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A Latin America and Canada

  • A.SS6H Historical Understandings

    • A.SS6H1 Explain conflict and change in Latin America.

      • A.SS6H1.a Describe the influence of African slavery on the development of the Americas.

      • A.SS6H1.b Describe the influence of the Spanish and the Portuguese on the language and religions of Latin America.

      • A.SS6H1.c Explain the impact of the Cuban Revolution and describe the current relationship between Cuba and the United States.

      • A.SS6H1.d Explain the impact of poverty, the war on drugs, and migration to the United States on Latin America.

    • A.SS6H2 Describe Quebec's independence movement.

  • A.SS6G Geographic Understandings

  • A.SS6CG Government/Civic Understandings

    • A.SS6CG1 Compare and contrast various forms of government.

      • A.SS6CG1.a Explain citizen participation in autocratic, and democratic governments. [i.e. the role of citizens in choosing the leaders of Mexico (presidential democracy), Cuba (autocratic), and Brazil (presidential democracy)].

      • A.SS6CG1.b Describe the two predominant forms of democratic governments: parliamentary and presidential.

    • A.SS6CG2 Explain citizen participation in the Canadian government.

      • A.SS6CG2.a Explain the role of citizens in choosing the leader of Canada (parliamentary democracy).

  • A.SS6E Economic Understandings

    • A.SS6E1 Analyze different economic systems.

      • A.SS6E1.a Compare how traditional, command, and market economies answer the economic questions of 1-what to produce, 2-how to produce, and 3-for whom to produce.

      • A.SS6E1.b Explain that countries have a mixed economic system located on a continuum between pure market and pure command.

      • A.SS6E1.c Compare and contrast the basic types of economic systems found in Mexico, Cuba, and Brazil.

    • A.SS6E2 Give examples of how voluntary trade benefits buyers and sellers in Latin America.

      • A.SS6E2.a Explain how specialization encourages trade between countries.

      • A.SS6E2.b Compare and contrast different types of trade barriers, such as tariffs, quotas, and embargos.

      • A.SS6E2.c Explain why international trade requires a system for exchanging currencies between nations.

      • A.SS6E2.d Explain the functions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

    • A.SS6E3 Describe factors that influence economic growth and examine their presence or absence in Brazil, Cuba, and Mexico.

      • A.SS6E3.a Evaluate how literacy rates affect the standard of living.

      • A.SS6E3.b Explain the relationship between investment in human capital (education and training) and gross domestic product (GDP per capita).

      • A.SS6E3.c Explain the relationship between investment in capital goods (factories, machinery, and technology) and gross domestic product (GDP per capita).

      • A.SS6E3.d Describe the role of natural resources in a country's economy.

      • A.SS6E3.e Describe the role of entrepreneurship.

    • A.SS6E4 Analyze different economic systems.

      • A.SS6E4.a Compare how traditional, command, and market economies answer the economic questions of 1-what to produce, 2-how to produce, and 3-for whom to produce.

      • A.SS6E4.b Explain that countries have a mixed economic system located on a continuum between pure market and pure command.

      • A.SS6E4.c Describe the economic system of Canada.

    • A.SS6E5 Give examples of how voluntary trade benefits buyers and sellers in Canada.

      • A.SS6E5.a Explain how specialization encourages trade between countries.

      • A.SS6E5.b Compare and contrast different types of trade barriers, such as tariffs, quotas, and embargoes.

      • A.SS6E5.c Explain why international trade requires a system for exchanging currencies between nations.

      • A.SS6E5.d Explain the functions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

    • A.SS6E6 Describe factors that influence economic growth and examine their presence or absence in Canada.

      • A.SS6E6.a Evaluate how literacy rates affect the standard of living.

      • A.SS6E6.b Explain the relationship between investment in human capital (education and training) and gross domestic product (GDP per capita).

      • A.SS6E6.c Explain the relationship between investment in capital goods (factories, machinery, and technology) and gross domestic product (GDP per capita).

      • A.SS6E6.d Describe the role of natural resources in a country's economy.

      • A.SS6E6.e Describe the role of entrepreneurship.

B Europe

  • B.SS6H Historical Understandings

    • B.SS6H3 Explain conflict and change in Europe.

      • B.SS6H3.a Describe the aftermath of World War I: the rise of communism, the Treaty of Versailles, the rise of Nazism, and worldwide depression.

      • B.SS6H3.b Explain the rise of Nazism including preexisting prejudices, the use of propaganda, and events which resulted in the Holocaust.

      • B.SS6H3.c Explain how German reunification contributed to the collapse of the Soviet Union and led to the end of the Cold War.

  • B.SS6G Geographic Understandings

  • B.SS6CG Government/Civic Understandings

    • B.SS6CG3 Compare and contrast various forms of government.

      • B.SS6CG3.a Explain citizen participation in autocratic and democratic governments. [i.e., role of citizens in choosing the leaders of the United Kingdom (parliamentary democracy), Germany (parliamentary democracy), and Russia (presidential democracy)].

      • B.SS6CG3.b Describe the two predominant forms of democratic governments: parliamentary and presidential.

