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List of Benchmarks for Geography 
 Standard 4.Understands the physical and human characteristics of place
  
TopicCharacteristics of places
   Level I (Grade K-2)
  Benchmark 1.Knows the physical and human characteristics of the local community (e.g., neighborhoods, schools, parks, creeks, shopping areas, airports, museums, sports stadiums, hospitals)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  physical characteristic
B.  human characteristic
C.  local community
D.  neighborhood
E.  school
F.  park
G.  creek
H.  shopping area
I.  airport
J.  museum
K.  sports stadium
L.  hospital
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Knows the physical characteristics of the local community   
  2. Knows the human characteristics of the local community   
  3. Knows that neighborhoods are a human characteristic of the local community   
  4. Knows that parks are a human characteristic of the local community   
  5. Knows that creeks are a physical characteristic of the local community   
  6. Knows that shopping areas are a human characteristic of the local community   
  7. Knows that airports are a human characteristic of the local community   
  8. Knows that museums are a human characteristic of the local community   
  9. Knows that sport stadiums are a human characteristic of the local community   
  10. Knows that hospitals are a human characteristic of the local community   


Citation Log: BD(GE,113;​EE,13;​NE,45;​TE,22)
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