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List of Benchmarks for Geography 
 Standard 16.Understands the changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution and importance of resources
  
Topics1. Natural resources; 2. Science, technology, and society; 3. Environmental issues
   Level III (Grade 6-8)
  Benchmark 7.Understands how the development and widespread use of alternative energy sources (e.g., solar, wind, thermal) might have an impact on societies (in terms of, e.g., air and water quality, existing energy industries, and current manufacturing practices)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  alternative energy source
B.  solar energy
C.  wind energy
D.  thermal energy
E.  air quality
F.  water quality
G.  energy industry
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Understands how the development and widespread use of solar power might impact societies in terms of air quality   
  2. Understands how the development and widespread use of solar power might impact societies in terms of water quality   
  3. Understands how the development and widespread use of solar power might impact societies in terms of existing energy industries   
  4. Understands how the development and widespread use of solar power might impact societies in terms of current manufacturing practices   
  5. Understands how the development and widespread use of wind power might impact societies in terms of air quality   
  6. Understands how the development and widespread use of wind power might impact societies in terms of water quality   
  7. Understands how the development and widespread use of wind power might impact societies in terms of existing energy industries   
  8. Understands how the development and widespread use of wind power might impact societies in terms of current manufacturing practices   
  9. Understands how the development and widespread use of thermal energy might impact societies in terms of air quality   
  10. Understands how the development and widespread use of thermal energy might impact societies in terms of water quality   
  11. Understands how the development and widespread use of thermal energy might impact societies in terms of existing energy industries   
  12. Understands how the development and widespread use of thermal energy might impact societies in terms of current manufacturing practices   


Citation Log: BD(GE,178)
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