Michigan Academic Standards
SOCIAL STUDIES PROCESS AND SKILLS STANDARDS: GRADES 6-8
P1. READING AND COMMUNICATION – READ AND COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY
P1.1. Use appropriate strategies to read and interpret basic social science tables, graphs, graphics, maps, and texts.
P2. INQUIRY, RESEARCH, AND ANALYSIS
P2.2. Evaluate data presented in social science tables, graphs, graphics, maps, and texts.
WORLD GEOGRAPHY: GRADE 6
G1. THE WORLD IN SPATIAL TERMS: GEOGRAPHICAL HABITS OF MIND
G1.3. Geographical Understanding – The purpose of middle school geography curriculum is to develop content, themes, skills, and perspectives that can help students understand a diverse and interconnected world.
6 – G1.3.1. Use the fundamental themes of geography (location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, region) to describe regions or places on earth.
G2. PLACES AND REGIONS
G2.2. Human Characteristics of Places – Describe the human characteristics of places.
6 – G2.2.5. Generalize about how human and natural factors have influenced how people make a living and perform other activities in a place.
G5. ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY
G5.1. Humans and the Environment – Describe how humans use and modify the environment.
6 – G5.1.1. Describe examples of how humans have impacted and are continuing to impact the environment in different places as a consequence of population size, resource use, level of consumption, and technology.
6 – G5.1.3. Analyze ways in which human-induced changes in the physical environment in one place can cause changes in other places.
6 – G5.1.4. Define natural resources and explain how people in different places use, define, and acquire resources in different ways.
E3. INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY
E3.1. Economic Systems – Describe how societies organize to allocate resources to produce and distribute goods and services.
6 – E3.1.2. Compare and contrast the economic and ecological costs and benefits of different kinds of energy production.