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7.SP Disciplinary Skills and Processes
- Chronological reasoning requires understanding processes of change and continuity over time, which means assessing similarities and differences between historical periods and between the past and present.
- 7.SP1.1 Analyze connections among events and developments in broader historical contexts.
- 7.SP1.2 Classify a series of historical events and developments as examples of change and/or continuity.
- 7.SP1.3 Evaluate the significance of past events and their effect on students’ lives and global society.
- 7.SP1.4 Use questions generated about individuals and groups to analyze why they, and the developments they shaped, are historically significant.
- Thinking within the discipline involves the ability to identify, compare, and evaluate multiple perspectives about a given event to draw conclusions about that event since there are multiple points of view about events and issues.
- 7.SP2.1 Analyze multiple factors that influence the perspectives of people during different historical eras.
- 7.SP2.2 Explain how and why perspectives of people have changed over time.
- 7.SP2.3 Analyze how people’s perspectives influenced what information is available in the historical sources they created.
- Historians and Social Scientists gather, interpret, and use evidence to develop claims and answer historical, economic, geographical, and political questions and communicate their conclusions.
- 7.SP3.1 Create compelling questions and supporting questions that reflect enduring issues about the world, past and present.
- 7.SP3.2 Use evidence drawn from multiple sources to develop and support claims and counterclaims in response to compelling questions.
- 7.SP3.3 Detect possible limitations in the historical record based on evidence collected from various kinds of historical sources.
- 7.SP3.4 Use questions generated about multiple sources, including international sources, to identify further areas of inquiry and additional sources.
- 7.SP3.5 Evaluate the relevance and utility of sources based on information such as author, date, origin, intended audience, and purpose.
- 7.SP3.6 Construct and present arguments based on claims and counterclaims while pointing out the strengths and limitations of those arguments.
- 7.SP3.7 Construct and present explanations using reasoning, correct sequence, examples and details, while acknowledging the strengths and weaknesses of the explanations.
- Thinking within the discipline involves the ability to analyze relationships among causes and effects and to create and support arguments using relevant evidence.
- 7.SP4.1 Explain the multiple causes and effects of events and developments in the past and present.
- 7.SP4.2 Evaluate the influence of various causes of events and developments in the past and present.
- 7.SP4.3 Organize applicable evidence into a coherent argument.
- 7.SP4.4 Compare the central arguments in multiple secondary sources on a related topic using multiple types of sources.
- Citizens have individual rights, roles, and responsibilities.
- 7.C2.1 Explain how revolutions and other changes in government impact citizens’ rights.
- Process, rules, and laws direct how individuals are governed and how society addresses problems.
- 7.C4.1 Compare historical and contemporary means of changing societies to promote the common good.
- 7.C4.2 Assess specific rules and laws (both actual and proposed) as a means of addressing public problems.
- 7.C4.3 Analyze the purpose, process, implementation, and consequences of decision making and public policies in multiple settings.
- 7.C4.4 Explain challenges people face and opportunities they create in addressing local, regional, and global problems at various times and places. Apply a range of deliberative and democratic procedures to make decisions and act in local, regional, and global communities.
- By applying economic reasoning, individuals seek to understand the decisions of people, groups, and societies.
- 7.E2.1 Explain how economic decisions affect the well-being of individuals, businesses, and society.
- 7.E2.2 Evaluate current economic issues in terms of benefits and costs for distinct groups in society.
- Individuals and institutions are interdependent within market systems.
- 7.E3.1 Explain the roles of buyers, sellers, and profits in product, labor, and financial markets.
- 7.E3.2 Analyze the relationship between supply, demand, and competition with emphasis on how they influence prices, wages, and production.
- 7.E3.3 Analyze the influence of institutions such as corporations, non-profits, and labor unions on the economy in a market system.
- 7.E3.4 Explain ways in which money facilitates exchange.
- The interconnected global economy impacts all individuals and groups in significant and varied ways.
- 7.E5.1 Explain the interdependence of trade and how trade barriers influence trade among nations.
- 7.E5.2 Compare the various economic systems.
- 7.E5.3 Explain the benefits and the costs of trade policies to individuals, businesses, and society.
- The use of geographic representations and tools helps individuals understand their world.
- 7.G1.1 Use and construct maps and other geographic representations to explain the spatial patterns of cultural and environmental characteristics.
- 7.G1.2 Analyze various geographic representations and use geographic tools to explain relationships between the location of places and their environments.
- Human-environment interactions are essential aspects of human life in all societies.
- 7.G2.1 Explain how cultural demographic patterns, economic decisions, and human adaptations shape the identity of nearby and distant places.
- 7.G2.2 Analyze cultural and environmental characteristics that make places both similar and different.
- Examining human population and movement helps individuals understand past, present, and future conditions on Earth’s surface.
- 7.G3.1 Explain how changes in transportation, communication, and technology influence the spatial connections among human settlements and affect the diffusion of ideas and cultural practices.
- 7.G3.2 Analyze how relationships between humans and environments extend or contract patterns of settlement and movement.
- 7.G3.3 Evaluate the influences of long-term, human-induced environmental change on spatial patterns and how it may cause conflict and promote cooperation.
- 7.G3.4 Evaluate human population and movement may cause conflict or promote cooperation.
- Global interconnections and spatial patterns are a necessary part of geographic reasoning.
- 7.G4.1 Analyze cultural and environmental characteristics among various places and regions of the world.
- 7.G4.2 Explain how the relationship between the human and physical characteristics of places and production of goods influences patterns of world trade.
- 7.G4.3 Analyze how changes in population distribution patterns affect changes in land use in places and regions.
- 7.G4.4 Explain an issue in terms of its scale (local, regional, state, national, or global).
- The development of civilizations, societies, cultures, and innovations have influenced history and continue to impact the modern world.
- 7.H1.1 Analyze the rise and decline, interactions between, and blending of cultures and societies.
- 7.H1.2 Trace the development and impact of scientific, technological, and educational innovations within historical time periods.
- Cycles of conflict and cooperation have shaped relations among people, places, and environments.
- 7.H2.1 Investigate how conflict can be both unifying and divisive throughout communities, societies, nations, and the world.
- 7.H2.2 Compare the multiple causes and effects of conflict and approaches to peacemaking.
- Economic, political, and religious ideas and institutions have influenced history and continue to shape the modern world.
- 7.H3.1 Compare the origins and spread of influential ideologies and both religious and non-religious worldviews.
- 7.H3.2 Analyze how economic and political motivations impact people and events.
- 7.H3.3 Trace how individual rights, freedoms, and responsibilities have evolved over time.
- 7.H3.4 Explain the influence of individuals, groups, and institutions on people and events in historical and contemporary settings.
- 7.H3.5 Investigate a significant historical topic from global history that has significance to an issue or topic today.
- Patterns of social and political interactions have shaped people, places, and events throughout history and continue to shape the modern world.
- 7.H4.1 Evaluate how the diversity of a society impacts its social and political norms.
- 7.H4.2 Evaluate the changing patterns of class, ethnic, racial, and gender structures and relations; consider immigration, migration, and social mobility.