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Correlations to Kentucky’s Course of Study

Module I

8000 years of American Prehistory

Grade 7 - Social Studies:

Cultures and Societies:
Elements of Culture:
SS-07-2.1.1
Students will explain how elements of culture (e.g., language, the arts, customs, beliefs, literature) defined specific groups in the early civilizations prior to 1500 A.D. and resulted in unique perspectives.

Social Institutions:
SS-07-2.2.1:
Students will compare how cultures (early civilizations prior to 1500 A.D.) developed social institutions (family, religion, education, government, economy) to respond to human needs, structure society and influence behavior.

Geography:
Regions:
SS-07-4.2.2:
Students will describe and give examples of how places and regions in early civilizations prior to 1500 A.D changed over time as technologies, resources and knowledge became available.

Patterns:
SS-07-4.3.1:
Students will describe patterns of human settlement in early civilizations prior to 1500 A.D. and explain how these patterns were influenced by human needs.

Human-Environment Interactions:
SS-07-4.4.1:
Students will explain how technology in early civilizations prior to 1500 A.D. assisted human modification (e.g., irrigation, clearing land, building roads) of the physical environment.

Historical Perspective:
The Factual and Interpretive Nature of History:
SS-07-5.1.1:
Students will use a variety of tools (e.g. primary and secondary sources) to describe and explain historical events and conditions and to analyze the perspectives of different individuals and groups (e.g., gender, race, region, ethnic group, age, economic status, religion, political group) in early civilizations prior to 1500 A.D.

Module II

From Forest to Farm and Back Again

Grade 8 - Social Studies:

Culture and Society:
Social Institutions:
SS-08-2.2.1:
Students will compare how cultures ( United States prior to Reconstruction) developed social institutions (family, religion, education, government, economy) to respond to human needs, structure society and influence behavior.

Geography:
The Use of Geographic Tools:
SS-08-4.1.1:
Students will use a variety of geographic tools (maps, photographs, charts, graphs, databases) to interpret patterns and locations on Earth's surface in United States history prior to Reconstruction.

Regions:
SS-08-4.2.2:
Students will describe how places and regions in United States history prior to Reconstruction changed over time as technologies, resources and knowledge became available.

Patterns:
SS-08-4.3.1:
Students will describe patterns of human settlement in the United States prior to Reconstruction and explain how these patterns were influenced by human needs.

SS-08-4.3.2:
Students will explain why and give examples of how human populations changed and/or migrated because of factors such as war, disease, economic opportunity and technology in the United States prior to Reconstruction.

Historical Perspective:
The Factual and Interpretive Nature of History:
SS-08-5.1.1:
Students will use a variety of tools (e.g., primary and secondary sources) to describe and explain historical events and conditions and to analyze the perspectives of different individuals and groups (e.g., gender, race, region, ethnic group, age, economic status, religion, political group) in U.S. history prior to Reconstruction.

SS-08-5.2.3:
Students will explain how the growth of democracy and geographic expansion occurred and were significant to the development of the United States prior to Reconstruction.

Module III

Fueling the Fires of American Industrialization

Grade 8 - Social Studies:

Culture and Society:
Social Institutions:
SS-08-2.2.1:
Students will compare how cultures ( United States prior to Reconstruction) developed social institutions (family, religion, education, government, economy) to respond to human needs, structure society and influence behavior.

Geography:
Regions:
SS-08-4.2.2:
Students will describe how places and regions in United States history prior to Reconstruction changed over time as technologies, resources and knowledge became available.

Historical Perspective:
The Factual and Interpretive Nature of History:
SS-08-5.1.1:
Students will use a variety of tools (e.g., primary and secondary sources) to describe and explain historical events and conditions and to analyze the perspectives of different individuals and groups (e.g., gender, race, region, ethnic group, age, economic status, religion, political group) in U.S. history prior to Reconstruction.

Module IV

From Arbor Day to Earth Day

Grade 6 - Social Studies:

Human-Environment Interactions:
SS-06-4.4.4:
Students will explain how individual and group perspectives impact the use of natural resources (e.g., urban development, recycling) in the present day.

Grade 8 - Social Studies:

Culture and Society:
Social Institutions:
SS-08-2.2.1:
Students will compare how cultures ( United States prior to Reconstruction) developed social institutions (family, religion, education, government, economy) to respond to human needs, structure society and influence behavior.

