Virginia Standards of Learning
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.f. Explaining indirect cause-and-effect relationships to understand geospatial connections.
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.3.c. Analyzing how cultural characteristics, including the world’s major languages, ethnicities, and religions, link or divide regions.
WG.4. The student will apply social science skills to evaluate the significance of natural, human, and capital resources by:
WG.4.b. Showing the influence of resources on patterns of economic activity and land use.
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.
WG.17. The student will apply social science skills to analyze the impact of globalization by:
WG.17.b. Describing ways that economic and social interactions change over time.
VA.SS.WHI. World History and Geography to 1500 A.D. (C.E.)
Regional Interactions, 1000 to 1500 A.D. (C.E.)
WHI.13. The student will apply social science skills to understand the major civilizations of the Western Hemisphere, including the Mayan, Aztec, and Incan, by:
WHI.13.c. Evaluating and explaining the European interactions with these societies, with emphasis on trading and economic interdependence.
VA.SS.WHII. World History and Geography: 1500 A.D. (C.E.) to the Present
Emergence of a Global Age, 1500 to 1800 A.D. (C.E.)
WHII.4. The student will apply social science skills to understand the impact of the European Age of Exploration by:
WHII.4.b. Describing the geographic expansion into Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
WHII.4.c. Comparing and contrasting the social and cultural influences of European settlement on Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
VA.SS.VUS. Virginia and United States History
VUS.1. The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by:
VUS.1.e. Comparing and contrasting historical, cultural, economic, and political perspectives in Virginia and United States history.
VUS.1.f. Explaining how indirect cause-and-effect relationships impact people, places, and events in Virginia and United States history.
VUS.1.g. Analyzing multiple connections across time and place.
VUS.1.h. Using a decision-making model to analyze and explain the incentives for and consequences of a specific choice made.