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Social Studies
  Grade Level:   10  
  EALR:   3. GEOGRAPHY The student uses a spatial perspective to make reasoned decisions by applying the concepts of location, region, and movement and demonstrating knowledge of how geographic features and human cultures impact environments.  
  Component:   3.3 Understands the geographic context of global issues.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   3.3.1 Understands how the geography of expansion and encounter has shaped global politics and economics in the past or present.  
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-Explains how political boundaries drawn by colonial powers continue to serve as sources of conflict.
-Explains how the natural resources of North, Central, and South America affected the colonial aims of the British and Spanish.
-Compares how places with similar geographic characteristics, such as Mozambique and South Africa, have been differently influenced by colonial powers.
Suggested Unit
  • World—Global Expansion and Encounter (1450—1750)