Culture and Geography Patterns

These unit plans explore patterns found in culture and geography. These lesons can be modified to fit most universal concepts. Universal Concept: Patterns

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  • Social Studies

Resource Type(s)

  • Lesson Plan
  • Unit Plan


  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade


  • No Courses Identified

Standard(s)/Course Objective(s)

  • G5.3.1 - Identify and use cardinal directions on a compass rose to locate places on a map.
  • G5.3.2 - Differentiate between a city and a state using appropriate examples.
  • G5.3.3 - Compare uses of maps and globes.
  • G5.3.4 - Identify and explain simple spatial patterns on a map, i.e., population centers, farmland, mountains.
  • G5.3.6 - Recognize different types of special maps, i.e., neighborhood, school, and classroom.
  • G6.3.3 - Identify ways people express culture.
  • G7.3.2 - Identify transportation and communication networks.
  • G7.3.3 - List reasons why people choose to live in urban or rural communities.
  • G8.3.1 - Predict possible geographic changes that could take place in the neighborhood or community.
  • G8.3.3 - Compare ways people modify the physical environment.
  • C16.3.1 - Identify their city, state, and country.
  • G5.4.4 - Utilize different types of Nevada maps, i.e., population and physical maps, to understand spatial distribution.
  • G7.4.3 - Describe differences among rural, suburban, and urban settlement in Nevada.
  • G7.4.5 - Describe why types of organizations may differ by geographic region in Nevada.
  • C16.4.1 - Identify their county, city, state, and country.
  • G5.5.1 - Identify and locate major geographic features in Nevada and the United States using maps and map elements.
  • G5.5.2 - Identify spatial patterns of the U.S.
  • G6.5.4 - Show how regional change in the United States from decade to decade has affected characteristics of place, i.e., salt and sand used to melt ice, flood basins, levees.
  • G7.5.3 - Describe differences among rural, suburban, and urban settlement in the United States.
  • G8.5.5 - Describe and compare the distribution patterns and use of natural resources in the United States.

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