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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:   3.1.2 Analyzes how differences in regions and spatial patterns have emerged in the United States from natural processes and human activities.  
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-Examines why cultural and political factors distinguish the West Coast from East Coast.
-Examines why Massachusetts is considered politically liberal whereas Texas is considered politically conservative.
-Examines why most people in the United States live within fifty miles of a coast and how this settlement causes coastal regions to differ from the country's interior.
Suggested Unit
  • U.S.—Movements and Issues at Home (1945—1991)