National Geography Standards
National Geography Standards for this program include
standards 5, 9, 11, 12, 16, and 17. You may read in-depth
descriptions of specific standards by clicking on the
links below. All of the standards are available here.
5: That people create regions to interpret Earth's
9: The characteristics, distribution, and migration
of human populations on Earth's surface.
11: The patterns and networks of economic interdependence
on Earth's surface.
12: The processes, patterns, and functions of
16: The changes that occur in meaning, use,
distribution, and importance of resources.
17: How to apply geography to interpret the
Petersburg: Russia's Window on the West visits the
city of St. Petersburg, which historically was established
to link Russia to the Western world. During Communist
rule, an era of isolationism, the city (then known as
Leningrad), lost its preeminence as an economic center.
As market forces now take hold, St. Petersburg is poised
to lead Russia's new market economy.
Russian Farming in Flux, shows how climate and latitude
can result in low winter temperatures and poor soils
that limit agriculture yet provide an abundance of timber
resources in boreal forests.