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A Africa

  • A.SS7H Historical Understandings

    • A.SS7H1 Analyze continuity and change in Africa.

      • 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.SS7CG Government/Civic Understandings

    • A.SS7CG1 Compare and contrast different forms of citizen participation in government.

      • A.SS7CG1.a Explain the role of citizen participation in autocratic and democratic governments.

      • A.SS7CG1.b Describe the two predominant forms of democratic governments: parliamentary and presidential.

      • A.SS7CG1.c Explain the role of citizens in choosing the leaders of South Africa (parliamentary democracy), Nigeria (presidential democracy), and Kenya (presidential democracy).

    • A.SS7CG2 Analyze how government instability in Africa impacts standard of living.

      • A.SS7CG2.a Describe the impact of government instability on access to education and the distribution of medicine and food to combat diseases and famine across Africa.

  • A.SS7E Economic Understandings

    • A.SS7E1 Analyze different economic systems.

      • A.SS7E1.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.SS7E1.b Explain that countries have a mixed economic system located on a continuum between pure market and pure command.

      • A.SS7E1.c Compare and contrast the economic systems in South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya.

    • A.SS7E2 Explain how voluntary trade benefits buyers and sellers in Africa.

      • A.SS7E2.a Explain how specialization encourages trade between countries.

      • 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.SS7H2.d Explain U.S. presence and interest in Southwest Asia, including the Persian Gulf conflict and invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • B.SS7G Geographic Understandings

  • B.SS7CG Government/Civic Understandings

    • 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.

      • B.SS7E4.b Explain that countries have a mixed economic system located on a continuum between pure market and pure command.

      • B.SS7E4.c Compare and contrast the economic systems in Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.

    • B.SS7E5 Explain how voluntary trade benefits buyers and sellers in Southwest Asia (Middle East).

      • B.SS7E5.a Explain how specialization encourages trade between countries.

      • B.SS7E5.b Compare and contrast different types of trade barriers, such as tariffs, quotas, and embargoes.

      • B.SS7E5.c Explain why international trade requires a system for exchanging currencies between nations.

      • B.SS7E5.d Explain the primary function of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

    • B.SS7E6 Describe factors that influence economic growth and examine their presence or absence in Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.

      • B.SS7E6.a Evaluate how literacy rates affect the standard of living.

      • B.SS7E6.b Explain the relationship between investment in human capital (education and training) and gross domestic product (GDP per capita).

      • B.SS7E6.c Explain the relationship between investment in capital goods (factories, machinery, and technology) and gross domestic product (GDP per capita).

      • B.SS7E6.d Explain how the distribution of oil has affected the development of Southwest Asia (Middle East).

      • B.SS7E6.e Describe the role of entrepreneurship.

C Southern and Eastern Asia

  • C.SS7H Historical Understandings

    • C.SS7H3 Analyze continuity and change in Southern and Eastern Asia.

      • C.SS7H3.a Describe how nationalism led to independence in India.

      • C.SS7H3.b Describe the impact of Mohandas Gandhi's belief in non-violent protest.

      • C.SS7H3.c Explain the role of the United States in the rebuilding of Japan after WWII.

      • C.SS7H3.d Describe the impact of communism in China in terms of Mao Zedong, the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution, and Tiananmen Square.

      • C.SS7H3.e Explain the reasons for foreign involvement in Korea and Vietnam in terms of containment of communism.

  • C.SS7G Geographic Understandings

  • C.SS7CG Government/Civic Understandings

    • 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.

      • C.SS7E7.b Explain that countries have a mixed economic system located on a continuum between pure market and pure command.

      • C.SS7E7.c Compare and contrast the economic systems in China, India, Japan, North Korea, and South Korea.

    • C.SS7E8 Explain how voluntary trade benefits buyers and sellers in Southern and Eastern Asia.

      • C.SS7E8.a Explain how specialization encourages trade between countries.

      • C.SS7E8.b Compare and contrast different types of trade barriers, such as tariffs, quotas, and embargoes.

      • C.SS7E8.c Explain why international trade requires a system for exchanging currencies between nations.

    • C.SS7E9 Describe factors that influence economic growth and examine their presence or absence in China, India, Japan, South Korea and North Korea.

      • C.SS7E9.a Evaluate how literacy rates affect the standard of living.

      • C.SS7E9.b Explain the relationship between investment in human capital (education and training) and gross domestic product (GDP per capita).

      • C.SS7E9.c Explain the relationship between investment in capital goods (factories, machinery, and technology) and gross domestic product (GDP per capita).

      • C.SS7E9.d Describe the role of natural resources in a country's economy.

      • C.SS7E9.e Describe the role of entrepreneurship.

    • C.SS7E10 Understand that a basic principle of effective personal money management is to live within one's income.

      • C.SS7E10.a Understand that income is received from work and is limited.

      • C.SS7E10.b Understand that a budget is a tool to plan the spending and saving of income.

      • C.SS7E10.c Understand the reasons and benefits of saving.

      • C.SS7E10.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.