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List of Benchmarks for Geography 
 Standard 4.Understands the physical and human characteristics of place
  
TopicCharacteristics of places
   Level III (Grade 6-8)
  Benchmark 1.Knows the human characteristics of places (e.g., cultural characteristics such as religion, language, politics, technology, family structure, gender; population characteristics; land uses; levels of development)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  culture as a human characteristic
B.  demographics
C.  land use
D.  levels of development
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Knows the cultural characteristics of different places   
  2. Knows the religious characteristics of different places   
  3. Knows the lingual characteristics of different places   
  4. Knows the political characteristics of different places   
  5. Knows the technological characteristics of different places   
  6. Knows the characteristics of family structure of different places   
  7. Knows the gender characteristics of different places   
  8. Knows the population characteristics of different places   
  9. Knows the land use characteristics of different places  A   
  10. Knows the levels of development of different places   


 A  = Assessment items available

Citation Log: BD(GE,150;​NE,56-57)
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