Alaska Content Standards

Geography D
D A student should understand and be able to interpret spatial (geographic) characteristics of human systems, including migration, movement, interactions of cultures, economic activities, settlement patterns, and political units in the state, nation, and world.

A student who meets the content standard should:

  1. know that the need for people to exchange goods, services, and ideas creates population centers, cultural interaction, and transportation and communication links;
  2. explain how and why human networks, including networks for communications and for transportation of people and goods, are linked globally;
  3. interpret population characteristics and distributions;
  4. analyze how changes in technology, transportation, and communication impact social, cultural, economic, and political activity; and
  5. analyze how conflict and cooperation shape social, economic, and political use of space.