Grade 7 Unit 6 Asia

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Subject: Geography             

Grade: 7th

Unit 6: Asia              

Pacing:  35 days

Essential Question(s):

1.   How has geography affected the way Asian societies have developed?

2.     How has religion affected the way Asian culture and societies have developed?

3.     How has colonialism influenced life in contemporary Asia?

Big Idea(s):

1.     Physical landforms and bodies of water affected the ways Asian

societies formed.

2.     Religious beliefs determine family relationships, culture/arts, and government.

3.     The politics and economics of the region have been strongly affected by

colonialism.

CT State Standards (includes West Haven’s “Priority” GLES’s in BOLD and “Supporting” Standards)

1.3-4:  Evaluate the cultural contributions of various past and present civilizations.

1.4-2:  Analyze geographic factors that help explain historical events or contemporary issues.

1.6-2:  Assess how ideas/religions affected migration in different regions.

1.13-1:  Compare similarities and differences of cultural groups in different regions of the world (beliefs, values, traditions, institutions)

1.13-2:  Analyze the relationship among culture, government and social systems in various countries.

1.13-3:  Analyze how values, beliefs and attitudes are created in different cultures.

“Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)

BL

 

I. Location

     A. Relative and absolute location

II. Place

     A. Physical

            1. climate

            2. landforms

            3. bodies of water

     B. Human

            1. culture

            2. population

            3. work

III. Human Environment Interaction

      A. Resources

      B. Work

      C. Culture

IV. Movement

     A. People

     B. Goods

     C. Ideas

V. Regions

    A. Climate

    B. Land

    C. Population Groups

 

(5) Evaluate (contributions of civilizations)

(4) Analyze (historical events/contemporary issues)

(5) Assess (migration)

(2) Compare (cultural groups)

(4) Analyze (relationships among culture, government, and social systems)      

(4) Analyze (different cultures)

 

 

 

Assessments

Common Formative Pre- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

 

“Dipsticks” (Informal Progress Monitoring Checks):

Common Formative Post- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

Instructional Planning

Suggested Resources/Materials:

*Textbooks

*Primary/Secondary Sources

*Maps

*Graphic Organizers

*Videos

*PowerPoint/Smartboard

*Computers

Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:

 

Vocabulary/Word Wall

Enrichment/Extension

Interdisciplinary Connections

arable land

aquaculture

Buddhism

colonialism

cash crop

caste

commune

dialect

discrimination

diversify

drought

famine

hajj

Hinduism

homogeneous

incentive

Islam

Judaism

minaret

monsoon

muezzin

nomad

parliament

partition

quota

refugee

standard of living

subcontinent

geographic dictionary

daily geography