Utah Core Standards
UT.I. Community and Culture: Students will understand how geography influences community location and development.
I.B. The geography of a community influences the cultural development of the humans who inhabit the community. There are relationships between climate, natural resources, and other geographic characteristics and a community's cultural development. The unique characteristics of an area influence where and how communities develop, their relative wealth and power, and how they adapt to changes.
I.2: Describe how various communities have adapted to existing environments and how other communities have modified the environment.
I.2.b. Identify important natural resources of world ecosystems.
I.2.c. Describe how communities have modified the environment to accommodate their needs (e.g. logging, storing water, building transportation systems).
I.3: Analyze ways cultures use, maintain, and preserve the physical environment.
I.3.a. Identify ways people use the physical environment (e.g. agriculture, recreation, energy, industry).
I.3.b. Compare changes in the availability and use of natural resources over time.
I.3.c. Describe ways to conserve and protect natural resources (e.g. reduce, reuse, recycle).
I.3.d. Compare perspectives of various communities toward the natural environment.
I.3.e. Make inferences about the positive and negative impacts of human-caused change to the physical environment.
UT.II. Community and Culture: Students will understand cultural factors that shape a community.
II.B. All people exist within cultures, or the way of life of a group of people. All human communities have cultural attributes. These attributes change over time in response to changes in the world around them. Indigenous cultures in North and South America demonstrate these attributes, and teachers are encouraged to select examples from these rich cultural traditions.
II.1: Evaluate key factors that determine how a community develops.
II.1.d. Identify and explain the interrelationship of the environment (e.g. location, natural resources, climate) and community development (e.g. food, shelter, clothing, industries, markets, recreation, artistic creations).