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.
2.2. 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.2. History: Local, United States and World History: Students will use historical thinking skills to develop an understanding of the major historical periods, issues and trends in United States history, world history, and Connecticut and local history.
2.2. Locate the events, peoples and places they have studied in time and place (e.g., on a time line and map) relative to their own location.
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.
CT.4. Geography: Human and Environmental Interaction: Students will use geographic tools and technology to explain the interactions of humans and the larger environment, and the evolving consequences of those interactions.
4.1. Explain the characteristics and purposes of maps, globes and other geographical tools and technologies.
4.2. Create information from maps, globes and geographic models in graphs, diagrams and charts.
4.3. Use maps, globes, graphs, models, computer programs and texts, as appropriate.