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-A: Analyze and evaluate the characteristics and purposes of geographic tools, knowledge, skills and perspectives and apply them to explain the past, present and future in terms of patterns, events and issues:
2-A:1. Describe ways that mental maps reflect attitudes about places; and
2-A:2. Describe factors affecting location of human activities, including land-use patterns in urban, suburban and rural areas.
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.);