Grade 7: Eastern Hemisphere Geography

Standard 5: Culture & Economics

Content Standard 5: The student will compare common physical and human characteristics of regions which create identity or uniqueness and influence people’s perceptions of the Eastern Hemisphere.
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7.5.1
Define the concept of region and explain how and why regions change over time through physical and human processes which operate to modify the Earth’s surface.
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7.5.2
Describe how cultural diffusion, both voluntary and forced, impacts society.
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7.5.3
Explain patterns of global interdependence and world trade, including the impact of changing technology on trade routes.
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7.5.4
Explain patterns of global economic interdependence and world trade, focusing on the concepts of balance of trade, supply and demand; compare the economic measurements of productivity, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Gross National Product (GNP). 
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7.5.5
Analyze global interdependence which explains the outsourcing of technological and manufacturing jobs to developing regions
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7.5.6
Analyze reasons for conflict and cooperation among groups, societies, and countries, including the creation and involvement of supranational organizations.
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7.5.7
Describe how political, economic, and cultural forces challenge contemporary political arrangements leading to the devolution of states (civil wars, terrorism, genocide, and ethnic separatism).