7th Grade Social Studies Standards



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7th Grade Social Studies Standards

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Africa Government and Economics:

SS7CG1 Compare and contrast different forms of citizen participation in government. a

. Explain the role of citizen participation in autocratic and democratic governments.

b. Describe the two predominant forms of democratic governments: parliamentary and presidential.

c. Explain the role of citizens in choosing the leaders of South Africa (parliamentary democracy), Nigeria (presidential democracy), and Kenya (presidential democracy).

SS7CG2 Analyze how government instability in Africa impacts standard of living.

a. Describe the impact of government instability on access to education and the distribution of medicine and food to combat diseases and famine across Africa.

SS7E1 Analyze different economic systems.

a. Compare how traditional, command, and market economies answer the economic questions of 1-what to produce, 2-how to produce, and 3-for whom to produce.

b. Explain that countries have a mixed economic system located on a continuum between pure market and pure command.

c. Compare and contrast the economic systems in South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya.