World Studies I Can's
General AP Human Geography I-Cans
1. I-Can identify and describe patterns and processes which have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface.
2. I-Can employ the methods of geographers, especially observation, mapmaking, data gathering, reporting, and technical writing.
3. I-Can understand and apply spatial concepts (density, distribution, region, scale, etc.), geographic vocabulary (including terms from the vocabulary list), and landscape interpretation (both natural/physical and cultural/human) to a variety of locations and situations around the globe, including local regions.
4. I-Can demonstrate a geographic (spatial) perspective in defining, analyzing and seeking solutions to problems outside the classroom.
Specific AP Human Geography I-Cans
5. I-Can correctly use existing and original maps to display spatial data
6. I-Can interpret patterns and processes that emerge as diverse phenomena interact: physical-cultural, physical- physical, cultural-cultural.
7. I-Can as a scholar, interpret relationships among patterns and processes at different scales: local to global.
8. I-Can recognize examples of regions and explain the regionalization process.
9. I-Can analyze changing interconnections among places
10. I-Can express ideas and interpretations of geographic data in logical and insightful prose and speech.
3.2 Analyze human modifications to the environment (Locally & MUN Country)
3.3 Describe human adaptations to the environment (Locally & MUN Country)
3.4 Identify examples of how humans depend on the environment (Locally & MUN Country)
3.5 Assess positive and negative impacts of humans and the environment on each other, economic, psychological, culturally, (Locally & MUN Country)
Science I Can's
Ecosystems are shaped by interactions among living organisms and their physical environment. Ecosystems change constantly, either staying in a state of dynamic balance or shifting to a new state of balance. Matter cycles in ecosystems, and energy flows from outside sources through the system. Humans are part of ecosystems and can deliberately or inadvertently alter and ecosystem.
I CAN explain why it is important to understand how living organisms interact with each other and their environment?
I CAN explain how energy flows through an ecosystem?
I CAN explain how organisms balance expended and gained energy.
I CAN compare the food production practices of our species (industrialized and non industrialized Nations) to other living things
I CAN describe how the cycling of matter affects living organisms.
I CAN explain how the interactions among organisms and their environment help shape ecosystems.
Terms that should be used in Biology Student Projects.
Science language students should use: predator-prey, symbiosis, competition, ecosystem, carbon cycle, nitrogen cycle, oxygen cycle, population, diversity, energy pyramid, consumers, producers, limiting factor, competition, decomposers, food chain, biotic, abiotic, community, variable, evidence, inference, quantitative, qualitative
Earth Science related topics for VDP's