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Social Studies

Social Studies Unit 2 Regions of the World:

A study of the similarities and differences of world regions.

Students know…

  • continents and oceans.
  • major countries (Canada, Mexico, and countries of students’ origins).
  • major physical features (mountain ranges, major bodies of water) of Colorado and surrounding regions.
  • states that border Colorado.

Students understand…

  • individuals and groups can shape the culture of a region.
  • geographic locations have similarities and differences.
  • how geographers use regions to classify or categorize places.
  • geographers evaluate the impact features have on regions.
  • different regions (countries) use different forms of currency.

Students can…

  • describe people and events that brought changes to a region.
  • sequence major events in the development of a region.
  • ask geographic questions.
  • read and interpret information from geographic tools.
  • locate oceans, continents, major countries, and bodies of water on a map.
  • locate Colorado and neighboring states on a map.
  • locate communities on a map.
  • describe unique features of the region.
  • compare and contrast local region to another region.
  • describe the forms of exchange (trade/barter) that are prominent in a region.
  • identify the functions of money.