SSC101: WorGeo7 (2014-2015)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Social Studies
COURSE TITLE: World Geography 7
CALENDAR YEAR: 2014-2015
GRADE LEVEL: 7
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
Major Concepts/Content: Geography through Recent Historical Events: The Middle East, Asia, Africa and Central and South America. Students in Grade 7 will study the regions and nations of the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Central and South America. Through print and electronic media, data bases, community resources, organizations and institutions, students will use geography, recent history, current events and technology to examine and compare major geographic characteristics and analyze patterns of change in the world. They will assess economic systems that have contributed to the development of nations in the last 20 years to today, examine the characteristics and perspectives of cultures and societies, understand the workings of governments, and trace the influence of the recent past on the present and the near future.
Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities will be provided relative to the content standards of the Geography Course. Students will study the geographical impact on major historical events in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Central and Southern America.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Evaluation will be comprised of assessments for/of learning in content standards knowledge, using research, current events and technology to analyze changes in geographic areas, and the influence of geography on past, present, and future historical events.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of the Geography through Recent Historical Events, students should be able to:
- Analyze the major geographical characteristics and regions of the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and central and Southern America.
- Examine the influence of economic systems found in nations of the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Central and Southern America.
- Examine recent historical events and leaders that contributed to the development of nations in modern Middle eastern, Asian, African and central and Southern American nations from the 1980’s to today.
- Compare and analyze the different forms of government in Middle Eastern nations, Asia, Africa and Central and Southern America.
- Identify economic, social, and political connections among cultures in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and central and South America.