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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:   3.2.2 Understands examples of cultural diffusion in the world from the past or in the present.  
 
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Examples
-Explains the spread of Christianity and Islam across Europe and Africa.
-Explains how the Norman Conquest of England led to the diffusion of French language into English.
-Explains how the Islamic culture influenced European art during the Renaissance.
-Explains how the establishment of Indian boarding schools led to the loss of tradition and language within tribes in the Pacific Northwest.
Suggested Unit
  • World—Major Societies (600—1450)