1.01 Describe the absolute and relative location of major landforms, bodies of
water, and natural resources in the United States and other countries of North
•Relative location means to
locate a place relative to other
landmarks while absolute
location is locating a place using
a coordinate system.
•For example, you could give the
relative location of St. Louis,
Missouri as being in eastern
Missouri along the Mississippi
River southeast of St. Charles,
but the absolute location of St.
Louis is 38°43' North 90°14'
1.02 Analyze how absolute and relative location influence ways of living in the United
States and other countries of North America
•It helps people
give directions to
•It helps people
when they are lost.
•It helps in
what is around
1.03 Compare and contrast the physical and cultural characteristics of regions within
the United States, and other countries of North America.
•Not only is the climate
a tad different but a lot
of the beliefs between
the United States and
other countries in North
America is different. We
also have different
flags, laws, culture,
different language and
many other differences.
But we are all from
North America a lot of
people are given the
1.04 Describe the economic and social differences between
developed and developing regions in North America.
•Different parts of North America
is more developed then others.
The regions that are less
developed are more economically
challenged and have more of a
difference in the social make up
of the society.
The following is an example of relative
North Carolina is on the east coast below Virginia and
above South Carolina.
Which is not part of the North America?
Relative and absolute direction is used when
people give directions to each other.