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UnitsOK Standards Overview Social Studies 7th Geography Grade Content Standards
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Unit 1: Intro to Course (Cover in all units)Content Standard 1: The student will analyze data from a geographic perspective using the skills and tools of geography.
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1.1 Cite specific geographic information to support analysis from primary and secondary sources located in texts, documents, newspapers, magazines, journals, political cartoons, and online news sources.
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1.2 Integrate visual information, draw conclusions, and make predictions from geographic data and analyze spatial distribution and patterns by interpreting that data as displayed on globes, graphs, charts, satellite and other forms of visual imagery including data from bar and line graphs, pie charts, thematic maps, population pyramids, climographs, cartograms, contour/relief maps, GIS systems, and diagrams.
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1.3 Apply the concepts of scale, distance, direction, relative location, absolute location, and latitude and longitude.
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1.4 Integrate visual information and apply the skill of mental mapping of the political and physical features of Earth’s surface and to organize information about people, places, and environments.
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1.5 Conduct short research projects by investigating contemporary events and issues from political, economic, social, and geographic perspectives.
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Content Standard 4: The student will analyze the world's peoples and cultures in the context of the human systems in the Eastern Hemisphere.
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4.1 Compare and contrast the common cultural traits including language, ethnic heritage, social systems, religions, and traditions and how cultural diffusion impacts societies.
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4.2 Describe the world’s major religions including Buddhism, Christianity, Daoism, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism including the geographic origins, major beliefs, and customs of the six major world religions and the significance of religion in contemporary societies.
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4.3 Integrate visual information to analyze data used by geographers to measure the human characteristics used to define developed versus developing countries including literacy rates, life expectancy, infant mortality rate, Gross National Product (GNP), and per capita income.
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4.5 Compare and contrast the major political systems of representative governments (democracy, republic, and constitutional monarchy) and authoritarian systems (dictatorship and absolute monarchy) including the role of the citizen in the selection of government officials, lawmaking, and the liberties guaranteed under different forms of government.
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Unit 2: EuropeContent Standard 2: The student will examine the human and physical characteristics of the major regions of the Eastern Hemisphere.
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2.1 Integrate visual information in order to describe specific political regions of the Eastern Hemisphere, and identify on a political map the major urban areas and countries including:
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2.1.A London/United Kingdom, Paris/France, Rome/Italy, Berlin/Germany, Moscow/Russia
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2.2 Integrate visual information in order to describe the characteristics and relative location of physical and cultural regions of the Eastern Hemisphere including:
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2.2.A Physical Regions
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2.2.A.3 Rhine-Danube industrial corridor
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2.3 Explain and summarize how common physical or human characteristics can link as well as divide regions including:
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2.3.A Extensive inland waterway system of natural rivers and man made canals that link European trading centers
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2.3.B Ural Mountains that physically divide Europe from Asia
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2.4 Cite specific textual and visual evidence to analyze reasons for conflict and cooperation among groups, societies, countries, and regions of the Eastern Hemisphere and the involvement of multinational organizations of the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization including:
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2.4.D Coordination of currency and free trade zones created by the European Union
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Content Standard 3: The student will examine the interactions of physical systems that shape the patterns of Earth's surface in the Eastern Hemisphere.
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3.1 Integrate visual information to identify on a physical map and describe the major landforms and bodies of water including:
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3.1.A Landforms
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Iberian Peninsula, Scandinavian Peninsula, Ural, Pyrenees, Alps
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3.1.B Bodies of Water
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Danube River, Volga River, Mediterranean Sea, North Sea, Strait of Gibraltar, Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean
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Content Standard 4: The student will analyze the world's peoples and cultures in the context of the human systems in the Eastern Hemisphere.
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4.1 Compare and contrast the common cultural traits including language, ethnic heritage, social systems, religions and traditions and how cultural diffusion impacts societies.
