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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:   3.2 Understands human interaction with the environment.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   3.2.1 Understands and analyzes how the environment has affected people and how people have affected the environment in Washington State in the past or present.  
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-Examines how the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project impacted the Yakima River.
-Compares how Washington State's suburban and rural communities have impacted the environment differently.
-Examines the impact of urban sprawl on the natural environment and communities.
Suggested Unit
  • WA—New Technologies and Industries (1945—1980)