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 Unit Details

Unit Title
Asia
Unit Number
7WG5
Course
Seventh Grade World Geography
Content Area
Social Studies
Description
This unit focuses on Asia, with an emphasis on systems of government, and spatial organization of people.
Students will compare different types of government structures while analyzing how people are spatially organized.
Timeline
2 Week(s)
Enduring Understandings
Understand that presentations of arguments and information are adapted to meet the needs of the audience and the venue.
Understand that government systems have different origins, functions and structures.
Understand that different groups, and society as a whole, use alternative approaches in attempts to solve economic issues.
Understand the means of changing societies, and providing for the common good changes over time.
Understand that origin, authority, structure, context, and corroborative value of a source should guide the selection and use of a source.



Essential Questions
How can presentations be adapted to the audience and venue?
How are government systems created, structured and changed?
What costs and benefits are considered when making economic decisions?
How have societies promoted the common good, both in the past and today?
What elements should be considered when choosing sources to gather information?
How do we best determine the sources to use in preparing evidence for 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.
  
Examine the origins, purposes, and impact of constitutions, laws, treaties, and international agreements.
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.
  
Evaluate alternative approaches or solutions to current economic issues in terms of benefits and costs for different groups and society as a whole.
ECO
  
Analyze the ways in which cultural and environmental characteristics vary among various regions of the world.
  
Explain how global changes in population distribution patterns affect changes in land use in particular places.
ECO
  
Analyze the combinations of cultural and environmental characteristics that make places both similar to and different from other places.
  
Explain how changes in transportation and communication technology influence the spatial connections among human settlements and affect the diffusion of ideas and cultural practices.
ECO
  
Analyze how relationships between humans and environments extend or contract spatial patterns of settlement and movement.
  
Use questions generated about individuals and groups to analyze why they, and the developments they shaped, are seen as historically significant.
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
  
Compare historical and contemporary means of changing societies, and promoting the common good.
  
Explain the origins, functions, and structure of government with reference to the U.S. Constitution, state constitutions, and selected other systems of government.
ECO
  
Gather relevant information from multiple sources while using the origin, authority, structure, context, and corroborative value of the sources to guide the selection.