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									                                          Franklin County Community School Corporation - Brookville, Indiana
                                               COMMON CORE AND INDIANA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
                                                               Curriculum Map
 Course Title: 7th Grade Geography                                                      Quarter: 3                 Academic Year: 2011-2012

Essential Questions for this Quarter:
 1. How do physical features influence a region’s climate? 2. What effect does the movement of people within a region have on that region? 3. How
 might governments use the country’s resources to help people? 4. How do seasonal weather patterns affect a region? 5. How do religion beliefs and
 practices influence people’s lives? 6. How do a country’s resources affect its role in world affairs?




 Unit 5 Africa South
 of the Sahara
 3rd Quarter,
 Chapters 13, 14, 15,
 16, 17, 18


                                                                                                                                       Textbook
 Chapter 13, Physical        7.3.4             Physical Features         Landforms                              Worksheet           Workbook
 Geography of Africa         7.3.7
                                               Climate Regions           Waterways                              Section              worksheets
 South of the Sahara         7.3.9                                                                                 quizzes             video’
                                                                          Mineral Resources
                             7.3.5                                                                                Test                DVD
                             7.3.6                                        Factors Affecting Climate              Review games        Computer
                             7.3.8                                        Tropical and Dry Climates              Maps                Google Earth
                             RH4                                          Moderate Climate Regions                                    CNN Student
                             RH7                                                                                                        News

                              7.1.5                                                                                                    Textbook
 Chapter 14, History          7.1.8                                                                                                    Workbook
 and Cultures South          7.1.13                                                                                                     worksheets
 of the Sahara                7.3.3                                                                                                    video’
                             7.1.20                                                                                                    DVD
                             7.3.12                                                                                                    Computer
                             7.3.14                                                                                                    Google Earth
                              WH2                                                                                                      CNN Student
                              RH4                                                                                                       News
                              RH6
                                          Franklin County Community School Corporation - Brookville, Indiana
                                               COMMON CORE AND INDIANA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
                                                               Curriculum Map
 Course Title: 7th Grade Geography                                                      Quarter: 3                 Academic Year: 2011-2012

Essential Questions for this Quarter:
 1. How do physical features influence a region’s climate? 2. What effect does the movement of people within a region have on that region? 3. How
 might governments use the country’s resources to help people? 4. How do seasonal weather patterns affect a region? 5. How do religion beliefs and
 practices influence people’s lives? 6. How do a country’s resources affect its role in world affairs?




 Chapter 15, Africa          7.3.14            West Africa               Nigeria                                Worksheet           Textbook
 South of the Sahara          7.4.1            Central and East          The Sahel and Coastal West             Section             Workbook
 Today                       7.1.17                                                                                quizzes              worksheets
                                                Africa                     Africa
                             7.1.18                                                                               Test                video’
                                               Southern Africa           Central Africa
                             7.1.17                                                                               Review games        DVD
                              7.2.1                                       Southern East Africa                   Maps                Computer
                              RH4                                         The Horn of Africa                                          Google Earth
                              RH7                                         Republic of South Africa                                    CNN Student
                              WH2
                              WH9
                                                                          Other Southern African                                       News
                                                                           Countries                                                   Research
                                                                                                                                        paper


 Unit 6 South Asia            7.3.4            Physical Features         Landforms and resources                Worksheet           Textbook
                              7.3.9            Climate Regions           Environmental Concerns                 Section             Workbook
 Chapter 16, Physical        7.3.10                                                                                quizzes              worksheets
                                                                          Monsoons
 Geography of South           7.3.5                                                                               Test                video’
 Asia                         7.3.6                                       Climate Zones                          Review games        DVD
                              RH4                                                                                 Maps                Computer
                            RH1,2,3                                                                                                    Google Earth
                            RH4,5,6                                                                                                    CNN Student
                              WH9                                                                                                       News
                                          Franklin County Community School Corporation - Brookville, Indiana
                                               COMMON CORE AND INDIANA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
                                                               Curriculum Map
 Course Title: 7th Grade Geography                                                        Quarter: 3               Academic Year: 2011-2012

Essential Questions for this Quarter:
 1. How do physical features influence a region’s climate? 2. What effect does the movement of people within a region have on that region? 3. How
 might governments use the country’s resources to help people? 4. How do seasonal weather patterns affect a region? 5. How do religion beliefs and
 practices influence people’s lives? 6. How do a country’s resources affect its role in world affairs?




