Idaho State Standards (7th Grade Social Studies)

*- Standards also covered in 6th grade

Unit 1: Map Review

**GWH 2.1.1- Explain and use the components of maps, compare different map projections, and explain the appropriate uses for each.

**GWH 2.1.2- Apply latitude and longitude to locate places on Earth and describe the uses of technology, such as Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

**GWH 2.1.3- Use mental maps to answer geographic questions.

**GWH 2.1.4- Analyze visual and mathematical data presented in charts, tables, graphs, maps, and other graphic organizers to assist in interpreting a historical event.

**WHC 2.1.1- Develop and interpret different kinds of maps, globes, graphs, charts, databases, and models.

 

Unit 2: Middle Ages China

WHC 2.1.1- Develop and interpret different kinds of maps, globes, graphs, charts, databases, and models.

GEH 1.8.1- Describe major aspects of the civilizations of the Eastern Hemisphere prior to European contact.

**GEH 1.8.5- Describe the historical origins, central beliefs, and spread of major religions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism.

WHC 1.9.3- Discuss how religion influenced social behavior and created social order.

**WHC 1.7.2- Identify the technological advances developed by Ancient, Greco, Roman, Middle Ages, Early-Modern, and Modern European societies and civilizations.

**GEH 2.3.3- Identify patterns of population distribution and growth in the Eastern Hemisphere and explain changes in these patterns, which have occurred over time.

GEH 2.4.1- Use maps, charts, and graphs to compare rural and urban populations in selected countries in the Eastern Hemisphere.

 

Unit 3: Middle East and North Africa

**GEH 2.3.2- Describe major physical characteristics of regions in the Eastern Hemisphere.

**WHC 2.1.1- Develop and interpret different kinds of maps, globes, graphs, charts, databases, and models.

WHC 2.5.1- Explain how the resources of an area can be the source of conflict between competing groups.

**GEH 1.8.5- Describe the historical origins, central beliefs, and spread of major religions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism.

WHC 1.9.4- Describe why different religious beliefs were sources of conflict.

GEH 5.1.1- Discuss how social institutions, including the family, religion, and education, influence behavior in different societies in the Eastern Hemisphere.

WHC 1.9.3- Discuss how religion influenced social behavior and created social order.

**WHC 1.7.2- Identify the technological advances developed by Ancient, Greco, Roman, Middle Ages, Early-Modern, and Modern European societies and civilizations

 

Unit 4: Byzantine Empire

**WHC 2.1.1- Develop and interpret different kinds of maps, globes, graphs, charts, databases, and models.

**GEH 1.8.5- Describe the historical origins, central beliefs, and spread of major religions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism.

WHC 1.9.4- Describe why different religious beliefs were sources of conflict.

GEH 5.1.2- Give examples of how language, literature, and the arts shaped the development and transmission of culture in the Eastern Hemisphere.

 

Unit 5: Middle Ages

**WHC 2.1.1- Develop and interpret different kinds of maps, globes, graphs, charts, databases, and models.

**WHC 1.8.2- Identify the origins and characteristics of different social classes.

**GEH 1.8.5- Describe the historical origins, central beliefs, and spread of major religions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism.

**WHC 1.9.3- Discuss how religion influenced social behavior and created social order.

**WHC 1.9.4- Describe why different religious beliefs were sources of conflict.

**GEH 5.1.2- Give examples of how language, literature, and the arts shaped the development and transmission of culture in the Eastern Hemisphere.

WHC 1.7.2- Identify the technological advances developed by Ancient, Greco, Roman, Middle Ages, Early-Modern, and Modern European societies and civilizations.

**GEH 2.3.3- Identify patterns of population distribution and growth in the Eastern Hemisphere and explain changes in these patterns, which have occurred over time.

WHC3.2.1- Analyze the impact of economic growth on European society.

GEH 2.4.1- Use maps, charts, and graphs to compare rural and urban populations in selected countries in the Eastern Hemisphere.

**WHC 1.8.2- Identify the origins and characteristics of different social classes.

GEH 5.1.1- Discuss how social institutions, including the family, religion, and education, influence behavior in different societies in the Eastern Hemisphere.

WHC 1.9.4- Describe why different religious beliefs were sources of conflict.

GEH 2.3.3- Identify patterns of population distribution and growth in the Eastern Hemisphere and explain changes in these patterns, which have occurred over time.

 

Unit 6: Renaissance

**WHC 2.1.1- Develop and interpret different kinds of maps, globes, graphs, charts, databases, and models.

WHC 1.9.2- Explain how religion shaped the development of western civilization.

WHC 1.9.1- Explain the relationship between religion and people’s understanding of the natural world.

WHC3.2.1- Analyze the impact of economic growth on European society

GEH 5.1.2- Give examples of how language, literature, and the arts shaped the development and transmission of culture in the Eastern Hemisphere.

GEH 2.4.2- Compare and contrast cultural patterns in the Eastern Hemisphere, such as language, religion, and ethnicity.

WHC 1.9.4- Describe why different religious beliefs were sources of conflict.

WHC 1.9.3- Discuss how religion influenced social behavior and created social order.

 

Unit 7: Pre-Columbian and Exploration

**GWH 2.3.2- Describe major physical characteristics of regions in the Western Hemisphere.

WHC 2.1.1- Develop and interpret different kinds of maps, globes, graphs, charts, databases, and models.

GWH 2.4.1- Describe major cultural characteristics of regions in the Western Hemisphere.

GWH 1.8.1- Describe major aspects of the civilizations of the Western Hemisphere prior to European contact, such as Mesoamerica

GWH 2.4.2- Compare and contrast cultural patterns in the Western Hemisphere, such as language, religion, and ethnicity.

GWH 2.3.3- Identify patterns of population distribution and growth in the Western Hemisphere and explain changes in these patterns which have occurred over time.

GWH 2.5.2- Give examples of how both natural and technological hazards have impacted the physical environment and human populations in specific areas of the Western Hemisphere.

**WHC 2.1.1- Develop and interpret different kinds of maps, globes, graphs, charts, databases, and models

GWH 2.5.3- Give examples of how land forms and water, climate, and natural vegetation have influenced historical trends and developments in the Western Hemisphere

**GEH 2.5.3- Give examples of how land forms and water, climate, and natural vegetation have influenced historical trends and developments in the Eastern Hemisphere.

WHC 1.7.2- Identify the technological advances developed by Ancient, Greco, Roman, Middle Ages, Early-Modern, and Modern European societies and civilizations

GWH 1.8.3- Compare various approaches to European colonization in the Western Hemisphere.

GEH 1.8.3- Compare various approaches to European colonization in the Eastern Hemisphere

GWH 1.8.2- Examine the impact of Europeans on indigenous cultures in the Western Hemisphere.

GEH 1.8.2 Examine the impact of Europeans on indigenous cultures in the Eastern Hemisphere.

GWH 2.5.1- Analyze the distribution of natural resources in the Western Hemisphere.

**GEH 2.5.1- Analyze the distribution of natural resources in the Eastern Hemisphere.

WHC 2.5.1- Explain how the resources of an area can be the source of conflict between competing groups.

WHC 1.9.4- Describe why different religious beliefs were sources of conflict.

GWH 3.1.1- Define scarcity and its impact on decision making such as trade and settlement.

GEH 5.1.3- Define ethnocentrism and give examples of how this attitude can lead to cultural misunderstandings.