlement form.
Grade Level Expectations The student:
Sixth
Content addressed in SS.A.4.3.1.
Seventh
Content addressed in SS.A.4.3.1.
Eighth
Content addressed in SS.A.4.3.1.

Benchmark SS.B.2.3.5: The student understands the geographical factors that affect the cohesiveness and integration of countries.
Grade Level ExpectationsThe student:
Sixth
1. understands the various geographic factors that may divide or unite a country (for example, mountains, rivers, valleys).
Seventh
1. extends and refines understanding of the various geographic factors that may divide or unite a country.
Eighth
Content addressed in sixth and seventh grades.

Benchmark SS.B.2.3.6: The student understands the environmental consequences of people changing the physical environment in various world locations.
Grade Level Expectations The student:
Sixth
1. understands environmental consequences of people changing the physical environment in selected regions (effects of deforestation such as reduction in biodiversity).
Seventh
1. extends and refines understanding of environmental consequences of people changing the physical environment in selected regions (for example, effects of ozone depletion, climate change).
Eighth
Content addressed in sixth and seventh grades.

Benchmark SS.B.2.3.7: The student knows how various human systems throughout the world have developed in response to conditions in the physical environment.
Grade Level Expectations The student:
Sixth
1. knows examples of human systems that have been developed in response to opportunities afforded by the environment (for example, settlements in valleys, transportation on waterways).
Seventh
1. extends and refines knowledge of examples of ways the environment affects human systems in selected regions (for example, natural barriers that become boundaries).
Eighth
Content addressed in sixth and seventh grades.


Benchmark SS.B.2.3.8: The student knows world patterns of resource distribution and utilization.
Grade Level Expectations The student:
Sixth
1. knows patterns of resource distribution and use in selected regions (for example, distribution of arable land).
Seventh
1. knows patterns of resource distribution and use in selected regions (for example, mineral rights).
Eighth
Content addressed in sixth and seventh grades.

Benchmark SS.B.2.3.9: The student understands ways the interaction between physical and human systems affects current conditions on Earth.
Grade Level Expectations The student:
Sixth
Content addressed in SS.B.2.3.6 and SS.B.2.3.7.
Seventh
Content addressed in SS.B.2.3.6 and SS.B.2.3.7.
Eighth
Content addressed in sixth and seventh grades.

 
 

 

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