AL.2. Geography: Students in the seventh grade can be characterized as inquisitive, enthusiastic, and impressionable learners who have a growing curiosity about the world beyond the city and state in which they live. In this one-semester geography course, students increase their knowledge about the physical nature of the world and about the relationships between people and their environments.
2.1. Economics/Geography/Political Science: Describe the world in spatial terms using maps, major physical and human features, and urban and rural land-use patterns.
2.1.1. Explaining the use of map essentials, including type, size, shape, distance, direction, location, scale, and symbols.
2.1.2. Using geographic technology to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective.
2.1.3. Analyzing the relationships among people, places, and the environment by mapping information about them, including trade patterns, governmental alliances, and immigration patterns.
2.2. Geography: Analyze regional characteristics for factors that contribute to change and for their relative importance.
2.2.1. Using field observations, maps, and other tools to identify and compare the physical characteristics of places.
2.2.2. Comparing the physical and human characteristics of various places using observational data and geographic resources.
AL.CC.RH.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
RH.6-8.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RH.6-8.10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.