The standards in fifth grade focus student learning on the geography of North America. The course begins with a review of map and globe skills and geographic concepts. Using these skills and the five themes of geography, students will study five United States regions and explore neighboring countries of Canada and Mexico, as well as Central American nations and Caribbean Islands. Students will be given the opportunity to compare and contrast regions and countries of North America. Teachers will be able to highlight sites that represent the cultural characteristics of each region to provide students with a sense of what life in the regions is like today. This course will provide students with an introduction and broad overview of North America.

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