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List of Benchmarks for Geography 
 Standard 15.Understands how physical systems affect human systems
  
TopicImpact of the environment on society
   Level II (Grade 3-5)
  Benchmark 2.Knows how communities benefit from the physical environment (e.g., people make their living by farming on fertile land, fishing in local water, working in mines; the community is a port located on a natural harbor, a tourist center located in a scenic or historic area, an industrial center with good access to natural resources)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  benefits from environment
B.  farmland
C.  fishing
D.  mining
E.  port community
F.  tourism
G.  resource availability
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Knows that communities are benefiting from the physical environment when people make their living by farming on fertile land  A   
  2. Knows that communities are benefiting from the physical environment when people make their living by fishing in local water   
  3. Knows that communities are benefiting from the physical environment when people make their living by working in mines   
  4. Knows that communities are benefiting from the physical environment when the community is a port located on a natural harbor   
  5. Knows that communities are benefiting from the physical environment when the community is a tourist center located in a scenic or historic area   
  6. Knows that communities are benefiting from the physical environment when the community is an industrial center with good access to natural resources  A   


 A  = Assessment items available

Citation Log: BD(GE,134-135;​TE,23)
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