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1 GEO-1.4b using cardinal directions on maps;
1 SC-1.5b animal characteristics:body coverings, body shape, appendages, and methods of movement)
1 SC-1.5c animal characteristics. Key concepts include other characteristics (wild/tame, water homes/land homes).
2 GEO-2.4c comparing the climate, land, and plant life of these regions;
2 GEO-2.5a locating the equator, the seven continents, and the four oceans on maps and globes;
2 GEO-2.5b locating selected rivers (James River, Mississippi River, Rio Grande), mountain ranges (Appalachian Mountains and Rocky Mountains), and lakes (Great Lakes) in the United States.
2 SC-2.5a living things are part of a system. Key concepts include living organisms are interdependent with their living and nonliving surroundings; and
2 SC-2.5b living things are part of a system. Key concepts include habitats change over time due to many influences.
2 SC-2.8c Plants importance Key concepts include plants provide homes and food for many animals and prevent soil from washing away.
3 GEO-3.5e locating specific places on a simple letter-number grid system.
3 GEO-3.6 The student will interpret geographic information from maps, tables, graphs, and charts.
3 SC-3.10a Key concepts include the interdependency of plants and animals;
3 SC-3.4a animal adaptations: methods of gathering and storing food, finding shelter, defending themselves, and rearing young;
3 SC-3.4b animal adaptations: hibernation, migration, camouflage, mimicry, instinct, and learned behavior.
3 SC-3.6a environments Key concepts include water-related environments (pond, marshland, swamp, stream, river, and ocean environments);
3 SC-3.6c environments Key concepts include population and community.
4 SC-4.5b plants and animals in an ecosystem Key concepts include organization of communities;
4 SC-4.8a Virginia natural resources. Key concepts includewatershed and water resources;
4 SC-4.8b Virginia natural resources. Key concepts include animals and plants;
5 SC-5.6a ocean environment. Key concepts include geological characteristics (continental shelf, slope, rise);
5 SC-5.6b ocean environment. Key concepts include physical characteristics (depth, salinity, major currents); and
K GEO-K.4 simple maps and globes to develop an awareness that a map is a drawing of a place to show where things are located and that a globe is a round model of the Earth;
K GEO-K.4b locate land and water features.
K SC-K.5b Key concepts include the natural flow of water is downhill;

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