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Weekly Focus

Week 1- Students will complete ice breaker activities to learn about the other students and complete basic geography assignments.

Week 2- Students will learn the how to read a map and compass, understand the concepts of latitude and longitude and be able to locate all seven continents.

Week 3- 

SS6CG1 Compare and contrast various forms of government. a. Explain citizen participation in autocratic, and democratic governments. [i.e. the role of citizens in choosing the leaders of Mexico (presidential democracy), Cuba (autocratic), and Brazil (presidential democracy)]. b. Describe the two predominant forms of democratic governments: parliamentary and presidential.

SS6CG2 Explain citizen participation in the Canadian government. a. Explain the role of citizens in choosing the leader of Canada (parliamentary democracy).

SS6CG3 Compare and contrast various forms of government. a. Explain citizen participation in autocratic and democratic governments. [i.e., role of citizens in choosing the leaders of the United Kingdom (parliamentary democracy), Germany (parliamentary democracy), and Russia (presidential democracy)]. b. Describe the two predominant forms of democratic governments: parliamentary and presidential.

SS6CG4 Explain forms of citizen participation in government. a. Explain citizen participation in democratic governments [i.e. the role of citizens in choosing the leaders of Australia (parliamentary democracy)].

Week 4-

SS6CG1 Compare and contrast various forms of government. a. Explain citizen participation in autocratic, and democratic governments. [i.e. the role of citizens in choosing the leaders of Mexico (presidential democracy), Cuba (autocratic), and Brazil (presidential democracy)]. b. Describe the two predominant forms of democratic governments: parliamentary and presidential.

SS6CG2 Explain citizen participation in the Canadian government. a. Explain the role of citizens in choosing the leader of Canada (parliamentary democracy).

SS6CG3 Compare and contrast various forms of government. a. Explain citizen participation in autocratic and democratic governments. [i.e., role of citizens in choosing the leaders of the United Kingdom (parliamentary democracy), Germany (parliamentary democracy), and Russia (presidential democracy)]. b. Describe the two predominant forms of democratic governments: parliamentary and presidential.

SS6CG4 Explain forms of citizen participation in government. a. Explain citizen participation in democratic governments [i.e. the role of citizens in choosing the leaders of Australia (parliamentary democracy)].

Week 5-

SS6E1 Analyze different economic systems. a. Compare how traditional, command, and market economies answer the economic questions of 1-what to produce, 2-how to produce, and 3-for whom to produce. b. Explain that countries have a mixed economic system located on a continuum between pure market and pure command. c. Compare and contrast the basic types of economic systems found in Mexico, Cuba, and Brazil.

SS6E2 Give examples of how voluntary trade benefits buyers and sellers in Latin America. a. Explain how specialization encourages trade between countries. b. Compare and contrast different types of trade barriers, such as tariffs, quotas, and embargos. c. Explain why international trade requires a system for exchanging currencies between nations. d. Explain the functions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

SS6E3 Describe factors that influence economic growth and examine their presence or absence in Brazil, Cuba, and Mexico. a. Evaluate how literacy rates affect the standard of living. b. Explain the relationship between investment in human capital (education and training) and gross domestic product (GDP per capita). c. Explain the relationship between investment in capital goods (factories, machinery, and technology) and gross domestic product (GDP per capita). d. Describe the role of natural resources in a country’s economy. e. Describe the role of entrepreneurship.

SS6E4 Analyze different economic systems. a. Compare how traditional, command, and market economies answer the economic questions of 1-what to produce, 2-how to produce, and 3-for whom to produce. b. Explain that countries have a mixed economic system located on a continuum between pure market and pure command. c. Describe the economic system of Canada.

SS6E5 Give examples of how voluntary trade benefits buyers and sellers in Canada. a. Explain how specialization encourages trade between countries. b. Compare and contrast different types of trade barriers, such as tariffs, quotas, and embargoes. c. Explain why international trade requires a system for exchanging currencies between nations. d. Explain the functions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Week 6- 

SS6E1 Analyze different economic systems. a. Compare how traditional, command, and market economies answer the economic questions of 1-what to produce, 2-how to produce, and 3-for whom to produce. b. Explain that countries have a mixed economic system located on a continuum between pure market and pure command. c. Compare and contrast the basic types of economic systems found in Mexico, Cuba, and Brazil.

