7C.1.2 Investigate how citizenship roles vary based on the population, size, and geographic position of a state including but not limited to federal, confederate, and unitary systems.
7C.1.3 Determine that citizenship takes many forms including but not limited to responsible financial activity, active and passive participation in government, being aware of important issues and challenges, and the responsible use of resources.
7C.1.4 Develop understanding of basic human rights and liberties that are at the core of American culture and compare those rights to those listed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
7C.2 Examine the challenges of civic engagement in the contemporary world.
7C.2.1 Compare the positive and negative impacts of changing technologies on expanding the role of citizens throughout the world and the challenges posed by new media sources to obtaining reliable information upon which to make decisions.
7C.2.2 Evaluate how globalization has changed the rights and responsibilities of citizens in relation to economic disparity and equity.
7C.2.3 Assess how growing concerns about security have impacted civil liberty protections.
7C.3 Formulate an understanding of citizenship roles in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America, South Asia, East Asia, Middle East and North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa and how they are influenced by a variety of factors.
7C.3.1 Construct maps that reflect the physical environment of Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America, South Asia, East Asia, Middle East, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa and evaluate how that environment impacts local culture.
7C.3.2 Create a map that reflects the current political structure of Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America, South Asia, East Asia, Middle East, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa including countries, major population centers, significant natural features, and capital cities.
7C.3.3 Select three Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America, South Asia, East Asia, Middle East, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa countries and identify the cultural and historical factors (ex. First Nations, colonization, war and conquest, and religion) that have shaped the civic identity of those cultures and the expectations they have for civic participation.
7C.3.4 Select three Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America, South Asia, East Asia, Middle East, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa countries and examine the participation of those countries in an increasingly globalized world and compare them to other nations in terms of metrics including GDP per capita, Human Misery Index, Gross National Happiness, Infant and Child Mortality Rates, Life Expectancy, and Literacy Rates.
7C.3.5 Compare human rights and liberties found in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America, South Asia, East Asia, Middle East, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa to core American civil values.
7C.4 Interpret how regions are used to describe the organization of Earth's surface.
7C.4.1 Contrast formal, functional, and perceptual regions and identify physical and human features used as the criteria for establishing them.
7C.4.2 Recognize major world regions as formal regions and describe the main characteristics that distinguish them as different from one another.
7C.5 Describe the characteristics and causes of human population changes and migration.
7C.5.1 Distinguish between the spatial patterns of human population in terms of distribution and density.
7C.5.2 Explain how physical and human factors impact the migration and population characteristics of a place.
7C.5.3 Trace major migration patterns in the U.S. and the world and the push/pull factors that drive them.
7C.6 Differentiate major aspects of the development of the United States from Exploration to 1754.
7C.6.5 Contrast how the English Bill of Rights, The Mayflower Compact, and The Virginia House of Burgesses led to the English Colonial idea of self-government. Describe the social structures that formed in the various colonies.
7C.6.6 Describe the relationships between the various Native American and colonial groups.
7C.7.2 Recognize and trace the major reasons for English taxes after the French and Indian War and colonial responses from 1763-1774 (Proclamation of 1763, Sugar Act, Stamp Act, Townshend Acts, Boston Massacre, Tea Act, Boston Tea Party, Intolerable Acts, etc.).
7C.9.3 Analyze the significance of early Supreme Court cases and explain impacts on the United States (e.g., Marbury v. Madison, McCulloch v. Maryland, Dartmouth College v. Woodward, Worcester v. Georgia).
7C.12.3 Compare and contrast the philosophies of natural rights expressed in the Declaration of Independence and the Declaration of Sentiments (e.g., phrases such as "all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights").
7C.13 Examine the social and economic conflicts between the North and South, that would eventually lead to the American Civil War.
7C.13.1 Synthesize prior knowledge of the geography of the Northern states and the Industrial Revolution to explain why slavery did not grow in the North.
7C.13.2 Trace the origins and development of slavery; its impact on the nation's political, social, religious, economic, and cultural development.
7C.13.4 Identify major legislation and Supreme Court decisions that strived to both overturn and preserve slavery resulting in sectional strife (Missouri Compromise, Compromise of 1850, Fugitive Slave Acts, Kansas-Nebraska Act, Bleeding Kansas, Dred Scott Decision, Underground Railroad, Quakers' influence, etc.).