CT.1. Geography: Places and Regions: Students will use spatial perspective to identify and analyze the significance of physical and cultural characteristics of places and world regions.
1.1. Describe human and natural characteristics of places and how they shape or place identity.
1.4. Identify and evaluate various perspectives associated with places and regions.
1.7. Locate natural and cultural features in their own and nearby communities, in the United States and in other regions of the world, as needed, to answer geographic questions.
CT.2. Geography: Physical Systems: Students will use spatial perspective to explain the physical processes that shape the Earth's surface and its ecosystems.
2.3. Use basic climatic and other physical data to understand how natural processes shape environ-mental patterns.
CT.2. History: Local, United States and World History: Students will use historical thinking skills to develop an understanding of the major historical periods, issues and trends in United States history, world history, and Connecticut and local history.
2.4. Locate the events, peoples and places they have studied in time and place (e.g., on a time line and map) relative to their own location.
CT.4. Geography: Human and Environmental Interaction: Students will use geographic tools and technology to explain the interactions of humans and the larger environment, and the evolving consequences of those interactions.
4.1. Explain the essential features and functions of maps, globes, photographs, geographic models and satellite images.
4.3. Compare and contrast differences among maps, globes, photographs, models and satellite images for solving geo-graphic problems.
4.4. Use maps, globes, models, graphs, charts and data-bases to analyze distributions and patterns.
4.5. Describe human and natural characteristics of places and how they shape or lace identity.
CT.CC.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.