 Chapter 17, History          7.1.1            History and               Early History                          Worksheet           Textbook
 and Cultures of              7.1.6             Government                Modern South Asia                      Section             Workbook
 South Asia                                                                                                        quizzes              worksheets
                              7.1.9            Cultures and              The people of South Asia
                                                                                                                  Test                video’
                             7.1.19             Lifestyles                Religion, the Arts, Daily Life         Review games        DVD
                              7.1.4
                                                                                                                  Maps                Computer
                             7.1.20
                                                                                                                                       Google Earth
                             7.3.11
                                                                                                                                       CNN Student
                              RH3                                                                                                       News
                              RH4


 Chapter 18, South            7.2.5         India                        India’s Government                     Worksheet           Textbook
 Asia today                   7.4.2         Muslim Nations               India’s economy                        Section             Workbook
                                                                                                                   quizzes              worksheets
                              7.4.4     Mountain Kingdoms,                Pakistan
                                                                                                                  Test                video’
                              7.2.3     Highland Republics                Bangladesh                             Review games        DVD
                             7.3.14                                       Nepal and Bhutan                       Maps                Computer
                              7.4.2                                        Island Republics                                            Google Earth
                              7.4.8
                                                                                                                                         CNN Student
                              RH4                                                                                                        News
                              RH5
                              RH3
                                             Franklin County Community School Corporation - Brookville, Indiana
                                                 COMMON CORE AND INDIANA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
                                                                    Curriculum Map
 Course Title: 7th Grade Geography                                                             Quarter: 3                Academic Year: 2011-2012

Essential Questions for this Quarter:
 1. How do physical features influence a region’s climate? 2. What effect does the movement of people within a region have on that region? 3. How
 might governments use the country’s resources to help people? 4. How do seasonal weather patterns affect a region? 5. How do religion beliefs and
 practices influence people’s lives? 6. How do a country’s resources affect its role in world affairs?




SS.7.1 2007 - History
Students will examine the major movements, events and figures that contributed to the development of Africa, Asia and the Southwest Pacific from ancient
civilizations to modern times by examining religious institutions, trade and cultural interactions, political institutions, and technological developments.

SS.7.1.1 2007
Early Civilizations, States and Empires: 3500 B.C./B.C.E. to 650 A.D./C.E. Identify and compare the rise of early agricultural river valley civilizations in
Africa and Asia.
Example: Nile, Tigris, Euphrates, Huang He and Indus River Valley

SS.7.1.2 2007
Early Civilizations, States and Empires: 3500 B.C./B.C.E. to 650 A.D./C.E. Describe the achievements of ancient Egypt in art, architecture, religion and
government and the development of the concept of theocracy.



SS.7.1.3 2007
Early Civilizations, States and Empires: 3500 B.C./B.C.E. to 650 A.D./C.E. Trace steps in the development of written language, including the evolution of
Sumerian cuneiform, Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese calligraphy.



SS.7.1.4 2007
                                             Franklin County Community School Corporation - Brookville, Indiana
                                                 COMMON CORE AND INDIANA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
                                                                   Curriculum Map
 Course Title: 7th Grade Geography                                                            Quarter: 3               Academic Year: 2011-2012

Essential Questions for this Quarter:
 1. How do physical features influence a region’s climate? 2. What effect does the movement of people within a region have on that region? 3. How
 might governments use the country’s resources to help people? 4. How do seasonal weather patterns affect a region? 5. How do religion beliefs and
 practices influence people’s lives? 6. How do a country’s resources affect its role in world affairs?




