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Skills available for Oklahoma sixth-grade social studies standards

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6.1 The student will analyze data from a geographic perspective using the skills and tools of geography.

  • 6.1.1 Apply geographic information to support analysis from primary and secondary sources located in a variety of texts.

  • 6.1.2 Describe how various map projections distort the surface of the earth; apply the concepts of scale, distance, direction, relative location, absolute location, and latitude and longitude.

  • 6.1.3 Integrate visual information, draw conclusions, and make predictions from geographic data and analyze spatial distribution and patterns by interpreting that data as displayed on geographic tools.

  • 6.1.4 Integrate visual information and develop the skill of mental mapping of the political and physical features of Earth's surface in order to organize information about people, places, and environments.

  • 6.1.5 Describe and analyze the role of geographic factors on current events and issues.

6.2 The student will analyze the physical systems of the major regions of the Western Hemisphere.

  • 6.2.1 Use visual information to identify and describe on a physical map the landforms, bodies of water, climate, and vegetation zones that are important to each region.

  • 6.2.2 Explain how the processes and factors of latitude, elevation, Earth-Sun relationships, prevailing winds, and proximity to bodies of water influence climate.

  • 6.2.3 Describe the predominant natural resources found in each region.

  • 6.2.4 Describe the relationship and summarize the impact of the distribution of major renewable and nonrenewable resources on each region.

6.3 The student will identify the characteristics, distribution, and demographic patterns of human populations and systems of the Western Hemisphere.

6.4 The student will analyze the interactions of humans and their environment in the Western Hemisphere.

  • 6.4.1 Describe the commercial agriculture and industrial regions that support human development.

  • 6.4.2 Evaluate the effects of human modification on the natural environment through transformation caused by subsistence and commercial agriculture, industry, demand for energy, and urbanization.

  • 6.4.3 Analyze the impact of climate and natural disasters on human populations, including forced migration, scarcity of consumer goods, economic activities, and loss of life.

  • 6.4.4 Analyze environmental challenges of each region.

  • 6.4.5 Evaluate the role of ecotourism in creating environmental awareness of resources, climate, cultures, and wildlife.

  • 6.4.6 Describe the role of citizens as responsible stewards of natural resources and the environment.

6.5 The student will compare common physical and human characteristics of regions which create identity or uniqueness and influence people's perceptions of the Western Hemisphere.