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1 Unit One Connecting Themes Used in Social Studies

2 CONNECTING THEMES Conflict and Change Conflict and Change Culture Culture Governance Governance Human Environmental Interactions Human Environmental Interactions Location Location Movement and Migration Movement and Migration Production, Distribution, and Consumption Production, Distribution, and Consumption Time, Change, and Continuity Time, Change, and Continuity

3 Enduring Understandings Conflict causes Change Conflict causes Change Religions, beliefs, customs, traditions, and governments Religions, beliefs, customs, traditions, and governments More people = more rules and laws More people = more rules and laws Humans, their society & environment affect each other Humans, their society & environment affect each other Location affects a societys economy, culture, and development Location affects a societys economy, culture, and development

4 Enduring Understandings (cont.) Movement of people and ideas affects all societies involved Movement of people and ideas affects all societies involved Production, distribution, and consumption is influenced by location, customs, beliefs, and laws Production, distribution, and consumption is influenced by location, customs, beliefs, and laws While changes occur, there is continuity in society While changes occur, there is continuity in society

5 ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS Relate to the Enduring Understandings Relate to the Enduring Understandings Are associated with SS Standards Are associated with SS Standards Will vary from classroom to classroom Will vary from classroom to classroom Will be addressed in daily lessons Will be addressed in daily lessons

6 Making the Connection Students (thats you!) will understand the Themes by first learning how they relate to his or her life, using real-life experiences. Students (thats you!) will understand the Themes by first learning how they relate to his or her life, using real-life experiences. Then, the student will be able to utilize these Themes in order study and understand other areas of the world. Then, the student will be able to utilize these Themes in order study and understand other areas of the world.

7 Conflict and Change Elementary to Middle School Elementary to Middle School Dress Code regulations Dress Code regulations School Rules School Rules More responsibility More responsibility Lockers Lockers Schedules Schedules

8 Enduring Understanding Conflict causes Change Essential Questions: How does conflict with your friends change your friendships? What conflict have you experienced in your life and what change occurred? *Please answer one of the questions on your paper in paragraph form. Be prepared to discuss your response.

9 Culture Essential Question What is Culture? What is Culture? Name some things that you think help create culture.

10 Culture Enduring Understanding: A societys culture is made up of religion, beliefs, traditions, government, language, etc. So… Culture includes everything in our life!

11 Culture Video – Double click below

12 Culture Activity Using a Venn Diagram, compare and contrast your familys culture with a family of another culture. Using a Venn Diagram, compare and contrast your familys culture with a family of another culture.

13 Governance Enduring Understanding: More people = more rules and laws More people = more rules and laws Types of Government Laws Laws School Rules School Rules City and County regulations City and County regulations

14 Governance Essential Questions: Essential Questions: - How did Howard Middle School government get more complex than your elementary school government? - How did Howard Middle School government get more complex than your elementary school government? - Imagine what Atlanta was like in the 1800s. What is it like now (roads, skyscrapers, airport, business)? What do you think has made Atlanta so complex? - Imagine what Atlanta was like in the 1800s. What is it like now (roads, skyscrapers, airport, business)? What do you think has made Atlanta so complex? - What about sports teams? How complex does the structures of rules of sports change the more players move up in a career? - What about sports teams? How complex does the structures of rules of sports change the more players move up in a career?

15 Governance Now apply this on a larger scale nationally and internationally. How do the governments of nations become more complex as those nations grow and interact with each other? Now apply this on a larger scale nationally and internationally. How do the governments of nations become more complex as those nations grow and interact with each other? Hint: Think about the United Nations and its functions. Do all those countries functions. Do all those countries always agree? How do they resolve always agree? How do they resolve issues? issues?

16 Human/Environmental Interaction Flood of 1994 in Macon Flood of 1994 in Macon Hurricanes in Florida, Louisiana Hurricanes in Florida, Louisiana Chemical Plants in Ft. Valley Chemical Plants in Ft. Valley May 2008 Tornadoes in Macon May 2008 Tornadoes in Macon

17 Human/Environmental Interaction Enduring Understanding: The students will understand that humans, their societies, and their environment affect each other The students will understand that humans, their societies, and their environment affect each other

18 Human/Environmental Interaction How can you affect your environment at school in a good way? What are the affects of leaving trash at break? What may happen if pollution continues to deplete the ozone? How are people affected by their environment?

19 Pollution Video – double click below Pollution video Pollution video

20 Macon Tornado – May 2008

21 Human/Environmental Interaction How do you think the Macon Tornado affected people in this city? Do you know anyone who was affected?

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