The Spread of Cultural, Economic, Social and Political Ideas: 500 B.C. (B.C.E.) - 1600 A.D. (C.E.). Describe the historical origins, central beliefs and
spread of major religions.
Example: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam

SS.7.1.5 2007
The Spread of Cultural, Economic, Social and Political Ideas: 500 B.C. (B.C.E.) - 1600 A.D. (C.E.). Describe the development of sub-Saharan civilizations
in Africa, including the kingdoms of Ghana, Mali and Songhai, and the importance of political and trading centers, such as Timbuktu.



SS.7.1.6 2007
The Spread of Cultural, Economic, Social and Political Ideas: 500 B.C. (B.C.E.) - 1600 A.D. (C.E.). Explain the importance of early trade routes in the
eastern Mediterranean, South Asia and China, including the early Silk Road.



SS.7.1.7 2007
The Spread of Cultural, Economic, Social and Political Ideas: 500 B.C. (B.C.E.) - 1600 A.D. (C.E.). Explain the influence of Muslim civilization on the growth
of cities, the development of trade routes, political organizations, and scientific and cultural contributions to other cultures of the time.



SS.7.1.8 2007
The Spread of Cultural, Economic, Social and Political Ideas: 500 B.C. (B.C.E.) - 1600 A.D. (C.E.). Describe the institution of slavery in its various forms in
Africa, Asia and the Southwest Pacific.
                                            Franklin County Community School Corporation - Brookville, Indiana
                                                COMMON CORE AND INDIANA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
                                                                  Curriculum Map
 Course Title: 7th Grade Geography                                                           Quarter: 3               Academic Year: 2011-2012

Essential Questions for this Quarter:
 1. How do physical features influence a region’s climate? 2. What effect does the movement of people within a region have on that region? 3. How
 might governments use the country’s resources to help people? 4. How do seasonal weather patterns affect a region? 5. How do religion beliefs and
 practices influence people’s lives? 6. How do a country’s resources affect its role in world affairs?




SS.7.1.9 2007
The Spread of Cultural, Economic, Social and Political Ideas: 500 B.C. (B.C.E.) - 1600 A.D. (C.E.). Trace the rise, spread and influence of the Mongols
including the Mughal control of South Asia.



SS.7.1.10 2007
Major Civilizations, States and Empires: 300 - 1650. Describe the development of political institutions, agriculture and environment, technology, the arts,
and commerce of various dynasties in China.
Example: Song and Ming dynasties, the Mandate of Heaven and the dynastic cycle

SS.7.1.11 2007
Major Civilizations, States and Empires: 300 - 1650. Explain how Japan became increasingly independent of earlier Chinese influences, developing its own
political, religious, social and artistic traditions.
Feudalism, shogunate and court life

SS.7.1.12 2007
Exploration, Conquest and Post-Colonial States: 1500 to the Present. Describe worldwide voyages of exploration and discovery.
Example: The voyages of the Ming dynasty, Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta

SS.7.1.13 2007
Exploration, Conquest and Post-Colonial States: 1500 to the Present. Explain the reasons for European colonization of Africa, Asia and the Southwest
Pacific.
                                            Franklin County Community School Corporation - Brookville, Indiana
                                                COMMON CORE AND INDIANA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
                                                                  Curriculum Map
 Course Title: 7th Grade Geography                                                          Quarter: 3               Academic Year: 2011-2012

Essential Questions for this Quarter:
 1. How do physical features influence a region’s climate? 2. What effect does the movement of people within a region have on that region? 3. How
 might governments use the country’s resources to help people? 4. How do seasonal weather patterns affect a region? 5. How do religion beliefs and
 practices influence people’s lives? 6. How do a country’s resources affect its role in world affairs?




Example: Portuguese in Angola and Mozambique; British in South Africa, India and the Middle East; French in West Africa; Germans in Cameroon and
East and Southwest Africa; and the Dutch in the West Indies

SS.7.1.14 2007
Exploration, Conquest and Post-Colonial States: 1500 to the Present. Describe and compare the responses of the indigenous people of India, South Africa
and China to European imperialism.



SS.7.1.15 2007
Exploration, Conquest and Post-Colonial States: 1500 to the Present. Describe the Japanese imperial period (1868-1945), including Japan's involvement in
World War II.



