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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 III (Grade 6-8)
  Benchmark 2.Uses thematic maps (e.g., patterns of population, disease, economic features, rainfall, vegetation)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  thematic map
B.  population pattern
C.  disease pattern
D.  economic pattern
E.  rainfall pattern
F.  vegetation pattern
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Understands the concept of a thematic map   
  2. Uses maps that depict patterns of populations   
  3. Uses maps that depict patterns of disease    
  4. Uses maps that depict patterns of economic features  A   
  5. Uses maps that depict patterns of rainfall   A   
  6. Uses maps that depict patterns of vegetation   A   


 A  = Assessment items available

Citation Log: BP(GE,144;​NE,52-53)
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