Pennsylvania Core and Academic Standards
7.1.7. Basic Geographic Literacy
7.1.7.A. Explain how common geographic tools are used to organize and interpret information about people, places, and environment.
Location of Places and Regions
7.1.7.B. Explain and locate places and regions as defined by physical and human features.
7.2.7. Physical Characteristics of Places and Regions
7.2.7.A. Explain the characteristics of places and regions.
7.2.7.B. Describe the physical processes that shape patterns on Earth’s surface.
PA.CC.8.5.6-8. Reading Informational Text: Students read, understand, and respond to informational text – with emphasis on comprehension, making connections among ideas and between texts with focus on textual evidence.
Craft and Structure
CC.8.5.6-8.E. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range and Level of Complex Texts
CC.8.5.6-8.J. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.