Welcome to 8th Grade Social Studies!
In this class, you will learn the following:
Power Standards - Geography1. I can compare and contrast the cultural characteristics of each global culture region.Ex. History, Arts, Religion, Daily Life, Language, Economy, Government, Social Groups2. I can predict the impact of WHERE one lives determines HOW one lives.Ex. Japan relies heavily on seafood for the majority of its diet.3. I can create a mental map of the major political and physical features of the world.Ex. Countries, Oceans, Lakes, Mountains, etc.4. I can estimate how landscape and climate has an effect on the locations of human populations.Ex. Russia's populations concentrated in the Humid Continental climate of Western Russia.5. I can determine the factors that influence the standard of living in developed and developing countries.Ex. Developed societies have a smaller percentage of farmers due to increased use of machinery and technology.6. I can analyze connections between countries associated with global colonization and its continued effects.Ex. Post WWII British India.7. I can justify the interactions between countries and/or multi-country alliances.Ex. NAFTA, NATO, Warsaw Pact, UN