G1. The World in Spatial Terms: Use geographic representations to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective.
4-G1.0.1. Identify questions geographers ask in examining the United States (e.g., Where it is? What is it like there? How is it connected to other places?).
4-G1.0.2. Use cardinal and intermediate directions to describe the relative location of significant places in the United States.
4-G1.0.3. Identify and describe the characteristics and purposes (e.g., measure distance, determine relative location, classify a region) of a variety of geographic tools and technologies (e.g., globe, map, satellite image).
4-G1.0.4. Use geographic tools and technologies, stories, songs, and pictures to answer geographic questions about the United States.
G2. Places and Regions: Understand how regions are created from common physical and human characteristics.
4-G2.0.1. Describe ways in which the United States can be divided into different regions (e.g., political regions, economic regions, landform regions, vegetation regions).
G5. Environment and Society: Understand the effects of human-environment interactions.
4-G5.0.1. Assess the positive and negative effects of human activities on the physical environment of the United States.