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6-9.GWH.1 History - Students in Geography-Western Hemisphere build an understanding of the cultural and social development of human civilization.

6-9.GWH.2 Geography - Students in Geography-Western Hemisphere analyze the spatial organizations of people, places, and environment on the earth's surface, explain how human actions modify the physical environment and how physical systems affect human activity and living conditions, trace the migration and settlement of human populations on the earth's surface, analyze the human and physical characteristics of different places and regions, and explain how geography enables people to comprehend the relationships between people, places, and environments over time.

6-9.GWH.3 Economics - Students in Geography-Western Hemisphere explain basic economic concepts and identify different influences on economic systems.

  • 6-9.GWH.3.1 Explain basic economic concepts.

    • 6-9.GWH.3.1.1 Define abundance and scarcity, and their impact on decision making such as trade and settlement.

  • 6-9.GWH.3.2 Identify different influences on economic systems.

    • 6-9.GWH.3.2.1 Describe how different economic systems in the Western Hemisphere answer the basic economic questions on what to produce, how to produce, and for whom to produce.

    • 6-9.GWH.3.2.2 Compare the standard of living of various countries of the Western Hemisphere today using Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita as an indicator.

    • 6-9.GWH.3.2.3 Analyze current economic issues in the countries of the Western Hemisphere using a variety of information resources.

    • 6-9.GWH.3.2.4 Identify economic connections between a local community and the countries of the Western Hemisphere.

    • 6-9.GWH.3.2.5 Identify specific areas of the Western Hemisphere with important natural resource deposits.

    • 6-9.GWH.3.2.6 Investigate how physical geography, productive resources, specialization, and trade have influenced the way people earn income.

  • 6-9.GWH.3.3 Analyze the different types of economic institutions.

  • 6-9.GWH.3.4 Explain the concepts of personal finance.

6-9.GWH.4 Civics and Government - Students in Geography-Western Hemisphere build an understanding of comparative government.

6-9.GWH.5 Global Perspectives - Students in Geography-Western Hemisphere build an understanding of multiple perspectives and global interdependence.

  • 6-9.GWH.5.1 Build an understanding of multiple perspectives and global interdependence.

    • 6-9.GWH.5.1.1 Discuss how social institutions, including family, religion, and education, influence behavior in different societies in the Western Hemisphere.

    • 6-9.GWH.5.1.2 Give examples of how language, literature, and the arts shaped the development and transmission of culture in the Western Hemisphere.

    • 6-9.GWH.5.1.3 Define ethnocentrism and give examples of how this attitude can lead to cultural misunderstandings.

    • 6-9.GWH.5.1.4 Discuss present conflicts between cultural groups and nation-states in the Western Hemisphere.

    • 6-9.GWH.5.1.5 Give examples of the benefits of global connections, such as developing opportunities for trade, cooperating in seeking solutions to mutual problems, learning for technological advances, acquiring new perspectives, and benefiting from developments in architecture, music, and the arts.

    • 6-9.GWH.5.1.6 Give examples of the causes and consequences of current global issues, such as the expansion of global markets, the urbanization of the developing world, the consumption of natural resources, and the extinction of species, and speculate possible responses by various individuals, groups, and nations.