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The National Geography Standards

The 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.

Standard 5: That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity.

Standard 9: The characteristics, distribution, and migration of human populations on Earth's surface.

Standard 11: The patterns and networks of economic interdependence on Earth's surface.

Standard 12: The processes, patterns, and functions of human settlement.

Standard 16: The changes that occur in meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources.

Standard 17: How to apply geography to interpret the past.

St. 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.

Vologda: 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.

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