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 Unit Details

Unit Title
Europe
Unit Number
7WG6
Course
Seventh Grade World Geography
Content Area
Social Studies
Description
This unit focuses on Europe and the application of enduring understandings of world geography through an inquiry-based process.
Students will engage in inquiry including the evaluation of sources, application of concepts, and presentation of arguments.
Timeline
2 Day(s)
Enduring Understandings
Understand that human-environmental interaction affects where and how people live.
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.
Understand that perspectives of people change overtime.
Understand that long-term human-induced environmental change influences conflict and cooperation.



Essential Questions
How do human and environmental relationships affect movement and settlement patterns?
What roles do political, civil, and economic organizations play in shaping people’s lives?
What are alternative solutions to economic benefits and costs for different groups and society?

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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.
  
Compare historical and contemporary means of changing societies, and promoting the common good.
  
Explain the powers and limits of the three branches of government, public officials, and bureaucracies at different levels in the United States and in other countries.
ECO
  
Describe the roles of political, civil, and economic organizations in shaping people's lives.
ECO
  
Analyze the ways in which cultural and environmental characteristics vary among various regions of the world.
  
Analyze connections among events and developments in broader historical contexts.
  
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
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.