U.S. National Standards
N.NCSS. National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies (NCSS)
NCSS.3. PEOPLE, PLACES, AND ENVIRONMENTS
SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAMS SHOULD INCLUDE EXPERIENCES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY OF PEOPLE, PLACES, AND ENVIRONMENTS.
3.1. KNOWLEDGE - Learners will understand:
3.1.5. Physical changes in community, state, and region, such as seasons, climate, and weather, and their effects on plants and animals.