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Grade 7 Social Studies Blackline Masters

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Blackline Masters by Cluster:

Cluster 1: People and Places in the World
Cluster 2: Global Quality of Life
Cluster 3: Ways of Life in Asia, Africa, or Australasia
Cluster 4: Human Impact in Europe or the Americas

Grade 7 Social Studies: People and Places in the World: A Foundation for Implementation

Cluster 1: People and Places in the World

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Learning Experience 7.1.1
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(a.) Comparing Map Projections
(b.) KWL: Time Zones, Latitude, Longitude
(c.) Getting to Know Your Atlas
(d.) Understanding and Using Time Zones
(e.) Understanding and Using Time Zones – Key
(f.) Outline Map of the World – Countries
(g.) Travel Itinerary (2 pages)
(h.) Mapping the Globe: Key Concepts
Learning Experience 7.1.2
(a.) Atlas Treasure Hunt – Physical Geography
(b.) Outline Map of the World – Continents
(c.)

This BLM is not available online. For a print version (of this BLM) refer to Grade 7 Social Studies: Canada: People and Places in the World: A Foundation for Implementation from the Manitoba Text Book Bureau (MTBB).

(d.) My Mental Map of the World
(e.) Climatic Zones and Vegetation Zones (3 pages)
(f.) A Natural Wonder of the World
(g.) World Map: Continents, Landforms, Bodies of Water (3 pages)
(h.) Evaluating Internet Sites (3 pages)
Learning Experience 7.1.3
(a.) World Population Clusters (2 pages)
(b.) Anticipation Guide: More-Developed and Less-Developed Nations
(c.) Anticipation Guide: More-Developed and Less-Developed Nations – Key Ideas
(d.) Influences on Population Movement
(e.) Influences on Population Movement – Key
(f.) Less Developed, More Developed
(g.) Less Developed, More Developed – Key
(h.) Concept Overview: What Is a More-Developed Country?
(i.) Atlas Hunt – Human Geography
(j.) Article Analysis – World Population Issues (2 pages)
(k.) World Geography – Connecting and Reflecting

Cluster 2: Global Quality of Life

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Learning Experience 7.2.1
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(a.) Improving Quality of Life
(b.) Sustainability
(c.) Human Development, Quality of Life, and Poverty (2 pages)
(d.) UN Human Development Goals (2 pages)
(e.) Measures of Human Development
(f.) Quality-of-Life Survey (2 pages)
(g.) Overfed and Underfed
Learning Experience 7.2.2
(a.) Sharing the Island
(b.) Background: Universal Human Rights (2 pages)
(c.) Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Plain Language Version) (4 pages)
(d.) Inherent Dignity
Learning Experience 7.2.3
(a.) Democracy and Human Rights
(b.) Democratic Values in the World – Article Analysis
(c.) Democracy and Quality of Life (2 pages)
(d.)Impact of Democratic Ideals
Learning Experience 7.2.4
(a.) World Leaders
(b.) Quotations on Power (2 pages)
(c.) Sources of Power
(d.) Sources of Power – Key
(e.) Power and Authority (2 pages)
(f.) Globalization (2 pages)
Learning Experience 7.2.5
(a.) International Organizations: Note-Taking Frame
(b.) Humanitarians
(c.) United Nations Charter
(d.) Summary Information on the United Nations (2 pages)
(e.) UN Role-Plays (2 pages)
(f.) Manifesto 2000 – UNESCO
(g.) Global Quality of Life – Connecting and Reflecting

Cluster 3: Ways of Life in Asia, Africa, or Australasia

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Learning Experience 7.3.1
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(a.) Outline Map of the Eastern Hemisphere
(b.) Outline Map of Asia
(c.) Outline Map of Africa
(d.) Outline Map of the Middle East
(e.) Outline Map of South Central Asia
(f.) Outline Map of Southeast Asia
(g.) Societies are ...
(h.) Sample Web: Elements of Societies
(i.) Model Questions – Elements of Societies (2 pages)
(j.) KWL Chart on a Society of Africa, Asia, or Australasia
(k.) Planning a Trip (2 pages)
Learning Experience 7.3.2
(a.) Natural Environment and Ways of Life (2 pages)
(b.) Effective Travel Brochures
Learning Experience 7.3.3
(a.) Web of Cultural Factors
(b.) Indigenous Peoples (3 pages)
(c.) Preserving Linguistic and Cultural Diversity
(d.) Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2 pages)
(e.) Westernization of World Cultures (2 pages)
Learning Experience 7.3.4
(a.) Questions about History and Politics
(b.) Note-Taking Frame – Historical Influences
(c.) Changing Face of War (2 pages)
(d.) Rating Governments – Suggested Guidelines
(e.) Compare and Contrast Chart (2 pages)
(f.) Decolonization – Concept Overview
Learning Experience 7.3.5
(a.) Questions about Economy and Technology
(b.) Note-Taking Frame – Economy and Quality of Life
(c.) Urbanization (2 pages)
(d.) Urbanization and Slums
(e.) This BLM is not available online. Refer to Northword Magazine's article Chocolate: Slave Trade or Fair Trade.
(f.) Ways of Life in Asia, Africa, or Australasia – Connecting and Reflecting

Cluster 4: Human Impact in Europe or the Americas

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Learning Experience 7.4.1
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(a.) Outline Map of Europe
(b.) Outline Map of North America
(c.) Outline Map of South America
(d.) Trip Planner – Europe or the Americas
(e.) KWL Chart – A Country of Europe or the Americas
(f.) More-Developed and Less-Developed Countries of Europe and the Americas
(g.) Major Cities of Europe and the Americas
(h.) Map-Making Criteria
(i.) Sample Web – Studying a Society of Europe or the Americas
Learning Experience 7.4.2
(a.) Natural Resources and Economic Activities
(b.) Researching Economic Activity (2 pages)
(c.) Ecological Footprint
(d.) Earth Charter
Learning Experience 7.4.3
(a.) Data Collection Frame – Population
(b.) Note-Taking Frame – A City of Europe or the Americas
(c.) City Comparisons (2 pages)
Learning Experience 7.4.4
(a.) Deconstructing a News Report
(b.) New World and Old World
(c.) Vocabulary Cycle – Old World and New World
Learning Experience 7.4.5
(a.) Materialism, Consumerism, and the Good Life (2 pages)
(b.) Word Splash – Climate Change
(c.) Declaration of Interdependence (2 pages)
(d.) The World is Richer, Fatter, and Not Much Happier (4 pages)
(e.) Consumption or Over-Consumption?
(f.) Fair Trade Food
(g.) Evaluating Global Citizenship
(h.) Human Impact in Europe or the Americas – Connecting and Reflecting

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