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Miranda, Joshua M.

ARGOSY COLLEGIATE
Course: Grade 7 Global Literacy
School Year: 2016-2017

Unit Name: Time: ESSENTIAL QUESTION


Europe 4 How does the continent of Europes geography, climate, and
WEEKS natural resources affect the way people live and work
throughout its countries?

STANDARDS
Massachusetts Framework Standards United States Common Core Standards
E.1 On a map of the world, locate the continent of Europe. On a map of RH.1: Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary
Europe, locate the Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Norwegian Sea, and and secondary sources.
Barents Sea. Locate the Volga, Danube, Ural, Rhine, Elbe, Seine, Po, RH.2: Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or
and Thames Rivers. Locate the Alps, Pyrenees, and Balkan Mountains. secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct
Locate the countries in the northern, southern, central, eastern, and from prior knowledge or opinions
western regions of Europe. RH.6: Identify aspects of a text that reveal an authors point of
E.2 Use a map key to locate countries and major cities in Europe. (G) view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance
E.3 Explain how the following five factors have influenced settlement of particular facts)
and the economies of major European countries. (G, E) RH.7: Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs,
A. absolute and relative locations
photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print
B. climate
C. major physical characteristics
and digital texts.
D. major natural resources WHST.1: Write arguments focused on discipline-specific
E. population size content.
O1 Describe the political and social status of women in selected a. Introduce claim(s) about a topic or issue, acknowledge and
distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and
countries in Europe. (G, H, E)
organize the reasons and evidence logically.
O2 Explain why Europe has a highly developed network of highways, b. Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant, accurate
waterways, railroads, and airline linkages. (G, H, E) data and evidence that demonstrate an understanding of the topic or
O3 Describe the purposes and achievements of the European Union. text, using credible sources.
(H, E) c. Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify
the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and
evidence.
e. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and
supports the argument presented
Course: Grade 7 Global Literacy
School Year: 2016-2017

ESSENTIAL UNDERSTANDINGS
FOCUS QUESTIONS UNDERSTANDINGS
Europe is a diverse continent with many different types of physical features
including mountain ranges, rivers, peninsulas, and plains.
Europe is a diverse continent divided into two regions, each with its own countries
1. How does physical and human and culture.
geography affect people in Europe Europes major rivers and coasts have influenced where people settle.
and Russia? Europe and Russias climate effects the way people live.
The Industrial Revolution changed the way that goods were made and how people
lived and worked.
From the 1600-1880s many European countries followed the practice of
2. How did historical events impact Imperialism, taking control of foreign territories as colonies, in order to form an
European society? empire. The colonies provided the raw materials for European industries.
In the 1900s Europe experienced a century of unrest including, nationalism and
World Wars I and II. Europe was left in ruins and had to rebuild its society
especially its government and economy.
Following the Russian Revolution, Vladimir Lenin came to power and a communist
3. How does a diverse culture within a
government was formed.
region affect the relationship
The Cold War was a time of great tension (but no actual fighting) between the Soviet
between people?
Union and the United States because they disagreed on how to run a country. The
Soviet Union chose communism and the United States chose capitalism.
Ethnic conflict has caused changes to the governments and political borders of
countries in Eastern Europe and Russia.
4. What are the advantages and The European Union was formed to unite Europe and benefit it politically and
disadvantages of cooperation economically. There are both advantages and disadvantages of the European Union.
between countries?
Course: Grade 7 Global Literacy
School Year: 2016-2017

UNIT VOCABULARY
peninsula communism
plateau ethnic group
tributary tundra euro
democracy single market
monarch constitution
revolution capitalism
colony secede
imperialism embargo
nationalism civil war
alliance economic sanctions

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE SUMMATIVE
Exit Tickets UNIT PROJECT

Check for Understanding Paragraph Writing

Workbook Summary Writing

UNIT TEST