North Dakota Standards
ND.1. Skills and Resources: Students apply Social Studies skills and resources.
7.1.1. Map Skills: Explain different uses of maps (e.g., political, physical, topographical, thematic, cartograms)
7.1.2. Map Skills: Identify purposes, distinguishing characteristics, and limitations of different map projections (e.g., Mercator, conic, polar)
7.1.3. Map Skills: Interpret world maps, charts, graphs, and diagrams to acquire information about people, places, and environments
7.1.6. Map Skills: Use maps to find location, calculate scale, and distinguish other geographic relationships (e.g., latitude and longitude, population density)
ND.5. Concepts of Geography: Students understand and apply concepts of geography.
7.5.1. Physical Geography: Identify current countries and principal physical features (e.g., ecosystems, mountain ranges, bodies of water) of the world
7.5.2. Physical Geography: Use geographic tools to interpret the past (e.g., cooperation/conflict, migrations of people, goods, and ideas), understand the present (e.g., demographic changes, resource distribution, weather cycles), and plan for the future (e.g., geopolitical changes)
7.5.4. Human Geography: Explain how and why maps and regions change (e.g., physical, political, and perceptual changes)
ND.CC.6-8.RH. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
6-8.RH.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
6-8.RH.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.