Understanding K-12 Geography Standards

State and National Standards

Delaware Standards for Geography which were updated in 2016 utilize a spiral approach, which means that core concepts taught at early elementary levels develop in complexity as students go through successive grades. Delaware’s Geography Standards closely mirror the National Geography Standards which contain eighteen (18) core concepts across six (6) essential areas. 

Understanding how the National Standards connect to the Delaware Standards can help teachers seeking greater understanding of the core concepts of each geography standard. 

Standards Storymaps

Teacher-developed geography standards ‘clarification’ documents were transformed into a series of interactive Storymaps designed for use by teachers and students. 

View the Delaware Geography Standards Storymap Collection