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Lesson Plans

These lesson plans are freely available for your use.
Each plan includes the National Geographic Standard (NCGE) as well as an individual state's standard (if available).

Locate the Country

Grade
Subject Map
Lesson Plan Description
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4-12
image: Locate the Countries of Central Asia
Locate the Countries of Central Asia
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn country names and country locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the Countries of East Asia
Locate the Countries of East Asia
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn country names and country locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the Countries of Asia
Locate the Countries of Asia
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn country names and country locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the Countries of Africa
Locate the Countries of Africa
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn country names and country locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the Countries of the Caribbean Region
Locate the Countries of the Caribbean Region
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn country names and country locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the Countries of Central America
Locate the Countries of Central America
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn country names and country locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the Countries of North America
Locate the Countries of North America
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn country names and country locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the Countries of South America
Locate the Countries of South America
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn country names and country locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the Countries of the South Pacific
Locate the Countries of the South Pacific
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn country names and country locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the Countries of Western Europe
Locate the Countries of Western Europe
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn country names and country locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.

Locate the Capital of the Country

Grade
Subject Map
Lesson Plan Description
Download
4-12
image: Locate the Capital Cities of Central Asia
Locate the Capital Cities of Central Asia
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn capital city names and capital city locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the Capital Cities of East Asia
Locate the Capital Cities of East Asia
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn capital city names and capital city locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the Capital Cities of Africa
Locate the Capital Cities of Africa
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn capital city names and capital city locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the Capital Cities of Asia
Locate the Capital Cities of Asia
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn capital city names and capital city locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the Capital Cities of the Caribbean
Locate the Capital Cities of the Caribbean
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn capital city names and capital city locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the Capital Cities of Central America
Locate the Capital Cities of Central America
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn capital city names and capital city locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the Capital Cities of North America
Locate the Capital Cities of North America
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn capital city names and capital city locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the Capital Cities of South America
Locate the Capital Cities of South America
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn capital city names and capital city locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the Capital Cities of the South Pacific
Locate the Capital Cities of the South Pacific
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn capital city names and capital city locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the Capital Cities of Western Europe
Locate the Capital Cities of Western Europe
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn capital city names and capital city locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.

Locate the State/Province of a Country

Grade
Subject Map
Lesson Plan Description
Download
4-12
image: Locate the Provinces of Iraq
Locate the Provinces of Iraq
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn province names and province locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the Provinces of Australia
Locate the Provinces of Australia
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn province names and province locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the Provinces of Canada
Locate the Provinces of Canada
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn province names and province locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the Provinces of Afghanistan
Locate the Provinces of Afghanistan
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn province names and province locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the States of Brazil
Locate the States of Brazil
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn state names and state locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the Provinces of China
Locate the Provinces of China
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn province names and province locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the States of Germany
Locate the States of Germany
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn state names and state locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the Regions of Spain
Locate the Regions of Spain
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn region names and region locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the Regions of France
Locate the Regions of France
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn region names and region locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the Prefectures of Japan
Locate the Prefectures of Japan
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn prefecture names and prefecture locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the Provinces of New Zealand
Locate the Provinces of New Zealand
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn province names and province locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the Provinces and Territories of Pakistan
Locate the Provinces and Territories of Pakistan
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn province names and province locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the States of India
Locate the States of India
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn state names and state locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the Provinces of Iran
Locate the Provinces of Iran
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn province names and province locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the States of Mexico
Locate the States of Mexico
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn state names and state locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the Regions of Russia
Locate the Regions of Russia
Class Time: 2 hours, or 3 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn region names and region locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the States of the United States of America
Locate the States of the United States of America
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn state names and state locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the Regions of Italy
Locate the Regions of Italy
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn region names and region locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
4-12
image: Locate the Provinces of South Africa
Locate the Provinces of South Africa
Class Time: 1 hour, or 2 hours with extensions
Purpose: To learn province names and province locations.
Author: Tod Fletcher, World Trade Press
State Standards Included For: Indiana SS
National Geography Standards (NCGE) Addressed:
  • NCGE1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • NCGE3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
  • NCGE18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.

The National Geography Standards

The first ever national geography standards were developed in response to the "Goals 2000: Educate America Act." under the sponsorship of the four major geography organizations: the American Geographical Society, the Association of American Geographers, the National Council for Geographic Education, and the Committee on Research and Exploration of the National Geographic Society. They were published in 1994, These geography standards are benchmarks against which the content of geography courses can be measured. They are being voluntarily adopted around the United States.

The Six Essential Elements And The Eighteen National Standards

The Geography Standards Framework consists of two levels. At the first level, the subject matter of geography is divided into six essential elements. At the second level, each essential element contains a number of geography standards applicable to a set of related ideas and approaches to the subject matter of geography.

