New Mexico 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-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. Select and explore a region by its distinguishing characteristics;
2-C: Understand how human behavior impacts man-made and natural environments, recognize past and present results and predict potential changes:
2-C:2. Interpret and analyze geographic information obtained from a variety of sources (e.g., maps, directly witnessed and surveillanced photographic and digital data, personal documents and interviews, symbolic representations - graphs, charts, diagrams, tables, etc.);
2-C:3. Recognize geographic questions and explain how to plan and execute an inquiry to answer them; and
2-C:4. Explain a contemporary issue using geographic knowledge, tools and perspectives.