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 Unit Details

Unit Title
Africa
Unit Number
7WG3
Course
Seventh Grade World Geography
Content Area
Social Studies
Description
This unit focuses on Africa and human environmental interactions, standard of living and the factors that affect standard of living.
Students will analyze human environmental interactions and the effect on cultures.
Timeline
3 Week(s)
Enduring Understandings
Understand that inflation, deflation, and unemployment affect different groups.
Understand that characteristics of place influence human-environmental interaction.
Understand that the value of a source is determined by the origin, authority, structure, context and corroborative value of the source.
Understand that arguments use claims and evidence from multiple sources, while acknowledging the strengths and limitations of the arguments.
Essential Questions
How does inflation, deflation, and unemployment affect different groups?
How is culture shaped by characteristics of place?
How do the physical characteristics of a region influence human-environment interaction?
How do we determine the value of sources in preparing an argument?
How do you determine the strength of an argument?



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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.
  
Explain how the relationship between the environmental characteristics of places and production of goods influences the spatial patterns of world trade.
  
Explain how global changes in population distribution patterns affect changes in land use in particular places.
ECO
  
Develop claims and counterclaims while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both.
  
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.
  
Explain how inflation, deflation, and unemployment affect different groups.
ECO
  
Explain why standards of living increase as productivity improves.
ECO
  
Analyze the ways in which cultural and environmental characteristics vary among various regions of the world.
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.
ECO
  
Construct arguments using claims and evidence from multiple sources, while acknowledging the strengths and limitations of the arguments.