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1 Civics and Government – Western Hemisphere (countries other than the United States)

2 Economics– Western Hemisphere

3 Multicultural Studies

  • 3.6.1 Compare and contrast early forms of government via the study of early civilizations of the Western Hemisphere. (Civics)

  • 3.6.2 Describe current forms of government in countries in the Western Hemisphere and the specific roles played by citizens in countries of the Western Hemisphere. (Civics)

  • 3.6.4 Recognize historical and contemporary means of changing societies and promoting the common good. (Civics)

  • 3.6.8 Evaluate alternative approaches or solutions to economic issues in terms of benefits and costs for different groups and society as a whole. (Economics)

  • 3.6.14 Identify and describe how the physical and human characteristics of places and regions connect to human identities and cultures in the Western Hemisphere. (Geography)

  • 3.6.17 Identify and examine the roles and impact of diverse groups of people (e.g., gender roles, social roles, political and economic structures) within the countries of the Western Hemisphere. (History)

  • 3.6.20 Analyze cause and effect relationships within the living histories of ethnic groups, religious groups, and other traditionally marginalized groups in the Western Hemisphere. (History)

  • 3.6.21 Identify issues related to historical events to recognize power, authority, and governance as it relates to systems of oppression and its impact on ethnic and religious groups and other traditionally marginalized groups in the modern era (bias and injustice, discrimination, stereotypes). (History)

4 Financial Literacy

  • 4.6.9 Summarize the advantages and disadvantages of checks, stored value cards, debit cards, gift cards and online and mobile payments.

  • 4.6.10 Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of borrowing money to buy something.

  • 4.6.11 Identify and explain ways to manage risk and how insurance plays a role in mitigating loss. (wearing helmets, bike theft, piggy bank v. bank).

  • 4.6.12 Define and explain the following: spending, savings, credit, and debt.

5 Geography– Western Hemisphere

  • 5.6.13 Construct and analyze maps, graphs, charts, models, and databases to make inferences and predictions regarding geographic distributions (e.g., perceptual impacts for creating boundaries, borders, cultural regions of indigenous peoples).

  • 5.6.14 Identify and describe how the physical and human characteristics of places and regions connect to human identities and cultures in the Western Hemisphere.

  • 5.6.15 Explain and demonstrate how changes in transportation and communication technology affects the spatial connections among human settlements and the diffusion of ideas and cultural practices (such as, religion, land use, population).

  • 5.6.16 Explain how technological developments, societal decisions, and personal practices influence sustainability.

6 History (Local, State, National, and World) [Western Hemisphere--World History]

  • Historical Knowledge

  • Historical Thinking

    • 6.6.22 Compare alternative ways that historical periods and eras are designated (e.g., since time immemorial, ad infinitum, BCE, CE, BC, AD, decade, century, millennium).

    • 6.6.23 Analyze cause and effect relationships within the living histories of indigenous peoples such as land, technology, and competing economic interests.

7 Social Science Analysis

  • 7.6.24 Gather, interpret, document, and use information from multiple sources and diverse media, distinguish facts from opinions while recognizing points of view through inquiry and research.

  • 7.6.25 Critique information by determining its sufficiency to answer questions and if the source is credible.

  • 7.6.26 Analyze how a specific problem can manifest itself at local, regional, and global levels. Identify challenges and opportunities faced by those trying to address a specific problem.

  • 7.6.27 Assess individual and collective capacities to take action to address local and regional issues, taking into account a range of possible levers of power, strategies and potential outcomes.

  • 7.6.28 Construct arguments using claims and evidence from multiple sources, while acknowledging the strengths and limitations of these arguments.