Nebraska Core Academic Content Standards
NE.SS.6. Grades 6-8 (United States/World)
SS 8.3. 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 8.3.1. Students will analyze where (spatial) and why people, places, and environments are organized on the Earth’s surface.
SS 8.3.1.a. Use and interpret different types of maps/charts/diagrams/timelines (primary sources where available)
Places and Regions
SS 8.3.2. Students will examine how regions form and change over time.
SS 8.3.2.a. Analyze physical and human characteristics of places and regions (e.g., climate, language)
SS 8.3.3. Students will investigate how natural processes interact to create and change the natural environment
SS 8.3.3.a. Compare and contrast various biomes/climates (e.g., rainforest, grasslands, forests)