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Social Studies
 
  Grade Level:   4  
  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 Understands the physical, political, and cultural characteristics of places, regions, and people in the Pacific Northwest, including the difference between cities, states, and countries.  
 
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Examples
-Explains the differences in the physical characteristics, including landforms, climate, and natural resources, of the different regions within Washington State.
-Explains the cultural characteristics, including distribution of population and languages, of the people in Washington State.
-Explains the location of Washington State in relation to other states and countries.
Suggested Unit
  • WA—Living in Washington: Its Geography, Resources, and the Economy