Social Studies Unit 2 Regions of the World:
A study of the similarities and differences of world regions.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.