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 Unit Details

Unit Title
Southwest Asia
Unit Number
7WG4
Course
Seventh Grade World Geography
Content Area
Social Studies
Description
This unit focuses on Southwest Asia, including the historical, environmental, and cultural changes over time.
Students will analyze relationships between different cultures of Southwest Asia and how they changed over time.
Timeline
3 Week(s)
Enduring Understandings
Understand that perspectives of people change over time.
Understand that long-term human-induced environmental change influences conflict and cooperation.
Understand that presentations of arguments and information are adapted to meet the needs of the audience and the venue.

Essential Questions
How do perspectives of people change over time?
How do humans influence environmental change?
How does the environment influence the culture of a region?
How does environmental change influence conflict and cooperation?
How can presentations be adapted to the audience and venue?



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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.
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 the relationship between the environmental characteristics of places and production of goods influences the spatial patterns of world trade.
ECO
  
Analyze the combinations of cultural and environmental characteristics that make places both similar to and different from other places.
  
Use questions generated about individuals and groups to analyze why they, and the developments they shaped, are seen as historically significant.
  
 Analyze multiple factors that influenced the perspectives of people during different historical eras.
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
  
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.
  
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
  
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 how relationships between humans and environments extend or contract spatial patterns of settlement and movement.
  
Explain how and why perspectives of people have changed over time.