New Mexico Content 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. Students will
2-A: Analyze and evaluate the characteristics and purposes of geographic tools, knowledge, skills and perspectives and apply them to explain the past, present and future in terms of patterns, events and issues:
2-A:5. Employ fundamental geographic vocabulary (e.g., latitude, longitude, interdependence, accessibility, connections);
2-A:8. Identify and locate natural and man-made features of local, regional, state, national and international locales.
2-B: Explain the physical and human characteristics of places and use this knowledge to define regions, their relationships with other regions, and their patterns of change:
2-B:1. Describe human and natural characteristics of places; and
2-B:2. Describe similarities and differences among regions of the globe, and their patterns of change.