Arkansas Social Studies Learning Standards — Grade 7


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CG.5.AH.7-8.1

Examine the functions and powers of the three branches of government in Arkansas

CG.5.AH.7-8.2

Examine features of government in Arkansas with reference to the Arkansas Constitution

CG.5.AH.7-8.3

Analyze the political process in Arkansas (e.g., voting, party politics, role of media, changes in the election process, term limits)

CG.5.AH.7-8.4

Examine rights and responsibilities of citizenship in Arkansas

CG.6.AH.7-8.1

Analyze the role of government and public policy on social concerns in Arkansas over time (e.g., unemployment, education, poverty, immigration, culture)

CG.6.AH.7-8.2

Examine the effects of social issues on the evolution of political parties in Arkansas

E.3.AH.7-8.1

Examine the impact of natural resources on the economy of Arkansas (e.g., agriculture, timber, hydroelectricity, mining, tourism)

E.3.AH.7-8.2

Analyze the economic impact of transportation systems in Arkansas (e.g., rivers, railroad, highways)

E.3.AH.7-8.3

Analyze how various regions of Arkansas developed and changed economically

E.3.AH.7-8.4

Examine contributions of Arkansas entrepreneurs on economic development in Arkansas

E.4.AH.7-8.1

Examine contributions of Arkansas entrepreneurs in the national and global economies

E.4.AH.7-8.2

Analyze the impact of Arkansas businesses and industries on local, national, and global economies (e.g., agriculture, tourism, timber, technology, medical and scientific research, finance)

E.4.AH.7-8.3

Investigate Arkansass global economic contributions through educational and humanitarian efforts (e.g., Fulbright Institute, Clinton School of Public Service, Heifer International, corporate and private foundations)

ES.10.7.1

Explain how culture has influenced decisions about the use of resources over time

ES.10.7.2

Examine physical and human processes that influence formation and sustainability of resources

ES.10.7.3

Evaluate the sustainability of resources achieved through civic actions

ES.9.7.1

Examine ways people have adapted to the physical environment over time (e.g., technology, habitation, transportation, agriculture, communication)

ES.9.7.2

Describe symbiotic relationships between humans and their physical environments

ES.9.7.3

Analyze positive and negative consequences of human changes on the physical environment

ES.9.7.4

Examine human induced changes in one place or region and its effects on other places or regions (e.g., flood control, deforestation, factories, electric power generation)

G.1.AH.7-8.1

Compare and contrast the six geographic regions of Arkansas using geographic representations and available geospatial technologies

G.1.AH.7-8.2

Analyze the availability of resources and their effects on the development of each geographic region of the state (e.g., diamonds, bauxite, oil, timber, agricultural, wild game)

G.1.AH.7-8.3

Evaluate the reciprocal impact of humans and water systems in Arkansas over time (e.g., trade, transportation, recreation, flood control)

G.1.AH.7-8.4

Analyze effects of weather, climate, and natural phenomena on the environment of specific regions over time (e.g., New Madrid earthquakes, Flood of 1927, Drought of 1930, tornado alley)

G.2.AH.7-8.1

Analyze the impact of geography on settlement and movement patterns over time using geographic representations and a variety of primary and secondary sources (e.g., Louisiana Purchase survey, westward movement, voluntary and involuntary migration and immigration)

G.2.AH.7-8.2

Analyze relationships between the geography of Arkansas and economic development over time (e.g., tourism, agriculture)

G.2.AH.7-8.3

Examine ways the geography of Arkansas affected cultural characteristics of places and regions

H.7.AH.7-8.1

Evaluate ways that historical events in Arkansas were shaped by circumstances in time and place

H.7.AH.7-8.10

Research contributions made by Arkansans in the fields of art, medicine, politics, science, and technology in the 20th and 21st centuries

H.7.AH.7-8.11

Construct historical arguments about the contributions made by various political and military leaders in Arkansas

H.7.AH.7-8.2

Summarize the process by which Arkansas achieved statehood (e.g., petition, congressional approval)

H.7.AH.7-8.3

Analyze the historical significance of selected Civil War battles, events, and people on various regions of Arkansas

H.7.AH.7-8.4

Examine effects of Reconstruction in Arkansas using multiple, relevant historical sources (e.g., Brooks-Baxter War, Constitution 1874, Freedmens Bureau, sharecropping, segregation laws)

H.7.AH.7-8.5

Discuss social, economic, and political reforms of the Progressive Era in Arkansas from multiple perspectives using a variety of sources

H.7.AH.7-8.6

Investigate social, economic, and political effects of World War I and World War II on various segments of the population in Arkansas

H.7.AH.7-8.7

Examine social, economic, and political effects of the Great Depression and the New Deal on various regions and segments of the population in Arkansas

H.7.AH.7-8.8

Analyze social, economic, and political effects of the Civil Rights Movement on various regions in Arkansas from multiple perspectives (e.g., integration, state legislation)

H.7.AH.7-8.9

Examine social and cultural transformations in Arkansas (e.g., counterculture, drug culture, breakdown of the family, feminist movement, music, art, clothing)

HS.5.7.1

Examine the variations of populations in different places and regions using demographics

HS.5.7.2

Analyze spatial patterns and consequences of settlement and migration (e.g., voluntary and involuntary, seasonal, short- and long-term migration, push- pullfactors)

HS.6.7.1

Examine the cultural characteristics of various regions (e.g., celebrations, language, child-rearing, clothing, food, beliefs, behaviors)

HS.6.7.2

Analyze reasons for and effects of cultural diffusion, cultural convergence, and cultural divergence in and across various regions

HS.7.7.1

Explain primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary economic activities

HS.7.7.2

Compare advantages and disadvantages of one location over another in the access to factors of production (e.g., human resources, natural resources, capital resources, entrepreneurship)

HS.7.7.3

Analyze movements of people, products, and ideas through transportation and communication networks and how they vary among regions (e.g., regional, global)

HS.8.7.1

Examine physical and human characteristics that influence the division and control of Earths surface (e.g., resources, land use, ethnicity, national identities)

HS.8.7.2

Explain levels of cooperation among people in various places and regions who solve human and environmental issues

HS.8.7.3

Analyze conflicting territorial claims from multiple perspectives (e.g., water sources or access, mineral rights, natural resources)

WST.1.7.1

Evaluate the characteristics, functions, advantages, and disadvantages of various geographic representations and geospatial technologies for analyzing spatial patterns and distributions (e.g., maps, diagrams, aerial photographs, remotely sensed images, geographic visualization, global positioning systems, geographic information systems)

WST.1.7.2

Construct geographic representations for the purpose of asking and answering specific geographic questions

WST.1.7.3

Explain relationships between places and regions using geographic representations

WST.1.7.4

Analyze how environmental and cultural characteristics of places and regions have changed over time

WST.2.7.1

Construct visual and written explanations of the spatial organization and spatial patterns of people, places, and environments

WST.2.7.2

Compare spatial connections among people, places, and their environments over time

WST.2.7.3

Use spatial data to answer questions and resolve problems about patterns reflecting physical and human phenomena

WST.3.7.1

Analyze the combinations of physical and human characteristics that make places and regions similar to and different from other places and regions

WST.3.7.2

Analyze perceptions people have of places and regions around the world based on direct experiences (e.g., living in a place, travel) and indirect experiences (e.g., media, books, family, friends)

WST.4.7.1

Explain physical and cultural changes in places and regions over time using a variety of sources including geographic representations (e.g., boundaries, languages, beliefs, climate, technology, migration)

WST.4.7.2

Analyze the influence of geography on current events, issues, and in planning for the future using a variety of sources including geographic representations and available geospatial technology