Iowa Core Standards 7th Grade Social Studies Activities
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IA.B. Behavioral Sciences
B.1. Understand the changing nature of society.
B.1.2. Understand various institutions influence people.
B.1.4. Understand that technology is important in spreading the ideas, values, and behavior patterns within a society.
B.1.5. Understand the role of institutions in furthering both continuity and change.
B.1.6. Understand the means by which individuals, groups, and institutions may contribute to social continuity and change within a community.
B.3. Understand the influences on individual and group behavior and group decision making.
B.3.5. Understand that technology is important in spreading ideas, values, and behavior patterns within a society and among different societies.
B.3.6. Understand that the media may influence the behavior and decision-making of individuals and groups.
B.4. Understand the process of how humans develop, learn, adapt to their environment, and internalize their culture.
B.4.4. Understand that technology is important in spreading the ideas, values, and behavior patterns within a society.
B.5. Understand current social issues to determine how the individual is able to formulate opinions and respond to those issues.
B.5.2. Understand the concepts of bias, prejudice, stereotyping, power, role, status, justice.
IA.CC.RH.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
RH.6-8.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
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.
E.1. Understand the role of scarcity and economic trade-offs and how economic conditions impact people's lives.
E.1.1. Understand the cost and benefits of economic trade-offs and how scarcity of resources affects costs and benefits.
E.2. Understand the functions of economic institutions.
E.2.1. Understand the services that are available at banks and credit unions.
E.2.3. Understand the role banks play among savers, borrowers, and investors.
E.2.4. Understand the types of specialized economic institutions found in market economies (corporations, partnerships, cooperatives, labor unions, banks, and nonprofit organizations).
E.3. Understand how governments throughout the world influence economic behavior.
E.3.2. Understand the government's purpose in preventing monopolies.
E.3.3. Understand how taxes are used at the local, state, and national levels.
E.4. Understand factors that create patterns of interdependence in the world economy.
E.4.2. Understand the concepts of free trade and trade barriers.
E.4.3. Understand trade barriers imposed by the United States from a historical perspective and the impact of those actions.
E.4.5. Understand balance of trade and trade deficits and their impact on the price of goods.
E.6. Understand how universal economic concepts present themselves in various types of economies throughout the world.
E.6.1. Understand the different types of economies and universal economic concepts (supply and demand, production, consumption, labor, capital, etc.) and their influence on each other.
E.6.2. Understand how the laws of supply and demand affect price and consumers' responses to prices.
E.6.6. Understand unemployment.
E.6.7. Understand the role of profit in motivating entrepreneurs in starting new businesses.
E.7. Understand the function of common financial instruments.
E.7.2. Understand that bank accounts, loans and other services vary from one bank to another.
G.1. Understand the use of geographic tools to locate and analyze information about people, places, and environments.
G.1.1. Understand the characteristics and purposes of geographic tools and representations of the earth such as maps, globes, graphs, charts, models, grid systems, aerial and other photographs, GIS, satellite-produced images and databases.
G.1.2. Understand mental maps of locales, regions and the world.
G.2. Understand how geographic and human characteristics create culture and define regions.
G.2.1. Understand human and physical characteristics of place.
G.3. Understand how human factors and the distribution of resources affect the development of society and the movement of populations.
G.3.1. Understand physical and cultural patterns and their interactions, such as land use, settlement patterns, cultural transmission of customs and ideas, and ecosystem changes.
G.3.2. Understand world patterns of resource distribution and utilization.
G.3.4. Understand the development and widespread use of alternative energy sources have an impact on societies.
G.3.5. Understand physical and human geographic factors have influenced major historic events and movements.
G.4. Understand how physical processes and human actions modify the environment and how the environment affects humans.
G.4.5. Understand the environmental consequences of people changing the physical environment.
H.1. Understand historical patterns, periods of time and the relationships among these elements.
H.1.1. Understand concepts such as chronology, causality, change, conflict, and complexity.
H.1.2. Understand historical periods and patterns of change within and across cultures, such as the rise of civilizations, the development of transportation systems, the growth and breakdown of colonial systems, and others.
H.2. Understand how and why people create, maintain or change systems of power, authority, and governance.
H.2.1. Understand political events that shaped the development of governments.
H.2.2. Understand patterns of nationalism, state-building, religious and social reform.
H.4. Understand the role of individuals and groups within a society as promoters of change or the status quo.
H.4.1. Understand that specific individuals and the values those individuals held had an impact on history.
H.4.2. Understand significant events and people, including women and minorities, in the major eras of history.
H.5. Understand the effect of economic needs and wants on individual and group decisions.
H.5.1. Understand economic concepts that help explain historical and current developments and issues in local, national, or global contexts.
H.6. Understand the effects of geographic factors on historical events.
H.6.2. Understand the forces of cooperation and conflict that shaped the divisions of Earth's surface.
H.7. Understand the role of innovation on the development and interaction of societies.
H.7.1. Understand technology has influenced the course of history through revolutions in agriculture, manufacturing, sanitation, medicine, warfare, transportation, information processing, and communication.
H.7.2. Understand the impact of new inventions and technological developments in various regions of the world.
H.8. Understand cause and effect relationships and other historical thinking skills in order to interpret events and issues.
H.8.1. Understand processes such as using a variety of sources, providing, validating, and weighing evidence for claims, checking credibility of sources, and searching for causality.
H.8.2. Understand relationships between and among significant events.
IA.PS. Political Science/Civic Literacy
PS.2. Understand how the government established by the Constitution embodies the principles of democracy and republicanism.
PS.2.1. Understand the essential ideas of American government that are expressed in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and other documents.
PS.2.3. Understand the essential characteristics of limited and unlimited governments.
PS.2.4. Understand the basic concepts of a federal system of government.
PS.2.5. Understand values such as individual rights, the common good, self government, justice, equality, diversity, openness and free inquiry, truth, patriotism are fundamental to American public life.
PS.2.6. Understand the type of citizenry needed to establish and maintain constitutional government.
PS.3. Understand the purpose and function of each of the three branches of government established by the Constitution.
PS.3.1. Understand the primary responsibilities of each branch of government in a system of shared powers (legislative, executive, judicial) and ways in which each branch shares the powers and functions of the other branches.
PS.4. Understand the similarities and differences among the complex levels of local, state and national government.
PS.4.1. Understand the relationship between state and local governments and the national government.
PS.4.2. Understand the powers and responsibilities of local, state and national governments.
PS.6. Understand how laws are established at the local, state and national levels.
PS.6.1. Understand the concept of public policy.
PS.7. Understand how various political systems throughout the world define the rights and responsibilities of the individual.
PS.7.2. Understand the essential characteristics of limited and unlimited governments.
PS.8. Understand the role of the United States in current world affairs.
PS.8.1. Understand conditions, actions and motivations that contribute to conflict and cooperation within and among nations.
PS.8.2. Understand current foreign policy issues and the means the United States is using to deal with them.
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