SS.7.1.16 2007
Exploration, Conquest and Post-Colonial States: 1500 to the Present. Identify and describe historical events in the Middle East since the end of World War
II.
Example: The partition of Palestine (1948), the Suez Canal crisis (1956) and the formation of Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC, 1960)

SS.7.1.17 2007
Exploration, Conquest and Post-Colonial States: 1500 to the Present. Describe the impact of industrialization, urbanization and globalization in post-
colonial South Africa, India, Japan, China and Kenya.
                                            Franklin County Community School Corporation - Brookville, Indiana
                                                COMMON CORE AND INDIANA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
                                                                  Curriculum Map
 Course Title: 7th Grade Geography                                                          Quarter: 3               Academic Year: 2011-2012

Essential Questions for this Quarter:
 1. How do physical features influence a region’s climate? 2. What effect does the movement of people within a region have on that region? 3. How
 might governments use the country’s resources to help people? 4. How do seasonal weather patterns affect a region? 5. How do religion beliefs and
 practices influence people’s lives? 6. How do a country’s resources affect its role in world affairs?




SS.7.1.18 2007
Exploration, Conquest and Post-Colonial States: 1500 to the Present. Identify and describe recent conflicts and political issues between nations or cultural
groups.
Example: Sudan (Darfur) and North and South Korea

SS.7.1.19 2007
Chronological Thinking, Historical Comprehension, Analysis and Interpretation, Research: Create and compare timelines that identify major people and
events and developments in the history of civilization and/or countries of Africa, Asia and the Southwest Pacific.
Example: China, Japan, India and South Africa from 1950 to the present

SS.7.1.20 2007
Chronological Thinking, Historical Comprehension, Analysis and Interpretation, Research: Draw on visual, literary and musical sources to describe the
development and transmission of culture over time.
Example: The travels of Marco Polo, slave trade, Japanese colonization and European colonization in Africa

SS.7.1.21 2007
Chronological Thinking, Historical Comprehension, Analysis and Interpretation, Research: Analyze cause-and-effect relationships, bearing in mind multiple
causation in the role of individuals, beliefs and chance in history.
Example: Independence movements in South Africa and India and the settlement of Australia

SS.7.1.22 2007
                                            Franklin County Community School Corporation - Brookville, Indiana
                                                COMMON CORE AND INDIANA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
                                                                  Curriculum Map
 Course Title: 7th Grade Geography                                                           Quarter: 3              Academic Year: 2011-2012

Essential Questions for this Quarter:
 1. How do physical features influence a region’s climate? 2. What effect does the movement of people within a region have on that region? 3. How
 might governments use the country’s resources to help people? 4. How do seasonal weather patterns affect a region? 5. How do religion beliefs and
 practices influence people’s lives? 6. How do a country’s resources affect its role in world affairs?




Chronological Thinking, Historical Comprehension, Analysis and Interpretation, Research: Distinguish between unsupported expressions of opinion and
informed hypotheses grounded in historical evidence.



SS.7.1.23 2007
Chronological Thinking, Historical Comprehension, Analysis and Interpretation, Research: Compare perspectives of history in Africa, Asia and the
Southwest Pacific using fictional and nonfictional accounts.



SS.7.1.24 2007
Chronological Thinking, Historical Comprehension, Analysis and Interpretation, Research: Formulate historical questions and use a variety of information
resources to find, summarize and evaluate historical data on the people, places, events and developments that have played a part in the history of Africa,
Asia and the Southwest Pacific.
Example: Collect and summarize data on maps, graphs or spreadsheets showing settlement patterns, growth and industrial development in China.


SS.7.2 2007 - Civics and Government
Students will trace the development of different forms of government in different historical eras and compare various contemporary political structures in
Africa, Asia, and the Southwest Pacific in terms of power, approach to human rights, and roles of citizens.

SS.7.2.1 2007
                                           Franklin County Community School Corporation - Brookville, Indiana
                                               COMMON CORE AND INDIANA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
                                                                Curriculum Map
 Course Title: 7th Grade Geography                                                        Quarter: 3              Academic Year: 2011-2012

Essential Questions for this Quarter:
 1. How do physical features influence a region’s climate? 2. What effect does the movement of people within a region have on that region? 3. How
 might governments use the country’s resources to help people? 4. How do seasonal weather patterns affect a region? 5. How do religion beliefs and
 practices influence people’s lives? 6. How do a country’s resources affect its role in world affairs?




