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Topic: Earth-Sun relations  

Geography

 Standard 1.  Understands the characteristics and uses of maps, globes, and other geographic tools and technologies
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 3.Understands concepts such as axis, seasons, rotation, and revolution (Earth-Sun relations)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that the Earth rotates (spins) on a tilted axis
     2.Knows that the Earth revolves around the Sun in an orbit
     3.Understands that the seasons are affected by the tilt of the Earth’s axis and its revolution around the Sun
 Standard 7.  Knows the physical processes that shape patterns on Earth's surface
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 3.Knows how Earth’s position relative to the Sun affects events and conditions on Earth (e.g., how the tilt of the Earth in relation to the Sun explains seasons in different locations on Earth, how the length of day influences human activity in different regions of the world)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how the Earth’s position relative to the Sun affects events on Earth
     2.Knows how the Earth’s position relative to the Sun affects conditions on Earth
     3.Knows how the tilt of the Earth in relation to the Sun explains seasons in different locations on Earth
     4.Knows how the length of day influences human activity in different regions of the world