6 make informed decisions about where to live, work, travel, and seek opportunities;
7 understand that a region is a distinct area defined by one or more cultural or physical features; and
8 compare, contrast, and predict how places and regions change with time.
C A student should understand the dynamic and interactive natural forces that shape the earth's environments.
1 analyze the operation of the earth's physical systems, including ecosystems, climate systems, erosion systems, the water cycle, and tectonics;
2 distinguish the functions, forces, and dynamics of the physical processes that cause variations in natural regions; and
3 recognize the concepts used in studying environments and recognize the diversity and productivity of different regional environments.
D A student should understand and be able to interpret spatial (geographic) characteristics of human systems, including migration, movement, interactions of cultures, economic activities, settlement patterns, and political units in the state, nation, and world.
1 know that the need for people to exchange goods, services, and ideas creates population centers, cultural interaction, and transportation and communication links;