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Mahomet-Seymour Schools

Curriculum

Social Studies - World Geography

 

Europe

 

The learner will be able to describe the features that characterize Europe's coastline.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to locate the countries, major cities, and major geographic features of Europe.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the natural resources found in Europe.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to discuss how latitude and longitude and water bodies affect Europe's climate regions.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to recognize why Europe's natural vegetation has changed over the centuries.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to relate how Europe's physical geography influences population distribution.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain why European cultures had worldwide influence.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to compare European languages, religions, and art forms.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to point out the effects of changing economies in eastern and western Europe.

 

  

 

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Russia and Eurasia

 

The learner will be able to locate the countries and major landforms of Russia and the Eurasian Republics.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to discuss the major climates found in Russia and Eurasian Republics and the natural vegetation associated with each.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the diverse peoples who live in Russia and the Eurasian republics.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain where most people of Russia and the Eurasian republics live and why.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe the rule and power of the czars.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to examine the rise and fall of the Soviet Union.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to name the religions practiced in Russia and the Eurasian republics.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to cite changes in education in Russia and the Eurasian republics.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to depict the economies of Russia and the Eurasian republics after independence.

 

  

 

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North Africa and Southwest Asia

 

The learner will be able to locate the countries and major landforms of North Africa and Southwest Asia.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the kinds of natural resources found in North Africa and Southwest Asia.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to characterize three types of climates found in North Africa and Southwest Asia and the natural vegetation associated with each.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to discuss the different ethnic groups that inhabit North Africa and Southwest Asia.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain the recent trend toward urbanization.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to compare three of the world's major religions.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe the geographic factors that have contributed to the regions of standard living.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain how the scarcity of water challenges North Africa and Southwest Asia.

 

  

 

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Africa South of the Sahara

 

The learner will be able to locate the countries and major landforms of Africa south of the Sahara.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain how topography affects the water systems of Africa south of the Sahara.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to list the climate regions and vegetation patterns in Africa south of the Sahara.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the major population trends in sub-Saharan Africa.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to analyze how economic growth rates affect Africa's population development.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to examine the major accomplishments of ancient peoples in sub-Saharan Africa.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to summarize how European rule disrupted patterns of life in sub-Saharan Africa.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to understand the challenges facing sub-Saharan Africa since independence.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to discuss how hunger is related to human interaction with the environment.

 

  

 

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South Asia

 

The learner will be able to locate the countries and major landforms of South Asia.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to demonstrate the importance of the region's great river systems.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to characterize the climate regions of South Africa.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the ethnic groups of South Asia.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe population density and distribution in South Asia.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to compare the characteristics of Hinduism and Buddhism.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain how South Asians achieved independence.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to illustrate how people have affected the environment of the region.

 

  

 

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East Asia

 

The learner will be able to locate the countries and major landforms of East Asia.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe the importance of East Asian rivers.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain how seasonal winds affect climates in East Asia.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to discuss how the population of East Asia is distributed.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to analyze how standards of living differ among countries in East Asia.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe how industrialization has harmed the environment in East Asia.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to analyze how smaller nations are challenging Japan's economic dominance in Asia.

 

  

 

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