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 Unit Details

Unit Title
South American/Latin America
Unit Number
7WG2
Course
Seventh Grade World Geography
Content Area
Social Studies
Description
This unit uses South/Latin America to focus on economic decision making, economic concepts and systems, types of economies, and trade barriers.
Students will use economic concepts and decision making to determine world trade patterns and understand how human-environment interaction affects where people live.
Timeline
6 Week(s)
Enduring Understandings
Understand that human-environmental interaction affects where and how people live.
Understand that different economic systems determine productivity and distribution.
Understand that individuals affect innovation and entrepreneurship in a market economy.
Understand that trade barriers influence the global economy.
Understand that production affects supply, demand, and consumption patterns.



Essential Questions
How does the economic system of a nation affect products available to consumers?
What are trade barriers and how do they affect global economics?
How does supply and demand affect consumption?
How do environmental factors affect the culture in South and Latin America?


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Standard
Standard Component
  
 Explain how a question represents key ideas in the field.
  
Explain points of agreement experts have about interpretations and applications of disciplinary concepts and ideas associated with a compelling question.
  
Explain points of agreement experts have about interpretations and applications of disciplinary concepts and ideas associated with a supporting question.
  
Explain how the relationship between supporting questions and compelling questions is mutually reinforcing.
ECO
  
Determine the kinds of sources that will be helpful in answering compelling and supporting questions, taking into consideration multiple points of views represented in the sources.
  
Examine the origins, purposes, and impact of constitutions, laws, treaties, and international agreements.
  
Explain the influence of changes in interest rates on borrowing and investing.
  
Use appropriate data to evaluate the state of employment, unemployment, inflation, total production, income, and economic growth in the economy.
  
Explain ways in which money facilitates exchange by reducing transactional costs.
  
Analyze the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in a market economy.
  
Explain how external benefits and costs influence market outcomes.
  
Describe the roles of institutions such as corporations, non-profits, and labor unions in a market economy.
ECO
  
Analyze the ways in which cultural and environmental characteristics vary among various regions of the world.
  
Explain how the relationship between the environmental characteristics of places and production of goods influences the spatial patterns of world trade.
  
Explain how cultural patterns and economic decisions influence environments and the daily lives of people in both nearby and distant places.
ECO
  
Analyze the combinations of cultural and environmental characteristics that make places both similar to and different from other places.
  
Explain how the physical and human characteristics of places and regions are connected to human identities and cultures.
ECO
  
Analyze how relationships between humans and environments extend or contract spatial patterns of settlement and movement.
ECO
  
Gather relevant information from multiple sources while using the origin, authority, structure, context, and corroborative value of the sources to guide the selection.
  
Present adaptations of arguments and explanations on topics of interest to others to reach audiences and venues outside the classroom using print and oral technologies (e.g., posters, essays, letters, debates, speeches, reports, and maps) and digital technologies (e.g., Internet, social media, and digital documentary).
  
  
Standard
Standard Component
ECO
  
Describe the roles of political, civil, and economic organizations in shaping people's lives.
ECO
  
Explain how economic decisions affect the well-being of individuals, businesses, and society.
ECO
  
Explain why standards of living increase as productivity improves.
  
Explain barriers to trade and how those barriers influence trade among nations.
  
Explain the benefits and the costs of trade policies to individuals, businesses, and society.
  
Explain the roles of buyers and sellers in product, labor, and financial markets.
  
Explain how changes in supply and demand cause changes in prices and quantities of goods and services, labor, credit, and foreign currencies.
ECO
  
Develop claims and counterclaims while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both.
ECO
  
Construct arguments using claims and evidence from multiple sources, while acknowledging the strengths and limitations of the arguments.