New Jersey Standards
NJ.6.1.4. U.S. History: America in the World. All students will acquire the knowledge and skills to think analytically about how past and present interactions of people, cultures, and the environment shape the American heritage. Such knowledge and skills enable students to make informed decisions that reflect fundamental rights and core democratic values as productive citizens in local, national, and global communities.
6.1.4.B. Geography, People, and the Environment
Patterns of settlement across Earth’s surface differ markedly from region to region, place to place, and time to time.
6.1.4.B.8. Compare ways people choose to use and divide natural resources.
Places are jointly characterized by their physical and human properties.
6.1.4.B.4. Describe how landforms, climate and weather, and availability of resources have impacted where and how people live and work in different regions of New Jersey and the United States.
6.1.4.C. Economics, Innovation, and Technology
Availability of resources affects economic outcomes.
6.1.4.C.9. Compare and contrast how access to and use of resources affects people across the world differently.
Economic opportunities in New Jersey and other states are related to the availability of resources and technology.
6.1.4.C.15. Describe how the development of different transportation systems impacted the economies of New Jersey and the United States.