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.
P1.3. Express social science ideas clearly in written, spoken, and graphic forms, including tables, line graphs, bar graphs, pie charts, maps, and images.
P2. INQUIRY, RESEARCH, AND ANALYSIS
P2.2. Evaluate data presented in social science tables, graphs, graphics, maps, and texts.
WORLD HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY: GRADE 7 – GEOGRAPHY
G1. THE WORLD IN SPATIAL TERMS
G1.2. Geographical Inquiry and Analysis – Use geographical inquiry and analysis to answer questions about relationships between peoples, cultures, and their environments, and interaction among places and cultures within the era under study.
7 – G1.2.1. Use a variety of geographical tools (maps, globes, geographic information systems [GIS], and web-based geography technology) to analyze what is happening at different times in different locations.
7 – G1.2.2. Apply the skills of geographic inquiry (asking geographic questions, acquiring geographic information, organizing geographic information, analyzing geographic information, and answering geographic questions) to analyze a geographic problem or issue.
7 – G1.2.3. Use, interpret, and create maps and graphs representing places and regions in the era being studied.
7 – G1.2.4. Locate and use information from maps and GIS to answer geographic questions on the era and region being studied.
G4. HUMAN SYSTEMS
G4.3. Patterns of Human Settlement – Describe patterns, processes, and functions of human settlement.
7 – G4.3.3. Explain the patterns, causes, and consequences of major human migrations.