The geographically informed person knows and understands...

Essential Element I.
THE WORLD IN SPATIAL TERMS
  • Standard 1. How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective.
  • Standard 2. How to use mental maps to organize information about people, places, and environments in a spatial context.
  • Standard 3. How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface.
Essential Element II.
PLACES AND REGIONS
  • Standard 4. The physical and human characteristics of places.
  • Standard 5. That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity.
  • Standard 6. How culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions.
Essential Element III.
PHYSICAL SYSTEMS
  • Standard 7. The physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surface.
  • Standard 8. The characteristics and spatial distribution of ecosystems on Earth's surface
Essential Element IV.
HUMAN SYSTEMS
  • Standard 9. The characteristics, distribution, and migration of human populations on Earth's surface.
  • Standard 10. The characteristics, distribution, and complexity of Earth's cultural mosaics.
  • Standard 11. The patterns and networks of economic interdependence on Earth's surface.
  • Standard 12. The processes, patterns, and functions of human settlement.
  • Standard 13. How the forces of cooperation and conflict among people influence the division and control of Earth's surface
Essential Element V.
ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY
  • Standard 14. How human actions modify the physical environment.
  • Standard 15. How physical systems affect human systems.
  • Standard 16. The changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources.
Essential Element VI.
THE USES OF GEOGRAPHY
  • Standard 17. How to apply geography to interpret the past.
  • Standard 18. How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.

Citation: National Geography Standards, Geography Education Standards Project. 1994. Geography for Life: The National Geography Standards. Washington D.C.: National Geographic Society Committee on Research and Exploration. This publication is available at the National Council for Geographic Education.

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World Trade Press is a publishing and information products company dedicated to providing reliable, up-to-date digital media essential for researchers, educators, travelers, and logistics and international trade professionals. These products draw from our Global Knowledgebase of digital reference information, which complements our printed offerings that include maps, books, and atlases.

World Trade Press' philosophy is that we can strengthen mutual understanding across cultures by lowering the information barriers that prevent individuals and organizations from succeeding in the international arena. This outlook originates with the company's founder, Edward G. Hinkelman, an author and economist (Tufts University, University of Paris 'Sorbonne) whose career in the export-import business spanned more than 30 years and took him to 67 countries.

Realizing the need for accurate international trade publications, Mr. Hinkelman founded World Trade Press in 1993. The company has since expanded to meet the needs of libraries, universities, businesses, and many other types of organizations. A passion for high-quality, comprehensive products drives the company and our staff, which works with an international team of writers and topic experts to create content unsurpassed in the fields of culture, travel, language, trade, business, logistics, security, and communications

Company Headquarters

800 Lindberg Lane, Suite 190
Petaluma, California 94952 USA
Phone: [1] (707) 778-1124
Fax: [1] (707) 778-1329
www.WorldTradePress.com
Office Hours: 8:00 AM–5:00 PM (PST) Monday–Friday (Closed on National Holidays)


Customer Support (Subscription and Technical Support)

Dallas Pardhoe
Customer Support Manager
Email: dallas@worldtradepress.com
Tel: [1] 800-833-8586 x218 (toll-free, US only)
Tel: [1] 707-774-7418


Sales: Academic and Public Libraries (APL)

Adam Weis
APL Sales Manager
Email: aweis@worldtradepress.com
Tel: [1] 800-833-8586 x201 (toll-free, US only)
Tel: [1] 707-774-7401 (direct)

Alex Gardner
Sales Representative
Email: alex@worldtradepress.com
Tel: [1] 800-833-8586 x209 (toll-free, US only)
Tel: [1] 707-774-7409 (direct)

Chris Ritter
Sales Representative
Email: chris@worldtradepress.com
Tel: [1] 800-833-8586 x230 (toll-free, US only)
Tel: [1] 707-774-7430 (direct)


International Rights

Edward G. Hinkelman
Publisher/CEO
Email: egh@worldtradepress.com
Tel: [1] 800-833-8586 x204 (toll-free, US only)
Tel: [1] 707-774-7404 (direct)


Bookkeeping and Invoicing

Shannon Frieberg
Accounting
Email: accounting@worldtradepress.com
[1] (707) 774-7403 (direct)
[1] (800) 833-8586 x203 (toll-free, US only)


Copyright Notice

All World Trade Press products, including printed books, electronic content (our websites), maps (printed or digital), databases, software, and educational games are the sole copyright of World Trade Press. Reproduction of any copyrighted World Trade Press content requires a permission to reprint or reuse.

For reproduction of a small number of pages by individuals such as educators, students, academic presses, etc., please contact the Copyright Clearance Center at www.copyright.com and click on "Licensing Services" at the upper left part of the screen.