Foundations of Government: Give examples of the different routes to independence from colonial rule taken by countries in Asia, Africa and the Southwest
Pacific.
Example: Australia, India and South Africa

SS.7.2.2 2007
Foundations of Government: Identify and compare historical and contemporary governments in Japan, North Korea, India, South Africa and China.



SS.7.2.3 2007
Functions of Government: Using a variety of information resources, describe how major forms of governments of Japan, North Korea, India, South Africa
and China currently protect or have protected citizens and their civil and human rights.



SS.7.2.4 2007
Functions of Government: Identify the functions of international organizations in Africa, Asia and the Southwest Pacific.
Example: Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), African Union (AU), Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), The World Bank
and the International Court of Justice

SS.7.2.5 2007
Roles of Citizens: Define and compare citizenship and the citizen's role in selected countries of Africa, Asia and the Southwest Pacific.
Example: Compare methods of voting, participation in voluntary organizations and participation in government in Japan, China, South Africa, Egypt and
Australia.
                                            Franklin County Community School Corporation - Brookville, Indiana
                                                COMMON CORE AND INDIANA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
                                                                  Curriculum Map
 Course Title: 7th Grade Geography                                                          Quarter: 3               Academic Year: 2011-2012

Essential Questions for this Quarter:
 1. How do physical features influence a region’s climate? 2. What effect does the movement of people within a region have on that region? 3. How
 might governments use the country’s resources to help people? 4. How do seasonal weather patterns affect a region? 5. How do religion beliefs and
 practices influence people’s lives? 6. How do a country’s resources affect its role in world affairs?




SS.7.3 2007 - Geography
Students will explain how atmospheric and oceanic systems affect the seasons and climate. They will understand and use technology and grid systems to
identify and locate places geographically. They will identify and categorize the major geographic characteristics and regions of Africa, Asia and the
Southwest Pacific. They will also name and locate major physical features, countries and major cities and will use geographic skills and technology to
examine geographic relationships within and between these regions and the rest of the world.

SS.7.3.1 2007
The World in Spatial Terms: Identify and locate on maps the countries of Africa, Asia and the Southwest Pacific.
Example: China, North and South Korea, South Africa, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, and India

SS.7.3.2 2007
The World in Spatial Terms: Locate capital cities in Africa, Asia and the Southwest Pacific using latitude and longitude on maps and with locational
technology such as Global Positioning Systems and Geographic Information Systems.
Example: Cape Town, Lagos, Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul, Pyongyang, Tehran, Islamabad and New Delhi

SS.7.3.3 2007
Places and Regions: Use historical maps to identify changes in Africa, Asia and the Southwest Pacific over time.
Example: Political changes, population and migration patterns, trade routes, land usage, and industries

SS.7.3.4 2007
Places and Regions: Identify and describe major physical characteristics of regions in Africa, Asia and the Southwest Pacific.
Example: The Sahara Desert, Nile River Basin, Congo Basin, North China Plain and the Syrian Desert
                                           Franklin County Community School Corporation - Brookville, Indiana
                                               COMMON CORE AND INDIANA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
                                                                 Curriculum Map
 Course Title: 7th Grade Geography                                                         Quarter: 3               Academic Year: 2011-2012

Essential Questions for this Quarter:
 1. How do physical features influence a region’s climate? 2. What effect does the movement of people within a region have on that region? 3. How
 might governments use the country’s resources to help people? 4. How do seasonal weather patterns affect a region? 5. How do religion beliefs and
 practices influence people’s lives? 6. How do a country’s resources affect its role in world affairs?




SS.7.3.5 2007
Physical Systems: Explain how ocean currents and winds influence climate differences in Africa, Asia and the Southwest Pacific and explain how they are
adapted through industry, agriculture and housing.



