Geography Standards: Borderlands

by kfrankl
Last updated 5 years ago

Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
Geography
Grade:
7,8,9,10,11

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Geography Standards: Borderlands

Geography Standards: Borderlands

Standard 1 Focus: Map highlighting U.S./Mexico border (identify properties, functions, and purposes of geographical representations)Source: http://gec.cr.usgs.gov/projects/borderstudies/health.htmlStandard 5 Focus: The borderlands are primarily formal and functional regions but could potentially be perceptual regions, as well.

Standard 2 Focus: Mental map displaying routes across borderSource: http://www.glogster.com/taymun/geography-of-the-borderlands-by-taylor-munson/g-6lt48ik82enlki67iop98a0

Standard 4 Focus: The border has several distinctive physical and human characteristics in the realm of economics, landscape, culture, etc., such as the art piece above made by Alfred Quiroz.Source: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2007/05/us-mexican-border/cook-jenshel-photography

Stanard 6 Focus: While I don't have many biases about the borderlands, I do hold some preconceptions about some regions of the borderlands being impoverished or undeveloped due to familial and media input.

Standard 8 Focus: Stuents should be able to identify different ecosystems and components given other information, such as the picture to the right.

Standard 3 Focus: Recognizing spatial patterns on a geographical representation . According to this map, Mexican-born citizens account for more than half of the foreign-born population in southwestern states such as Texas and New Mexico. This population noticeably decreases as we head north or to southern states such as Florida and Louisiana.Source: http://www.migrationpolicy.org/sites/default/files/source_charts/map2-spot-apr08.cfm

Standard 7 Focus: Physical systems, often formed by geological functions (such as the Grand Canyon eroded by the Colorado River pictured above), should be recognized by students.

Standard 12: Students should identify the services and benefits offered by a settlement, why some land is more preferrable for settlement, and how land is used.Source: http://www.visitlaredo.com/visitor-home/entertainment/arts-culture/

Standard 9 Focus: Recognizing the diverse demographics in a region such as sex and age in the image aboveSource: http://images.gradeify.com/asu/bluebarklee/images/map%20gcu.jpg

Standard 11 Focus: Mexico and the United States rely on one another economically in many ways, so it's important to recognize the goods and services they tradeSource: https://ideas.revues.org/docannexe/image/71/img-2.png

Standard 10 Focus: Cultural aspects of a region are important to recognize and understand to better appreciate the area (Day of the Dead celebration near border pictured above)Source: http://newspapertree.com/articles/2013/10/30/land-migrants-and-poets-the-day-of-the-dead-

Standard 14 Focus: Humans impact their surrounding environment in many ways, which can often have negative consequences for the habitat.

Standard 13 Focus: The division of territories can often lead to conflict and hatred, especially in the case of the U.S./Mexico borderSource: http://fmso.leavenworth.army.mil/documents/border/border.htm

Standard 16 Focus: Recognizing the flow and distribution of resources, the picture to the right represents a community near the border whose agricultural resources are being depleted

Standard 15 Focus: The environment can have a great affect on the borderlands as well, such as the flash flood to the leftSource: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_flood

Standards 17 & 18 Focus: Look at maps, past and present, to determine important geographical aspects of history and for the future.Sources: http://www.history.army.mil/books/AMH/Map14-35.jpghttp://www.arizona-map.org/arizona-map.jpg


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