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List of Benchmarks for Geography 
 Standard 10.Understands the nature and complexity of Earth's cultural mosaics
  
Topics1. Cultural regions ; 2. Convergence and divergence of cultures
   Level II (Grade 3-5)
  Benchmark 1.Knows the similarities and differences in characteristics of culture in different regions (e.g., in terms of environment and resources, technology, food, shelter, social organization, beliefs and customs, schooling, what girls and boys are allowed to do)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  cultural characteristics
B.  cultural similarities
C.  cultural differences
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Knows how cultures in different regions are the same   
  2. Knows how cultures in different regions are different    
  3. Knows similarities in the environment of different regions   
  4. Knows similarities in the resources of different regions   
  5. Knows similarities in the technology of different regions   
  6. Knows similarities in the shelters of different regions   
  7. Knows similarities in the social organization of different regions   
  8. Knows similarities in the beliefs and customs of different regions   
  9. Knows similarities in schooling in different regions   
  10. Knows similarities in what boys and girls are allowed to do in different regions   
  11. Knows differences in the environment of different regions   
  12. Knows differences in the resources of different regions   
  13. Knows differences in the technology of different regions   
  14. Knows differences in the shelters of different regions   
  15. Knows differences in the social organization of different regions   
  16. Knows differences in the beliefs and customs of different regions  A   
  17. Knows differences in schooling in different regions   
  18. Knows differences in what boys and girls are allowed to do in different regions   


 A  = Assessment items available

Citation Log: BD(GE,124;​EI,14;​NI,38-39;​TI,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