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Focus of the Week

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.

Week 13- SS6E7 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 the basic types of economic systems found in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Russia.

SS6E8 Analyze the benefits of and barriers to voluntary trade in Europe. 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. Describe the purpose of the European Union and the relationship between member nations.

Students will be using the nearpod app at their own pace to take guided notes concerning the economies of Europe. Students will use these notes to complete an array assignments, ranging from describing the economic systems of each country to simply answering comprehension questions. This week students will also listen to a lecture concerning the European Union. Students will take their own notes from the powerpoint guided lecture. During class, students will be asigned a partner to complete a tiered study guide before completing review games and moving on to the assessment. Students will be able to explain the concepts of a traditonal economy, market economy, command economy and a mixed economy, as well as explain the European Union and its purspose by the end of week 13.

Week 14

SS6H3 Explain conflict and change in Europe.

a. Describe the aftermath of World War I: the rise of communism, the Treaty of Versailles, the rise of Nazism, and worldwide depression.

b. Explain the rise of Nazism including preexisting prejudices, the use of propaganda, and events which resulted in the Holocaust.

c. Explain how German reunification contributed to the collapse of the Soviet Union and led to the end of the Cold War.

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