U.S. National Standards
N.NCSS. National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies (NCSS)
NCSS.3. PEOPLE, PLACES, AND ENVIRONMENTS
SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAMS SHOULD INCLUDE EXPERIENCES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY OF PEOPLE, PLACES, AND ENVIRONMENTS.
3.1. KNOWLEDGE - Learners will understand:
3.1.7. Benefits and problems resulting from the discovery and use of resources.
N.NCSE. National Content Standards in Economics (NCSE)
Students will understand that productive resources are limited. Therefore, people cannot have all the goods and services they want; as a result, they must choose some things and give up others. Students will be able to use this knowledge to identify what they gain and what they give up when they make choices.
1.1. At the completion of Grade 4, students will know that:
1.1.7. Natural resources, such as land, are “gifts of nature;” they are present without human intervention.
1.2. At the completion of Grade 4, students will use this knowledge to:
1.2.7. Use a resource map of a state to locate examples of natural resources.