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"How to use maps and other geographic representations, geospatial technologies, and spatial thinking to understand and communicate information "This map was retrieced from google maps, and shows us the border of mexico and Arizona. As well as weather status. Using maps, you can determine many different things, such as weather, traffic, etc.

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"How to use mental maps to organize information about people, places, and environments in a spatial context"This image is a mental map, it's something that you determine for yourself, it can go about many ways!

National Geographic Standard 3:

How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surfac. geaographoc standard helps students understand the different arrangments of the environment, where certain things are located. This standard will give a clear explanation to why things are located in that certain place.

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"The physical and human characteristics of places" This standard shows the distintive features of the earths surface. As well as explain the theory of evolution, and genesis.

National Geographic Standard 6

National Geographic Standard 5

"That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity"This Standard explains different regions around the world. This specific picture shows regions of the U.S that have been broken up to Pacific Cost, Mountain Region, Heartland, Southwest, Southeast, Appalachian Highlands, Mid Atlantic, and lastly, New England. With this image we can conclude that the largest region is the South West region, which include Texas and Arizona.

"How culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions"This picture shows a very culural city, which defines standard 6. This standard explains how cultural can affect places and regions, if you notice this city doesn't look like New York City. Simply because the cultural of people influences the cthe regions and its look. Each city is different depending on the culture in the area.

National Geographic Standard 7"The physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surface"This picture shows the earths surface, as well as the different mountains in this area. If you notice you will see that there is also some water in some portions. Also, there is a pattern of the color/shape of the mountains.

National Geographic Standard 8"The characteristics and spatial distribution of ecosystems and biomes on Earth's surface" two pictures show two different ecosystems. An ecosystem is a community of living and non-living things that work together. They have no particular size, and can be as large as a desert or lake or as small as a tree! Maps can sometimes determine the size of a specific ecosystem.

"The characteristics, distribution, and migration of human populations on Earth's surface"This graph shows the population growth from 1950-2000. As you see, population is greatly increasing. This is very important because us humans are actually shaping the planet.

National Geographic Standard 9

"The characteristics, distribution, and complexity of Earth's cultural mosaics". This picture demonstartes a cultural group. The point is that all cultures are different, and they all are shaped in their own way, with different traditions, looks.

National Geographic Standard 10

National Geographic Standard 11"The patterns and networks of economic interdependence on Earth's surface". This is a picture of a ship transporting goods over seas. The world is becoming more and more advanced with its transportation/networks.

The processes, patterns, and functions of human settlement"This is an image of a settlement. Settlements like these are often small villages.

National Geographic Standard 12

National Geographic Standard 13"How the forces of cooperation and conflict among people influence the division and control of Earth's surface"This map shows how the coutnries around the world are unified.

National Geographic Standard 14"How human actions modify the physical environment". This map shows the areas where humans have impacted the evironment.

National Geographic Standard 15"How physical systems affect human systems". This is a picture of a factory and the smoke coming from it polluting the air. This is affecting the human evironment.

National Geographic Standard 16"The changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources"This is an image of a farmer and animals using a natural resource (grass) for their own benefit. For survival

National Geographic Standard 17

"How to apply geography to interpret the past"This image shows an old history geoagraphic area. With photos likes this, we can study the past geography. For example the structure of mountains.

National Geographic Standard 18"How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future"This is a current image of New York City, these images can help us identify the different places and where to travel. To help us plan for the future (for ex. a vacation)




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