Geography Standards

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Geography Standards

Borderland Region 18 Geography Standards

Standard 1: Using geographic information. The map indicates the states and their boundaries along the US-Mexican border.Source: http://alliance.la.asu.edu/maps/US-MXB%7E1.PDFAPA:Trapido-Lurie, Barbara. (2010, December 22). U.S. - Mexico border states. Retrieved from http://alliance.la.asu.edu/maps/US-MXB%7E1.PDF

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Standard 2: Ordering knowledge into mental maps. The map indicates the route used to get to San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico.Source: http://www.surgent.netAPA: Hurlbut, J (2015). Route to San Luis Rio Colorado;Surgent, S. (2002). Arizona Peaks, 1,000-feet of Prominence and Higher (www.surgent.net). Retrieved June 13, 2015, from http://www.surgent.net/highpoints/az/azp1k.html

Standard 3: Analyzing the information spatially. The map indicates that the states along the US-Mexico border have the highest percentage of Mexican born individuals in the population. As states increase in distance from the border the population of Mexico born individuals decreases in percentage.Source: http://www.migrationpolicy.org/sites/default/files/source_charts/map2-spot-apr08.cfmAPA: Migration Policy Institute. (2006). Mexican Born as a Percentage of the Total Foreign-Born Population by State, 2006. Retrieved from http://www.migrationpolicy.org/sites/default/files/source_charts/map2-spot-apr08.cfm (2015, June 13)

Standard 4: Places have human and physical features. The picture depicts the fence created by human to prevent other humans from crossing. The picture on the left depicts the beautiful physical feature known as the Pink Flower Hedgehog Cactus.Source: (Picture on the left) http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2011/01/29/5951719-demonstration-against-violence-held-on-both-sides-of-us-mexico-border-fencehttp://www.uvm.edu/~chansen/PCT%20-%20Mexican%20Border%20to%20Big%20Bear%20City/index3.html(picture on the right)http://www.uvm.edu/~chansen/PCT%20-%20Mexican%20Border%20to%20Big%20Bear%20City/index3.htmlAPA:Gonzalez, G. (2011, January 29). Demonstration against violence held on both sides of U.S.-Mexico border fence. Retrieved June 15, 2015, from http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2011/01/29/5951719-demonstration-against-violence-held-on-both-sides-of-us-mexico-border-fenceHansen, C. (2009). 1 - Mexican Border to Big Bear City. Retrieved June 15, 2015, from http://www.uvm.edu/~chansen/PCT - Mexican Border to Big Bear City/index3.html

Standard 5:Regions interpret the Earth’s complexity. The US-Mexico borderland is a preceptual region. The regions is a reflections of peoples mental map of the spatial area and there are no precise borders.Source: http://origins.osu.edu/sites/origins.osu.edu/files/Border_Region_0.pngAPA: Hyland, S. (2015, May 1). Hacer América and the American Dream: Global Migration and the Americas | Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective. Retrieved June 15, 2015, from http://origins.osu.edu/article/hacer-am-rica-and-american-dream-global-migration-and-americas

Standard 6: People’s perceptions of places and regions are influenced. I am a white middle class American who grew up mormon and served in the Marine Corps. My experiences in my life have effected how I preceive the world.Source: Personal Picture AlbumAPA: Hurlbut, J (2013). J5th the Butler

Standard 8: Spatial distribution and characteristics of ecosystems. The Senoran Desert is home to the Saguaro cactus which is only found in this ecosytem in the world.Source: http://www.gvrhc.org/Library/SantaRitaCaves.pdfAPA: Mirocha, P. (2015). Book: Frequently Asked Questions the Saguaro | Paul Mirocha Design and Illustration. Retrieved June 15, 2015, from http://paulmirocha.com/projects/your-questions-about-saguaros/#.VX9UhvlVikp

Standard 7: Physical processes shape the Earth.The Onyx Cave in Santa Cruz county in Arizona, was formed when acidic water infiltrated the cracks in the limestone to cause opening that led to the eventual formation of the cave.Source: http://www.gvrhc.org/Library/SantaRitaCaves.pdfAPA: Johnson, T. (2015). Santa Rita Caves. Retrieved June 15, 2015, from http://www.gvrhc.org/Library/SantaRitaCaves.pdf

Standard 9: Distribution and migration of human. The map indicates the distributions percentage of Mexican born individuals residing in the US after migrating from their native country. Source: http://www.migrationpolicy.org/sites/default/files/source_charts/map2-spot-apr08.cfmAPA: Migration Policy Institute. (2006). Mexican Born as a Percentage of the Total Foreign-Born Population by State, 2006. Retrieved from http://www.migrationpolicy.org/sites/default/files/source_charts/map2-spot-apr08.cfm (2015, June 13)

