2 How have people interacted with the environment over time in a positive or negative way?
3 How has globalization affected people and places?
4 In what ways are places on Earth interdependent?
Applying in Society and Using Technology:
1 The study of how human and physical systems vary and interact helps to make better choices, decisions, and predictions. For example, resource distribution or trade is based on geographic features and environmental changes over time effect a business.
2 Businesses analyze data regarding physical and human systems to make informed choices regarding production, trade, and resource acquisition.
3 Nations use geographic information about human and physical systems to make decisions such as establishing trade routes, locating cities, trade centers and capitals, and establishing outposts and security systems like forts and walls.
Nature of Geography:
1 Spatial thinkers examine places and regions and the connections among them.
1 Identify and analyze different economic systems
1 How do different systems address the production of goods?
1 Analyze the interconnectedness of the United States and other nations
1 What does it mean to live in an interconnected world?
2 How can you be a productive member of the global community and a contributing citizen of the United States?
3 Why are there greater challenges and opportunities when multiple groups interact?
4 Why are national and global viewpoints sometimes different?
Relevance and Application:
1 Nations are interconnected and affect each other on a daily basis. For example, businesses are affected by the laws, regulations, nations and markets are damaged by drought, earthquakes and other natural disasters throughout the world.
2 Technology provides daily information regarding the interaction between the United States government and other nations.
Nature of Civics:
1 Responsible community members discuss and analyze how various government decisions impact people, places, and history.
2 Responsible community members analyze how the actions of individuals and groups can have a local, nation, and international impact.
3 Responsible community members analyze the relationship between rights and responsibility in national and global contexts.
2 Compare multiple systems of government
1 How do you define good government?
2 What evidence can you find of effective and ineffective governments in the past and the present?
3 What would a government look like if you created it?
4 What are the consequences if a government does not provide for the common good?
Relevance and Application:
1 The ability to understand the different forms of government affects daily life. For example, employees work in international corporations and tourists visit countries with different laws, rules, and regulations.
2 Knowledge of government is essential for understanding the implications of events around the world.