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1 7 th Grade Connecting Themes Enduring Understandings

2 Activator Think, Pair, Share “1 MINUTE CHALLENGE” List every movie that you can think of that has something to do with sports.

3 Think/Pair/Share What does the word “theme” mean? Where have you seen this before? How can we find a theme throughout Social Studies that will allow us to connect topics?

4 7 th Grade Conflict & Change Culture Governance Human Environmental Interaction Movement/ Migration Production, Distribution, Consumption Location Time, Change, Continuity

5 Conflict & Change When there is conflict between or within societies, change is the result.

6 What conflict is this related to and what changed as a result?

7 Time, Change, Continuity While change occurs over time, there is continuity to the basic structure of a society.

8 Governance As a society increases in complexity and interacts with other societies, the complexity of the government also increases.

9 Production, Distribution, Consumption The production, distribution, and consumption of goods/services produced by the society are affected by the location, customs, beliefs, and laws of the society.

10 Why are they moving the Braves stadium? Why did they choose to build KIA in West Point?

11 Human Environmental Interaction Humans, their society, and the environment affect each other.

12 Location Location affects a society’s economy, culture, and development.

13 Distribution of Power Distribution of power in government is a product of existing documents and laws combined with contemporary values and beliefs.

14 Compare life in each of these pictures

15 Culture The culture of a society is the product of the religion, beliefs, customs, traditions, and government of that society.

16 Movement/ Migration The movement or migration of people and ideas affects all societies involved.

17 Where do these concepts fit? Mohandas Gandhi Geography of nations Geography of physical features Partitioning of Africa Partitioning of Middle East Terrorism Containment of Communism Korean War Vietnam War Water pollution Air pollution Scarcity of resources Government instability Civil Wars Jews vs. Arabs Impact of trade Nationalism

18 Summarize! (Either/Or) Which theme do you think is likely to connect to more topics than the other? Explain your thinking! 1.Culture….or Conflict & Change? 2.Distribution of Power….or Location? 3.Human Environmental Interaction…..or Governance? 4.Time, Continuity, & Change…..or Movement/Migration?

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