The River Runs Through It
Kentucky Core Content for Assessment
2.3.2 Science- Weather changes from day to day
2.3.1 Earth Science – The surface of the earth affects geography
2.3.1 Social Studies (Culture/Society) – Various human needs are met through interaction
in and among social groups
4.1.5 (Geography) – Different factors in one location can have an impact on another
location or event
4.2.1 (Geography) – Every place is unique and can be described by its physical
4.1.2 Social Studies (Geography) – Different factors affect where human activities
are located and how land is used (e.g., rivers)
4.4.2 Social Studies – Physical environment both promotes and limits human activities
(e.g., trade, exploration, forts)
4.4.4 Social Studies – Individual perspectives impact the use of natural resources
5.1.1 (History) – Different perspectives result in different interpretations of historical
4.1.2 Social Studies (Geography) – Mental maps
4.1.3 (Geography) – location and distribution of human features on the Earth’s
4.2.2 (Geography) – Physical characteristics create advantages and disadvantages for
human activities in a specific place
5.1.1 Social Studies (History) – Interpretations of history are subject to change as
new information is uncovered
5.3.5 Social Studies (Literature) – Explain how ideas, thoughts, feelings and cultural
Traditions are reflected in literature
5th Grade, Economics - Analyze how developments in transportation communication influenced economic activities in Tennessee.
- Explain how geographic factors influence the location of economic activities in Tennessee.
6th Grade, Geography - Locate the major physical features and cities of the United States on a map or globe.
- Locate continents and significant bodies of water (Tennessee, Cumberland Rivers).
- Identify basic geographic forms (i.e. rivers, lakes, bays, oceans, mountains, etc.)
8th Grade, Economics – Recognize America’s natural resources
- List the major industrial & agricultural products of Tennessee & the U.S.
- Analyze the impact of natural & international markets & events on the production of goods and services in Tennessee & early America
8th Grade, Geography – Recognize how topographical features such as mountains and river systems influenced the settlement & expansion of the U.S. (Ohio/Tennessee River systems)
- Illustrate the geographic exchange of ideas, materials, & goods between the Americas and the rest of the world prior to the Civil War
- Identify major landforms, bodies of water, cities, & states
- Explain the influences of geographic features both physical & human on historical events
8th Grade, History – Identify the impact of individual & group decisions on historical events
- Interpret a timeline of technological innovation