2nd Grade Geography TEKS

(5) Geography. The student uses simple geographic tools such as maps and globes. The student is expected to:
(A) interpret information on maps and globes using basic map elements such as title, orientation (north, south, east, west), and legend/map keys; and
(B) create maps to show places and routes within the home, school, and community.
(6) Geography. The student understands the locations and characteristics of places and regions in the community, state, and nation. The student is expected to:
(A) identify major landforms and bodies of water, including each of the continents and each of the oceans, on maps and globes;
(B) locate places of significance, including the local community, Texas, the state capital, the U.S. capital, major cities in Texas, the coast of Texas, Canada, Mexico, and the United States on maps and globes; and
(C) examine information from various sources about places and regions.
(7) Geography. The student understands how physical characteristics of places and regions affect people’s activities and settlement patterns. The student is expected to:
(A) describe how weather patterns and seasonal patterns affect activities and settlement patterns;
(B) describe how natural resources and natural hazards affect activities and settlement patterns;
(C) explain how people depend on the physical environment and natural resources to meet basic needs; and
(D) identify the characteristics of different communities, including urban, suburban, and rural, and how they affect activities and settlement patterns.
(8) Geography. The student understands how humans use and modify the physical environment. The student is expected to:
(A) identify ways in which people have modified the physical environment such as building roads, clearing land for urban development and agricultural use, and drilling for oil;
(B) identify positive and negative consequences of human modification of the physical environment such as the use of irrigation to improve crop yields; and
(C) identify ways people can conserve and replenish natural resources.