Wisconsin Academic Standards
WI.SS.Geog. Geography (Geog)
SS.Geog1: Wisconsin students will use geographic tools and ways of thinking to analyze the world.
Geog1.a: Tools of Geography
SS.Geog1.a.m. Use paper and digital maps to ask and answer geographic questions (e.g., Where are there patterns? Why there? So what?). Analyze how various map projections distort shape, area, distance and direction (e.g., Mercator, Robinson, Peters).
Geog1.b: Spatial Thinking (map interpretation)
SS.Geog1.b.m. Interpret patterns in a variety of maps, charts, and graphs to display geographic information (contour, cartogram, population, natural resource, historical maps) and explain relationships among them.
Geog1.c: Mental Mapping/Maps from Memory
SS.Geog1.c.m. Construct a mental map of regions, and locate the major regions of the world and their physical and cultural features including continents, cities, countries, bodies of water, landforms, mountain ranges, and climate zones. Compare mental maps shaped by individual perceptions of people, places, regions, and environments.
SS.Geog2: Wisconsin students will analyze human movement and population patterns.
Geog2.b: Reasons People Move
SS.Geog2.b.m. Analyze patterns of migration of various types (e.g., age, sex, ethnicity, race) in the community, state, country, and world.
Geog2.c: Impact of Movement
SS.Geog2.c.m. Use regions in the world to analyze the role of population shifts in why places change over time. Evaluate the impact of migration on the place of origin and the place of settlement.