SS6E2 Give examples of how voluntary trade benefits buyers and sellers in Latin America. a. Explain how specialization encourages trade between countries. b. Compare and contrast different types of trade barriers, such as tariffs, quotas, and embargos. c. Explain why international trade requires a system for exchanging currencies between nations. d. Explain the functions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

SS6E3 Describe factors that influence economic growth and examine their presence or absence in Brazil, Cuba, and Mexico. a. Evaluate how literacy rates affect the standard of living. b. Explain the relationship between investment in human capital (education and training) and gross domestic product (GDP per capita). c. Explain the relationship between investment in capital goods (factories, machinery, and technology) and gross domestic product (GDP per capita). d. Describe the role of natural resources in a country’s economy. e. Describe the role of entrepreneurship.

SS6E4 Analyze different economic systems. a. Compare how traditional, command, and market economies answer the economic questions of 1-what to produce, 2-how to produce, and 3-for whom to produce. b. Explain that countries have a mixed economic system located on a continuum between pure market and pure command. c. Describe the economic system of Canada.

SS6E5 Give examples of how voluntary trade benefits buyers and sellers in Canada. a. Explain how specialization encourages trade between countries. b. Compare and contrast different types of trade barriers, such as tariffs, quotas, and embargoes. c. Explain why international trade requires a system for exchanging currencies between nations. d. Explain the functions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Week 7- 

SS6E1 Analyze different economic systems. a. Compare how traditional, command, and market economies answer the economic questions of 1-what to produce, 2-how to produce, and 3-for whom to produce. b. Explain that countries have a mixed economic system located on a continuum between pure market and pure command. c. Compare and contrast the basic types of economic systems found in Mexico, Cuba, and Brazil.

SS6E2 Give examples of how voluntary trade benefits buyers and sellers in Latin America. a. Explain how specialization encourages trade between countries. b. Compare and contrast different types of trade barriers, such as tariffs, quotas, and embargos. c. Explain why international trade requires a system for exchanging currencies between nations. d. Explain the functions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

SS6E3 Describe factors that influence economic growth and examine their presence or absence in Brazil, Cuba, and Mexico. a. Evaluate how literacy rates affect the standard of living. b. Explain the relationship between investment in human capital (education and training) and gross domestic product (GDP per capita). c. Explain the relationship between investment in capital goods (factories, machinery, and technology) and gross domestic product (GDP per capita). d. Describe the role of natural resources in a country’s economy. e. Describe the role of entrepreneurship.

SS6E4 Analyze different economic systems. a. Compare how traditional, command, and market economies answer the economic questions of 1-what to produce, 2-how to produce, and 3-for whom to produce. b. Explain that countries have a mixed economic system located on a continuum between pure market and pure command. c. Describe the economic system of Canada.

SS6E5 Give examples of how voluntary trade benefits buyers and sellers in Canada. a. Explain how specialization encourages trade between countries. b. Compare and contrast different types of trade barriers, such as tariffs, quotas, and embargoes. c. Explain why international trade requires a system for exchanging currencies between nations. d. Explain the functions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Week 8- SS6G7 Locate selected features of Europe. a. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: the Danube River, Rhine River, English Channel, Mediterranean Sea, European Plain, the Alps, Pyrenees, Ural Mountains, and Iberian Peninsula. b. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map the countries of France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, and United Kingdom.

Week 9- SS6G8 Explain environmental issues in Europe. a. Explain the causes and effects of acid rain in Germany. b. Explain the causes and effects of air pollution in the United Kingdom. c. Explain the causes and effects of the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, Ukraine.

Week 10- SS6G10 Describe selected cultural characteristics of Europe. a. Describe the diversity of languages spoken within Europe. b. Identify the major religions in Europe: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Week 11- SS6G10 Describe selected cultural characteristics of Europe. a. Describe the diversity of languages spoken within Europe.

SS6CG3 Compare and contrast various forms of government. a. Explain citizen participation in autocratic and democratic governments. [i.e., role of citizens in choosing the leaders of the United Kingdom (parliamentary democracy), Germany (parliamentary democracy), and Russia (presidential democracy)]. b. Describe the two predominant forms of democratic governments: parliamentary and presidential.

Week 12- SS6CG3 Compare and contrast various forms of government. a. Explain citizen participation in autocratic and democratic governments. [i.e., role of citizens in choosing the leaders of the United Kingdom (parliamentary democracy), Germany (parliamentary democracy), and Russia (presidential democracy)]. b. Describe the two predominant forms of democratic governments: parliamentary and presidential.

 

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