CT.1. Geography: Places and Regions: Students will use spatial perspective to identify and analyze the significance of physical and cultural characteristics of places and world regions.
1.1. Define and identify natural and human characteristics of places.
CT.1. History: Historical Thinking: Students will develop historical thinking skills, including chronological thinking and recognizing change over time; contextualizing, comprehending and analyzing historical literature; researching historical sources; understanding the concept of historical causation; understanding competing narratives and interpretation; and constructing narratives and interpretation.
1.2. Engage in reading challenging primary and secondary historical source materials, some of which is contradictory and requires questioning of validity.
1.4. Identify the main idea in a source of historical information.
CT.2. Geography: Physical Systems: Students will use spatial perspective to explain the physical processes that shape the Earth's surface and its ecosystems.
2.1. Identify the types of physical systems and their characteristics that affect the Earth's surface Demonstrate how Earth-sun relationships shape climate and vegetation patterns.
2.2. Explain the factors that affect the location, distribution and associations of features of the physical environment.
2.5. Locate Earth's major physical and human features (including cities, countries, bodies of water, etc.).
CT.3. Geography: Human Systems: Students will interpret spatial patterns of human migration, economic activities and political units in Connecticut, the nation and the world.
3.4. Locate Earth's major physical and human features (including cities, countries, bodies of water, etc.).
3.6. Describe the characteristics of a physical and a human system.