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List of Benchmarks for Geography 
 Standard 9.Understands the nature, distribution and migration of human populations on Earth's surface
  
Topics1. Population density, distribution, and growth rates; 2. Migration and settlement patterns; 3. Impact of the environment on society
   Level II (Grade 3-5)
  Benchmark 2.Knows the spatial distribution of population (e.g., that population density is higher east of the Mississippi River than west of it, population density is higher on the East Coast and West Coast than in the mountains and deserts of the western part of the country, few people live where it is very dry or very cold)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  spatial distribution of population
B.  factors affecting population density
C.  Mississippi River
D.  East Coast
E.  West Coast
F.  mountain population
G.  desert population
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Knows that population density is higher east of the Mississippi River than west of it   
  2. Knows that population density is higher on the East and West Coasts than in the mountains and deserts of the western part of the country   
  3. Knows that few people live where it is very dry    
  4. Knows that few people live where it is very cold   


Citation Log: BD(GE,122;​EI,17;​NI,34-45;​TI,28-29)
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