North Carolina Standard Course of Study
NC.3.G. Geography and Environmental Literacy
3.G.1. Understand the earth's patterns by using the 5 themes of geography: (location, place, human-environment interaction, movement and regions).
3.G.1.2. Compare the human and physical characteristics of places.
3.G.1.5. Summarize the elements (cultural, demographic, economic and geographic) that define regions (community, state, nation and world).