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Seventh Grade Social Studies Standards

Quarter 1 Standards: 
  1. G7.3SS.C5.PO2: I can differentiate world government models.

  2. G7.4SS.C1.PO1: I can construct maps, charts, and graphs to display geographic information. 

  3. G7.4SS.C1.PO2: I can identify purposes of, and differences among, maps, globes, aerial photographs, charts, and satellite images. 

  4. G7.4SS.C1.PO5: I can interpret thematic maps, graphs, charts, and databases depicting various aspects of world regions. 

  5. G7.4SS.C2.PO1: I can describe the human and physical features, places, and regions. 

  6. G7.4SS.C2.PO2: I can explain the concept of regions and why they change. 

  7. G7.4SS.C2.PO3: I can compare the historical and contemporary interactions among people in different places and regions. 

  8. G7.4SS.C4.PO1: I can discuss the implications of the demographic structure of places and regions. 

  9. G7.4SS.C4.PO2: I can describe the push and pull factors that cause human migrations (e.g., need for raw materials, enslavement, employment opportunities, impact of war, religious freedom, political freedom).

  10. G7.4SS.C4.PO3: I can describe the effects of human migration (e.g., imperialism, quota system, changing of political boundaries, multiculturalism) in the U.S. and regions of the world. 

  11. G7.4SS.C4.PO4: I can analyze why human populations choose to live where they do (e.g., natural resources, farmland, water, mild climate, family, employment). 

  12. G7.4SS.C4.PO5: I can analyze the effects of settlement on places (e.g., quality of life, transportation, population density).

  13. G7.4SS.C4.PO6: I can describe the distribution of patterns of cultural features over time. 

  14. G7.4SS.C4.PO7: I can describe the factors (e.g., nearness to transportation routes, markets, raw materials, and labor force) that influence the location, distribution, and interrelationships of economic activities in different places and world regions. 

  15. G7.4SS.C4.PO8: I can explain how cooperation and conflict contribute to political, economic and social activities. 

  16. G7.4SS.C4.PO9: I can identify cultural features based on social and political factors.

  17. G7.4SS.C5.PO1: I can identify the physical processes (e.g., conservation of natural resources, mining, water distribution in Arizona) that influence the formation and location of resources.

  18. G7.4SS.C5.PO2: I can describe the consequences of natural hazards (e.g., Dust Bowl, hurricanes, droughts, earthquakes). 

  19. G7.4SS.C5.PO3: I can describe how humans change and adapt to their environment.

  20. G7.4SS.C5.PO7: I can compare different views on land use, natural resources, wildlife and biomes. 

  21. G7.5SS.C1.PO1: I can explain how limited resources and unlimited human wants cause people to choose things. 

  22. G7.5SS.C1.PO2: I can analyze what factors influence economic decisions. 

  23. G7.5SS.C1.PO4: I can describe the characteristics of a market economy. 

  24. G7.5SS.C2.PO2: I can describe how investment in people leads to economic growth.

  25. G7.5SS.C3.PO1: I can describe the effects of inflation (e.g., raising prices, interest rates, business activities) on society. 

  26. G7.5SS.C3.PO4: I can describe how scarcity influences the choices made by governments and businesses (e.g., war times - rationing, women in the work force, reallocation of resources). 

  27. G7.5SS.C4.PO1: I can explain how voluntary exchange benefits buyers and sellers.

  28. G7.5SS.C4.PO2: I can identify patterns of trade between countries. 

  29. G7.5SS.C5.PO1: I can describe how scarcity influences personal financial choices as related to the historical times studied.

  30. G7.5SS.C5.PO2: I can describe how scarcity effects choices. 

  31. G7.5SS.C5.PO3: I can describe how the value of goods and services affects income.

  32. G7.5SS.C5.PO4: I can describe types of personal investments. 

Quarter 2 Standards:
  1. 7.RH.01: I can use evidence from the text to support my understanding of primary and secondary sources. 

  2. 7.RH.02: I can determine the central idea of a source and provide an accurate summary of the information provided.

  3. 7.RH.06: I can identify the parts of a text that reveal an author's point of view or purpose. 

  4. 7.RH.09: I can compare and contrast non-fictional versions of historical events to see how the interpretations vary or change history. 

  5. G7.1SS.C1.PO3: I can construct a timeline and make connections between important events in history. 

  6. G7.1SS.C4.PO1: I can analyze the events and the origin of the ideas that led to the American Revolution.

  7. G7.1SS.C4.PO2: I can describe the significance of key events of the Revolutionary War, including the battles at Lexington, Saratoga and Trenton, the aid from France and the surrender at Yorktown. 

  8. G7.1SS.C4.PO3: I can describe the significance of the following key individuals of the American Revolution: Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Patrick Henry, Thomas Paine, King George III.

  9. G7.1SS.C6.PO2: I can determine the significance of the following key events of the Civil War: a. firing on Fort Sumter b. major battles - Bull Run, Antietam, Vicksburg, Gettysburg c. Enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation d. Sherman's march e. Surrender at Appomattox. 

  10. G7.1SS.C6.PO6: I can describe the basic provisions of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments. 

  11. G7.2SS.C6.PO1: I can describe how innovation and inventions during the Industrial Revolution impacted industry, manufacturing, and transportation.

