Curriculum Links

Curriculum Links: Be a Geographer!

By participating in Be a Geographer!, students have an opportunity to (direct connections are shown in bold): 




Natural Resources Around the World: Use and Sustainability

  • A1.1 describe various ways in which people have responded to challenges and opportunities ...environment (urban habitat improvement and flood control)
  • A2.2 gather and organize data and information using various technologies on the impact of human activities (primary data collection)
  • A2.3 analyze and construct maps as part of their investigations into the impacts of human activities that change the physical environment (create and analyze thematic maps)
  • B3.1 identify Earth’s renewable and non-renewable and flow resources (plants, animals, water)
  • B3.5 describe some responses to environmental challenges (water conservation, animal habitat improvement) 
  • B3.6 demonstrate the ability to extract information from, analyze and construct GIS maps (use of ArcGIS Online to create annotated maps)





Writing, Oral & Visual Communication

  • use spreadsheets, computer generated charts and graphs for specific purposes (e.g. to convey data) (completed map)
  • use different styles of type appropriately for specific purposes (following typographic rules in completing layout of finished map)
  • work with members of their group to establish purposes & procedures for completing projects (during the field work and while working at the computers to complete their map)




Data Management and Probability

Collection and Organization of Data

  • collect data by conducting a survey (during field survey)
  • collect and organize categorical, discrete, or continuous primary data (during field survey)
  • select and appropriate type of graph to represent a set of data (when creating map)
  • identify bias in data collection methods (if Follow-up Activities are completed)


Data Relationships

  • read, interpret, and draw conclusions from primary data (if Follow-up Activities are completed)
  • make inferences and convincing arguments that are based on the analysis of charts, tables, and graphs (in Follow-up Activities)


Report Comments

Feel free to use these comments when completing reports.


  • During the Be a Geographer program at TUSC, *name* worked as part of a team to investigate and assess the environmental impact of a variety of residential properties. *He/She* used ArcGIS Online to map the results of a survey they conducted and identify specific effects that residential property owners can have on urban water management. *name* also came to a deeper understanding of the role people play as environmental stewards.