Virginia Standards of Learning
VA.SS.WG. World Geography
WG.1. The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by:
WG.1.c. Creating, comparing, and interpreting maps, charts, graphs, and pictures to determine characteristics of world regions.
WG.1.e. Using maps and other visual images to compare and contrast historical, cultural, economic, and political perspectives.
WG.2. The student will analyze how physical and ecological processes shape Earth’s surface by:
WG.2.b. Describing how humans influence the environment and are influenced by it.
WG.3. The student will apply the concept of a region by:
WG.3.e. Developing and refining mental maps of world regions.
WG.15. The student will apply social science skills to analyze past and present trends in human migration and cultural diffusion by:
WG.15.a. Determining how human migration and cultural diffusion are influenced by social, economic, political, and environmental factors.
WG.15.b. Determining how human migration and cultural diffusion influence the current human characteristics of places and regions.