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Social Studies
 
  Grade Level:   7  
  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:   3.1 Understands the physical characteristics, cultural characteristics, and location of places, regions, and spatial patterns on the Earth's surface.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   3.1.2 Understands how human spatial patterns have emerged from natural processes and human activities in the past or present.  
 
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Examples
-Compares the patterns of human settlement in Middle Eastern and European countries during the Crusades and explains the reasons for similarities and differences.
-Explains the differences in spatial patterns between the agricultural regions of the Palouse and those of the Skagit Valley in Washington State.
Suggested Unit
  • World—Major Societies (600—1450)