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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:   4.4 Uses history to understand the present and plan for the future.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   4.4.1 Analyzes how an event in Washington State or world history helps us to understand a current issue.  
 
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Examples
-Examines how the history of damming the Snake and Columbia Rivers helps us understand tension between the agricultural, environmental, and tribal communities.
-Examines how the history of the Islamic Empire helps us understand issues in the Middle East today.
Suggested Unit
  • WA—New Technologies and Industries (1945—1980)