BOUNDRIES AND CULTURES IN
Students use materials drawn from the diversity of human experience to analyze and interpret significant events, patterns, and themes in the history of the world.
BENCHMARK C. Describe the characteristics
of feudal societies and the transition to the Renaissance and Reformation
Feudalism and Transitions
a. Muslim Conquests
b. The Crusades
c. The Mongol Invasions
BENCHMARK D. Describe the effects of interactions among civilizations during the 14th through the 18th centuries.
The First Global Age
2. PEOPLE IN SOCIETIES
Students use knowledge of perspectives, practices and products of culture, ethnic and social groups to analyze the impact of their commonality and diversity within local, national, regional, and global settings.
BENCHMARK A. Compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of past civilizations to understand commonality and diversity of cultures.
BENCHMARK C. Explain how contact between different cultures impacts the diffusion of belief systems, art, science, technology, language, and forms of government.
Students use knowledge of geographic locations, patterns, and processes to show the interrelationship between the physical environment and human activity, and to explain the interactions that occur in an increasingly interdependent world.
BENCHMARK A. Identify on a map the location of major physical and human features of each continent.
BENCHMARK C. Explain how the environment influences the way people live in different places and the consequences of modifying the environment.
Human Environmental Interaction
BENCHMARK D. Explain reasons that people, products and ideas move from place to place and the effects of that movement on geographic patterns.
a. Physical features;
e. Technological Innovations
Students use economic reasoning skills and knowledge of major economic concepts, issues and systems in order to make informed choices as producers, consumers, savers, investors, workers and citizens in an interdependent world.
BENCHMARK A. Explain how the endowment and development of productive resources affect economic decisions and global interactions.
Scarcity and Resource Allocation
7. SOCIAL STUDIES SKILLS AND METHODS
Students collect, organize, evaluate, and synthesize information from multiple sources to draw logical conclusions. Students communicate this information using appropriate social studies terminology in oral, written, or multimedia form and apply what they have learned to societal issues in simulated or real-world settings.
BENCHMARK B. Organize historical information in text or graphic format and analyze the information in order to draw conclusions.
Thinking and Organizing