1. All students will possess a mental map of the world including both political and physiographic features and general latitude and longitude locations
- draw from memory outlines of the countries of the five major cultural regions of the World: Anglo America; Latin America; Europe; Asia (includes Southwest Asia, Australia, and Antarctica); Africa
- place all five regions appropriately on a latitude/longitude grid
- label eighty political and physical features for each of the five regions
- know the five themes of Geography: Location, Place, Human Environment Interaction, Movement, and Region and how they apply to each of the five regions studied.
2. All students will know the basic geographic terminology and skills pertaining to maps
- political, physical, thematic
- how to create and use a road map using scale
- major climates of the world and how physical features affect them
- earth sun relationship; latitude and longitude; compass rose; four oceans, seven continents, four hemispheres; time zones
- basic physiographic terminology.
3. All students will be familiar with the issue and concept of Nationalism focusing on current events
- nationalism both from within a nation as it pertains to ethnic groups' desire for independence and as a unifying force.
4. All students will demonstrate knowledge of environmental issues facing the global community
- challenges facing the global community such as misuse of the world's rain forests
- past, present, and future repercussions of the use and distribution of global resources
- issues and concerns about waste management focusing on the United States.
5. All students will demonstrate knowledge of population issues and how they affect the global community
- trends in population growth in developed and undeveloped regions of the five main population clusters
- possible repercussions facing the global community resulting from overpopulation
- density, concentration, pattern
- how management and distribution of resources affect feast or famine political reactions to population trends
- Malthusian theory of population.
6. All students will know the locations and scarcity of crucial global resources
- location of resources
- what resources different countries trade and produce
- renewable resource definitions
- nonrenewable resources
- threats to global resources