Grade 7 Social Studies

Standard 4: Human-Environment Interaction 

Content Standard 4: The student will analyze the interactions of humans and their environment in the Eastern Hemisphere.
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Analyze the impact of climate events, weather patterns and natural disasters on human populations and the environment, resulting in forced migrations, scarcity of consumer goods, economic activities, and loss of life.
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Explain how climate change is affecting environments and human populations
Explain the differences among subsistence, cash crop and commercial agriculture, including the impact on economic development.
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Evaluate the effects of human modification of and adaptation to the natural environment through transformation caused by agriculture, the use of modern irrigation methods, industry, demand for energy, and urbanization
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Summarize the role of ecotourism in creating environmental awareness of resources, climate, cultures and wildlife.
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Describe the role of citizens as responsible stewards of natural resources and the environment.