Connections to Standards
Units and Colorado's Geography Standards
Matching Project Units to the State Standards
The State of Colorado has six model standards for K-12 geography education. Below, under each standard, are unit titles from Colorado's Geography: Mapping Our Past with content that is most suitable for teaching to the standard. Discussion of how activities correspond to these standards is described within each unit's Conceptual Overview.
- Students know how to use and construct maps and other geographic tools to locate and
derive information about people, places, and environments.
- Students know the physical and human characteristics of places, and use this knowledge
to define and study regions and their patterns of change.
- Students understand how physical processes shape Earth’s surface patterns and systems.
- Students understand how economic, political, cultural, and social processes interact
to shape patterns of human populations, interdependence, cooperation, and conflict.
- Students understand the effects of interactions between human and physical systems
and the changes in meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources.
- Students apply knowledge of people, places, and environments to understand the past
and present and to plan for the future.
Colorado's Model Social Studies (Geography) Content Standards
View the Colorado's Model Content Standards for Geography (within Social Studies), from the Colorado Department of Education.
We invite your suggestions to improve the activities. The project’s coordinators, Phil Klein and Dave Diggs of the University of Northern Colorado’s Department of Geography & GIS, welcome your comments at either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.