10 Essential Topics

1.  Define key terms specific to geography.

2.  Utilize key elements of a map to illustrate location.

3.  Analyze a place for its physical and cultural characteristics.

4.  Analyze movement through population trends, communication, and transportation.

5.  Analyze the demographics of a place.

6.  Assess the ways in which people are affected by their environment. 

7.  Examine human and physical aspects of geography.

8.  Examine the level of economic success of a place.

9.  Evaluate the appropriateness of political borders with respect to regional characteristics.

10.  Evaluate the significance of resources to a place.