Historical Perspective:
The Factual and Interpretive Nature of History:
SS-08-5.1.2:
Students will explain how history is a series of connected events shaped by multiple cause-and-effect relationships and give examples of those relationships.

Module V

A New Profession Takes Seed

Grade 8 - Social Studies:

Historical Perspective:
The Factual and Interpretive Nature of History:
SS-08-5.1.2:
Students will explain how history is a series of connected events shaped by multiple cause-and-effect relationships and give examples of those relationships

Module VI

From Forest to Farm to Urban Forest

Grade 6 - Social Studies:

Geography:
The Use of Geographic Tools:
SS-06-4.1.1:
Students will use a variety of geographic tools (maps, photographs, charts, graphs, databases, satellite images) to interpret patterns and locations on Earth's surface in the present day.

Regions:
SS-06-4.2.2:
Students will describe and give examples of how places and regions in the present day change over time as technologies, resources and knowledge become available.

Patterns:
SS-06-4.3.1:
Students will describe patterns of human settlement in the present day and explain how these patterns are influenced by human needs.

Module VII

Trees in Your Own Back Yard

Grade 6 - Social Studies:

Government and Civics:
Rights and Responsibilities:
SS-06-1.1.2:
Students will describe and give examples to support how present day democratic governments function to preserve and protect the rights (e.g., voting), liberty and property of their citizens by making, enacting and enforcing appropriate rules and laws.

Geography:
The Use of Geographic Tools:
SS-06-4.1.1:
Students will use a variety of geographic tools (maps, photographs, charts, graphs, databases, satellite images) to interpret patterns and locations on Earth's surface in the present day.

Regions:
SS-06-4.2.2:
Students will describe and give examples of how places and regions in the present day change over time as technologies, resources and knowledge become available.

Grade 8 - Social Studies:

Government and Civics:
Rights and Responsibilities:
SS-08-1.3.2
Students will explain and give examples of how, in order for the U.S. government to function as a democracy, citizens must assume responsibilities (e.g., participating in community activities, voting in elections) and duties (e.g., obeying the law, paying taxes, serving on a jury, registering for the military).

Module VIII

Harvesting Today in a Global Forest

Grade 6 - Social Studies:

Culture and Society:
Social Institutions:
SS-06-2.2.1:
Students will compare how cultures (present day) develop social institutions (family, religion, education, government, economy) to respond to human needs, structure society, and influence behavior.

Grade 8 - Social Studies:

Economics:
Scarcity:
SS-06-3.1.1:
Students will explain and give examples of how scarcity requires individuals, groups and governments in the present day to make decisions about how productive resources (natural resources, human resources capital goods) are used.

Production, Distribution, and Consumption:
SS-06-3.4.3:
Students will explain how international economic activities are interdependent in the present day.

Module IX

Fire:Fight, Flight, or Coexistence?

Grade 6 - Social Studies:

Geography:
Regions:
SS-06-4.2.2:
Students will describe and give examples of how places and regions in the present day change over time as technologies, resources and knowledge become available.

Human-Environment Interactions:
SS-06-4.4.2:
Students will describe ways in which the physical environment (e.g., natural resources, physical geography, natural disasters) both promotes and limits human activities (e.g., exploration, migration, trade, settlement, development) in the present day

Module X

The Significance of Private Forests in the U.S.

Grade 6 - Social Studies:

Economics:
Production, Distribution, and Consumption:
SS-06-3.4.2:
Students will describe how new knowledge, technology/tools, and specialization increase human productivity in the present day.

Geography:
The Use of Geographic Tools:
SS-06-4.1.1:
Students will use a variety of geographic tools (maps, photographs, charts, graphs, databases, satellite images) to interpret patterns and locations on Earth's surface in the present day.

Module XI

Forest Research: Who, What, Where & Why?

Grade 6 - Social Studies:

Geography:
Regions:
SS-06-4.2.2:
Students will describe and give examples of how places and regions in the present day change over time as technologies, resources and knowledge become available.

Human-Environment Interactions:
SS-06-4.4.1:
Students will explain how technology in the present day assists human modification (e.g., irrigation, clearing land, building roads) of the physical environment in regions.