Standards 4-6: Places and Regions
From Geography for Life: National Geography Standards 1994,
National Council on Geographic Education
|Standards 4, 5 and 6 of the NCGE's national geography standards emphasize places and regions. Regarding Places and Regions, the geographically informed person is able to:|
A) Explain place from a variety of points of view, e.g.,
a. describe the same place at different times in its history;
b. explain why places have specific physical and human characteristics in different parts of the world;
B) Describe and interpret physical processes that shape places, e.g.,
a. describe how forces from within Earth influence the character of (a) place;
b. analyze the role of climate in shaping places;
c. describe and interpret the importance of erosional processes in shaping places.
C) Explain how social, cultural, and economic processes shape the features of places, e.g.,
a. describe how culture affects the characteristics of place;
b. identify how places have been altered by major technological changes;
c. analyze the ways in which the character of place relates to its economic, political, and population characteristics.
D) Evaluate how humans interact with physical environments to form places, e.g.,
a. identify the locational advantages and disadvantages of using places for different activities based on their physical characteristics;
b. explain how places are made distinctive and meaningful by human activities that alter physical features;
c. evaluate the effects of population growth and urbanization on places.
5. Regions help interpret Earth's complexity
a. interpret how people express attachment to places and regions;
b. explain how point of view influences a person's perception of a place;
c. identify how places take on symbolic meaning;
a. make inferences about differences in the personal geographies of men and women;
b. speculate on how the socioeconomic backgrounds of people influence their points of view about a places or region;
c. explain how places and regions are stereotyped.
a. explain how shifts from a predominantly rural to predominantly urban society influences the ways in which people perceive and environment;
b. explain how increases in income, longer life expectancy, and attitudes toward aging influence where people choose to live;
c. explain the sequential occupance of a specific place.