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1 *BOLD text indicates Prioritized Standard 1 GSE Seventh Grade Social Studies Curriculum

2 Standards: SS7G5; G6; G7; G8 (G8c) 4 Weeks Standards: SS7H2 (H2c) 3 Weeks Standards: SS7CG3 Standards: SS7E4; E5; E6 Unit One focus: Geography of Southwest Asia (the Middle East) Unit Two focus: The development of Southwest Asia (the Middle East) Unit Three focus: Political developments in Southwest Asia (the Middle East) Unit Four focus: Economic developments in Southwest Asia (the Middle East) Place Physical and human characteristics Impact of location, climate, physical characteristics, natural resources, population Culture Ethnic Groups Christianity Judaism Islam Power, Governance, and Authority The breakup of the Ottoman Empire Conflict Establishment of Israel Israeli-Arab U. S. Involvement Type of government Form of leadership Role of citizen Economic Development Economic systems Voluntary trade Currency exchange Economic growth Investment Economic Development Economic systems Voluntary trade Currency exchange Economic growth Investment Environmental issues 2

3 Standards: SS7G1; G2 (G2a), G3, G4 Standards: SS7H1 (H1a) 3Weeks Standards: SS7CG1 (CG1a), CG2 3 Weeks Standards: SS7E1(E1a); E2 (E2b); E3 Unit Five focus: Geography of Africa Unit Six focus: Development of Africa Unit Seven focus: Political Systems of Africa Unit Eight focus: Economic Systems of Africa Place Physical and human characteristics Impact of location, climate, physical characteristics, natural resources, population Culture Ethnic Groups Power, Governance, and Authority European Partition Independence Apartheid Pan-Africa movement Health Policy Issues Famine Type of government Form of leadership Role of citizen Economic Development Economic systems Voluntary trade Currency exchange Economic growth Investment Environmental issues 3

4 Grade/Course: Seventh Grade World Studies Standards: SS7G9; G10; G11; G12(12b) 3 Weeks Standards:SS7H3 (H3e) 4weeks Standards: SS7CG4 1 Week Standards: SS7E7, E8, E9, E10 1 Week Unit Nine focus: Geography of Southern and Eastern Asia Unit Ten focus: Development of Southern and Eastern Asia Unit Eleven focus: Political Systems of Southern and Eastern Asia Unit Twelve focus: Economic Systems of Southern and Eastern Asia Place Physical and human characteristics Impact of location, climate, physical characteristics, natural resources Power, Governance, and Authority European Partition Environmental policy issues Type of government Form of leadership Role of citizen Economic Development Economic systems Voluntary trade Currency exchange Economic growth Investment Culture Ethnic groups Religions (Buddhism, Philosophy of Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Shintoism) Conflict Aftermath of WWII Mao Zedong Collapse of Colonialism Korea and Vietnam Wars Rebuilding of Japan

5 Standards: SS7E10 Unit thirteen focus: Personal Finance Money Management Income Spending Credit Saving Investing

6 Seventh Grade World Studies Enduring Understandings Summary Every place has unique geographic features that influence how cultures develop. Different ethnic groups represent diverse cultural traditions. Diverse religions influence the character of a region. Language and religion are examples of cultural diversity. Humans have an impact on the natural environment. Limited resources are often the basis for power and conflict. Political decisions without cultural consideration for ethnic groups lead to conflict and political instability. Nationalism plays an important role in the development of countries. Conflict often erupts over control of resources, land, and people. Conflicts have wide-ranging and long-term effects. Countries throughout the world develop different types of governments. Governments have a direct effect on the lives of their citizens. Countries throughout the world develop different types of economic systems. Nations support free trade or trade barriers at different times for different reasons. Economic growth is influenced by investing in the factors of production. Personal decisions affect how people live.

7 Social Studies Skills Matrices MAP AND GLOBE SKILLS GOAL: The student will use maps to retrieve social studies information. I: indicates when a skill is introduced in the standards and elements as part of the content D: indicates grade levels where the teacher must develop that skill using the appropriate content M: indicates grade level by which student should achieve mastery, the ability to use the skill in all situations A: indicates grade levels where students will continue to apply and improve mastered skills Map and Globe Skills K use cardinal directions I M A A A A A A A A 2. use intermediate directions I M A A A A A A A 3. use a letter/number grid system to determine location 4. compare and contrast the categories of natural, cultural, and political features found on maps 5. use inch to inch map scale to determine distance on map 6. use map key/legend to acquire information from, historical, physical, political, resource, product and economic maps 7. use a map to explain impact of geography on historical and current events 8. draw conclusions and make generalizations based on information from maps 9. use latitude and longitude to determine location 10. use graphic scales to determine distances on a map 11. compare maps of the same place at different points in time and from different perspectives to determine changes, identify trends, and generalize about human activities 12. compare maps with data sets (charts, tables, graphs) and /or readings to draw conclusions and make generalizations 9-12 I M A A A A A A I M A A A A A A I M A A A A A A I D M A A A A A I D M A A A A A I M A A A A A I D D D M A A I M A A A A I M A A A A I M A A A A

8 INFORMATION PROCESSING SKILLS GOAL: The student will be able to locate, analyze, and synthesize information related to social studies topics and apply this information to solve problems/make decisions. I: indicates when a skill is introduced in the standards and elements as part of the content D: indicates grade levels where the teacher must develop that skill using the appropriate content M: indicates grade level by which student should achieve mastery, the ability to use the skill in all situations A: indicates grade levels where students will continue to apply and improve mastered skills

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