New Mexico Standards
NM.II: Geography: Students understand how physical, natural, and cultural processes influence where people live, the ways in which people live, and how societies interact with one another and their environments.
II-A: Understand the concept of location by using and constructing maps, globes, and other geographic tools to identify and derive information about people, places, and environments.
II-A:3. Draw conclusions and make generalizations from geographic information and inquiry;
II-B: Distinguish between natural and human characteristics of places and use this knowledge to define regions, their relationships with other regions, and patterns of change.
II-B:2. Describe the regions of New Mexico, the United States, and the Western Hemisphere.
II-C: Be familiar with aspects of human behavior and man-made and natural environments in order to recognize their impact on the past and present.
II-C:3. Understand how visual data (e.g., maps, graphs, diagrams, tables, charts) organizes and presents geographic information.