Welcome to Social Studies History and our study of Exploration and Revolution
Big Questions we will consider this year:
“Big” Essential Questions:
How can knowledge of geography enhance our understanding of social studies and history?
How do we acquire basic geographic literacy?
What are the purposes and uses of maps?
How are regions defined?
How do physical processes influence how humans live?
When do complex human processes interact to create change?
Why does distribution of resources vary?
How does the past influence the present?
What is a revolution? What is revolutionary thinking?
What factors might lead to a revolution in thinking, technology, belief systems, economics, artistic expression, written expression, politics, or ?
What are some positive effects of revolutionary thinking?
What are the negative effects of revolutionary thinking?
How do we acquire basic economic literacy?
Units of Study Include: • Five Themes of Geography• What does it mean to explore? • African Civilizations • The Renaissance & Scientific Revolution • The Age and Effects of European Exploration • Colonial America . • Basic Economics via Mini Society
Please see our Google Classroom site for resources, assignments and deadlines.