Standard 5: Understand how human actions can impact the environment.

General Information
Number: SS.8.G.5
Title: Understand how human actions can impact the environment.
Type: Standard
Subject: Social Studies
Grade: 8
Strand: Geography

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Independent

SS.8.G.5.In.a
Identify ways humans depend on the physical environment and natural resources to satisfy basic needs in their local environments in the United States.
SS.8.G.5.In.b
Identify impacts of selected human modifications, such as deforestation and agriculture, on the environment in the United States throughout history.

Supported

SS.8.G.5.Su.a
Recognize ways that humans depend on the physical environment and natural resources to satisfy basic needs in their local environments in the United States.
SS.8.G.5.Su.b
Recognize impacts of a selected human modification, such as deforestation, on the environment in the United States.

Participatory

SS.8.G.5.Pa.a
Recognize that people use natural resources to satisfy basic needs.
SS.8.G.5.Pa.b
Recognize the impact of a human modification on the environment.

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