Strand/Sub-Strand
Standard
Benchmark
Resources
Assessment

V. Geography
B. Essential Skills
The student will use maps, globes, geographic information systems, and other databases to answer geographic questions at a variety of scales from local to global.

1. Students will demonstrate the ability to obtain geographic information from a variety of print and electronic sources.

1. Current Events
*News articles/videos found on the web
2. Global Warming Debate
*EPA
*National *Geographic
*Wikipedia
*NPR
*Youtube videos
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3. Alternative Energy Presentation
*Steps
*Requirements
*Rubric
1. Current Events postings
2. Global Warming Debate discussion
3. Alternative Energy Presentation

V. Geography
D. Interconnections
The student will describe how humans influence the environment and in turn are influenced by it.

1. Students will provide a range of examples illustrating how types of government systems and technology impact the ability to change the environment or adapt to it.

2. Students will analyze the advantages and drawbacks of several common proposals to change the human use of environmental resources.

1. Current Events (Benchmark 1/2)
2. The Lorax (Benchmark 1/2)
3. Global Warming Debate (Benchmark 1/2)
4. Alternative Energy Presentation (Benchmark 1/2)
1. Current Events postings (Benchmark 1/2)
2. Lorax discussion (Benchmark 1/2)
3. Global Warming Debate discussion (Benchmark 1/2)
4. Alternative Energy Presentation (Benchmark 1/2)

1. Creativity and Innovation Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
a. apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
b. create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
c. use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues.
d. identify trends and forecast possibilities.
1. Current Events (Benchmark a/d)
2. The Lorax (Benchmark a)
3. Global Warming Debate (Benchmark a/d)
4. Alternative Energy Presentation (Benchmark a/b/c/d)
1. Current Events (Benchmark a/d)
2. The Lorax (Benchmark a)
3. Global Warming Debate (Benchmark a/d)
4. Alternative Energy Presentation (Benchmark a/b/c/d)

2. Communication and Collaboration Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
a. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
b. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
c. develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures.
d. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.
1. Current Events (Benchmark a/b/c/d)
2. The Lorax (Benchmark a/b/c/d)
3. Global Warming Debate (Benchmark a/b/c/d)
4. Alternative Energy Presentation (Benchmark a/b/c/d)
1. Current Events (Benchmark a/b/c/d)
2. The Lorax (Benchmark a/b/c/d)
3. Global Warming Debate (Benchmark a/b/c/d)
4. Alternative Energy Presentation (Benchmark a/b/c/d)

3. Research and Information Fluency

Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students:

a. plan strategies to guide inquiry.
b. locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.
c. evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
d. process data and report results.
1. Current Events (Benchmark a/b/c/d)
2. The Lorax (Benchmark c/d)
3. Global Warming Debate (Benchmark a/b/c/d)
4. Alternative Energy Presentation (Benchmark a/b/c/d)
1. Current Events (Benchmark a/b/c/d)
2. The Lorax (Benchmark c/d)
3. Global Warming Debate (Benchmark a/b/c/d)
4. Alternative Energy Presentation (Benchmark a/b/c/d)

4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Students:

a. identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.
b. plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.
c. collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions.
d. use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions.
1. Current Events (Benchmark a/c/d)
2. The Lorax (Benchmark a/c/d)
3. Global Warming Debate (Benchmark a/b/c/d)
4. Alternative Energy Presentation (Benchmark a/b/c/d)
1. Current Events (Benchmark a/c/d)
2. The Lorax (Benchmark a/c/d)
3. Global Warming Debate (Benchmark a/b/c/d)
4. Alternative Energy Presentation (Benchmark a/b/c/d)

5. Digital Citizenship Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.
a. advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.
b. exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.
c. demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.
1. Current Events (Benchmark a/b/c)
2. Global Warming Debate (Benchmark a/b/c)
3. Alternative Energy Presentation (Benchmark a/b/c)
1. Current Events (Benchmark a/b/c)
2. Global Warming Debate (Benchmark a/b/c)
3. Alternative Energy Presentation (Benchmark a/b/c)

6. Technology Operations and Concepts Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.
a. understand and use technology systems.
b. select and use applications effectively and productively.
c. troubleshoot systems and applications.
d. transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies.
1. Alternative Energy Presentation (Benchmark a/b/c/d) 1. Alternative Energy Presentation (Benchmark a/b/c/d)
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