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Skills available for Oklahoma seventh-grade social studies standards

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7.1 The student will analyze data from a geographic perspective using the skills and tools of geography.

  • 7.1.1 Integrate specific geographic information to support analysis from primary and secondary sources located in texts, documents, newspapers, magazines, journals, political cartoons, and online news sources.

  • 7.1.2 Apply the concepts of scale, distance, direction, relative location, absolute location, and latitude and longitude.

  • 7.1.3 Explain the relationship between the continents, world oceans, and major cultural regions.

  • 7.1.4 Integrate visual information and apply the skill of mental mapping of the political and physical features of the Earth's surface in order to organize information about people, places, and environments.

  • 7.1.5 Integrate visual information, draw conclusions, and make predictions from geographic data; analyze spatial distribution and patterns by interpreting that data as displayed on geographic tools.

  • 7.1.6 Describe and analyze the role of geographic factors on current events and issues.

7.2 The student will analyze the physical systems of the major regions of the Eastern Hemisphere.

  • 7.2.1 Identify on a physical map the major landforms and bodies of water of each region.

  • 7.2.2 Describe the distribution of major renewable and nonrenewable resources of each region.

  • 7.2.3 Explain how the competition for scarce resources can cause economic and political conflict and cooperation.

7.3 The student will identify the characteristics, distribution and demographic patterns of human populations and systems of the Eastern Hemisphere.

7.4 The student will analyze the interactions of humans and their environment in the Eastern Hemisphere.

  • 7.4.1 Analyze the impact of climate events, weather patterns and natural disasters on human populations and the environment, resulting in forced migrations, scarcity of consumer goods, economic activities, and loss of life.

  • 7.4.2 Explain how climate change is affecting environments and human populations.

  • 7.4.3 Explain the differences among subsistence, cash crop and commercial agriculture, including the impact on economic development.

  • 7.4.4 Evaluate the effects of human modification of and adaptation to the natural environment through transformation caused by agriculture, the use of modern irrigation methods, industry, demand for energy, and urbanization.

  • 7.4.5 Summarize the role of ecotourism in creating environmental awareness of resources, climate, cultures and wildlife.

  • 7.4.6 Describe the role of citizens as responsible stewards of natural resources and the environment.

7.5 The student will compare common physical and human characteristics of regions which create identity or uniqueness and influence people's perceptions of the Eastern Hemisphere.