Social Studies Unit 1
EQ: How does geography influence the Western Hemisphere?
SS.5.2 COMPLEX SOCIETIES AND CIVILIZATIONS: Between 1100 B.C.E. and 1500 C.E., complex societies and civilizations developed in the Western Hemisphere. Although these complex societies and civilizations have certain defining characteristics in common, each is also known for unique cultural achievements and contributions.
SS.5.4 GEOGRAPHY IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE:Geological processes shaped the physical environments of the Western Hemisphere (Ice Age, weather, wind and water). The Western Hemisphere is divided into countries and regions.Continents, countries and regions of the Western Hemisphere can be organized by physical, political, economic or cultural features
RI.6. Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.
RI.9. Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably
W.2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. a. Introduce a topic clearly
W6. With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others
W7. Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.