7SS1 Students analyze the major geographic characteristics and regions of the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Central and South America using geography, recent history, and technology.
7SS1.a Locate major regions and nations in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Central and South America.
7SS1.b Analyze and compare the major geographic characteristics of the Earth's regions using geographic skills, map projections and the Geographic Information System.
7SS1.c Describe the restrictions that climate and landforms place on land use and discern how patterns of population distribution reflect these restrictions.
7SS1.d Evaluate the impact of human migration on physical and human systems.
7SS2 Students examine the influence of economic systems found in nations of the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Central and South America.
7SS2.a Analyze the effects of trade between nations in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Central and South America and how trade results in the rising of the standard of living of individuals.
7SS2.b Explain how changes in exchange rates can have an impact on the purchasing power of individuals and countries.
7SS2.c Describe why and how different economic systems (traditional, command, market, mixed) in nations of the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Central and South America answer the basic economic questions: What to produce? How to produce? For whom to produce?
7SS2.d Analyze the influence of competition on process and production and the role played by laws and regulation.
7SS2.e Compare and contrast the standard of living of various nations in the regions using per capita Gross Domestic Product as an indicator.
7SS2.f Describe ways people can increase individual human capital.
7SS2.g Explain how a market economy is affected by types of business, organizations, labor unions, non-profit organizations, technological changes and international competition.
7SS2.h Explain how the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Central and South American nations interact economically with each other today.
7SS3 Students examine recent historical events and leaders that contributed to the development of nations in modern Middle Eastern, Asian, African and Central and South American nations from the 1980s to today.
7SS3.a Analyze and compare major groups of people, events and developments in the recent history of nations that comprise the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Central and South America.
7SS3.b Understand the challenges in the regions, including their geopolitical, cultural, military, and economic significance and the international relationships in which they are involved.
7SS3.c Analyze the effects of North American economic and foreign policies on the nations that comprise the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Central and South America.
7SS3.d Discuss the important trends in the regions today.
7SS4 Students compare and analyze the different forms of governments in the Middle Eastern nations, Asia, Africa and Central and South America.
7SS4.a Examine and compare different forms of government in the Middle Eastern nations, Asia, Africa and Central and South America and their sources of authority and power which include examples of limited/unlimited government.
7SS4.b Define and compare citizenship and the citizen's role in selected nations.
7SS4.c Identify and analyze social, economic and political issues related to recent events and natural resources in selected nations in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Central and South America.
7SS5 Students identify economic, social, and political connections among cultures in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Central and South America.
7SS5.a Analyze the historical origins, central beliefs, and spread of major religions of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism.
7SS5.b Contrast how social institutions in the past and present, including the family, religion, educational institutions, and the economy influence individual behavior in different societies in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Central and South America in the recent past and present.
7SS5.c Examine the impact of cultural diffusion on society.
7SS5.d Examine benefits of connections among cultures.
7SSK The intellectual skills noted below are to be learned through, and applied to, the content standards for grade seven. They are to be assessed only in conjunction with these content standards. Students demonstrate the following intellectual reasoning, reflection, and research skills:
7SSK1 Students explain how major events are related to one another in time.
7SSK2 Students construct various time lines of key events, people, and periods of the historical era they are studying.
7SSK3 Students use a variety of maps and documents to identify physical and cultural features of neighborhoods, cities, states, and countries and to explain the historical migration of people, expansion and disintegration of empires, and the growth of economic system.
7SSK4 Students frame questions that can be answered by historical study and research.
7SSK5 Students distinguish fact from opinion in historical narratives and stories.
7SSK6 Students distinguish relevant from irrelevant information, essential from incidental information, and verifiable from unverifiable information in historical narratives and stories.
7SSK7 Students assess the credibility of primary and secondary sources and draw sound conclusions from them.
7SSK8 Students detect the different historical points of view on historical events and determine the context in which the historical statements were made (the questions asked, sources used, author's perspectives).
7SSK9 Students explain the central issues and problems from the past, placing people and events in a matrix of time and place.
7SSK10 Students understand and distinguish cause, effect, sequence, and correlation in historical events, including the long-and short-term causal relations.
7SSK11 Students explain the sources of historical continuity and how the combination of ideas and events explains the emergence of new patterns.
7SSK12 Students recognize the role of chance, oversight, and error in history.
7SSK13 Students recognize that interpretations of history are subject to change as new information is uncovered.
7SSK14 Students interpret basic indicators of economic performance and conduct cost- benefit analysis of economic and political issues.