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1 GRADE SEVEN GEOGRAPHY (Eastern Volume) Willingboro Public Schools Willingboro, New Jersey 2011

2 September September [2 days] September [4 days] September/ October [7 days] Unit 3: Russia and the Eurasian Republics Unit 3: Russia and the Eurasian Republics Chapter 9: Russia Chapter 10: The Eurasian Republics Chapter 11: : Physical Early Chapter 12: Egypt and North B B D B D D D B.2 How is Russia preserving its Eastern culture while adapting to Western influences? What are the physical features that have shaped Russia? What factors/influences created different cultures in Russia and the Eurasian republics? What is Russia really like? How has Russia s history influenced life today? What factors/influences created different cultures in Russia and the Eurasian republics? How does the economy of a society depend on the geography of the region? How do humans interact with the extreme n environment? What is a developed country? How is a developed country different from a developing country? How have the physical features of affected the history of the region? Why do epidemic diseases persist on the n Continent? How have people in North adapted to the region s arid climate? How has trade altered this region historically and in modern times? What impact has the Sahara Desert had on the landscape of?

3 October October [11 days] October/ November [3 days] November November [4 days] November- December [4 days] December December [3 days] Unit 5: and South Asia Unit 5: and South Asia Unit 5: and South Asia Unit 5: and South Asia Unit 6: East Asia and Unit 6: East Asia and Chapter 13: West Chapter 14: East, Central and Southern Chapter 15: and South Asia: Physical Chapter 16: Chapter 17: India Chapter 18: South Asian Neighbors Chapter 19: China Chapter 20: The Korean Peninsula D D C D E D D E E E E E E D E.8 What impact has Islam had on the cultures of the region? What are some major challenges facing today and how will the various governments deal with them? What groups of peoples did the culture of develop from and how did this occur? Which religions have affected the cultures of the Middle East? How has this occurred? How has the Caste System influenced India? What is the cause of the conflict between India and Pakistan and should the United States be concerned with the conflict? Why is population a problem in East Asia? How do people in this region view Americans? Why does China want to control or limit its population growth? Why is China a major source of labor and products for the United States? What events are occurring in this region and will these events have an impact on the global community? How was Korea significant in the development of the Cold War?

4 December [4 days] December/ January [7 days] January [6 days] January [7 days] Unit 6: East Asia and Unit 6: East Asia and Unit 7: Oceania and Antarctica Unit 7: Oceania and Antarctica Chapter 21: Japan Chapter 22: Chapter 23: Australia and New Zealand Chapter 24: Oceania and Antarctica By Jan. 27 th SWITCH VOLUMES January/ February February [4 days] Unit 1: Introduction to World Geography Unit 1: Introduction to World Geography Chapter 1: Understanding the Earth and Its Peoples Chapter 2: Earth s Interlocking Systems B B B E D B C A A A A A A A A B.7a-c C C A A A.9 What factors contributed to Japan s development into a world leader in the technology and automotive industries? How has this region changed as its economies grow? What impact are they having on the world? What role does politics play in the control and use of natural resources? What causes natural disasters to occur in? How do physical features affect the climate of Australia? What affect do physical features have on the population density of Australia? How has the location of the Oceanic countries affected their economies? Who governs Antarctica? What laws control Antarctica? In what ways does geography help us understand our world? How do the five major themes of geography interact with and affect life as we know it? How are geographic tools used to understand and navigate regions of the world? What is geography and why is it important? How do Earth s physical systems make life on Earth possible?

5 February February [4 days] February/March [7 days] March [9 days] Unit 1: Introduction to World Geography Unit 1: Introduction to World Geography Unit 2: The United States and Canada Unit 2: The United States and Canada Chapter 3: Human Geography Chapter 4: People and Culture Chapter 5: The United States Chapter 6: Canada A B B B C D D D E E E E B B B B D D D E B B C.5 How do natural resources affect a country s population distribution and economy? How do different geographic regions affect the way people live, and how do people affect geography? Why do people move? How does geography influence the movement of people? How does human migration affect a region? How does culture develop and how does it shape our lives? What role does culture play in our daily lives? What happens when cultures collide? How did a developing nation grow into a world power? How does the diversity of culture of the United States influence the everyday life of the country? What impact are modern industries having on the environment? How are the United States and other world regions interdependent? How is Canada managing its resources in the 21 st century? How have migration patterns affected the region s density and distribution? How have Latin America s geography and resources helped shape what it is today? How are the cultures of Central America and the

