Subject: Individuals & Societies - Grade(s): 7th Grade

"Where the world is open to our exploration."

Course Overview: 

Seventh grade Geography students should be able to:
● Seek out and evaluate multiple historical sources (both primary and secondary) with different points of view to investigate a historical question and to formulate and defend a thesis with evidence. 
● Analyze the historical eras, individuals, groups, ideas and themes within regions of the Eastern Hemisphere and compare and contrast their relationships with one another. 
● Use and manipulate geographic tools to gather data and make geographic inferences and predictions. With that should come the understanding that regions have different issues and perspectives. 
● Distinguish elements of continuity and change in the United States government and how the role of its citizens over time has changed and evolved. 
● Understand the place and uses of law within a constitutional system. 
● Understand how supply and demand influence price and profit in a market economy and begin their understanding of managing personal credit and debt.

Additionally, MYP students should master the key Individuals and Societies concepts of Change; Time, Place, & Space; Global Interactions; and Systems.
While in the course of the study of Geography, MYP students are expected to strive to be Open-Minded, Balanced, Knowledgeable, Communicators, Reflective, Principled, Risk-Takers, Inquirers, Thinkers, and Caring.  These 10 traits make up the MYP Learner Profile.

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