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List of Benchmarks for Geography 
 Standard 1.Understands the characteristics and uses of maps, globes, and other geographic tools and technologies
  
TopicMaps, globes, and atlases
   Level II (Grade 3-5)
  Benchmark 1.Knows the basic elements of maps and globes (e.g., title, legend, cardinal and intermediate directions, scale, grid, principal parallels, meridians, projection)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  elements of maps
B.  elements of globes
C.  map title
D.  map legend
E.  cardinal direction
F.  intermediate direction
G.  scale
H.  map grid
I.  principal parallel
J.  meridian
K.  projection
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Knows the basic elements of maps   
  2. Knows the basic elements of globes   
  3. Understands the concept of a title   
  4. Understands the concept of a legend  A   
  5. Understands the concept of cardinal direction    
  6. Understands the concept of intermediate direction    
  7. Understands the concept of scale   A   
  8. Understands the concept of a grid system  A   
  9. Understands the concept of meridians    
  10. Understands the concept of projection    
  11. Understands the concept of principal parallels    


 A  = Assessment items available

Citation Log: BD(GE,106;​EE,12;​NE,35;​TE,35,*)
Citation reference
BD = benchmark, declarative
BP = benchmark, procedural
BC = benchmark, contextual

1st letter/number of each code in parentheses:
DD   Department of Defense: Prekindergarten Social Studies Standards
E   JCGE: Guidelines for Geographic Education
G   GESP: National Geography Standards
HS   Head Start: Child Outcomes Framework
I   IDOE: The Foundations for Young Children to the Indiana Academic Standards
IE   International Baccalaureate: Environmental Systems
IG   International Baccalaureate: Geography
MH   McGraw-Hill: Pre-Kindergarten Standards: Guidelines for Teaching and Learning
N   NAEP: Item Specifications in Geography
NZ   New Zealand Ministry of Education: Early Childhood Curriculum
O   OSDE: Oklahoma Developmental Learning Skills for Four-Year-Olds
T   GENIP: K-6 Geography: Themes, Key Ideas
TX   TEA: Texas Prekindergarten Curriculum Guidelines

2nd letter code :
E = Explicitly stated in document
I = Implicit in document

Number:
Page number of the cited document