Students understand and apply concepts of geography.
Narrative for the Concepts of Geography
At the first grade level, students develop thinking and decision-making skills through active participation as members of their school and neighborhood. They explore geographic relationships in their immediate environment, make models and maps to show locations of familiar surroundings, and recognize maps and globes as representations of the Earth.
With the geography standards, students identify the basic elements of maps and globes and explain basic facts concerning the relationship of the sun to daily and seasonal weather. They identify selected geographic characteristics of their home, school and neighborhood.
Calculation Method for Standards
Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. The Standard Grade is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. Click on the benchmark name below each Standard to access the learning targets and proficiency rubrics for each standard's related benchmarks.