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List of Benchmarks for Geography 
 Standard 7.Knows the physical processes that shape patterns on Earth's surface
  
Topics1. Earth-Sun relations ; 2. Impact of the environment on society
   Level II (Grade 3-5)
  Benchmark 3.Knows how Earth’s position relative to the Sun affects events and conditions on Earth (e.g., how the tilt of the Earth in relation to the Sun explains seasons in different locations on Earth, how the length of day influences human activity in different regions of the world)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  Earth’s position
B.  Sun
C.  tilt of the Earth
D.  seasons
E.  length of day
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Knows how the Earth’s position relative to the Sun affects events on Earth   
  2. Knows how the Earth’s position relative to the Sun affects conditions on Earth   
  3. Knows how the tilt of the Earth in relation to the Sun explains seasons in different locations on Earth   
  4. Knows how the length of day influences human activity in different regions of the world   


Citation Log: BD(GE,119;​EI,11-12;​NI,37;​TI,16)
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