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Social Studies
 
  Grade Level:   6  
  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 that learning about the geography of the world helps us understand the global issue of sustainability.  
 
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Examples
-Explains how studying the deforestation of Easter Island helps us understand the importance of environmental conservation.
-Explains how irrigation difficulties in Mesopotamia are similar to the challenges currently facing California's agricultural industry.
-Compares the Anasazis' struggle to find an adequate water supply in the 13th century with that of many societies today.
Suggested Unit
  • World—Ancient Civilizations (8000 BCE—600 CE)