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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 2.Knows that places can be defined in terms of their predominant human and physical characteristics (e.g., rural, urban, forest, desert; or by types of land forms, vegetation, water bodies, climate)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  definition of place
B.  physical characteristic
C.  human characteristic
D.  rural
E.  urban
F.  forest
G.  desert
H.  land form
I.  vegetation
J.  body of water
K.  climate
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Knows that places can be defined in terms of their predominant human characteristics   
  2. Knows that places can be defined in terms of their predominant physical characteristics   
  3. Knows that some places can be defined as rural   
  4. Knows that some places can be defined as desert   
  5. Knows that some places can be defined as forest    
  6. Knows that places can be defined by their types of land forms   
  7. Knows that places can be defined by their vegetation   
  8. Knows that places can be defined by their bodies of water   
  9. Knows that places can be defined by their climate   


Citation Log: BD(GI,114;​EI,14;​NE,42;​TE,22;​DI,5.1.1,*)
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