Mr. Earl's Social Studies Class

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12/4/17 – 12/8/17

12/4/17 – 12/8/17 The big picture: SS7CG6 The student will compare and contrast various forms of government. a. Describe the ways government systems distribute power: unitary, confederation, and federal. b. Explain how governments determine citizen participation: autocratic, oligarchic, and democratic. c. Describe the two predominant forms of democratic governments: parliamentary and presidential.   SS7CG7 The […]

11/27/17 – 12/01/17

11/27/17 – 12/01/17 The big picture: SS7E8 a. Explain the relationship between investment in human capital (education and training) and gross domestic product (GDP). b. Explain the relationship between investment in capital (factories, machinery, and technology) and gross domestic product (GDP). d. Describe the role of entrepreneurship. Objectives: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the […]

11/13/17 – 11/17/17

11/13/17 – 11/17/17 The big picture: SS7E8 The student will analyze different economic systems. a. Compare how traditional, command, market economies answer the economic questions of (1) what to produce, (2) how to produce, and (3) for whom to produce. b. Explain how most countries have a mixed economy located on a continuum between pure […]

11/06/17 – 11/10/17

11/06/17 – 11/10/17 SS7H3 The student will analyze continuity and change in Southern and Eastern Asia leading to the 21st century. a. Describe how nationalism led to independence in India and Vietnam. b. Describe the impact of Mohandas Gandhi’s belief in non-violent protest. c. Explain the role of the United States in the rebuilding of […]

10/30/17 – 11/3/17

10/30/17 – 11/3/17 SS7H3 The student will analyze continuity and change in Southern and Eastern Asia leading to the 21st century. a. Describe how nationalism led to independence in India and Vietnam. b. Describe the impact of Mohandas Gandhi’s belief in non-violent protest. c. Explain the role of the United States in the rebuilding of […]

10/23/17 – 10/27/17

10/23/17 – 10/27/17 Instructional Planning: Monday: Review for Assessment, which will be on Tuesday over Southern and Eastern Asia geography, environment, and religions vocabulary and concepts.     Religions graphic organizers/thinking maps 5 minutes to review flashcards, concept maps, and notes Word Wall drawing: students choose one of the vocabulary words to illustrate the meaning […]

10/12/17 – 10/20/17

10/12/17 – 10/20/17 Overview:   In this unit students will gain an understanding of the modern cultural and physical landscape of Southern and Eastern Asia. By learning of the diverse cultures, students will gain insight into the prominent religions of Southern and Eastern Asia and how literacy rates affect the standard of living. When examining […]

9/25/17 – 10/03/17

9/25/17 – 10/03/17 Instructional Planning: Monday: SS7CG4, SS7CG5 Students use webquest information from the CIA World Factbook to complete a writing prompt and two activities chosen from the options below. https://mattearlswiki.wikispaces.com/Southwest+Asia+Webquest Students can choose any two options from the choice board Tuesday: SS7CG4, SS7CG5 Students use webquest information from the CIA World Factbook to complete […]

9/18/17 – 9/22/17

9/18/17 – 9/22/17 Instructional Planning: Monday: SS7CG4, SS7CG5 Flashcard vocabulary: New terms (MrEarlSS on quizlet) HOW CITIZENS PARTICIPATE Autocracy, oligarchy, democracy (parliamentary, presidential)   AUTOCRACY Dictatorship or absolute monarchy; no citizen participation   OLIGARCHY Rule by a small group; limited citizen participation   DEMOCRACY Citizens participate by voting or running for office; parliamentary or presidential […]

9/5/17 – 9/15/17

9/5/17 – 9/15/17  Instructional Planning: Monday/Tuesday: SS7E5, SS7E6, SS7E7 Essential question: Which economic system would you prefer to live in and why? (Think-Pair-Share) New flashcard vocabulary: UNEQUAL DISTRIBUTION Unequal access to resources needed for survival and economic growth.   STANDARD OF LIVING quality of life increase in literacy rate leads to an increase in standard […]

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