Geography Standards


SST-HS.G.01

SST-HS.G.01

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High School (SST) Social Studies
Geography Standard

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.


Benchmarks

  • 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.

Guiding Practice

The guiding topics for each benchmark includes various subject matter that can be used to help students reach the standard.

Calculation Method for Standards

Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. So the Standard is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each Standards to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each standard.


SST-HS.G.01.1

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HS (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Standard 1: Describe the physical processes that shape the Earth’s surface and how these affect the lives of people who live there.
SST-HS.G.01.1 Describe the physical processes that shape the Earth’s surface.

Guiding Topics: Plate tectonics, erosion, weathering, soil degradation, pollution


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

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Reasoning Targets

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Skills (Performance) Targets

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Product Targets

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Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors
4 Advanced
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
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Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window

SST-HS.G.01.2

BPS-S SST Geograhy logo
HS (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Standard 1: Describe the physical processes that shape the Earth’s surface and how these affect the lives of people who live there.
SST-HS.G.01.2 Explain the factors that cause different types of climates and ecosystems, and their latitudes/locations.

Guiding Topics: Latitude, elevation, landforms, location, human factors


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors
4 Advanced
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
  • list

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window

SST-HS.G.01.3

BPS-S SST Geograhy logo
HS (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Standard 1: Describe the physical processes that shape the Earth’s surface and how these affect the lives of people who live there.
SST-HS.G.01.3 Identify how major ecosystems provide raw materials.

Guiding Topics: Precipitation maps, soil fertility, length of growing season


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors
4 Advanced
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
  • list

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window

SST-HS.G.01.4

BPS-S SST Geograhy logo
HS (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Standard 1: Describe the physical processes that shape the Earth’s surface and how these affect the lives of people who live there.
SST-HS.G.01.4 Analyze the physical and human characteristics of a place.

Guiding Topics: Physical features, natural barriers, population, demographic characteristics


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors
4 Advanced
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
  • list

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window

SST-HS.G.01.5

BPS-S SST Geograhy logo
HS (SST) Social Studies Benchmark 
Standard 1: Describe the physical processes that shape the Earth’s surface and how these affect the lives of people who live there.
SST-HS.G.01.5 Describe how combinations of human decisions and natural forces can lead to (or help people avoid) a natural disaster.

Guiding Topics: Hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, floods, preparation and reaction to natural disasters, deforestation, desertification


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors
4 Advanced
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
  • list

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window