  • B.SS6E Economic Understandings

    • B.SS6E7 Analyze different economic systems.

      • B.SS6E7.a Compare how traditional, command, and market economies answer the economic questions of 1-what to produce, 2-how to produce, and 3-for whom to produce.

      • B.SS6E7.b Explain that countries have a mixed economic system located on a continuum between pure market and pure command.

      • B.SS6E7.c Compare the basic types of economic systems found in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Russia.

    • B.SS6E8 Analyze the benefits of and barriers to voluntary trade in Europe.

      • B.SS6E8.a Explain how specialization encourages trade between countries.

      • B.SS6E8.b Compare and contrast different types of trade barriers such as tariffs, quotas, and embargoes.

      • B.SS6E8.c Explain why international trade requires a system for exchanging currencies between nations.

      • B.SS6E8.d Describe the purpose of the European Union and the relationship between member nations.

    • B.SS6E9 Describe factors that influence economic growth and examine their presence or absence in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Russia.

      • B.SS6E9.a Evaluate how literacy rates affect the standard of living.

      • B.SS6E9.b Explain the relationship between investment in human capital goods (education and training) and gross domestic product (GDP per capita).

      • B.SS6E9.c Explain the relationship between investment in capital (factories, machinery, and technology) and gross domestic product (GDP per capita).

      • B.SS6E9.d Describe the role of natural resources in a country's economy.

      • B.SS6E9.e Describe the role of entrepreneurship.

C Australia

  • C.SS6H Historical Understandings

    • C.SS6H4 Explain the impact of English colonization on current Aboriginal basic rights, health, literacy, and language.

  • C.SS6G Geographic Understandings

    • C.SS6G11 Locate selected features of Australia.

      • C.SS6G11.a Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: the Great Barrier Reef, Coral Sea, Uluru/Ayers Rock, Indian and Pacific Oceans, Great Dividing Range, and Great Victoria Desert.

    • C.S6G12 Explain the impact of location, climate, distribution of natural resources, and population distribution on Australia.

      • C.S6G12.a Describe how Australia's location, climate, and natural resources impact trade and affect where people live.

  • C.SS6CG Government/Civic Understandings

    • C.SS6CG4 Explain forms of citizen participation in government.

      • C.SS6CG4.a Explain citizen participation in democratic governments [i.e. the role of citizens in choosing the leaders of Australia (parliamentary democracy)].

  • C.SS6E Economic Understandings

    • C.SS6E10 Analyze different economic systems.

      • C.SS6E10.a Compare how traditional, command, and market economies answer the economic questions of 1-what to produce, 2-how to produce, and 3-for whom to produce.

      • C.SS6E10.b Explain that countries have a mixed economic system located on a continuum between pure market and pure command.

      • C.SS6E10.c Describe the economic system used in Australia.

    • C.SS6E11 Give examples of how voluntary trade benefits buyers and sellers in Australia.

      • C.SS6E11.a Explain how specialization makes trade possible between countries.

      • C.SS6E11.b Compare and contrast different types of trade barriers, such as tariffs, quotas, and embargoes.

      • C.SS6E11.c Explain why international trade requires a system for exchanging currency between nations.

    • C.SS6E12 Describe factors that influence economic growth and examine their presence or absence in Australia.

      • C.SS6E12.a Evaluate how literacy rates affect the standard of living.

      • C.SS6E12.b Explain the relationship between investment in human capital (education and training) and gross domestic product (GDP per capita).

      • C.SS6E12.c Explain the relationship between investment in capital goods (factories, machinery, and technology) and gross domestic product (GDP per capita).

      • C.SS6E12.d Describe the role of natural resources in a country's economy.

      • C.SS6E12.e Describe the role of entrepreneurship.

    • C.SS6E13 Understand that a basic principle of effective personal money management is to live within one's income.

      • C.SS6E13.a Understand that income is received from work and is limited.

      • C.SS6E13.b Understand that a budget is a tool to plan the spending and saving of income.

      • C.SS6E13.c Understand the reasons and benefits of saving.

      • C.SS6E13.d Understand the uses and costs of credit.

1 Map and Globe Skills

  • 1.1 The student will use maps to retrieve social studies information.

    • 1.1.1 use a compass rose to identify cardinal directions

    • 1.1.2 use intermediate directions

    • 1.1.3 use a letter/number grid system to determine location

    • 1.1.4 compare and contrast the categories of natural, cultural, and political features found on maps

    • 1.1.5 use graphic scales to determine distances on a map

    • 1.1.6 use map key/legend to acquire information from historical, physical, political, resource, product, and economic maps

    • 1.1.7 use a map to explain impact of geography on historical and current events

    • 1.1.8 draw conclusions and make generalizations based on information from maps

    • 1.1.9 use latitude and longitude to determine location

    • 1.1.10 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

    • 1.1.11 compare maps with data sets (charts, tables, graphs) and /or readings to draw conclusions and make generalizations

2 Information Processing Skills

  • 2.1 The student will be able to locate, analyze, and synthesize information related to social studies topics and apply this information to solve problems/make decisions.