Rhode Island World-Class Standards
RI.C&G. Civics & Government
C&G 5. As members of an interconnected world community, the choices we make impact others locally, nationally, and globally.
C&G 5 (5-6)-1. Students demonstrate an understanding of the many ways Earth’s people are interconnected by…
C&G 5 (5-6)-1.a. Identifying, describing, and explaining how people are socially, technologically, geographically, economically, or culturally connected to others.
G 1. The World in Spatial Terms: Understanding and interpreting the organization of people, places, and environments on Earth’s surface provides an understanding of the world in spatial terms.
G 1 (5-6)-1. Students understand maps, globes, and other geographic tools and technologies by…
G 1 (5-6)-1.a. Identifying physical features of maps and globes.
G 1 (5-6)-1.c. Differentiating between local, regional, and global scales (e.g., location of continents and oceans).
G 2. Places and Regions: Physical and human characteristics (e.g., culture, experiences, etc.) influence places and regions.
G 2 (5-6)-2. Students distinguish between regions and places by…
G 2 (5-6)-2.a. Comparing and contrasting the characteristics of different types of regions and places.
G 2 (5-6)-2.b. Explaining the difference between regions and places.
G 2 (5-6)-3. Students understand different perspectives that individuals/ groups have by…
G 2 (5-6)-3.a. Identifying and describing the physical and cultural characteristics that shape different places and regions.
G 2 (5-6)-3.b. Researching a region to analyze how geography shapes that culture’s perspective (e.g., demographics, climate, natural and man-made resources).
G 2 (5-6)-4. Students understand how geography contributes to how regions are defined / identified by…
G 2 (5-6)-4.a. Identifying formal (e.g., United States of America), vernacular (e.g., the Middle East, South County), and functional regions (e.g., cell phone service area).