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List of Benchmarks for Geography 
 Standard 10.Understands the nature and complexity of Earth's cultural mosaics
TopicCultural regions
   Level I (Grade K-2)
  Benchmark 1.Knows the basic components of culture (e.g., language, social organization, beliefs and customs, forms of shelter, economic activities, education systems)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  culture
B.  language
C.  social organization
D.  belief system
E.  custom
F.  types of housing
G.  economy
H.  education system
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Knows that language is a basic component of culture   
  2. Knows that social organization is a basic component of culture   
  3. Knows that beliefs and customs are a basic component of culture   
  4. Knows that forms of shelter are a basic component of culture   
  5. Knows that economic activities are a basic component of culture   
  6. Knows that education systems are a basic component of culture   
McREL Activity(s)
   Celebrating Diversity

Citation Log: BD(GE,124;​EI,12;​NI,46;​TI,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

Page number of the cited document