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Social Studies
 
  Grade Level:   11  
  EALR:   3. GEOGRAPHY The student uses a spatial perspective to make reasoned decisions by applying the concepts of location, region, and movement and demonstrating knowledge of how geographic features and human cultures impact environments.  
  Component:   3.1 Understands the physical characteristics, cultural characteristics, and location of places, regions, and spatial patterns on the Earth's surface.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   3.1.1 Analyzes information from geographic tools, including computer-based mapping systems, to draw conclusions on an issue or event.  
 
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Examples
-Examines maps of the United States using a Geographic Information System (GIS) to draw conclusions on how the development of railroads led to Chicago's industrialization.
-Examines maps of the Puget Sound using a Geographic Information System (GIS) to draw conclusions on why Seattle became Washington State's largest city and port.
Suggested Unit
  • U.S.—Industrialization and the Emergence of the United States as a World Power (1890—1918)