3.3. Students will explain that simple grid systems (latitude and longitude) are used to locate places on maps and globes, and will begin to understand the Earth/sun relationship, identify the distinctive physical and cultural features of their community, and explain the geographic relationships within their own community with the state and other states within the region.
Environment and Society
3.3.11. Identify and describe the relationship between human systems and physical systems and the impact they have on each other.
3.3.6. Explain the basic Earth/sun relationship, including how it influences climate, and identify major climate regions of the United States.
3.3.7. Describe how climate and the physical characteristics of a region affect the vegetation and animal life living there.
The World in Spatial Terms
3.3.1. Use labels and symbols to locate and identify physical and political features on maps and globes. Label a map of the Midwest, identifying states, major rivers, lakes and the Great Lakes.