Ecosystems in Delaware. Geography Standard 2 Unit for Grade 5 Delaware R ecommended Curriculum. CREDITS. This project is supported through by a grant from "the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce .
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Geography Standard 2 Unit for Grade 5
Delaware Recommended Curriculum
This project is supported through by a grant from "the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce.
The member teachers of the Delaware Geographic Alliance helped develop and pilot these materials.
The Delaware Department of Education supports and encourages implementation of this project.
The National Geographic Society’s Education Foundation leads and coordinates this watershed education project.
To the staff of Trap Pond State Park for their contributions and hospitality.
“What in the world are we supposed to teach?”
4-5a: Students will apply a knowledge of topography, climate, soils, and vegetation
of Delaware and the United States
to understand how human society alters, and is affected by, the physical environment.
The relationship between human needs and the natural environment is fundamental to life. Humans modify the environment in culturally distinctive ways as they respond to the resource opportunities and risks present in the physical world. To understand this relationship, students must know of the major processes which shape the world into distinctive physical environments, and gain awareness of the opportunities and limitations to human action presented by those environments.”
Understanding the Geography Standards; Peter W. Rees.
How is human society affected by the physical environment?
How do the actions of people alter the environment?
Lesson 1 EQ’s:
Lesson 2 EQ: