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.
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.
MI.G4. Eastern Hemisphere Studies - Geography - Human Systems: Explain that human activities may be seen on Earth's surface. Human systems include the way people divide the land, decide where to live, develop communities that are part of the larger cultural mosaic, and engage in the cultural diffusion of ideas and products within and among groups.
G4.3. Patterns of Human Settlement: Describe patterns, processes and functions of human settlement.
7-G4.3.2. Describe patterns of settlement by using historical and modern maps (e.g., the location of the world's mega cities, other cities located near coasts and navigable rivers, regions under environmental stress such as the Sahel).
MI.G5. Eastern Hemisphere Studies - Geography - Environment and Society: Explain that the physical environment is modified by human activities, which are influenced by the ways in which human societies value and use Earth's natural resources, and by Earth's physical features and processes. Explain how human action modifies the physical environment and how physical systems affect human systems.
G5.1. Humans and the Environment: Describe how human actions modify the environment.
7-G5.1.3. Identify the ways in which human-induced changes in the physical environment in one place can cause changes in other places (e.g., cutting forests in one region may result in river basin flooding elsewhere as has happened historically in China; building dams floods land upstream and permits irrigation downstream as in Southern Africa, the Aswan Dam flooded the upper Nile Valley and permitted irrigation downstream).