Standard 10:Earth’s cultural mosaics The contrast between American fast food and Mexican food shows of the the cultural differences. They're so different in taste and look but they are accepted, because they taste good. Source: http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/996/387/versus-mexican-food-vs-american-food_display_image.jpg?1307583449 APA: Martinez, L. (2013, April 17). COMIDA Y YO!!!!!!!! Retrieved June 16, 2015, from http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/996/387/versus-mexican-food-vs-american-food_display_image.jpg?1307583449

Standard 11: Networks of economic interdependence. The US depends on Latin American manual labor workers to do the hard physically demanding jobs at low prices, because Americans have other economical pursuits that are not as rigorous.Source: https://zaronburnett.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/na-bh812_labore_g_20100906194652.jpgAPA: Burnett III, Z. (2012, October 23). MEXICAN IS NOT A JOB TITLE. Retrieved June 16, 2015, from http://wordmachine.org/2012/10/24/mexican-is-not-a-job-title/

Standard 12: Human settlement.Settlements in rural areas would later turn into urban development for the reason of agriculture trade, mining or military defense. Some settlements were established due to Army forts.Source: http://www.history.army.mil/books/AMH/Map14-35.jpgAPA: Trans-Mississippi West Some Posts, Tribes, Battles of the Indian War 1860-1890. (n.d.). Retrieved June 16, 2015, from http://www.history.army.mil/books/AMH/Map14-35.jpg

Standard 14: Human modifying the environment.Cananea, Mexico has three human modifications to the environment. The first is the industrial mine that strips away the Earth for mineral deposits. The second modification is the urban development built in support of the mine. The third modification is the agricultural faming that cleared the natural growing of flora for productive crops.Source: Google EarthAPA: Google Maps (2014) represents the location of Cananea, Mexico.

Standard 15: Physical systems affecting humans.Sudden rainstorms can strike the Senoran Desert and cause flash floods that can impact city developments with poor drainage systems that are not ready for the excessive amount of rain. Flash floods can be dangerous or deadly to individuals that carelessly cross the flooded roadways.Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/11084235/In-pictures-Record-rain-and-flash-floods-hit-Arizona-and-Nevada.html?frame=3031813APA: Chow, M. (2015). In pictures: Record rain and flash floods hit Arizona and Nevada. Retrieved June 16, 2015, from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/11084235/In-pictures-Record-rain-and-flash-floods-hit-Arizona-and-Nevada.html?frame=3031813

Standard 16: Use and distribution of natural resources.The desert provides very little natural energy besides the sunny day. In 2007, multiple solar panels were built and put together to form a solar farm which provides power from land that doesn't produce sufficient amount of resources. The solar energy produced is sustainable due to the many sunny days and few cloudy days. Sunny days allow for the sun to send its UV rays to be caputured by the solar panels and creates energy for the nearby surrounding buildings.Source: Google EarthAPA: Google Maps (2014) represents the location of the Air Force Base north west of Las Vegas.

Standard 17: Interpreting the past.Army forts and camps were established across the territory of Arizona in order to fight the Apache Indian tribes. Fort McDowell, Fort Apache, Camp Verde, Yuma, and Fort Huachuca spawned future military bases or cities as a result of these forts.Source: http://www.history.army.mil/books/AMH/Map14-35.jpgAPA: Trans-Mississippi West Some Posts, Tribes, Battles of the Indian War 1860-1890. (n.d.). Retrieved June 16, 2015, from http://www.history.army.mil/books/AMH/Map14-35.jpg

Standard 13: Cooperation and conflict The picture on the left depicts the cooperation on both sides conducting a joint protest on border violence more than likely due to the illegal drug trade.Source: (Picture on the left) http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2011/01/29/5951719-demonstration-against-violence-held-on-both-sides-of-us-mexico-border-fencehttp://www.uvm.edu/~chansen/PCT%20-%20Mexican%20Border%20to%20Big%20Bear%20City/index3.htmlAPA:Gonzalez, G. (2011, January 29). Demonstration against violence held on both sides of U.S.-Mexico border fence. Retrieved June 15, 2015, from http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2011/01/29/5951719-demonstration-against-violence-held-on-both-sides-of-us-mexico-border-fence

Standard 18: Interpreting the present and planning for the future.Desert Sage provides great opportunities for student exploration of their neighborhood with parks, recreational area and a library.Source: Google EarthAPA: Google Maps (2014) represents the location of the Desert Sage Elementary School.


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