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1 Proposed AKS for 6 th Grade Social Studies A. Map and Globe Skills 1. use cardinal directions 2. use intermediate directions 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 map scale to determine distance on a map 6. use map key/legend to acquire information from historical, physical, political, resource, product and economic maps 7. use a map to explain the 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 B. Information Processing Skills 13. compare similarities and differences 14. organize items chronologically 15. identify issues and/or problems and alternative solutions 16. distinguish between fact and opinion 17. identify main idea, detail, sequence of events and cause and effect in a social studies context 18. identify and use primary and secondary sources 19. interpret timelines 20. identify social studies reference resources to use for a specific purpose 21. construct charts and tables 22. analyze artifacts 23. draw conclusions and make generalizations 24. analyze graphs and diagrams 25. translate dates into centuries, eras or ages 26. formulate appropriate research questions 27. determine adequacy and/or relevancy of information 28. check for consistency of information 29. interpret political cartoons C. Latin America and Canada 30. examine the civilizations at the time of the Colombian Exchange and the impact of European exploration 31. illustrate the development of Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada from European colonization to independence

2 32. analyze and discuss important 20th Century issues in Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada 33. classify and locate the important physical and human characteristics of Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada 34. analyze the impact of government policies and societal behaviors on Latin American, the Caribbean and Canadian environment 35. analyze the impact of location, climate, physical characteristics, natural resources and population size on Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada 36. examine the cultural characteristics of Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada 37. examine the structure of national governments in Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada 38. compare and contrast different economic systems (traditional, command, market, mixed) and how they answer the basic economic questions: what to produce? how to produce? for whom to produce? 39. illustrate how voluntary trade benefits buyers and sellers in Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada 40. analyze the factors that influence economic growth and examine their presence or absence in Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina 41. examine personal money management choices in terms of income, spending, credit, saving and investing D. Europe 42. examine the important developments in Europe from 1400 CE to WWI 43. analyze major developments in Europe during the 20 th Century 44. classify and locate the important physical and human characteristics of Europe 45. analyze the impact of government policies and societal behaviors on the European environment 46. analyze the impact of location, climate, physical characteristics, natural resources and population size on Europe 47. compare and contrast the cultural characteristics of Europe 48. describe modern European governments 49. compare and contrast different economic systems (traditional, command, market, mixed) and how they answer the basic economic questions: what to produce? how to produce? for whom to produce? 50. analyze how voluntary trade benefits buyers and sellers in Europe 51. analyze the factors that influence economic growth and examine their presence or absence in countries such as England, Germany, Russia, Poland and Romania E. Australia and Oceania 52. analyze the culture and development of Australia and Oceania prior to contact with Europeans 53. explain the impact European exploration and colonization had on Australia and Oceania 54. examine the impact of important 20th Century events on Australia and Oceania 55. classify and locate the important physical and human characteristics of Australia and Oceania

3 56. analyze the impact of government policies and societal behaviors on the environments of Australia and Oceania 57. explain the impact of location, climate, physical characteristics, natural resources and population size on Australia and Oceania 58. compare and contrast the cultural characteristics of Australia and Oceania 59. analyze the political structures of Oceania 60. compare and contrast different economic systems (traditional, command, market, mixed) and how they answer the basic economic questions: what to produce? how to produce? for whom to produce? 61. analyze how voluntary trade benefits buyers and sellers in Australia and Oceania 62. analyze the factors that influence economic growth and examine their presence or absence in Australia and Oceania

4 Proposed AKS for 7th Grade Social Studies A. Map and Globe Skills 63. use cardinal directions 64. use intermediate directions 65. use a letter/number grid system to determine location 66. compare and contrast the categories of natural, cultural and political features found on maps 67. use inch map scale to determine distance on a map 68. use map key/legend to acquire information from historical, physical, political, resource, product and economic maps 69. use a map to explain the impact of geography on historical and current events 70. draw conclusions and make generalizations based on information from maps 71. use latitude and longitude to determine location 72. use graphic scales to determine distances on a map 73. 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 74. compare maps with data sets (charts, tables, graphs) and/or readings to draw conclusions and make generalizations B. Information Processing Skills 75. compare similarities and differences 76. organize items chronologically 77. identify issues and/or problems and alternative solutions 78. distinguish between fact and opinion 79. identify main idea, detail, sequence of events and cause and effect in a social studies context 80. identify and use primary and secondary sources 81. interpret timelines 82. identify social studies reference resources to use for a specific purpose 83. construct charts and tables 84. analyze artifacts 85. draw conclusions and make generalizations 86. analyze graphs and diagrams 87. translate dates into centuries, eras or ages 88. formulate appropriate research questions 89. determine adequacy and/or relevancy of information 90. check for consistency of information 91. interpret political cartoons C. Africa 92. describe the development and impact of early African empires, cities and leaders 93. explain the impact of the slave trade, colonization and the independence movement on the development of Africa 94. describe the major developments in African countries since independence 95. describe and locate the physical features and political characteristics of Africa

