Nebraska Core Academic Content Standards
NE.SS.5. Grade 5 (United States)
SS 5.3. Geography: Students will develop and apply spatial perspective and geographic skills to make informed decisions regarding issues and current events at local, state, national and international levels.
The World in Spatial Terms
SS 5.3.1. Students will explore where (spatial) and why people, places and environments are organized in the United States.
SS 5.3.1.a. Name and locate major human and physical features in the United States (e.g., states, capitals, and major cities in the United States, Rocky Mountains, Appalachian Mountains, Great Lakes)
Places and Regions
SS 5.3.2. Students will compare the characteristics of places and regions and draw conclusions on their impact on human decisions.
SS 5.3.2.a. Define regions within the United States using multiple criteria. (e.g., Silicon Valley, Bread Basket)
SS 5.3.2.b. Classify regions and places within the United States using physical and human features (e.g., Rocky Mountains, The Southwest, Great Plains, Corn Belt, Cotton Belt)
SS 5.3.3. Students will draw conclusions about the natural processes in the physical world.
SS 5.3.3.b. Identify examples of ecosystems located in the United States (e.g., forests, deserts, grasslands)