Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Eighth Grade. Environmental Changes

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Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards

AZ.SS08-S2. World History
SS08-S2C1. Research Skills for History: Historical research is a process in which students examine topics or questions related to historical studies and/or current issues.
SS08-S2C1-07. Analyze cause and effect relationships between and among individuals and/or historical events.
SS08-S2C9. Contemporary World: The nations of the contemporary world are shaped by their cultural and political past. Current events, developments and issues continue to shape the global community.
SS08-S2C9-03. Analyze how world events of the late 20th century and early 21st century affected, and continue to affect, the social, political, geographic, and economic climate of the world (e.g., terrorism, globalization, conflicts, interdependence, natural disasters, advancements in science and technology and environmental issues).
AZ.SS08-S4. Geography
SS08-S4C2. Places and Regions: Places and regions have distinct physical and cultural characteristics.
SS08-S4C2-05. Describe how a place changes over time.
SS08-S4C5. Environment and Society: Human and environmental interactions are interdependent upon one another. Humans interact with the environment- they depend upon it, they modify it; and they adapt to it. The health and well-being of all humans depends upon an understanding of the interconnections and interdependence of human and physical systems.
SS08-S4C5-01. Describe how (e.g., deforestation, desertification) humans modify ecosystems.
SS08-S4C5-02. Describe why (e.g., resources, economic livelihood) humans modify ecosystems.
SS08-S4C5-03. Explain how changes in the natural environment can increase or diminish its capacity to support human activities.
SS08-S4C5-05. Analyze changing ideas and viewpoints on the best use of natural resources (e.g., value of oil, water use, forest management).
SS08-S4C6. Geographic Applications: Geographic thinking (asking and answering geographic questions) is used to understand spatial patterns of the past, the present, and to plan for the future.
SS08-S4C6-03. Use geographic knowledge and skills (e.g., recognizing patterns, mapping, graphing) when discussing current events.
AZ.SS08-S5. Economics
SS08-S5C1. Foundations of Economics: The foundations of economics are the application of basic economic concepts and decision-making skills. This includes scarcity and the different methods of allocation of goods and services.
SS08-S5C1-05. Describe the impact of the availability and distribution of natural resources on an economy.
AZ.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.

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