Presentation on theme: "Connecting Themes Used in Social Studies"— Presentation transcript:
1 Connecting Themes Used in Social Studies Unit OneConnecting Themes Used in Social Studies
2 CONNECTING THEMES Conflict and Change Culture Governance Human Environmental InteractionsLocationMovement and MigrationProduction, Distribution, and ConsumptionTime, Change, and Continuity
3 Enduring Understandings Conflict causes ChangeReligions, beliefs, customs, traditions, and governmentsMore people = more rules and lawsHumans, their society & environment affect each otherLocation affects a society’s economy, culture, and development
4 Enduring Understandings (cont.) Movement of people and ideas affects all societies involvedProduction, distribution, and consumption is influenced by location, customs, beliefs, and lawsWhile changes occur, there is continuity in society
5 ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS Relate to the Enduring Understandings Are associated with SS StandardsWill vary from classroom to classroomWill be addressed in daily lessons
6 Making the “Connection” Students (that’s 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.
7 Conflict and Change Elementary to Middle School Dress Code regulations School RulesMore responsibilityLockersSchedules
8 Enduring Understanding Conflict causes ChangeEssential 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? Name some things that you think helpcreate culture.
10 Culture Enduring Understanding: A society’s culture is made up of religion,beliefs, traditions, government, language,etc.So… Culture includes everything in our life!
12 Culture ActivityUsing a Venn Diagram, compare and contrast your family’s culture with a family of another culture.
13 Governance Enduring Understanding: More people = more rules and laws Types of GovernmentLawsSchool RulesCity and County regulations
14 Governance Essential Questions: - How did Howard Middle School government get more complex than your elementary school government?- Imagine what Atlanta was like in the 1800’s. 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?
15 GovernanceNow 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 itsfunctions. Do all those countriesalways agree? How do they resolveissues?
16 Human/Environmental Interaction Flood of 1994 in MaconHurricanes in Florida, LouisianaChemical Plants in Ft. ValleyMay 2008 Tornadoes in Macon
17 Human/Environmental Interaction Enduring Understanding: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?
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