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Skills available for Colorado seventh-grade social studies standards

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1. History develops moral understanding, defines identity and creates an appreciation of how things change while building skills in judgment and decision-making. History enhances the ability to read varied sources and develop the skills to analyze, interpret and communicate.

2. Geography provides students with an understanding of spatial perspectives and technologies for spatial analysis, awareness of interdependence of world regions and resources and how places are connected at local, national and global scales.

3. Economics teaches how society manages its scarce resources, how people make decisions, how people interact in the domestic and international markets, and how forces and trends affect the economy as a whole. Personal financial literacy applies the economic way of thinking to help individuals understand how to manage their own scarce resources using a logical decision-making process of prioritization based on analysis of the costs and benefits of every choice.

  • 1 Supply and demand influence price and profit in a market economy

  • 2 The distribution of resources influences economic production and individual choices

    • a Give examples that illustrate connections between resources and manufacturing

    • b Identify patterns of trade between places based on distribution of resources

    • c Compare and contrast the relative value and different uses of several types of resources

    • d Use supply and demand analysis to explain how prices allocate scarce goods in a market economy

    • e Define resources from an economic and personal finance perspective

    • f Explain the role of taxes in economic production and distribution of resources

    • g Define the various types of taxes students will pay as adults

    • h Demonstrate the impact of taxes on individual income and spending

4. Civics teaches the complexity of the origins, structure, and functions of governments; the rights, roles and responsibilities of ethical citizenship; the importance of law; and the skills necessary to participate in all levels of government.

  • 1 Compare how various nations define the rights, responsibilities, and roles of citizens

  • 2 Different forms of government and international organizations and their influence in the world community

    • a Compare different forms of government in the world and how they derive their authority

    • b Evaluate how various nations interact, resolve their differences, and cooperate

    • c Analyze conflicts among nations including causes and consequences

    • d Describe common interests and evaluate examples of global collaboration

    • e Use criteria that identify the attributes of a good government and apply to specific examples