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1 Students examine the major movements, events and figures that contributed to the development of Africa, Asia and the Southwest Pacific from ancient civilizations to modern times by examining religious institutions, trade and cultural interactions, political institutions, and technological developments.

2 Students trace the development of different forms of government in different historical eras and compare various contemporary political structures in Africa, Asia, and the Southwest Pacific in terms of power, approach to human rights, and roles of citizens.

  • Foundations of Government

    • 7.2.1 Compare, contrast, and evaluate the different routes to independence from colonial rule taken by countries in Asia, Africa and the Southwest Pacific.

    • 7.2.2 Compare and contrast historical and contemporary governments in Africa, Asia, and the Southwest Pacific.

  • Functions of Government

    • 7.2.3 Describe how major forms of governments of Japan, North Korea, India, South Africa and China currently protect or violate the human rights of their citizens.

    • 7.2.4 Compare and contrast the functions of international organizations in Africa, Asia and the Southwest Pacific.

  • Roles of Citizens

    • 7.2.5 Define, compare and contrast citizenship and the citizen's role in the government of selected countries of Africa, Asia and the Southwest Pacific.

3 Students use technology and grid systems to identify and categorize places (physical, cultural, countries, large cities), major geographic characteristics (human and physical), and regions in Africa, Asia, and the Southwest Pacific. They use geographic skills, perspectives, and technologies to analyze relationships within and between these regions and the rest of the world.

4 Students examine the influence of physical and cultural factors upon the economic systems found in countries of Africa, Asia and the Southwest Pacific.

  • 7.4.1 Explain how voluntary trade benefits countries and results in higher standards of living in Africa, Asia, and the Southwest Pacific.

  • 7.4.2 Illustrate how international trade requires a system for exchanging currency between and among nations.

  • 7.4.3 Trace the development and change over time of the economic systems (traditional, command, market and mixed) of various cultures, societies or nations in Africa, Asia and the Southwest Pacific. and analyze why these changes occurred over time

  • 7.4.4 Compare and contrast the standard of living of various countries in Africa, Asia, and the Southwest Pacific using Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita as an indicator; hypothesize how factors, including urbanization, industrialization, and globalization could affect the differences in the standard of living statistics.

  • 7.4.5 Analyze different methods that countries in Africa, Asia and the Southwest Pacific have used to increase their citizens' individual human capital.

  • 7.4.6 Identify ways that societies deal with helpful and harmful externalities (spillovers) in Africa, Asia or the Southwest Pacific.