Teacher s Guide to Structuring an 8th Grade Global Studies

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Teacher s Guide to an 8th grade Global Studies course. The 2011 Minnesota Standards in Social Studies require that 8th. grade will be a Global Studies course including 29 Geography 12. History 4 Economics and 3 Government and Citizenship. benchmarks The purpose of this document is to provide effective. ways for teachers to teach an 8th grade Global Studies course Note Learning target I can statements are listed immediately below the. with MAGE recommended units There are 2 proposed pacing benchmark in each unit. guides for the year which have been developed by a committee of This document will continue to be updated. teachers from across the state all members of the Minnesota Teachers may also find the LiveBinder MN World Geo 8 to be helpful It. Alliance for Geographic Education In each proposal the year contains the same lessons and resources organized in binder format. starts with an overview followed by 8 regional units Benchmarks http www livebinders com play play 1795537 tabid 2b4f7c41 35d8 54ff. have been placed in each unit many with suggested activities and 4e62 917e0db4435f. resources Skills benchmarks are listed on a separate page gray. background but some skills should be included in each unit. Local needs may require that benchmarks be moved to other. units This is a working document that will continue to be updated. Links to lessons and resources including powerpoints articles. and videos are included to assist in teaching the 8th grade Global. Studies course to meet Minnesota standards and benchmarks. page 2 Introduction,page 3 Table of Contents,page 4 Benchmarks by Region. page 5 Skills Benchmarks,page 6 Pacing Guides,pages 7 9 Sample Unit. page 10 What is Geography Beginning of the year,pages 11 13 US Canada unit. pages 14 16 Latin America unit,page 17 19 Europe Russia unit. pages 20 24 SW Asia N Africa unit,pages 25 27 South Central Asia unit.
pages 28 31 Africa S of Sahara unit,pages 32 35 East Southeast Asia unit. pages 36 37 Australia Oceania unit,pages 38 39 General Resources page. page 40 41 Bell Ringers Class Warm ups,Benchmarks by Region. Skills benchmarks follow below, US Canada Latin America Europe Russia SW Asia N Sub Sahara South Central East Southeast Australia Oceania. Africa Africa Asia Asia, 8 3 3 5 1 8 3 3 5 2 8 3 3 5 3 8 3 3 5 4 8 3 3 5 7 8 3 3 5 6 8 2 5 12 1 8 3 3 5 8.
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also overview also Cen S Asia also sub Sah Afr also Cen S. sub Sah Afr E and SE Asia SW E Se Asia SW Asia,and N Afr Asia N Afr SWAsia NAfr. 8 4 3 14 6,8 4 3 14 3,See 8 4 3 14 5 See,also S Cen also sub Sah Afr. Asia Middle SW N Afr S,East E SE Cen Asia,8 4 3 13 1. See 8 4 3 14 5 See 8 4 3 13 1 see 8 4 3 14 4,also sub Sah Afr also Cen S also sub Sah Afr. Lat Am Asia E SE Latin America,Asia Sub Sah, Skills Benchmarks All regional units use the Social Studies skills listed here.
The following benchmarks are from all disciplines of Social Studies It is recommended that teachers check this list. frequently when planning lessons Skills are best learned when repeated and applied in several content lessons A variety. of world maps and data will be examined to encourage a global perspective Students will explore human and physical. characteristics of 8 world regions 8 basic spatial questions will be addressed throughout the overview and each region of. the world 1 Where 2 What is there 3 Why is it there 4 What difference does it make 5 How are other places similar or. different 6 How are places linked 7 What spatial patterns can you see on a map 8 How do spatial patterns change over. space and time,Social Studies Skills,Find and Analyze Create and Use. 8 3 1 1 1 8 3 1 1 2,Discuss Inquire Question,8 1 1 1 1 8 3 1 2 1. Pacing Guide,Proposal A days Proposal B days,Overview 10 Overview 10. Australia Oceania 5 10 US Canada 10 15,East SE Asia 20 25 Latin America 10 15. South Central Asia 10 15 Europe Russia 15 20,SW Asia N Africa 20 25 SW Asia N Africa 20 25.
