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Topic: Natural disasters and humanity 

Geography

 Standard 7.  Knows the physical processes that shape patterns on Earth's surface
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 4.Understands how physical processes affect different regions of the United States and the world (e.g., effects of hurricanes in the Caribbean Basin and the eastern United States or of earthquakes in Turkey, Japan, and Nicaragua; effects of desertification and soil degradation, flash floods, dust storms, sand movement, soil erosion and salt accumulation in dry environments)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how physical processes affect different regions of the United States
     2.Understands how physical processes affect different regions around the world
     3.Understands the effects of hurricanes in the Caribbean Basin
     4.Understands the effects of hurricanes in the eastern United States
     5.Understands the effects of earthquakes in Turkey
     6.Understands the effects of earthquakes in Japan
     7.Understands the effects of earthquakes in Nicaragua
     8.Understands the effects of desertification in dry environments
     9.Understands the effects of soil degradation in dry environments
     10.Understands the effects of flash floods in dry environments
     11.Understands the effects of dust storms in dry environments
     12.Understands the effects of sand movement in dry environments
     13.Understands the effects of soil erosion in dry environments
     14.Understands the effects of salt accumulation in dry environments
 Standard 15.  Understands how physical systems affect human systems
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 4.Knows natural hazards that occur in the physical environment (e.g., floods, wind storms, tornadoes, earthquakes)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that floods are a natural hazard that occur in the physical environment
     2.Knows that wind storms are a natural hazard that occur in the physical environment
     3.Knows that tornados are a natural hazard that occur in the physical environment
     4.Knows that earthquakes are a natural hazard that occur in the physical environment
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 5.Knows the effects of natural hazards on human systems in different regions of the United States and the world (e.g., the effect of drought on populations in Ethiopia compared with populations in Australia or the southern part of the United States)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the effects of natural hazards on human systems in different regions of the United States
     2.Knows the effects of natural hazards on human systems in different regions of the world
     3.Knows the effect of drought on populations in Ethiopia compared with populations in the southern part of the United States
     4.Knows the effect of drought on populations in Ethiopia compared with populations in Australia
   Benchmark 6.Knows the ways in which humans prepare for natural hazards (e.g., earthquake preparedness, constructing houses on stilts in flood-prone areas, designation of hurricane shelters and evacuation routes in hurricane-prone areas)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands earthquake preparedness
     2.Understands the construction of houses on stilts in flood-prone areas
     3.Understands the designation of hurricane shelters
     4.Understands the designation of evacuation routes in hurricane-prone areas
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 4.Understands how people who live in naturally hazardous regions adapt to their environments (e.g., the use of sea walls to protect coastal areas subject to severe storms, the use of earthquake-resistant construction techniques in different regions within the Ring of Fire)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the use of sea walls to protect coastal areas subject to severe storms
     2.Understands the use of earthquake-resistant construction techniques in different regions within the Ring of Fire
   Benchmark 5.Knows factors that affect people's attitudes, perceptions, and responses toward natural hazards (e.g., religious beliefs, socioeconomic status, previous experiences)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows factors that affect people’s attitudes toward natural hazards
     2.Knows factors that affect people’s perceptions of natural hazards
     3.Knows factors that affect people’s responses to natural hazards
     4.Knows that people’s religious beliefs can affect their attitude toward natural hazards
     5.Knows that people’s religious beliefs can affect their perception of natural hazards
     6.Knows that people’s religious beliefs can affect their response to natural hazards
     7.Knows that people’s socioeconomic status can affect their attitude toward natural hazards
     8.Knows that people’s socioeconomic status can affect their perception of natural hazards
     9.Knows that people’s socioeconomic status can affect their response to natural hazards
     10.Knows that people’s previous experience can affect their attitude toward natural hazards
     11.Knows that people’s previous experience can affect their perception of natural hazards
     12.Knows that people’s previous experience can affect their response to natural hazards