BPS District Social Studies Standards Book

SST Domains

K-12 Geography

SST Geography DomainGeography


SST-K_2.G Geography Domain

Geographical Representation
Human and Environment Interactions
Human Population
  • SST-K_2.G.07 Begins in Grade 3
  • SST-K_2.G.08 Begins in Grade 3

SST-3_5.G Geography Domain

Geographical Representation
Human and Environment Interactions
Human Population
  • SST-03.G.01 | SST-04.G.01 | SST-05.G.01
    Construct maps, graphs, and other representations of both familiar and unfamiliar places.
  • SST-03.G.02 | SST-04.G.02 | SST-05.G.02
    Use geographic tools and technologies to acquire, process and report information from a spatial perspective.
  • SST-03.G.03 | SST-04.G.03 | SST-05.G.03
    Use maps, satellite images, photographs, and other representations to explain relationships between the locations of places and regions and their environmental characteristics.

SST-6_12.G Geography Domain

Describe the physical processes that shape the Earth's surface and how these affect the lives of people who live there.
  • SST-6_12.G.01.1 Describe the physical processes that shape the Earth’s surface.
  • SST-6_12.G.01.2 Explain the factors that cause different types of climates and ecosystems, and their latitudes/locations.
  • SST-6_12.G.01.3 Identify how major ecosystems provide raw materials.
  • SST-6_12.G.01.4 Analyze the physical and human characteristics of a place.
  • SST-6_12.G.01.5 Describe how combinations of human decisions and natural forces can lead to (or help people avoid) a natural disaster

Analyze the movement of people, goods, ideas, technology, etc. throughout the world.
  • SST-6_12.G.02.1 Explain how movement of goods, information, and population are affected by technology.
  • SST-6_12.G.02.2 Describe patterns of settlement and explain why people settle where they do and how they make their living.
  • SST-6_12.G.02.3 Explain the patterns, causes, and consequences of major human migrations.

Analyze the unifying physical and human characteristics of a region and their formal and informal boundaries.
  • SST-6_12.G.03.1 Describe the differences and similarities among cultures around the world
  • SST-6_12.G.03.2 Analyze the physical and human characteristics of a region.
  • SST-6_12.G.03.3 Interpret how culture and experience influence people’s perception of places and regions.
  • SST-6_12.G.03.4 Identify factors that contribute to conflict and cooperation between cultural groups from multiple perspectives.

Use geographic tools to locate both the absolute and relative location of places and regions around the world.
  • SST-6_12.G.04.1 Explain and use a variety of geographic tools to study the world on global, regional, and local scales and draw conclusions.
  • SST-6_12.G.04.2 Apply the skills of geographic inquiry to analyze a geographic problem or issue.

Analyze how human beings are dependent upon, adapt to, and modify their environment to meet their needs.
  • SST-6_12.G.05.1 Explain how people have modified the environment and used technology to make places more suitable for humans.
  • SST-6_12.G.05.2 Analyze how human changes to the environment in one region or place can affect another.