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4.2 Describe the world’s major religions including Buddhism, Christianity, Daoism, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism including the geographic origins, major beliefs, customs of the six major world religions and the significance of religion in contemporary societies.
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4.4 Compare and contrast the market and command economic systems and how governments affect economic activities in such systems including:
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4.4.B The economic advantages and disadvantages of Sweden’s mixed market system
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4.5 Compare and contrast the major political systems of representative governments (democracy, republic, and constitutional monarchy) and authoritarian systems (dictatorship and absolute monarchy) including the role of the citizen in the selection of government officials, lawmaking, and the liberties guaranteed under different forms of government.
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4.5.A The symbolic role of the British crown in comparison to the absolute authority of the monarchy of Saudi Arabia
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4.5.B The transformation of the former Soviet Union from an authoritarian system to the limited representative democracy of Russia
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4.6 Integrate visual information to explain patterns of global economic interdependence and world trade focusing on the concepts of imports and exports, supply and demand, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and balance of trade including:
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4.6.A The European Union’s single currency and open single market that link economies and governments
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4.6.B The relative isolation of Japan and the United Kingdom that require extensive trade patterns for natural resources and markets
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4.7 Evaluate and summarize the impact of geography on population location, growth, change and density and on the availability of resources, settlement patterns, and migration including the
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4.7.B Challenges of under-population on the labor market in developed nations of Europe
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4.7.C Changing face of European cultures as a result of recent patterns of immigration
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Content Standard 5: The student will analyze the interactions of humans and their environment in the Eastern Hemisphere.
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5.1 Cite specific textual and visual evidence to describe the relationship between the distribution of major renewable and nonrenewable resources and evaluate how the three levels of economic activities (primary, secondary, and tertiary) contribute to the development of a country or region including the
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5.1.C Accessibility of coal and iron reserves contributing to steel industries of western Europe and Russia
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5.1.D Value of North Sea petroleum reserves to developed nations’ economies
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5.2 Evaluate the effects of human modification of and adaptation to the natural environment including the
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5.2.B Creation of living space through the drainage of seawater and the system of dikes in the Netherlands
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5.2.E Benefits and dangers of nuclear power generation as exemplified by the environmental disaster at Chernobyl
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Unit 3: RussiaContent Standard 4: The student will analyze the world's peoples and cultures in the context of the human systems in the Eastern Hemisphere.
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4.1 Compare and contrast the common cultural traits including language, ethnic heritage, social systems, religions and traditions and how cultural diffusion impacts societies.
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4.3 Integrate visual information to analyze data used by geographers to measure the human characteristics used to define developed versus developing countries including literacy rates, life expectancy, infant mortality rate, Gross National Product (GNP), and per capita income.
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4.5.B The transformation of the former Soviet Union from an authoritarian system to the limited representative democracy of Russia
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4.6 Integrate visual information to explain patterns of global economic interdependence and world trade focusing on the concepts of imports and exports, supply and demand, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and balance of trade including:
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Unit 4: AfricaContent Standard 2: The student will examine the human and physical characteristics of the major regions of the Eastern Hemisphere.