SS.7.3.6 2007
Physical Systems: Compare climate regions of Asia, Africa and the Southwest Pacific and explain why they differ.
Example: Desert, tropical, semiarid and subtropical

SS.7.3.7 2007
Physical Systems: Give examples and describe the formation of important river deltas, mountains and bodies of water in Africa, Asia and the Southwest
Pacific.
Example: Volcanic mountain formations in Japan, Yangtze River Delta in China, Indus River Delta, Lake Victoria and Victoria Falls

SS.7.3.8 2007
Physical Systems: Describe ecosystems of Africa's deserts, Asia's mountain regions, and the coral reefs of Australia.



SS.7.3.9 2007
Physical Systems: Compare and contrast the distribution of natural resources in Africa, Asia and the Southwest Pacific.



SS.7.3.10 2007
                                            Franklin County Community School Corporation - Brookville, Indiana
                                                COMMON CORE AND INDIANA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
                                                                  Curriculum Map
 Course Title: 7th Grade Geography                                                          Quarter: 3               Academic Year: 2011-2012

Essential Questions for this Quarter:
 1. How do physical features influence a region’s climate? 2. What effect does the movement of people within a region have on that region? 3. How
 might governments use the country’s resources to help people? 4. How do seasonal weather patterns affect a region? 5. How do religion beliefs and
 practices influence people’s lives? 6. How do a country’s resources affect its role in world affairs?




Physical Systems: Describe the limitations that climate and land forms place on land or people in regions of Africa, Asia and the Southwest Pacific.
Example: Deserts in Africa, Saudi Arabia and China; the islands of Japan; mountains of Iran and Afghanistan; northern regions of China

SS.7.3.11 2007
Human Systems: Identify and explain the importance of the early cultural hearths in the Nile River Valley, Mesopotamia, the Indus River Valley and the
Huang River Valley.



SS.7.3.12 2007
Human Systems: Identify current trends and patterns of rural and urban population distribution in selected countries of Africa, Asia and the Southwest
Pacific.
Example: Life expectancy, income, industry, education, natural resources, climate and land forms in India, China and Australia

SS.7.3.13 2007
Human Systems: Define the term ethnocentrism and give examples of how this attitude affected the relationships between the English settlers and the
Kikuyu in Kenya and the British immigrants and the aborigines of Australia.



SS.7.3.14 2007
Environment and Society: Use a variety of information resources to identify current issues and developments related to the environment in selected
countries in Africa, Asia and the Southwest Pacific.
Example: Use National Geographic and United Nations Web sites and interactive maps to research global warming, hunger, health epidemics or aid during
weather-related disasters
                                            Franklin County Community School Corporation - Brookville, Indiana
                                               COMMON CORE AND INDIANA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
                                                                 Curriculum Map
 Course Title: 7th Grade Geography                                                          Quarter: 3              Academic Year: 2011-2012

Essential Questions for this Quarter:
 1. How do physical features influence a region’s climate? 2. What effect does the movement of people within a region have on that region? 3. How
 might governments use the country’s resources to help people? 4. How do seasonal weather patterns affect a region? 5. How do religion beliefs and
 practices influence people’s lives? 6. How do a country’s resources affect its role in world affairs?




SS.7.4 2007 - Economics
Students will examine the influence of physical and cultural factors upon the economic systems found in countries of Africa, Asia and the Southwest Pacific.

SS.7.4.1 2007
Give examples of trade between countries in Africa, Asia and the Southwest Pacific. Explain how voluntary trade benefits countries and results in higher
standards of living.
Example: Voluntary trade results in increased production, increased consumption of goods and services, and lower prices for consumers.

SS.7.4.2 2007
Identify economic connections between the local community and the countries of Africa, Asia or the Southwest Pacific.



SS.7.4.3 2007
Illustrate how international trade requires a system for exchanging currency between and among nations.



SS.7.4.4 2007
Trace the development and change over time of the economic systems (traditional, command, market and mixed) of various cultures, societies or nations in
Africa, Asia and the Southwest Pacific.
Example: Research how trading networks grew into regional trading centers such as Timbuktu, Zimbabwe, Canton and Hong Kong.

