New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Social Studies:
6.1.P.B.1 Develop an awareness of the physical features of the neighborhood/community.
6.1.4.B.1 Compare and contrast information that can be found on different types of maps and determine how the information may be useful.
6.1.4.B.2 Use physical and political maps to explain how the location and spatial relationship of places in New Jersey, the United States, and other areas, worldwide, have contributed to cultural diffusion and economic interdependence.
6.2.8.B.2.a Determine the extent to which geography influenced settlement, the development of trade networks, technological innovations, and the sustainability of early river valley civilizations.
Common Core Standards:
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion.
Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.