Sub Sahara Africa 20 Sub Sahara Africa 20,South Central. Europe Russia 15 20 Asia 10 15,Latin America 10 15 East SE Asia 20 25. US Canada 10 15 Australia Oceania 5 10, Research theme unit 15 18 Research theme unit 15 18. TOTAL 135 160 TOTAL 135 160,remaining days local remaining days. discretion local discretion, Note Above are 2 proposed plans for an 8th grade Global Studies course The number of days per unit was determined largely by the number of.
benchmarks included in the unit Proposal A would start with an overview of the world merged with a unit on Australia Oceania The rationale is that. this is a high interest area for students to start the year Subsequent units work north and west ending with the US and Canada The research theme. unit is well suited to several skills standards and could be positioned within any unit Proposal B is a more traditional approach to Global Studies In. both proposals the number of days is variable to suit local needs. This sample unit shows how the curriculum,Sample unit framework could be used in planning. instruction Some activities and resources, Code Benchmarks Possible Resources are included here. Topics http www livebinders com edit id 1795537,Many textbooks will also include lessons. 8 3 3 5 4 Describe the locations of location of http www livebinders com edit id on these topics. human populations and places in the 1795537 Unit Southwest Asia N Africa Note This. the cultural characteristics of Middle East region is particularly complex with many. Southwest Asia and North, discussion of variations possible This sequence is one. which places that includes several MN Social Studies. are included in standards, the Middle East 1 Introduce the region with the map at.
http www nytimes com interactive 201, 8 3 3 6 4 Describe how the physical characteristics http www livebinders com edit id 1 02 06 weekinreview 06marsh html ref. and environmental of deserts 1795537 weekinreview Assign key map. features of Southwest Asia importance of,and North Africa affect human. locations for students to identify,water strengthening their sense of place in the. activity and settlement,desalination region 8 3 3 5 4. 2 Students create maps showing the, 8 3 3 8 1 Describe the impact of For example top producers and consumers of oil as.
nationalist movements in the Turkish War of, twentieth century on Independence w http www npr org 2012 01 02 144 well as OPEC members Discuss. contemporary geopolitics in Israeli and 489844 timeline the major events results 8 3 3 6 4 8 3 3 10 5. Southwest Asia and North Palestinian of the arab spring 3 Using a Library of Congress map. Africa territorial dispute students discuss and analyze oil and. various nationalist natural gas in the Persian Gulf. parties Arab 4 The availability of water is another. Spring concern in the region Thevideo,8 3 3 10 5 Describe how the distribution. http www youtube com watch feature, and development of player embedded v Xt5UGzLrqzE is. oil and water resources from National Geographic for. influence the economy and WorldWater Day and would be a good. societies of Southwest Asia introduction 8 3 3 10 5. and North Africa 5 Other water issues in the region. could include the Nile River its water, 8 4 3 14 7 Assess the influence of and its politics the role of desalination. television the Internet and, other media on cultural and the damming of the Tigris and.
identity and social and Euphrates Rivers by Turkey 8 3 3 6 4. 8 3 3 10 5, political movements The 6 Have students compare and. New Global Era 1989 to contrast Islam Judaism and,Present Christianity At www mapsofwar com is. an animated map of when and where, 8 1 5 13 1 Explain how different types of religious groups settled in the region. governments reflect 8 4 3 14 3,historically and culturally. 7 Discuss the relationship between,specific understandings of the.
relationships between the,religious traditions and social. individual government and conditions such as life for women in. society Saudi Arabia 8 4 3 14 6,8 Discuss the differences between the. 8 4 3 14 5 Assess the state of human In Google Earth http www livebinders com edit id terms Arab and Muslim. see also rights around the world as under the Global 1795537 9 Examine events of the Arab Spring. Cen S described in the 1948 Awareness NPR published a timeline with brief. Asia E Universal Declaration of Layer choose,explanations. SE Asia Human Rights The New The Elders Every,Sub Sah Global Era 1989 to Present Human has at. http www npr org 2012 01 02 144489, Afr Rights This allows 844 timeline the major events of the ar.
