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List of Benchmarks for Geography 
 Standard 13.Understands the forces of cooperation and conflict that shape the divisions of Earth's surface
  
Topics1. Development, ideology, and structure of political systems; 2. Types of territorial units; 3. International diplomacy and relations
   Level III (Grade 6-8)
  Benchmark 2.Knows the social, political, and economic divisions on Earth's surface at the local, state, national, and international levels (e.g., transnational corporations, political alliances, economic groupings, world religions)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  social division
B.  political division
C.  economic division
D.  transnational corporation
E.  political alliance
F.  economic group
G.  world religion
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Knows social divisions on Earth’s surface at the local level   
  2. Knows political divisions on Earth’s surface at the local level   
  3. Knows economic divisions on Earth’s surface at the local level   
  4. Knows social divisions on Earth’s surface at the state level   
  5. Knows political divisions on Earth’s surface at the state level   
  6. Knows economic divisions on Earth’s surface at the state level   
  7. Knows social divisions on Earth’s surface at the national level   
  8. Knows political divisions on Earth’s surface at the national level   
  9. Knows economic divisions on Earth’s surface at the national level   
  10. Knows social divisions on Earth’s surface at the international level   
  11. Knows political divisions on Earth’s surface at the international level   
  12. Knows economic divisions on Earth’s surface at the international level   
  13. Understands transnational corporations as an economic division on the Earth’s surface   
  14. Understands political alliances as a political division on the Earth’s surface   
  15. Understands economic groupings as an economic division of the Earth’s surface   
  16. Understands world religions as a social division on the Earth’s surface   


Citation Log: BD(GE,170;​NI,52,67)
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