Presentation on theme: "Connecting Themes Used in Social Studies"— Presentation transcript:
1Connecting Themes Used in Social Studies Unit OneConnecting Themes Used in Social Studies
2CONNECTING THEMES Conflict and Change Culture Governance Human Environmental InteractionsLocationMovement and MigrationProduction, Distribution, and ConsumptionTime, Change, and Continuity
3Enduring 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
4Enduring 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
5ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS Relate to the Enduring Understandings Are associated with SS StandardsWill vary from classroom to classroomWill be addressed in daily lessons
6Making 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.
7Conflict and Change Elementary to Middle School Dress Code regulations School RulesMore responsibilityLockersSchedules
8Enduring 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.
9Culture Essential Question What is Culture? Name some things that you think helpcreate culture.
10Culture Enduring Understanding: A society’s culture is made up of religion,beliefs, traditions, government, language,etc.So… Culture includes everything in our life!
12Culture ActivityUsing a Venn Diagram, compare and contrast your family’s culture with a family of another culture.
13Governance Enduring Understanding: More people = more rules and laws Types of GovernmentLawsSchool RulesCity and County regulations
14Governance 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?
15GovernanceNow 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?
16Human/Environmental Interaction Flood of 1994 in MaconHurricanes in Florida, LouisianaChemical Plants in Ft. ValleyMay 2008 Tornadoes in Macon
17Human/Environmental Interaction Enduring Understanding:The students will understand that humans, their societies, and their environment affect each other
18Human/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?