Washington DC Standards
DC.3-5. Historical and Social Sciences Analysis Skills
3-5.2. Geographic Skills
3-5.2.1. Students use map and globe skills to determine the absolute locations (latitude and longitude) of places, and interpret information available through a map or globe's legend, scale, and symbolic representations.
3-5.2.2. Students define common map and globe terms including continent, country, mountain, valley, ocean, sea, lake, river; the cardinal directions, latitude, longitude, north pole, south pole, tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, equator, 360-degree divisions, time zones; elevation, depth, approximate distances in miles, isthmus, strait, peninsula, island, archipelago, 23-and-a-halfdegree global tilt, fall line; and compass rose, scale, and legend.
3-5.2.4. Students identify the human and physical characteristics of the places they are studying and explain how those features form the unique character of those places.
3-5.3. Historical Research, Evidence, and Point of View
3-5.3.3. Students pose relevant questions about events they encounter in historical documents, eyewitness accounts, oral histories, letters, diaries, artifacts, photographs, maps, artworks, and architecture.
3-5.3.4. Students use non-text primary and secondary sources, such as maps, charts, graphs, photographs, works of art, and technical charts.