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Social Studies 7 Part 2
LI.SOC.200712.2.HO
Course Length: 1 Semester
Has Textbook: Yes
Social Studies 7 Part 2 invites students to continue using the geographical tools and concepts that they mastered in Part 1 of this course. Students will learn about geography, history, culture, religions, and contemporary issues facing the people of Asia, Africa, and the Pacific World. By using an interactive textbook, students will explore how each of these places has been shaped by history, but has also developed a rich, thriving culture that can be seen today.
It is recommended that students successfully complete Social Studies 7 Part 1 or equivalent course work before enrolling in this course.


Course Objectives

 Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills

  • Examine the physical features of the Eastern Mediterranean.
  • Distinguish the culture of Turkey by exploring art, traits, customs, and architecture.
  • Investigate the situation that exists between Israel and Palestine.
  • Explore the history and current status of Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan.
  • Examine the physical features of the Arabian Peninsula, Iraq, and Iran.
  • Examine the physical features of Central Asia.
  • Examine the physical features of North Africa by studying maps to determine the various features that exist in this region.

 Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills

  • Examine the physical features of the West Africa region.
  • Explore Nigeria today by studying the current status of, and events in, the country.
  • Investigate the physical features of the East African region.
  • Examine the current statuses of Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan, and Uganda.
  • Examine the physical features of Southern Africa.
  • Explore the climate types and vegetation of Southern Africa by examining how different types of climate influence the kind of vegetation that grows in a specific area.
  • Analyze the resources of Southern Africa by examining what types of items are found there and how they are harvested.

 Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills

  • Examine the current status of South Africa by studying details of the country’s present government and economy.
  • Analyze the climate types and resources of the Indian subcontinent.
  • Examine the physical features of China, Mongolia, and Taiwan.
  • Examine the physical features of Japan and the Koreas.
  • Explore the climate types and resources of Japan and the Koreas.

 Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills

  • Examine the physical features of Southeast Asia.
  • Explore Myanmar and Thailand by examining what sets these countries apart from others in the region.
  • Analyze the countries of Indochina by examining their current statuses.
  • Analyze the Philippines by examining what sets this country apart from others in the region.
  • Examine the physical features of Australia and New Zealand.
  • Explore the history and culture of the Pacific Islands.
  • Examine the physical geography of Antarctica.

 Course Materials

  • Holt McDougal World Geography (textbook)

 *Available as an iText course