New Mexico Content 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-D: Explain how physical processes shape the earth's surface patterns and biosystems:
2-D:1. Explain how human activities and physical processes influence change in ecosystems.
2-F: Understand the effects of interactions between human and natural systems in terms of changes in meaning, use, distribution and relative importance of resources
2-F:1. Describe the differing viewpoints that individuals and groups have with respect to the use of resources.
NM.RH.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
RH.6-8.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RH.6-8.10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.