6 March [8 days] April April [7 days] April/May May [6 days] Unit 3: Latin America Unit 3: Latin America Unit 3: Latin America Unit 3: Latin America Europe Chapter 7: Latin America: Physical Chapter 8: Mexico Chapter 9: Middle America and Spanish- Speaking South America Chapter 10: Brazil Chapter 11: Europe: Physical E E D E E A E D.8 Caribbean area similar/different from that of the United States? How have Latin America s geography and resources helped shaped what it is today? What are the dominating physical features of Latin America? What issues face South America today? Why are rain forests important? How does Mexico reflect both ancient traditions and the challenges of the modern world? How are the countries of this region working to strengthen their governments and economies? What issues face Middle America? How have Brazil s people used the country s abundant natural resources to make Brazil an economic giant? What are the geographic features, climates, and resources of Europe? How does climate affect the vegetation and population patterns? What are some of the cultural aspects of the region and what impact have they had on the entire region? How do the classical cultures of Greece and Rome continue to influence the world today?

7 May [6 days] May [3 days] May/June [6 days] Europe Europe Europe Chapter 12: Western Europe Chapter 13: United Kingdom Chapter 14: Eastern Europe B D D E C.5 What are the geographic characteristics that define the sub-regions of Western Europe? What are the cultural characteristics that define the sub-regions of Western Europe? What are the similarities and differences among the countries of Western Europe? How has prejudice affected European history? What challenges face Europe today? How has the history of the British Empire affected the world? How has the United Kingdom s cultural heritage influenced its culture today? How has the economy of the United Kingdom changed? How do the major physical features of this region affect the political and economic life? In what ways has Eastern Europe changed since the end of World War II? Why did Communist governments take control of the countries of Eastern Europe after World War II? How did the collapse of the Communist governments in the 1990 s bring democracy to Eastern Europe? What are the challenges these newly democratic countries have faced?

8 June [2 days] June [7 days] Final Political Cartoons Political Cartoons A A A.8 TE: S6, S7, R26 (Students can be collecting from newspapers and magazines and the class can interpret/analyze what is being said ) Time and Newsweek are good sources of political cartoons, as is the daily newspaper.

9 5 Labor Day GEOGRAPHY Grade 7 6 Staff Development September Staff Development 8 Early Dismissal First Day of School 9 Early Dismissal 12 Russia The Eurasian Republics 26 : Physical Early : Physical Early 27 Egypt and North Egypt and North 10 Columbus Day No School 17 Early Dismissal Parent Conf. East, Central and Southern 24 East, Central and Southern 31 Southwest and South Asia: Physical October West 11 West 18 Early Dismissal Parent Conf East, Central and Southern

10 7 1 st Quarter 14 1 Southwest and South Asia: Physical 8 Staff Development 15 End of 1 st marking period November st Quarter 10 NJEA Convention India 11 NJEA Convention India 28 South Asian Neighbors South Asian Neighbors Thanksgiving 25 Thanksgiving 5 China 12 The Korean Peninsula 19 December China The Korean Peninsula 13 Japan Early Dismissal 23 Winter Winter 27 Winter 28 Winter 29 Winter 30 Winter

11 2 9 Australia and New Zealand 16 Dr. Martin Luther King Day GEOGRAPHY Grade 7 January Australia and New Zealand Oceania and Antarctica Oceania and Antarctica Mid-Term Understanding the Earth and Its Peoples 25 Mid-Term End of 2 nd Marking Period Switching of Volumes 6 6 Earth s Interlocking Systems 13 Human Geography 20 President s Day 27 The United States 7 Staff Development February Understanding the Earth and Its Peoples 8 Earth s Interlocking Systems People and Culture

12 5 The United States GEOGRAPHY Grade 7 March Staff Development Canada 2 The United States 9 12 Canada Canada Early Dismissal Parent Conf. Latin America 22 Early Dismissal Parent Conf Mexico 9 Spring 16 Mexico April Spring 5 End of 3 3 rd Quarter 11 Spring Period rd Marking 3 rd Quarter 12 Spring 17 Early Dismissal Middle America 6 Spring 13 Spring Middle America ASK Testing Brazil

13 7 Europe s Physical 14 Europe s Physical 21 Western Europe 28 Memorial Day 1 ASK Testing Brazil May ASK Testing 3 ASK Testing 4 ASK Testing Western Europe The United Kingdom 29 Eastern Europe June Eastern Europe 4 Eastern Europe 11 5 Early Dismissal 6 Geography Final Geography Final 14 Early Dismissal 8 Geography Final 15 Early Dismissal 18 Early Dismissal 19 Early Dismissal 20 Early Dismissal Last Day of School

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