Washington DC Academic Standards
DC.5. U.S. History and Geography: Westward Expansion to the Present
THE NEW NATION’S WESTWARD EXPANSION (1790–1860)
5.1. Students trace the colonization, immigration, and settlement patterns of the American people from 1789 to the mid-1800s.
5.1.9. Describe the search for gold in California and how the Gold Rush moved east to places such as Colorado and the Dakotas. (G, S, E)
ECONOMIC GROWTH AND REFORM IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICA (1945–PRESENT)
5.12. Use geographic tools to locate and analyze information about people, places, and environments in the United States.
5.12.1. Locate the United States, the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi and Rio Grande rivers, the Great Lakes, Hudson Bay, and the Rocky and Appalachian mountain ranges. (G)
5.12.3. Locate and identify major geographic regions in the United States (e.g., Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest) and how regional differences in climate, types of farming, populations, and sources of labor shape their economies and societies. (G, E)
5.12.5. Locate and identify the climate, major physical features, and major natural resources in each region. (G)