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2.1 Integrate visual information in order to describe specific political regions of the Eastern Hemisphere, and identify on a political map the major urban areas and countries including:
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2.1.E Cairo/Egypt, Nairobi/Kenya, South Africa, Libya, Sudan, Nigeria
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2.2 Integrate visual information in order to describe the characteristics and relative location of physical and cultural regions of the Eastern Hemisphere including:
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2.2.A Physical Regions
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2.2.A.1 Sub-Saharan savannas and rainforests
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2.2.B Cultural Regions
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2.2.B.1 The Sahel’s and Sahara’s nomadic peoples
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2.2.B.3 The cultural hearth of the Nile
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2.3 Explain and summarize how common physical or human characteristics can link as well as divide regions including
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2.3.C Sahara Desert that physically and culturally divides North Africa from Sub-Sahara Africa
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2.3.E Cultural differences resulting in civil war and genocide in Darfur and Rwanda
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2.4 Cite specific textual and visual evidence to analyze reasons for conflict and cooperation among groups, societies, countries, and regions of the Eastern Hemisphere and the involvement of multinational organizations of the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization including:
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2.4.C Impact of multiple ethnic groups of Nigerian political stability
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2.4.E Humanitarian relief efforts by the United Nations to address hunger in Africa
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2.4.F The struggle for and achievement of civil liberties and economic opportunities in South Africa’s post-apartheid era
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2.5 Explain and summarize how and why regions change over time through physical and human processes which operate to modify Earth’s surface including the
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2.5.A Cultural diffusion brought about by North Africa’s location central to trade across multiple continents
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2.5.B Impact of overgrazing and drought leading to desertification in the Sahel
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Content Standard 3: The student will examine the interactions of physical systems that shape the patterns of Earth's surface in the Eastern Hemisphere.
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3.1 Integrate visual information to identify on a physical map and describe the major landforms and bodies of water including
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3.1.A Landforms-Sahara Desert, Kalahari Desert, Great Rift Valley
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3.1.B Bodies of Water-Nile River, Congo River, Niger River
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3.2 Analyze from multiple perspectives the impact of natural disasters on human populations resulting in forced migration, scarcity of consumer goods, and loss of employment including:
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3.2.B Frequent drought of northern Africa and Southwest Asia that creates stress on humans and wildlife
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Content Standard 4: The student will analyze the world's peoples and cultures in the context of the human systems in the Eastern Hemisphere.
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4.1 Compare and contrast the common cultural traits including language, ethnic heritage, social systems, religions and traditions and how cultural diffusion impacts societies.
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4.2 Describe the world’s major religions including Buddhism, Christianity, Daoism, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism including the geographic origins, major beliefs, customs of the six major world religions and the significance of religion in contemporary societies.
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4.6 Integrate visual information to explain patterns of global economic interdependence and world trade focusing on the concepts of imports and exports, supply and demand, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and balance of trade including
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4.6.D Control over production and supply of global oil reserves as exercised by the Oil Producing and Exporting Countries (OPEC)
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Content Standard 5: The student will analyze the interactions of humans and their environment in the Eastern Hemisphere.
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5.1 Cite specific textual and visual evidence to describe the relationship between the distribution of major renewable and nonrenewable resources and evaluate how the three levels of economic activities (primary, secondary, and tertiary) contribute to the development of a country or region including the
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5.1.B Reserves of valuable minerals responsible for South Africa’s economic growth
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Unit 5: Middle EastContent Standard 2: The student will examine the human and physical characteristics of the major regions of the Eastern Hemisphere.
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2.1 Integrate visual information in order to describe specific political regions of the Eastern Hemisphere, and identify on a political map the major urban areas and countries including:
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2.1.B Mecca/Saudi Arabia, Jerusalem/Israel, Tehran/Iran, Beirut/Lebanon, Baghdad/Iraq
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2.2 Integrate visual information in order to describe the characteristics and relative location of physical and cultural regions of the Eastern Hemisphere including:
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Cultural Regions
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2.2.B.2 Jerusalem’s religious significance to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
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2.2.B.3 The cultural hearth of Mesopotamia
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2.4 Cite specific textual and visual evidence to analyze reasons for conflict and cooperation among groups, societies, countries, and regions of the Eastern Hemisphere and the involvement of multinational organizations of the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization including:
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2.4.A Multinational peace-keeping efforts to stabilize Arab-Israeli relations
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2.5 Explain and summarize how and why regions change over time through physical and human processes which operate to modify Earth’s surface including the
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2.5.D Effects of abundant oil supplies in the Persian Gulf region
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Content Standard 3: The student will examine the interactions of physical systems that shape the patterns of Earth's surface in the Eastern Hemisphere.
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