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Social Science Objectives:

A. Incorporation of Performance Standards as Tasks
     The student will perform basic skills in the social sciences:
            1. Interpret information from maps, charts, documents,
                  stories, and other resources.
            2. Record and Analyze spatial distributions and

B. Incorporation of Knowledge Standards
     The student will understand that certain fundamental concepts,
     or themes  cut across the social sciences as a subject area:
            1. Organization: Human cultures are organized into spatial
               and social areas, regions, or locations: the nature of
               social organizations can be studied scientifically.
            2. Systems and Interactions: Humans interact with their
               environment; human social groups interact with one
            3. Change: Humans and their social systems change over
               time and from place to place.


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