A.SS7H1.a Explain how the European partitioning across Africa contributed to conflict, civil war, and artificial political boundaries in Africa today.
A.SS7H1.b Explain how the Pan-African movement and nationalism led to independence in Kenya and Nigeria.
A.SS7H1.c Explain the creation and end of apartheid in South Africa and the roles of Nelson Mandela and F.W.de Klerk.
A.SS7G Geographic Understandings
A.SS7G1 Locate selected features of Africa.
A.SS7G1.a Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: Sahara, Sahel, savanna, tropical rain forest, Congo River, Niger River, Nile River, Lake Victoria, Great Rift Valley, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Atlas Mountains, and Kalahari Desert.
A.SS7G1.b Locate on a world and regional political-physical map the countries of Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Sudan.
A.SS7E2.b Compare and contrast different types of trade barriers, such as tariffs, quotas, and embargoes.
A.SS7E2.c Explain why international trade requires a system for exchanging currencies between nations.
A.SS7E3 Describe factors that influence economic growth and examine their presence or absence in Nigeria, South Africa, and Kenya.
A.SS7E3.a Evaluate how literacy rates affect the standard of living.
A.SS7E3.b Explain the relationship between investment in human capital (education and training) and gross domestic product (GDP per capita).
A.SS7E3.c Explain the relationship between investment in capital goods (factories, machinery, and technology) and gross domestic product (GDP per capita).
A.SS7E3.d Explain how the distribution of natural resources affects the economic development of Africa.
A.SS7E3.e Describe the role of entrepreneurship.
B Southwest Asia (Middle East)
B.SS7H Historical Understandings
B.SS7H2 Analyze continuity and change in Southwest Asia (Middle East).
B.SS7H2.a Explain how European partitioning in the Middle East following WWI led to regional conflict.
B.SS7H2.b Explain the historical factors contributing to the establishment of the modern State of Israel in 1948; include the Jewish religious connection to the land, antisemitism, the development of Zionism in Europe, and the aftermath of the Holocaust.
B.SS7H2.c Describe how land and religion plays a role in continuing conflicts in the Middle East (i.e. the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the division between Sunni and Shia Muslims, and Kurdish nationalism).
B.SS7CG3 Compare and contrast various forms of government.
B.SS7CG3.a Explain citizen participation in autocratic and democratic governments [i.e., the role of citizens in choosing the leaders of Israel (parliamentary democracy), Saudi Arabia (autocratic monarchy), and Turkey (parliamentary democracy)].
B.SS7CG3.b Describe the two predominant forms of democratic governments: parliamentary and presidential.
B.SS7E Economic Understandings
B.SS7E4 Analyze different economic systems.
B.SS7E4.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.SS7H3.e Explain the reasons for foreign involvement in Korea and Vietnam in terms of containment of communism.
C.SS7G Geographic Understandings
C.SS7G9 Locate selected features in Southern and Eastern Asia.
C.SS7G9.a Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: Ganges River, Huang He (Yellow River), Chang Jiang (Yangtze) River, Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean, Sea of Japan, South China Sea, Yellow Sea, Gobi Desert, Taklimakan Desert, Himalayan Mountains, and Korean Peninsula.
C.SS7G9.b Locate on a world and regional political-physical map the countries of China, India, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, and Vietnam.
C.SS7CG4 Compare and contrast various forms of government.
C.SS7CG4.a Explain the role of citizen participation in autocratic and democratic governments [i.e. explain the role of citizens in choosing the leaders of China (communist state), Japan (parliamentary democracy), North Korea (autocracy), South Korea (presidential democracy), and India (parliamentary democracy)].
C.SS7CG4.b Describe the two predominant forms of democratic governments: parliamentary and presidential.
C.SS7E Economic Understandings
C.SS7E7 Analyze different economic systems.
C.SS7E7.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.