BPS District Social Studies Standards Book

SST Domains

K-12 Geography

SST Geography DomainGeography K-5 image 6-12 image

Students understand and apply concepts of geography.

SST-K_5.G Geography Domain

Geographical Representation
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  • SST-00.G.01 | SST-01.G.01 | SST-02.G.01
    Construct maps, graphs, and other representations that contain symbols, labels, and legends.
  • SST-0.G.02 | SST-1.G.02 | SST-2.G.02
    Begins in Grade 3
  • SST-0.G.03 | SST-1.G.03 | SST-2.G.03
    Begins in Grade 3
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  • 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.
Human and Environment Interactions
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  • SST-00.G.04 | SST-01.G.04 | SST-02.G.04
    Describe how the physical environment affects people and how people affect the environment.
  • SST-0.G.05 | SST-1.G.05 | SST-2.G.05
    Begins in Grade 3
  • SST-0.G.06 | SST-1.G.06 | SST-2.G.06
    Begins in Grade 3
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Human Population
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  • SST-0.G.07 | SST-1.G.07 | SST-2.G.07
    Begins in Grade 3
  • SST-0.G.08 | SST-1.G.08 | SST-2.G.08
    Begins in Grade 3
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SST-6_12.G Geography Domain

SST-MS.G.01 | SST-HS.G.01
Describe the physical processes that shape the Earth’s surface and how these affect the lives of people who live there.
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  • SST-HS.G.01.1
    Describe the physical processes that shape the Earth’s surface.
  • SST-HS.G.01.2
    Explain the factors that cause different types of climates and ecosystems, and their latitudes/locations.
  • SST-HS.G.01.3
    Identify how major ecosystems provide raw materials.
  • SST-HS.G.01.4
    Analyze the physical and human characteristics of a place.
  • SST-HS.G.01.5
    Describe how combinations of human decisions and natural forces can lead to (or help people avoid) a natural disaster.
SST-MS.G.02 | SST-HS.G.02
Analyze the movement of people, goods, ideas, technology, etc. throughout the world.
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  • SST-HS.G.02.1 
    Explain how movement of goods, information, and population are affected by technology.
  • SST-HS.G.02.1 
    Describe patterns of settlement and explain why people settle where they do and how they make their living.
  • SST-HS.G.02.1 
    Explain the patterns, causes, and consequences of major human migrations.
SST-MS.G.03 | SST-HS.G.03
Analyze the unifying physical and human characteristics of a region and their formal and informal boundaries.
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  • SST-HS.G.03.1
    Describe the differences and similarities among cultures around the world.
  • SST-HS.G.03.2
    Analyze the physical and human characteristics of a region.
  • SST-HS.G.03.3
    Interpret how culture and experience influence people’s perception of places and regions.
  • SST-HS.G.03.4
    Identify factors that contribute to conflict and cooperation between cultural groups from multiple perspectives.
SST-MS.G.04 | SST-HS.G.04
Use geographic tools to locate both the absolute and relative location of places and regions around the world.
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  • SST-HS.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-HS.G.04.2 
    Apply the skills of geographic inquiry to analyze a geographic problem or issue.
SST-MS.G.05 | SST-HS.G.05
Analyze how human beings are dependent upon, adapt to, and modify their environment to meet their needs.
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  • SST-HS.G.05.1 
    Explain how people have modified the environment and used technology to make places more suitable for humans.
  • SST-HS.G.05.2 
    Analyze how human changes to the environment in one region or place can affect another.