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Do Now Put your SOAR Card on your desk. Lay your vocabulary flashcards out, typed side up, on your desk – spread out.
Social Studies Themes Introduction to 7 th Grade Social Studies
7 th Grade Conflict & Change Culture Government Human Environmental Interaction Movement/ Migration Economics Geography History
Definitions Conflict: problem or fight Geography: Earth’s physical features Migration: moving Culture: language, beliefs, social habits, music, art, shared past History: study of past events Government: how a country is ruled Economics: making, selling, & buying goods Human/environmental interaction: how people change and adapt to the environment
Conflict When there is conflict between or in societies, a change happens.
Big Idea The student will understand that when there is conflict between or within societies, change is the result. What is the conflict and change in this video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYQhRCs9IHM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMqWdq9DQT4
Changes after 2009 elections in Iran Before 2009 Ministry of Interior must announce the results Ministry of Interior is the only official reference of the election. Debates can be recorded. After (Changed) Electoral Commission will announce the results after the Ministry of Interior confirmation*. Ministry of Interior, under the Electoral Commission is the official reference of the election. Debates must be live. If extortion about one candidate, he has mandate to defend him/herself in next program. Act 18/31 64
Respond on a sheet of paper. 1.When you have conflicts with your friends does it change your friendship? If so, how? 2.Why do you make changes in your life? 3.Why does change always follow conflict?
Culture The culture of a society is the total of the religion, beliefs, customs, languages, music, art, and government of that society.
Big Idea The student will understand that the culture of a society is the product of the religion, beliefs, customs, traditions, and government of that society. Respond on your paper: 4. What is different about school in China? http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=culture++is+the+product+of+&view=detail&mid=231093718DD3D028FE87231093718DD3D028FE87&firs t=61&FORM=NVPFVRculture is the product of - Bing Videosculture is the product of - Bing Videos
Respond on your paper: 5.How do you describe your family’s culture? 6.How do government actions affect your culture? 7.Should schools try to influence or reflect the students’ cultures? 8.What cultural conflicts have you seen in your school or the U.S.? 9.Why do you choose the friends you choose?
Government When a society has more people, more jobs, and more ways to do things, the way it is ruled becomes more complicated.
Big Idea The student will understand that as a society increases in complexity and interacts with other societies, the complexity of the government also increases. Read “Levels of Society”. Can you think of any examples of each of these levels?
Respond on your paper: 10.How have your responsibilities changed in your family as you have gotten older? 11.In what ways do the rules in sports get more complicated at different levels? (i.e. Tee ball through Major Leagues)
Human Environmental Interaction Humans, their society, and the environment affect each other.
Big Idea The student will understand that humans, their society, and the environment affect each other.
Discuss with a partner all the human changes you see in these environments Which are “good”? Which are “bad”?
Respond on your paper: 12.How is the landscape changed when neighborhoods are built? 13.What jobs are available or unavailable because of the physical geography near you? 14.What are the good and bad consequences of human environment interaction? 15.How does the environment affect our food choices?
Movement/ Migration The movement or migration of people and ideas affects all societies involved.
Big Idea The student will understand that the movement or migration of people and ideas affects all societies involved. Read the passage “Immigration”. What were some good and bad things about Irish immigration?
Respond on your paper: 16.How have your ideas, opinions, likes and dislikes changed since going from sixth grade to seventh? 17.What are some of the cultural differences (language/slang, foods, accents, sports, clothes, etc.) within different regions of the United States? 18.What are some of the reasons that people move? 19.How do people change when they move from one place to another?
Geography Location affects a society’s economy, culture, and development.
Big Idea The student will understand that location affects a society’s economy, culture, and development.
Why are there more lights on the right? Why do they seem to stop suddenly in the middle? What's there?
Respond on your paper: 20.What changes have occurred in your life since moving from elementary school to middle school? 21.How do opportunities change (jobs, food, homes, standard of living, clothes, etc.) depending on where you live? 22.Why do people eat different foods in different parts of the world?
Economics The way a society makes, sells, and buys things is affected by the location, customs, beliefs, and laws of the society.
Big Idea The student will understand that the production, distribution, and consumption of goods/services produced by the society are affected by the location, customs, beliefs, and laws of the society. Read the passage “Economic Levels”. What sort of exchanges do you and your friends use – reciprocity? Redistributive? Market? Bigman?
Respond on your paper: 23.What are the elements that make up an economy? 24.How are the things you want to buy produced? 25.How do stores get the things you want to buy? 26.How do you decide what to buy?
History While change occurs over time, some things stay the same.
Big Idea The student will understand that while change occurs over time, there is continuity to the basic structure of that society.
Respond on your paper: 27.How has school changed and stayed the same since kindergarten? 28.Why do some things remain the same when society is always changing?
Homework How was our country different when your grandparents or parents were kids? Do this: Go home and ask an adult how things have changed since they were kids and what has not changed. Write down what they tell you, put it in your SS binder in the homework section, and bring it to school tomorrow to share.