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Social Studies 7th Grade

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Grade 7

Georgia Performance Standards Self-Guided Tour for Teachers
10 Social Studies Standards Met

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SS7G2 The student will discuss environmental issues across the continent of Africa.

  1. Explain how water pollution and the unequal distribution of water impacts irrigation, trade, industry, and drinking water.

SS7E3 The student will describe factors that influence economic growth and examine their presence or absence in Nigeria and South Africa.

  1. Explain the relationship between investment in human capital (education and training) and gross domestic product (GDP).
  2. Explain the relationship between investment in capital (factories, machinery, and technology) and gross domestic product (GDP).
  3. Describe the role of entrepreneurship.

SS7G12 The student will analyze the diverse cultures of the people who live in Southern and Eastern Asia.

  1. Evaluate how the literacy rate affects the standard of living.

 

Location- Hub, Connections Wall

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Connections

This area of the Hub showcases the stories of people around the world who have benefited from programs sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company.

 

Location-Milestones of Refreshment, Gallery 4
(Early Bottling)

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Connections

This Milestones of Refreshment gallery showcases how bottling operations expanded throughout the United States (as shown on the bottle wall) and the world (as shown by the yellow truck from Argentina).

 

Location-Milestones of Refreshment, Gallery 8
(International Expansion)

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Connections

This Milestones of Refreshment gallery features a World War II case that features how The Coca- Cola Company provided the Coca-Cola product to soldiers during World War II.

SS7G8 The student will describe the diverse cultures of the people who live in Southwest Asia (Middle East).

  1. Explain the differences between an ethnic group and a religious group.

 

Location- Taste It, 2nd Floor

Connections

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This area allows students to taste a variety of products manufactured by The Coca-Cola Company around the world. The Beverage Connoisseur will talk with your students about kosher products.

 


 

Grade 7

Lesson Plan
10 Social Studies Standards Met

Religious Groups of the Middle East

Pre-visit Activity

SS7G8 The student will describe the diverse cultures of the people who live in Southwest Asia (Middle East).

  1. Explain the differences between an ethnic group and a religious group.

Objectives:

  1. Students will use the Internet to gain information about a Middle Eastern religion.
  2. Students will work together to construct a Power Point presentation about their assigned religion.
  3. Students will construct a ten question quiz about their poster.

Materials

Time — 3-4 Class Periods

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Procedure

  1. Open the discussion by asking: What is a group?
  2. Explain to students that the Middle East has a combination of many religious, ethnic, and linguistic groups. Ask students to list facts that the class knows about the Middle East. Write these on the board.
  3. Use a class map to locate countries in the Middle East. Tell students that there are three main religions in this
    area; Islam, Judaism and Christianity.
  4. Divide the class into three groups to research religion in the Middle East. Give the job of researching Islam to one group, Judaism to another, and Christianity to the third group. Students can use the following Web sites for research:Islam for students
    http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/carolrb/islam/geography.html
    http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/religion/Islam.htm Islam for students
    http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/carolrb/judaism/judai1.html
    http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/religion/jewish.htm Judaism for students
    http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/religion/christian.htm Christianity for students
  5. Each group is responsible for using the above sites to research their assigned religion and produce a Power Point presentation that gives the following information:
    1. Famous leaders
    2. Customs
    3. History
    4. Other important facts
  6. Once the Power Point has been completed, each group should construct a ten-question quiz about their presentation. Each group should have enough copies of the test for the class to take the quiz after the presentation is presented to the class.
  7. Present the Power Point presentations, followed by the short quiz. Go over answers together.

Closing

Remind students that they will be talking with the Beverage Connoisseur on their trip to the Coca-Cola attraction. He/She will be sharing information about kosher beverages produced by The Coca-Cola Company, who drinks them, and why.

Assessment

Use the poster for this lesson‘s assessment. Also, use the quiz produced by each group to assess their understanding about areas of importance regarding their assigned topic.

 


Ethnic Groups of the Middle East

Post-Visit Activity

SS7G8 The student will describe the diverse cultures of the people who live in Southwest Asia (Middle East).

  1. Explain the differences between an ethnic group and a religious group.

Objectives

  1. Students will use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast information about two ethnic groups found in the Middle East.
  2. Students will conduct research.
  3. Students will write a paragraph explaining the difference between religious and cultural groups.

Materials

Time — 2-3 Class Periods

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Procedure

  1. Review with students what they learned from the Power Point presentation given earlier, and the information they received from the Beverage Connoisseur from their field trip to the World of Coca-Cola.
  2. Explain to students that today they are going to begin researching ethnic groups in the Middle East.
  3. Make one copy for each student from the Web site: http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/report/1997/arab_culture/e1ethnic.pdf This Web site gives a very brief description of ethnic groups found in the region. Ask students to read over the page and choose two groups they will research.
  4. Ask each student to use their text book, the Internet, and trade books to produce a Venn diagram to compare and contrast two ethnic groups.
  5. Remind students that their Venn diagram needs to be labeled, and include entries in all three areas of the diagram. The teacher may choose to give a rubric for performance requirements.
  6. As individual students share their Venn diagrams with the class, ask the rest of the class to take notes on each ethnic group as it is presented. Since some ethnic groups will be covered more than once, remind students to give each ethnic group a full page for notes.
  7. Group students in teams of 3-4. Discuss the similarities and differences between ethnic groups as presented. Ask students to speculate on which groups would get along well and which would be more likely to have disagreements with each other.
  8. Ask students to write one paragraph explaining the difference between a religious and an ethnic group.

Closing

Ask students how the information they received from the Beverage Connoisseur relates to what they have learned about religion and culture in the Middle East.

Assessment

Use the Venn diagram and the written paragraph for assessments.

Gifted Connection

Ask gifted students to do an in-depth study of either one religious group or one cultural group in the Middle East. They will present their information as they take on the persona of a person of that religion or cultural group. They will give a short presentation of what they believe (based on their research). The class will then ask questions about these beliefs and practices based on the student‘s expertise in this area.