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List of Benchmarks for Geography 
 Standard 10.Understands the nature and complexity of Earth's cultural mosaics
  
TopicCultural regions
   Level IV (Grade 9-12)
  Benchmark 2.Understands how human characteristics make specific regions of the world distinctive (e.g., the effects of early Spanish settlement in the southwestern United States, the impact of Buddhism in shaping social attitudes in Southeast Asia, the specific qualities of Canada's culture regions resulting from the patterns of migration and settlement over four centuries)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  human factors of regional identity
B.  Spanish settlement
C.  southwestern United States
D.  Buddhism
E.  Southeast Asia
F.  Canadian culture
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Understands that the early Spanish settlement in the southwestern United States makes that region distinctive   
  2. Understands that the impact of Buddhism in shaping social attitudes in Southeast Asia makes that region distinctive   
  3. Understands that the specific qualities of Canada’s culture regions is the result of migration and settlement over four centuries   


Citation Log: BD(GE,204;​IGI,9,10)
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