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Social Studies: Geography, Culture and Citizenship

Social Studies: Geography, Culture and Citizenship

Through the study of geography, culture, and citizenship, students will study develop mental models of what the world looks like physically and culturally and develop initial understandings of how people connect with various forms of governments around the world. Students will practice the historical thinking skills of perspective taking, comparison and contrast and change over time. They will craft arguments using claim, evidence, reasoning, to back their positions and findings about the places, cultures, peoples and governments around the world and they connect/compare/contrast their learning from around the world to Kirkwood/St. Louis, Missouri. Utilizing the framework of Change Makers, students will evaluate the impact individuals have on their communities, countries, regions and the world.