MI.CC.RH.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
RH.6-8.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RH.6-8.10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
MI.G1. Eastern Hemisphere Studies - Geography - The World in Spatial Terms: Geographical Habits of Mind: Study the relationships between people, places, and environments by using information that is in a geographic (spatial) context. Engage in mapping and analyzing the information to explain the patterns and relationships they reveal both between and among people, their cultures, and the natural environment. Identify and access information, evaluate it using criteria based on concepts and themes, and use geography in problem solving and decision making. Explain and use key conceptual devices (places and regions, spatial patterns and processes) that geographers use to organize information and inform their study of the world.
G1.1. Spatial Thinking: Use maps and other geographic tools to acquire and process information from a spatial perspective.
7-G1.1.1. Explain and use a variety of maps, globes, and web based geography technology to study the world, including global, interregional, regional, and local scales.
G1.2. Geographical Inquiry and Analysis: Use geographic inquiry and analysis to answer important questions about relationships between people, cultures, their environment, and relations within the larger world context.
7-G1.2.2. Explain why maps of the same place may vary as a result of the cultural or historical background of the cartographer.
7-G1.2.3. Use observations from air photos, photographs (print and CD), films (VCR and DVD) as the basis for answering geographic questions about the human and physical characteristics of places and regions.
G1.3. Geographical Understanding: Use geographic themes, knowledge about processes and concepts to study the Earth.
7-G1.3.1. Use the fundamental themes of geography (location, place, human environment interaction, movement, region) to describe regions or places on earth.
7-G1.3.2. Explain the locations and distributions of physical and human characteristics of Earth by using knowledge of spatial patterns.
MI.G2. Eastern Hemisphere Studies - Geography - Places and Regions: Describe the cultural groups and diversities among people that are rooted in particular places and in human constructs called regions. Analyze the physical and human characteristics of places and regions.
G2.1. Physical Characteristics of Place: Describe the physical characteristics of places.
7-G2.1.1. Describe the landform features and the climate of the region (within the Western or Eastern Hemispheres) under study.
MI.G3. Eastern Hemisphere Studies - Geography - Physical Systems: Describe the physical processes that shape the Earth's surface which, along with plants and animals, are the basis for both sustaining and modifying ecosystems. Identify and analyze the patterns and characteristics of the major ecosystems on Earth.
G3.1. Physical Processes: Describe the physical processes that shape the patterns of the Earth's surface.
7-G3.1.1. Construct and analyze climate graphs for locations at different latitudes and elevations in the region to answer geographic questions and make predictions based on patterns (e.g., compare and contrast Norway and France; Nairobi and Kilimanjaro; Mumbai and New Delhi).