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									                                    Unit Overview: Human Mosaic


    6 Weeks
    World Geography:
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    4 6 Weeks


CONCEPT/S :                                                  ENDURING UNDERSTANDING:
Culture is the way of life of a               (Is worth remembering for a lifetime and has lasting value for the student)
group of people.
                                            There are many cultural groups throughout the world.
Cultural beliefs impact                     Cultural convergence can lead to peaceful relationships or conflict.
political and economic                      Cultural divergence can lead to peaceful relationships or conflict.
policies, shape our                         There are key elements to every culture (e. g., appearance, belief
perceptions, and may change                 systems, language, and food).
due to outside influences

TOPIC/S:
      Religion
      Ethnicity
      Food
      Language
      Cultural Landscape


       ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:                                                 GUIDING QUESTIONS:
   (Universal questions worth contemplation and                  (Fundamental queries that guide the search for student
            exploration by the student)                                            understanding)
                                                               What specific examples show how language brings
  What are the key elements to any cultural                    people together peacefully?
  group?                                                       What specific examples show how religion causes
  How have selected groups of people (e. g.,                   conflict between people?
  Americans, Chinese, Masai, Sinhalese,                        What are the significant similarities and differences
  Tibetans, and Quebecois) created and                         between and among the world’s major religions?
  maintained their unique cultural                             What are the similarities and differences in the
  characteristics?                                             cultural landscape in selected countries (e. g., the
  What is the relationship between the cultural                United States, Japan, Pakistan, UAE, Nigeria, and
  landscape and the people who live in a                       Haiti)?
  particular country or region?
TEKS/             CONTENT (TEKS)                                                 PROCESS (SE’s)
 SE’s
          The Student will …                                 By …
          WG.1A analyze the effects of physical and          WG.21A analyze and evaluate the validity and utility of multiple
          human geographic patterns and processes on         sources of geographic information, such as primary and secondary
          the past and describe their impact on the          sources, aerial photographs, and maps
          present, including significant physical features   WG.21B locate places of contemporary geopolitical significance on a
          and environmental conditions that influenced       map
          migration patterns and shaped the distribution     WG.21C create and interpret different types of maps to answer
          of culture groups today                            geographic questions, infer relationships, and analyze change
          WG.1B trace the spatial diffusion of               WG.22C use geographic terminology correctly
          phenomena such as the Columbian
          Exchange or the diffusion of American
          popular culture and describe the effects on
          regions of contact




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WG.2A describe the human and physical
characteristics of the same regions at
different periods of time to evaluate
relationships between past events and
current conditions
WG.5A analyze how the character of a place
is related to its political, economic, social, and
cultural elements
WG.8A compare ways that humans depend
on, adapt to, and modify the physical
environment, including the influences of
culture and technology
WG.8B describe the interaction between
humans and the physical environment and
analyze the consequences of extreme
weather and other natural disasters such as
El Niño, floods, tsunamis, and volcanoes
WG.9A identify physical and/or human factors
such as climate, vegetation, language, trade
networks, political units, river systems, and
religion that constitute a region
WG. 10C compare the ways people satisfy
their basic needs through the production of
goods and services such as subsistence
agriculture versus commercial agriculture or
cottage industries versus commercial
industries
WG.14C analyze the human and physical
factors that influence the power to control
territory and resources, create conflict/war,
and impact international relations of
sovereign nation, such as China, the United
States, Japan, and Russia, and organized
nation groups such as the United Nations, the
European Union
WG.16B – describe elements of culture,
including language, religion, beliefs and
customs, institutions, and technologies
WG.17A describe and compare patterns of
culture such as language, religion, land use,
education, and customs that make specific
regions of the world distinctive
WG.16A describe distinctive cultural patterns
and landscapes associated with different
places in Texas, the United States, and other
regions of the world, and how these patterns
influenced the processes of innovation and
diffusion
WG.16C explain ways various groups of
people perceive the characteristics of their
own and other cultures, places, and regions
differently
WG.16D compare life in a variety of urban
and rural areas in the world to evaluate
political, economic, social, and environmental
changes
WG.17B describe major world religions
including animism, Buddhism, Christianity,
Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism and
their spatial distribution
WG.17C compare economic, political, or
social opportunities in different cultures for
women, ethnic and religious minorities, and
other underrepresented populations
WG.18D evaluate the spread of cultural traits
to find examples of cultural convergence and
divergence such as the spread of democratic
ideas, U.S.-based fast-food franchises, the
English language, technology, or global
sports



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Content Vocabulary            Cognitive                         Resources
                             Vocabulary
physical patterns and                     Internet Sites:
     processes            analyze
human patterns and        effects         CIA World Factbook:
     processes            describe        https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-
physical features         impact          factbook/index.html
environmental             influenced
     conditions           shaped          US State Department:
migration patterns        trace           http://www.state.gov/misc/list/index.htm
distribution of culture   phenomena
spatial diffusion         evaluate        United Nations
Columbian Exchange        relationships   www.un.org
American popular          compare
     culture              depend on       National Geographic Expeditions
regions                   adapt to        http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/home
character of place        modify
physical environment      interaction     Sikh Coalition
culture                   consequences    http://www.khalsakids.org/
technology                identify
extreme weather           satisfy         World Mapper
natural disaster          distinctive     http://www.worldmapper.org/animations/wm01to02.html
El Nino                   associated
floods                    perceive        Maps:
tsunamis                  spread          See Stratalogica for physical, political, and
volcanoes                                 historical maps and atlases.
climate
vegetation                                Goode's World Atlas. 21. Rand McNally, 2005
language
trade networks
political units
river system
religion
basic needs
subsistence agriculture
commercial agriculture
cottage industries
commercial industry
production of goods
     and services
territory
resources
sovereign nation
China
United States
Japan
Russia
United Nations
European Union
elements of culture
language
religion
beliefs customs
Texas
cultural landscapes


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processes of
innovation
urban
rural
political
economic
social
environmental
world religions
animism
Buddhism
Christianity
Hinduism
Islam
Judaism
Sikhism
spatial distribution
ethnic minorities
religious minorities
underrepresented
     populations
cultural traits
cultural convergence
cultural divergence




    Differentiation Strategies




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