d Demonstrate and analyze spatial and ecological perspectives in life situations (e.g., locating waste disposal in the community, organizing a recycling drive, etc.).
2 Understand how geography, history, and politics have influenced the development of Mississippi.
a Identify the major Native American groups (Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Natchez) found living in Mississippi by the first European explorers in the region and discuss their governmental and economic systems.
b Describe the process by which the Mississippi territory was admitted to the United States.
c Describe the development of slavery and opposition to slavery in Mississippi.
3 Describe and illustrate geographic aspects of a region using fundamental geographic vocabulary.
a Use social studies tools (e.g., time lines, maps, globes, compasses, graphs, grids, and technological resources, etc.) to describe the connections among the people, places, and environment of Mississippi and the southeastern region.
b Compare and contrast the ten geographical regions of Mississippi in terms of soil, landforms, etc.
c Discuss Mississippi's global trade activities (e.g., imports, exports, interdependence, etc.).
Civil Rights/Human Rights
4 Understand the roles, rights, and responsibilities of Mississippi citizens.
a Distinguish between acceptable and unacceptable behaviors of a responsible citizen (e.g., courteous public behavior, respect for the rights and property of others, tolerance, self-control, participation in the democratic process, and respect for the environment, etc.).
b Identify historical figures (e.g., Fannie Lou Hamer, Medgar Evers, and Martin Luther King Jr., etc.), circumstances (e.g., slavery, abolition, segregation and integration, etc.), and conditions (e.g., The Great Migration, Trail of Tears, Women's Suffrage, etc.) related to the struggle for civil/human rights in Mississippi and their impact on Mississippi's society.