you to view ab spring 8 4 3 14 7,human rights Examining the Israeli Palestinian. issues around the relationship and conflict may include. world history of conflict the current state of,affairs and predictions for the future. 8 4 3 14 3 Describe varieties of religious http www livebinders com edit id. see also beliefs and practices in the,Students can practice taking the. 1795537 perspective of multiple stakeholders and,E SE contemporary world. Asia Cen including debate the key positions 8 4 3 14 6. S Asia Shamanism Animism The Choices program at Brown. Hinduism Buddhism University has several relevant,Judaism Christianity and curriculum units.
Islam The New Global Era http www choices edu resources twtn t. 1989 to Present,wtn isis php political cartoons and ISIS. 8 4 3 14 6 Describe how movements http www choices edu resources twtn t. and social conditions have wtn syria fall 2013 php debating the. affected the lives of women in US response to Syria The Choices. different parts of the world program is best suited to your most. The New Global Era 1989 to capable students, 8 1 1 1 1 Exhibit civic skills including Syria civil war http www choices edu resources t. participating in civic Arab Israeli wtn twtn isis php political. discussion on issues in the confict cartoons and ISIS. contemporary world,Arab spring http www choices edu resources t. demonstrating respect for the, opinions of people or groups and changes in wtn twtn syria fall 2013 php. who have different Middle East debating the US response to Syria The. perspectives and reaching Choices program is best suited to your. consensus most capable students,Social Studies Skills.
Find and Analyze Create and Use, 8 3 1 1 1 Obtain and analyze geographic information from a variety of 8 3 1 1 2. Create and use various kinds of maps including overlaying. print and electronic sources to investigate places or answer specific thematic maps of places in the world incorporate the TODALSS map. geographic questions provide rationale for its use basics as well as points lines and colored areas to display spatial. http www nytimes com interactive 2011 02 06 weekinreview 06marsh information. html ref weekinreview,http www livebinders com edit id 1795537. 8 3 2 3 1 Use appropriate geographic tools to analyze and explain the. distribution of physical and human characteristics of places. 8 2 1 1 1 Apply reasoned decision making techniques in making. choices explain why different governments faced with the same. alternatives might make different choices,Discuss Inquire Question. Exhibit civic skills including participating in civic discussion on 8 3 1 2 1. Formulate questions about topics in geography pose possible. issues in the contemporary world demonstrating respect for the answers use geospatial technology to analyze problems and make. opinions of people or groups who have different perspectives and decisions within a spatial context. reaching consensus 8 4 1 2 1, Pose questions about a topic in world history gather and. http www choices edu resources twtn twtn isis php political cartoons organize a variety of primary and secondary sources related to the. and ISIS questions analyze sources for credibility and bias suggest possible. http www choices edu resources twtn twtn syria fall 2013 php answers and write a thesis statement use sources to draw conclusions. debating the US response to Syria The Choices program is best suited to your. and support the thesis and present supported findings and cite. most capable students,Beginning of the year What is Geography.
Human Geography https www youtube com watch v rkoUBtfrykw. NGS Why is Geo Literacy Important https www youtube com watch v sTUG13RCz9A. Geography Matters focus on problems faced https www youtube com watch v JyhSHDGg cw. by the planet, Geobee what is geography http www youtube com watch v ri0 ijyFni4. Ode to Earth Baba Yetu Human Planet trailer http www youtube com watch v r6qi393Z7L8. We are all connected cool side by side http www youtube com watch v JsViKFU63i4. Teacher s Guide to an 8th grade Global Studies course The 2011 Minnesota Standards in Social Studies require that 8th grade will be a Global Studies course including 29 Geography 12 History 4 Economics and 3 Government and Citizenship

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