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Standard 2.Knows the location of places, geographic features, and patterns of the environment
  Level Pre-K (Grade Pre-K)
   1. Knows geographic information about oneself (e.g., the town in which he or she lives, address, phone number)
   2. Uses simple geographic thinking
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   1. Knows the location of school, home, neighborhood, community, state, and country   A 
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   1. Knows major physical and human features of places as they are represented on maps and globes (e.g., shopping areas, fast food restaurants, fire stations, largest cities, rivers, lakes, wetlands, recreation areas, historic sites, land forms, locations of places discussed in history, language arts, science, and other school subjects)  A 
   2. Knows the location of major cities in North America
   3. Knows the approximate location of major continents, mountain ranges, and bodies of water on Earth   A 
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   1. Knows the location of physical and human features on maps and globes (e.g., culture hearths such as Mesopotamia, Huang Ho, the Yucatan Peninsula, the Nile Valley; major ocean currents; wind patterns; land forms; climate regions)
   2. Knows how mental maps can reflect attitudes and perceptions of places (e.g., how personal interests emphasize some details at the expense of others)
   3. Knows the relative location of, size of, and distances between places (e.g., major urban centers in the United States)
   4. Knows the factors that influence spatial perception (e.g., culture, education, age, gender, occupation, experience)
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   1. Knows the approximate locations of major political and economic cultures
   2. Knows the spatial dynamics of various contemporary and historical events (e.g., the spread of radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear accident, how physical features have deterred migrations and invasions, trade and transportation in the contemporary world, the diffusion of contagious diseases such as the bubonic plague in 14th-century Europe or AIDS in the present-day world)
   3. Knows the ways in which mental maps influence human decisions about location, settlement, and public policy (e.g., locating houses in areas with scenic views; decisions to migrate based on newspaper and magazine advertisements, or television programs and movies)
   4. Knows common factors that affect mental maps (e.g., how differences in life experiences, age, and gender influence people's housing preferences or their view of public transportation in a city; Eurocentric, Americentric, or Sinocentric mental maps of the world)

 A  = Assessment items available