Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards
SS03-S4C3. Physical Systems: Physical processes shape the Earth and interact with plant and animal life to create, sustain, and modify ecosystems. These processes affect the distribution of resources and economic development.
SS03-S4C3-01. Describe major factors that impact human populations and the environment.
SS03-S4C4. Human Systems: Human cultures, their nature, and distribution affect societies and the Earth.
SS03-S4C4-06. Discuss the major economic activities and land use (e.g., harvesting natural resources, agricultural, industrial, residential, commercial, recreational) of areas studied.
SS03-S4C5. Environment and Society: Human and environmental interactions are interdependent upon one another. Humans interact with the environment- they depend upon it, they modify it; and they adapt to it. The health and well-being of all humans depends upon an understanding of the interconnections and interdependence of human and physical systems.
SS03-S4C5-03. Identify resources that are renewable, recyclable, and non-renewable.
SS03-S4C6. Geographic Applications: Geographic thinking (asking and answering geographic questions) is used to understand spatial patterns of the past, the present, and to plan for the future.
SS03-S4C6-02. Use geography concepts and skills (e.g., recognizing patterns, mapping, graphing) to find solutions for local, state or national problems (e.g., shortage or abundance of natural resources).
SS03-S5C1. Foundations of Economics: The foundations of economics are the application of basic economic concepts and decision-making skills. This includes scarcity and the different methods of allocation of goods and services.
SS03-S5C1-05. Discuss reasons (e.g., labor, raw materials, energy resources) why some goods are made locally and some are made in other parts of the United States and world.