SS.7.4.5 2007
                                              Franklin County Community School Corporation - Brookville, Indiana
                                                   COMMON CORE AND INDIANA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
                                                                      Curriculum Map
 Course Title: 7th Grade Geography                                                                Quarter: 3              Academic Year: 2011-2012

Essential Questions for this Quarter:
 1. How do physical features influence a region’s climate? 2. What effect does the movement of people within a region have on that region? 3. How
 might governments use the country’s resources to help people? 4. How do seasonal weather patterns affect a region? 5. How do religion beliefs and
 practices influence people’s lives? 6. How do a country’s resources affect its role in world affairs?




Explain how banks and other financial institutions use savings deposits to help borrowers and investors.



SS.7.4.6 2007
Compare and contrast the standard of living of various countries in Africa, Asia and the Southwest Pacific using Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita
as an indicator.



SS.7.4.7 2007
Describe ways that people can increase individual human capital.
Example: Acquiring knowledge and skills through education or training

SS.7.4.8 2007
Identify ways that societies deal with helpful spillovers (e.g. education) or harmful spillovers (e.g. pollution).
Example: Government support of public education and governments taxing or regulating pollution

SS.7.4.9 2007
Explain how saving and investing help increase productivity and economic growth and examine how individual savings can grow through regular saving
and the power of compound interest.




Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies 6-8                                                         RH
                                               Franklin County Community School Corporation - Brookville, Indiana
                                                   COMMON CORE AND INDIANA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
                                                                    Curriculum Map
 Course Title: 7th Grade Geography                                                           Quarter: 3             Academic Year: 2011-2012

Essential Questions for this Quarter:
 1. How do physical features influence a region’s climate? 2. What effect does the movement of people within a region have on that region? 3. How
 might governments use the country’s resources to help people? 4. How do seasonal weather patterns affect a region? 5. How do religion beliefs and
 practices influence people’s lives? 6. How do a country’s resources affect its role in world affairs?




The standards below begin at grade 6; standards for K-5 reading in history/social studies are integrated into the K-5 Reading standards. The CCR anchor
standards and high school standards in literacy work in tandem to define college and career readiness expectations – the former providing broad
standards, the latter providing additional specificity.


Key Ideas and Details
6-8.RH.1
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.


6-8.RH.2
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or
opinions.


6-8.RH.3
Identify key steps in a text’s description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes a law, how interest rates are raised or
lowered).
                                             Franklin County Community School Corporation - Brookville, Indiana
                                                 COMMON CORE AND INDIANA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
                                                                    Curriculum Map
 Course Title: 7th Grade Geography                                                             Quarter: 3                Academic Year: 2011-2012

Essential Questions for this Quarter:
 1. How do physical features influence a region’s climate? 2. What effect does the movement of people within a region have on that region? 3. How
 might governments use the country’s resources to help people? 4. How do seasonal weather patterns affect a region? 5. How do religion beliefs and
 practices influence people’s lives? 6. How do a country’s resources affect its role in world affairs?




Craft and Structure
6-8.RH.4
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.


6-8.RH.5
Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).


6-8.RH.6
Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g. loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).


Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
6-8.RH.7
Integrate visual information (e.g., charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.


6-8.RH.8
Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.
                                           Franklin County Community School Corporation - Brookville, Indiana
                                               COMMON CORE AND INDIANA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
                                                                 Curriculum Map
 Course Title: 7th Grade Geography                                                         Quarter: 3               Academic Year: 2011-2012

Essential Questions for this Quarter:
 1. How do physical features influence a region’s climate? 2. What effect does the movement of people within a region have on that region? 3. How
 might governments use the country’s resources to help people? 4. How do seasonal weather patterns affect a region? 5. How do religion beliefs and
 practices influence people’s lives? 6. How do a country’s resources affect its role in world affairs?




6-8.RH.9
Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.


Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
6-8.RH.10
By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.


Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies 6-8                                             WH

The standards below begin at grade 6; standards for K-5 writing in history/social studies are integrated into the K-5 Writing standards. The CCR anchor
standards and high school standards in literacy work in tandem to define college and career readiness expectations – the former providing broad
standards, the latter providing additional specificity.

