Students understand and apply concepts of geography.
Narrative for the Concepts of Geography
Fourth grade students apply their growing academic skills and knowledge to an exploration of North Dakota and its relationships with regional, national, and world communities. These skills and concepts must be related to students’ lives and should be presented in a wide variety of resources and hands-on-activities.
In the geography standard students identify the components of Earth’s physical systems; describe the major physical and cultural characteristics of North Dakota; provide examples of how people have adapted to and modified their environment, past and present; identify regions of the United States.
Calculation Method for Standards
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