G.1: Students will develop a personal geographic framework, or ''mental map,'' and understand the uses of maps and other geo-graphics .
G.1.K-3a: Students will understand the nature and uses of maps, globes, and other geo-graphics. (Essential for Grade K-1)
G.2: Students will develop a knowledge of the ways humans modify and respond to the natural environment .
G.2.K-3a: Students will distinguish different types of climate and landforms and explain why they occur. (Essential for Grade 2)