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Skills available for Arkansas seventh-grade social studies standards

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World in Spatial Terms

Human Systems

  • 5 Students will analyze the demographics and migration of human population and settlement over time.

    • HS.5.7.1 Examine the variations of populations in different places and regions using demographics

    • HS.5.7.2 Analyze spatial patterns and consequences of settlement and migration (e.g., voluntary and involuntary, seasonal, short- and long-term migration, push- pull- factors)

  • 6 Students will evaluate the characteristics, distribution, and complexity of cultural regions.

    • HS.6.7.1 Examine the cultural characteristics of various regions (e.g., celebrations, language, child-rearing, clothing, food, beliefs, behaviors)

    • HS.6.7.2 Analyze reasons for and effects of cultural diffusion, cultural convergence, and cultural divergence in and across various regions

  • 7 Students will analyze patterns and networks of economic interdependence among regions.

    • HS.7.7.1 Explain primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary economic activities

    • HS.7.7.2 Compare advantages and disadvantages of one location over another in the access to factors of production (e.g., human resources, natural resources, capital resources, entrepreneurship)

    • HS.7.7.3 Analyze movements of people, products, and ideas through transportation and communication networks and how they vary among regions (e.g., regional, global)

  • 8 Students will analyze causes and effects of cooperation and conflict among people.

    • HS.8.7.1 Examine physical and human characteristics that influence the division and control of Earth's surface (e.g., resources, land use, ethnicity, national identities)

    • HS.8.7.2 Explain levels of cooperation among people in various places and regions who solve human and environmental issues

    • HS.8.7.3 Analyze conflicting territorial claims from multiple perspectives (e.g., water sources or access, mineral rights, natural resources)

Environment and Society

  • 9 Students will analyze the interactions between humans and the environment.

    • ES.9.7.1 Examine ways people have adapted to the physical environment over time (e.g., technology, habitation, transportation, agriculture, communication)

    • ES.9.7.2 Describe symbiotic relationships between humans and their physical environments

    • ES.9.7.3 Analyze positive and negative consequences of human changes on the physical environment

    • ES.9.7.4 Examine human induced changes in one place or region and its effects on other places or regions (e.g., flood control, deforestation, factories, electric power generation)

  • 10 Students will evaluate patterns of change and continuity in the distribution and consumption of resources.

    • ES.10.7.1 Explain how culture has influenced decisions about the use of resources over time

    • ES.10.7.2 Examine physical and human processes that influence formation and sustainability of resources

    • ES.10.7.3 Evaluate the sustainability of resources achieved through civic actions