TN.7.3. Geography: Geography enables the students to see, understand and appreciate the web of relationships between people, places, and environments. Students will use the knowledge, skills, and understanding of concepts within the six essential elements of geography: world in spatial terms, places and regions, physical systems, human systems, environment and society, and the uses of geography.
7.3.01. Understand the characteristics and uses of maps, globes, and other geographic tools and technologies.
7.3.01.a. Identify, describe, and be able to use the basic elements of maps and mapping.
7.3.01.b. Identify the location of physical and human attributes on maps and globes at local, regional, and global scales.
7.3.01.c. Demonstrate an understanding of various types of maps including thematic and topographic maps.
7.3.02. Know the location of places and geographic features, both physical and human, locally, regionally and globally.
7.3.02.a. Identify the location of Earth's major physical characteristics such as continents, landforms, bodies of water, climate regions, vegetation, and natural resources.
7.3.04. Understand the physical and human characteristics of place.
7.3.04.a. Identify which features on Earth's surface are physical and which are human.
7.3.04.b. Describe how physical, biological, and human characteristics and processes define and shape a place.
7.3.04.d. Appraise the symbiotic relationship between the physical and human environments as they are reflected on Earth's surface.
7.3.05. Understand that common physical and cultural characteristics create regions.
7.3.05.a. Identify the criteria used to define a region, including physical traits and formal, functional, and vernacular cultural regions.
7.3.spi. Performance Indicators State:
7.3.spi.1. Identify and use the basic elements of maps and mapping.
7.3.spi.14. Distinguish between types of maps. (i.e. political, physical, climatic, land-use resource, contour, elevation, topographic.)
7.3.spi.15. Interpret a map indicating scale, distance and direction.
7.3.spi.9. Identify the location of Earth's major landforms and bodies of water (i.e., Rockies, Andes, Himalayas, Alps, Urals, Sahara desert, Nile River Valley, Great Plains, Mississippi River, Amazon River, Thames River, Seine River, Rhine River, Danube River, Tigris River, Eurphrates River, Ganges River, Volga River, Yellow River).
TN.7.5. History: History involves people, events, and issues. Students will evaluate evidence to develop comparative and casual analyses, and to interpret primary sources. They will construct sound historical arguments and perspectives on which informed decisions in contemporary life can be based.
7.5.02. Recognize that places change over time.
7.5.02.a. Identify the physical and human factors that influences a place.