Text Types and Purposes
6-8.WH.1
Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
a. Introduce claim(s) about a topic or issue, acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and
                                              Franklin County Community School Corporation - Brookville, Indiana
                                                  COMMON CORE AND INDIANA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
                                                                    Curriculum Map
 Course Title: 7th Grade Geography                                                            Quarter: 3               Academic Year: 2011-2012

Essential Questions for this Quarter:
 1. How do physical features influence a region’s climate? 2. What effect does the movement of people within a region have on that region? 3. How
 might governments use the country’s resources to help people? 4. How do seasonal weather patterns affect a region? 5. How do religion beliefs and
 practices influence people’s lives? 6. How do a country’s resources affect its role in world affairs?




evidence logically.
b. Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant, accurate data and evidence that demonstrate an understanding of the topic or text, using credible
sources.
c. Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.
d. Establish and maintain a formal style.
e. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.


6-8.WH.2
Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events.
               a. Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts and information into broader categories as appropriate to
               achieving purpose; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
               b. Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
               c. Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
               d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
               e. Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone.
               f. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or
               explanation presented.
                                              Franklin County Community School Corporation - Brookville, Indiana
                                                 COMMON CORE AND INDIANA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
                                                                   Curriculum Map
 Course Title: 7th Grade Geography                                                           Quarter: 3              Academic Year: 2011-2012

Essential Questions for this Quarter:
 1. How do physical features influence a region’s climate? 2. What effect does the movement of people within a region have on that region? 3. How
 might governments use the country’s resources to help people? 4. How do seasonal weather patterns affect a region? 5. How do religion beliefs and
 practices influence people’s lives? 6. How do a country’s resources affect its role in world affairs?




6-8.WH.3
Note: Students’ narrative skills continue to grow in these grades. The Standards require that students be able to incorporate narrative elements effectively
into arguments and informative/explanatory texts. In history/social studies, students must be able to incorporate narrative accounts into their analyses of
individuals or events of historical import.


Production and Distribution of Writing
6-8.WH.4
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


6-8.WH.5
With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new
approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.


6-8.WH.6
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas clearly and efficiently.
                                             Franklin County Community School Corporation - Brookville, Indiana
                                                 COMMON CORE AND INDIANA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
                                                                    Curriculum Map
 Course Title: 7th Grade Geography                                                             Quarter: 3               Academic Year: 2011-2012

Essential Questions for this Quarter:
 1. How do physical features influence a region’s climate? 2. What effect does the movement of people within a region have on that region? 3. How
 might governments use the country’s resources to help people? 4. How do seasonal weather patterns affect a region? 5. How do religion beliefs and
 practices influence people’s lives? 6. How do a country’s resources affect its role in world affairs?




Research to Build and Present Knowledge
6-8.WH.7
Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related,
focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.


6-8.WH.8
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and
quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.


6-8.WH.9
Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.


Range of Writing
6-8.WH.10
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for reflection and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of
discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
                                          Franklin County Community School Corporation - Brookville, Indiana
                                             COMMON CORE AND INDIANA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
                                                               Curriculum Map
 Course Title: 7th Grade Geography                                                      Quarter: 3             Academic Year: 2011-2012

Essential Questions for this Quarter:
 1. How do physical features influence a region’s climate? 2. What effect does the movement of people within a region have on that region? 3. How
 might governments use the country’s resources to help people? 4. How do seasonal weather patterns affect a region? 5. How do religion beliefs and
 practices influence people’s lives? 6. How do a country’s resources affect its role in world affairs?
                                          Franklin County Community School Corporation - Brookville, Indiana
                                             COMMON CORE AND INDIANA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
                                                               Curriculum Map
 Course Title: 7th Grade Geography                                                      Quarter: 3             Academic Year: 2011-2012

Essential Questions for this Quarter:
 1. How do physical features influence a region’s climate? 2. What effect does the movement of people within a region have on that region? 3. How
 might governments use the country’s resources to help people? 4. How do seasonal weather patterns affect a region? 5. How do religion beliefs and
 practices influence people’s lives? 6. How do a country’s resources affect its role in world affairs?

								
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