18 Geographic Standards

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Subject:
Geography
Grade:
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18 Geographic Standards

Arid Lands Newsletter. (1998, Fall/Winter). Openness and river basin institutions: Map of the U.S.-Mexico border region. Retrieved from http://ag.arizona.edu/oals/ALN/aln44/milich11.html

Standard 1:Using maps to communicate information.A map of the rivers near the border that are often used by illegals to cross into America.

Standard 2: Mental maps to organize information.A map of a immigrant crossing the boarder into Mexico using the high way.

Standard 3: Analyze spatial organization of people, places and environments.Drug Cartels follow major roadways and go through the largest cities on their way into the US.

Strategic Forecasting Inc (2008). Cartel Territories and Drug Routes. Retrieved from http://www.stopliberallies.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/drug-traffic-routes-and-cartel-areas.jpg (2012, October 14)

Standard 4: The physical and human characteristics of placesTowns built into the landscape represent human characteristics. http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/files/entryimages/nogalesnogales_1nogalesnogalesRock formations along the mexican border represent physical. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/0404/images/excerpt_icons_3.jpg

Standard 15: How physical systems affect human systemsHaboobs effect humans in Arizona many times a year. Often times causing difficulties with travel.http://www.azdot.gov/ccpartnerships/haboob/images/gl_haboob.jpg

Standard 5: That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity.A picture showing the regions along the Mexico borderhttp://www.theglobalarc.org/images/uploads/border2012-workgroup-map.gif

Standard 6: How culture and experience influence people's preceptionsI view the region of the borderlands to be full of illegal immigrants attempting to earn money to support their families because I am not from this area and get my information from the news.

Standard 7: The Physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surfaceRivers such as the Colorado carve their way into the Arizona/Mexico deserts through physical processes.http://smurfsintothewild.wikispaces.com/file/view/mudflat-colorado-river-delta-747791-sw.jpg/93513182/mudflat-colorado-river-delta-747791-sw.jpg

Standard 8: The characteristics and spatial distribution of ecosystems and biomes on Earth's surface.The border between Arizona and Mexico is made up of a desert.http://www.smashinglists.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Sonoran-Desert-at-sunset.jpg

Standard 9: The characteristics, distribution and migration of human populations on Earth's surface.This map shows the distribution of immigrants in the state of Arizona.http://images.courseassign.com/asu/ccancill/images/map1(1).png

Standard 10:The characteristtics, distrution, and complexity of Earth's cultural mosiacsReligion plays a large role in the culural differences between the types of immigrants and locals along the Mexican border.http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-F7ZGzWEjLMI/T_ecL4P5u4I/AAAAAAAAFxA/n74ufjURpQE/s1600/DSC09415.JPG

Standard 11: The patterns and netowrks of economic interdependence on Earth's surfaceA map showing the oil pipelines between the US and Mexico.http://www.theodora.com/pipelines/mexico_pipelines_map.jpg

Standard 12: The processes, patterns and functions of human settlementMost Arizona and Mexican settlements are developed dependent on the availabilty of water. Here an early settler develops a canal.http://www.usbr.gov/lc/phoenix/AZ100/2000/images/pima-irrigation.jpg

Standard 18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the futureKnowing the flat valley that Phoenix is built in city developers planned ahead and designed a grid system to promote future expansion and easy transportation. http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS7QTkHWWKrMY2VJULs_d-WPcouyowtmmpk4V_8lb3TKfYyUseVnN8e5zHQ

Standard 17: How to apply geography to interpret the pastCities such as Tempe developed due to the water of the Salt River.http://www.gemland.com/images/saltriver.jpg

Standard 13: How the forces of cooperation and conflict amoung people influence the division and control of Earth's surfaceUS and Mexican authorities attempt to stop the drug trade through checkpoints and drug dogs.http://www.mesacc.edu/~dengs70521/Mexico04/Images%20of%20Mexico%20Digital%20Snaps/images/border%20drug%20bust.jpg

Standard 16: The changes that occur in the meaning, use and distrution and importance of resourcesThe sun is the most abundant resourse in Arizona. We harness it with solar panals.http://thephoenixsun.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/Solar-panels.jpg

Standard 14: How human actions modify the physical environmentThe Arizona canal is an example of people changint he physical environment.http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b9/Arizona_cap_canal.jpg


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