Geography, Humans, and the Environment
Geographic regions have unifying characteristics and can be studied using a variety of tools.
The location of world communities can be described using geographic tools and vocabulary.
Geographic factors often influence where people settle and form communities.
People adapt to and modify their environment in different ways to meet their needs.
Time, Continuity, and Change
Each community or culture has a unique history, including heroic figures, traditions, and holidays.
Creation, Expansion, and Interaction of Economic Systems
Communities meet their needs and wants in a variety of ways, forming the basis for their economy.
Each community develops an economic system that addresses three questions: what will be produced, how will it be produced, and who will get what is produced?
Development, Movement, and Interaction of Cultures
Communities share cultural similarities and differences across the world.
Communities from around the world interact with other people and communities and exchange cultural ideas and practices.