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.
7.3.01.d. Discuss applications of current geographic techniques in mapping such as GIS and GPS.
7.3.02. Know the location of places and geographic features, both physical and human, locally, regionally and globally.
7.3.02.c. Explain why physical, biological and human processes leave discernable patterns on the Earth's surface locally, regionally, and globally.
7.3.03. Understand the characteristics and uses of spatial organization of Earth's surface.
7.3.03.a. Identify concepts and geographic tools used to define and describe spatial organization such as absolute and relative location, distance, direction, scale, movement and region.
7.3.03.c. Describe factors that affect spatial organization of the Earth's surface such as transportation, migration, and communication technology.
7.3.04. Understand the physical and human characteristics of place.
7.3.04.c. Describe how human movement and migration influence the character of a place.
7.3.08. Understand how human activities impact and modify the physical environment.
7.3.08.b. Explain the ways in which human induced changes in the physical environment in one place can cause changes in other places.
7.3.08.c. Analyze the environmental consequences of humans changing the physical environment.
7.3.09. Understand the nature, distribution and migration of human populations on Earth's surfaces.
7.3.09.c. Describe the causes and effects of human migration such as 'push and pull' factors.
7.3.09.d. Analyze contemporary population issues.
7.3.spi. Performance Indicators State:
7.3.spi.1. Identify and use the basic elements of maps and mapping.
7.3.spi.13. Recognize the definitions of modifications on the physical environment (i.e. global warming, deforestation, desert, urbanization).
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.18. Analyze the environmental consequences of humans changing their physical environment (i.e., air and water pollution, mining, deforestation, global warming).
7.3.spi.19. Examine reasons and patterns of human migration through the use of maps, charts, diagrams (i.e., famine, natural disasters, political and religious oppression, wars).
TN.7.6. Individuals, Groups, and Interactions: Personal development and identity are shaped by factors including culture, groups, and institutions. Central to this development are exploration, identification, and analysis of how individuals, and groups work independently and cooperatively.
7.6.03. Understand how a geographic view is a significant tool in interpreting the present and planning for the future.
7.6.03.a. Identify the effects of physical and human geographic factors on current policies and issues such as land use, urban planning, and conservation issues.
7.6.03.c. Integrate multiple points of view to analyze and evaluate contemporary geographic issues.