Virginia Standards of Learning
VA.SS.USII. United States History: 1865 to the Present
USII.2. The student will use maps, globes, photographs, pictures, or tables for:
USII.2.c. Locating the 50 states and the cities most significant to the development of the United States and explaining what makes those cities significant.
VA.SS.WG. World Geography
WG.1. The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by:
WG.1.b. Using geographic information to determine patterns and trends to understand world regions.
WG.1.e. Using maps and other visual images to compare and contrast historical, cultural, economic, and political perspectives.
WG.3. The student will apply the concept of a region by:
WG.3.a. Explaining how characteristics of regions have led to regional labels.
WG.3.b. Describing how regional landscapes reflect the physical environment and the cultural characteristics of their inhabitants.
WG.5. The student will analyze the characteristics of the regions of the United States and Canada by:
WG.5.b. Describing major physical and environmental features.
WG.5.d. Recognizing cultural influences and landscapes.