Geography Standards: Borderlands

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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: 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:

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:

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:

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:

Standard 9 Focus: Recognizing the diverse demographics in a region such as sex and age in the image aboveSource:

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:

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:

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:

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:

Standards 17 & 18 Focus: Look at maps, past and present, to determine important geographical aspects of history and for the future.Sources:


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