This course in World Geography seeks to integrate knowledge and human experience for the purpose of developing good citizenship. The course emphasizes protection of rights and individual responsibilities in the United States and Global Community, as well as instilling in our students the desire and the skill to work more effectively with diverse peoples and accepting differences in cultures and values.

 THE COMMON CORE:

Social Studies Common Core Grades 6-8

Key Ideas and Details

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.1 Cite  specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary  sources.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.2 Determine  the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an  accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.3 Identify  key steps in a text’s description of a process related to history/social studies  (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or  lowered).

Craft and Structure

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.4 Determine  the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including  vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.5 Describe  how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.6 Identify  aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded  language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.10 By the  end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades  6–8 text complexity band independently and  proficiently.
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