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District Assessment Connection for South Dakota Core Standards
Sheltered Geography I (V01)
K-12.G.1 Students will apply geospatial resources, including data sources and geographic tools to generate, interpret, and analyze information. Test Questions
9-12.G.1.1 Use maps and other geographic representations, tools and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective. 10, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55
9-12.G.1.2 Employ mental maps to organize information about cultures, places, and environment in a spatial context 3, 4, 32
K-12.G.2 Students will understand the nature and importance of the Five Themes of Geography; location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and region. Test Questions
9-12.G.2.1 Distinguish between the Five Themes of Geography and their key components 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 25
K-12.G.3 Students will recognize the characteristics of the processes that shape places and regions. Test Questions
9-12.G.3.2 Gather, organize, and analyze evidence that shows how the physical environment and culture contribute to the characteristics of places and regions 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 26
K-12.G.4 Students will identify Earth’s physical systems and the ways in which they are dynamic and interactive. Test Questions
9-12.G.4.1 Recognize the components, processes, interdependence and spatial distribution of Earth’s physical systems. 5, 11, 20, 21, 33
K-12.G.5 Students will recognize and explain the role population and culture play in creating diversity within the world’s places and regions. Test Questions
9-12.G.5.1 Analyze the characteristics, distribution, and migration of human populations 22, 23, 24, 28
9-12.G.5.2 Identify and explain the characteristics, distribution, and complexity of Earth’s various cultures 27, 29, 30, 31


Multiple Choice: 55 points
Essay: 10 points
Overall: 65 points