SST-07.5.02

7th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 5: Geography

SST-07.5.02 Use geographic tools {e.g., Geographic Information Systems (GIS), maps, graphs, charts} to interpret the past (e.g., cooperation/conflict, migrations of people, goods, and ideas), understand the present (e.g., demographic changes, resource distribution, weather cycles), and plan for the future (e.g., geopolitical changes).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can describe a location based on its human and physical features.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can explain the difference between relative and absolute location
  • I can describe how people have changed the environment.
  • I can describe how the environment has changed people.

Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations. -
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0

The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.

The student:

  • looks at situations and explain what theme fits with that situation and why. (e.g. the mall, newspaper stories, etc.).

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  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0

The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content) as the student:

  • lists and defines the 5 Themes of Geography.
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  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).

Resources

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Vocabulary - Provided by individual teacher

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