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1 Eight Themes of Social Studies
Flip Book Directions

2 Make a page in your flip book for the Eight Themes of Social Studies.
Each page must include: Meaning of the theme Examples Write and answer the essential question A colored illustration.

3 1. Conflict and Change—when there is conflict between or within societies, change is the result.
Examples: Civil War and the end of slavery, September 11th and the change in airport security Essential Question: When you have a conflict with your friends does it change your friendship? If so, how? Illustration

4 2. Culture—The culture of a society is the product of the religion, beliefs, customs, traditions, and government of that society. Examples: language, clothing, food, religion, sports Essential Question: How do you describe your family’s culture? Illustration

5 3.Governance—As a society increases in complexity and interacts with other societies, the complexity of the government also increases. Example: rules for NFL vs. Peewee football, the government for 13 colonies vs. government of US today Essential Question: How has school gotten more complicated as you have gotten older? Illustration

6 4. Human-Environment Interaction—Humans, their society, and the environment affect each other.
Examples: destruction of rainforest, pollution (negative) Planting trees, recycling (positive) Essential Question: What are the positive and negative consequences of human environment interaction? Illustration

7 5. Movement/Migration—The movement or migration of people and ideas affects all societies involved. Examples: colonization, the Cherokee Indians (Trail of Tears) Essential Question: What are cultural differences within different regions of the United States? Illustration

8 6. Location—Location affects a society’s economy, culture, and development.
Examples: latitude and longitude, address (absolute) Near the equator (relative) Essential Question: Why do people eat different foods or wear different clothes in different parts of the world? Illustration

9 7. Production, distribution, and consumption- The production, distribution, and consumption of goods/services produced by the society are affected by the location, customs, beliefs, and laws of that society. Examples: raw material-secondary good-store-buying good in U.S. vs. Africa Essential Question: How does culture and location affect a country’s economy?   Illustration

10 8. Time, Continuity, and Change—While change occurs over time, there is continuity to the basic structure of that society. Examples: family, laws, rules, going to school Essential Question: How have laws changed as you have gotten older? Illustration

11 Before you turn in your book…
Check each page to make sure you have the following: Title Definition Examples Essential Question Answer to Essential Question Illustration Go through and highlight or underline where each section starts. Make sure your name is on it and turn it in!

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