  12. G7.2SS.C6.PO2: I can determine the effect of the Industrial Revolution on the Western World: a. growth of cities b. rise of middle class c. spread of industrialism d. rise of imperialism e. foundation for future technological advances f. labor issues. 

  13. G7.3SS.C1.PO1: I can describe ideas and documents that influenced the Constitution. 

  14. G7.3SS.C2.PO1: I can describe the principles on which the Constitution was founded. 

  15. G7.3SS.C2.PO1: I can describe how the powers of checks and balances are used in the following: a. impeachment b. declaring war c. treaties d. veto e. judicial review.

  16. G7.3SS.C2.PO2: I can differentiate the roles and powers of the three branches of the federal government.

  17. G7.3SS.C3.PO1: I can compare and contrast the government of Arizona to the Federal government

  18. G7.3SS.C3.PO2: I can compare and contrast the process of how a bill becomes a law at the federal and state level. 

  19. G7.3SS.C3.PO2: I can identify the government's role in progressive reforms (e.g., women's suffrage, labor unions, temperance movement, civil rights). 

  20. G7.3SS.C3.PO3: I can describe the following forms of direct democracy in Arizona: a. Initiative b. Referendum c. Recall process.

  21. G7.3SS.C3.PO5: I can describe the importance of the Amendments to the Constitution. 

  22. G7.3SS.C4.PO1: I can describe the benefits of community service. 

  23. G7.3SS.C4.PO2: I can discuss the character traits (e.g., respect, fairness, responsibility, involvement) that are important to the preservation and improvement of constitutional democracy in the United States.

  24. G7.3SS.C4.PO3: I can describe the importance of citizens being actively involved in the democratic process. (e.g., voting, student government, involvement in political decision making, analyzing issues, petitioning public officials). 

  25. G7.3SS.C4.PO5: I can describe the impact of Constitutional Amendments and laws (i.e., Thirteenth, Fourteenth, Fifteenth, Eighteenth, Nineteenth, Twenty-first, Amendments and Jim Crow Laws, Black Codes, Dawes Act) that came about during the historical time periods studied. 

Quarter 3 Standards:
  1. 7.RH.02: I can determine the central idea of a source and provide an accurate summary of the information provided. 

  2. 7.RH.08: I can understand differences between fact, opinion and reasoned judgment in a text, and evaluate how the author(s) supports their arguments.

  3. 7.RH.09: I can compare and contrast non-fictional versions of historical events to see how the interpretations vary or change history.

  4. G7.1SS.C6.PO1: I can analyze causes of the Civil War. 

  5. G7.1SS.C6.PO3: I can describe the significance of important individuals of the Civil War.

  6. G7.1SS.C6.PO4: I can analyze the impact of the Civil War in America by examining its effects on the personal, social and economic aspects of American life. 

  7. G7.1SS.C6.PO5: I can describe the causes and effects of significant events of the Reconstruction period. 

  8. G7.1SS.C7.PO6: Describe the following Progressive Reforms that resulted from the Industrial Revolution: a. labor unions b. Women's Suffrage c. Trust busting d. Conservation of natural resources e. Temperance Movement. 

  9. G7.1SS.C7.PO10: Analyze the United States' expanding role in the world during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries: a. Spanish American War b. Panama Canal c. Alaska and Hawaii d. Open Door Policy e. China - Boxer Rebellion. 

  10. G7.1SS.C7.PO11: Describe major factors in Arizona history (e.g., territorial status, mining, constitutional convention) leading to statehood. 

  11. G7.2SS.C9.PO1: Describe current events using information from class discussions and various resources (e.g., newspapers, magazines, television, Internet, books, maps). 

  12. G7.2SS.C9.PO2: Identify the connection between current and historical events and issues using information from class discussions and various resources (e.g., newspapers, magazines, television, Internet, books, maps). 

  13. G7.3SS.C1.PO1: I can analyze the significance of the Emancipation Proclamation.

  14. G7.3SS.C3.PO1: I can analyze the importance of the decisions in the following U.S. Supreme Court cases: Dred Scott and Plessy vs. Ferguson.

Quarter 4 Standards:
  1. G7.1SS.C7.PO1: I can examine why people emigrated to the U.S. 

  2. G7.1SS.C7.PO2: I can explain positive and negative impacts of immigration on the U.S. 

  3. G7.1SS.C7.PO4: I can explain the relationship between immigration and industrialization.

  4. G7.1SS.C7.PO5: I can analyze the effects of industrialization on the U. S. 

  5. G7.1SS.C7.PO7: I can describe how inventions and ideas contributed to growth and expansion of the U.S. 

  6. G7.1SS.C7.PO8: I can analyze the effect of major groups that contributed to changes in the social and political structure of the United States.

  7. G7.1SS.C7.PO9: I can describe the factors that foster the growth of American Imperialism. 

  8. G7.2SS.C7.PO1: I can describe the factors that led to the rise of imperialism. 

  9. G7.2SS.C7.PO2: I can describe how areas in the world were impacted by the imperialism of European countries.

Yearly Standards (taught throughout the school year):
  1. 7.RH.10: I can understand the historical documents I read in 7th grade social studies.

  2. G7.4SS.C1.PO3: I can interpret geographic information from maps, charts and databases.

  3. G7.4SS.C1.PO4: I can locate physical and cultural features throughout the world.

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