5 96. describe and analyze how people and governments have impacted the environments of Africa 97. explain the impact that location, climate, physical characteristics, natural resources and population size have on African countries 98. describe the impact of diverse cultures in Africa 99. describe how modern African governments have evolved since independence 100. describe different economic systems and how they answer the basic economic questions: what to produce? how to produce? and for whom to produce? 101. discuss how voluntary trade benefits buyers and sellers in Africa across time 102. describe the factors that influence economic growth in countries such as Chad, South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya 103. explain personal money management choices in terms of income, spending, credit, saving and investing D. Southwest Asia 104. describe the development of the three major religions that originated in the Middle East/Southwest Asia 105. describe the influence the Ottoman Empire had on the Middle East/Southwest Asia 106. describe major developments of the Middle East/Southwest Asia during the 20 th Century 107. describe and locate the physical features and political characteristics of the Middle East/Southwest Asia 108. describe and analyze how people and governments have impacted the environments of the Middle East/Southwest Asia 109. explain the impact that location, climate, physical characteristics, natural resources and population size have on Middle Eastern/Southwest Asian countries 110. describe the impact of diverse cultures on the Middle East/Southwest Asia 111. describe the different political structures of the Middle East/Southwest Asia 112. describe different economic systems and how they answer the basic economic questions: what to produce? how to produce? and for whom to produce? 113. discuss how voluntary trade benefits buyers and sellers in the Middle East/Southwest Asia across time 114. describe the factors that influence economic growth in Middle Eastern/Southwest Asian countries such as Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran E. Southern and Eastern Asia 115. describe the growth and development of Southern and Eastern Asia 116. describe China s reactions to trade that led to its policy of isolationism 117. describe the major developments of Southern and Eastern Asia during the 20 th Century 118. describe and locate the physical features and political characteristics of Southern and Eastern Asia 119. describe and analyze how people and governments have impacted the environments of Southern and Eastern Asia 120. explain the impact of location, climate, physical characteristics, natural resources and population size on Southern and Eastern Asian countries 121. describe the impact of diverse cultures in Southern and Eastern Asia 122. identify modern governments of Southern and Eastern Asia

6 123. describe different economic systems and how they answer the basic economic questions: what to produce? how to produce? and for whom to produce? 124. discuss how voluntary trade benefits buyers and sellers in Southern and Eastern Asia across time 125. describe the factors that influence economic growth in Southern and Eastern Asian countries such as Pakistan, India, China and Indonesia

7 Proposed AKS for 8th Grade Social Studies A. Map and Globe Skills 126. use cardinal directions 127. use intermediate directions 128. use a letter/number grid system to determine location 129. compare and contrast the categories of natural, cultural, and political features found on maps 130. use inch map scale to determine distance on a map 131. use map key/legend to acquire information from historical, physical, political, resource, product and economic maps 132. use a map to explain the impact of geography on historical and current events 133. draw conclusions and make generalizations based on information from maps 134. use latitude and longitude to determine location 135. use graphic scales to determine distances on a map 136. 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 137. compare maps with data sets (charts, tables, graphs) and/or readings to draw conclusions and make generalizations B. Information Processing Skills 138. compare similarities and differences 139. organize items chronologically 140. identify issues and/or problems and alternative solutions 141. distinguish between fact and opinion 142. identify main idea, detail, sequence of events and cause and effect in a social studies context 143. identify and use primary and secondary sources 144. interpret timelines 145. identify social studies reference resources to use for a specific purpose 146. construct charts and tables 147. analyze artifacts 148. draw conclusions and make generalizations 149. analyze graphs and diagrams 150. translate dates into centuries, eras or ages 151. formulate appropriate research questions 152. determine adequacy and/or relevancy of information 153. check for consistency of information 154. interpret political cartoons C. Geographic Understanding 155. describe Georgia with regard to physical features and location 156. explain how the interstate highway system, Hartsfield- Jackson International Airport and Georgia s deepwater ports help drive the state s economy

8 D. Native American Cultures and Exploration 157. evaluate the development of Native American cultures and the impact of European exploration and settlement on the Native American cultures in Georgia 158. analyze the colonial period of Georgia s history 159. analyze the role of Georgia in the American Revolution 160. describe the impact of events that led to the ratification of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights E. Georgia s Growth and Expansion 161. explain significant factors that affected the development of Georgia as part of the growth of the United States between 1789 and 1840 F. Antebellum, Civil War and Reconstruction 162. analyze the impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction on Georgia G. New South 163. evaluate key political, social and economic changes which occurred in Georgia between 1877 and analyze the important events of World War I, the Twenties and the Great Depression and their impact on Georgia H. World War II 165. describe the impact of World War II on Georgia s development economically, socially and politically I. Post World War II 166. evaluate key post-world War II developments of Georgia from 1945 to 1970 J. Civil Rights Movement 167. evaluate the role of Georgia in the modern civil rights movement K. Modern Georgia 168. explain the importance of significant social, economic and political developments in Georgia since 1970 L. Civic Understandings 169. describe the role of citizen s under Georgia s Constitution 170. analyze the role of the legislative branch in Georgia state government 171. analyze the role of the executive branch in Georgia state government 172. analyze the role of the judicial branch in Georgia state government 173. analyze the role of local governments in the state of Georgia M. Economic Understanding 174. give examples of the kinds of goods and services produced in Georgia in different historical periods 175. explain the benefits of free trade

9 176. evaluate the influence of Georgia s economic growth and development 177. identify revenue sources and services provided by state and local governments 178. explain personal money management choices to include income, spending, credit, saving and investing

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