GEO.1 Identify SDA Christian principles and values in correlation with social studies.
|GEO.1.1||Recognize God’s purpose in the dynamics of human history.|
|GEO.1.2||Explore God’s role in the political, social, economic, and spiritual areas of societies.|
|GEO.1.3||Apply Biblical principles of Christian morality, integrity, and ethical behavior to all aspects of life.|
|GEO.1.4||Equip students with a Christian approach toward social issues.|
GEO.2 Develop abilities in social studies.
|GEO.2.1||Develop critical and creative thinking skills (research, analysis, evaluation, correlation).|
|GEO.2.2||Utilize the principles and methodologies of cooperative learning (benefiting from others’ experiences).|
|GEO.2.3||Develop effective communication skills (speaking, writing, listening, debating, using technology, etc.).|
GEO.3 Be able to apply social studies knowledge and skills.
|GEO.3.1||Read, research, analyze, write, and present using primary, secondary, and technological sources.|
|GEO.3.2||Identify key concepts and themes.|
|GEO.3.3||Demonstrate an appreciation of life through diverse perspectives.|
|GEO.3.4||Correlate relevant concepts from past to present.|
GEO.4 Be able to identify and understand key elements of geography.
|GEO.4.1||Acknowledge God as Creator and Sustainer of life and the natural world.|
|GEO.4.2||Identify key terms and locations.|
|GEO.4.3||Apply the themes of geography to various regions (location, movement, place, human-environment interaction, regions).|
|GEO.4.4||Form valid generalizations about physical and human characteristics of geographic regions.|
GEO.5 Be able to utilize various literacy skills for interpreting geographical data.
|GEO.5.1||Exhibit appropriate skills for interpreting maps, charts, graphs, etc.|
|GEO.5.2||Select, validate, and effectively use a variety of sources to formulate a position or course of action on an issue.|
|GEO.5.3||Identify bias in written, oral, or visual material.|
|GEO.5.4||Communicate information logically using basic language arts skills.|
GEO.6 Be able to analyze the relationships between diverse cultures.
|GEO.6.1||Recognize that culture transcends geographic barriers in a global society.|
|GEO.6.2||Analyze how forces of cooperation/conflict influence the division and control of the earth’s surface.|
|GEO.6.3||Evaluate economic interdependence in a global society.|
|GEO.6.4||Differentiate between myths and facts related to prejudicial notions.|
|GEO.6.5||Recognize an individual role in fostering the strength of cultural diversity.|
GEO.7 Be able to analyze the dynamics of human-environment interaction.
|GEO.7.1||Understand the patterns and characteristics of major land forms, climates, and ecosystems of Earth and the interrelated processes that produced them.|
|GEO.7.2||Recognize how physical geography creates and influences culture and cultural diffusion.|
|GEO.7.3||Investigate the characteristics, distribution, and migration of human populations.|
|GEO.7.4||Assess the impact of social and political movements on a global society (civil rights, environmentalism, revolutions, etc.).|
|GEO.7.5||Analyze how innovations in science, technology, industry, and economy affect people and places.|
|GEO.7.6||Relate key influences and themes to past, present, and possible future events.|