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Social Studies
 
  Grade Level:   7  
  EALR:   4. HISTORY The student understands and applies knowledge of historical thinking, chronology, eras, turning points, major ideas, individuals, and themes in local, Washington State, tribal, United States, and world history in order to evaluate how history shapes the present and future.  
  Component:   4.2 Understands and analyzes causal factors that have shaped major events in history.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   4.2.2 Understands and analyzes how cultures and cultural groups contributed to Washington State or world history.  
 
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Examples
-Explains how the experiences of the Polynesians on Easter Island show the effect of exploitation of limited natural resources.
-Explains how the Mali Empire shaped African history in the 11th century and beyond.
Suggested Unit
  • World—Major Societies (600—1450)