The student will be able to locate selected features of
Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: the
Great Barrier Reef,
Coral Sea, Ayers Rock, and
Great Victoria Desert.
SS6G13 The student will explain the impact of
location, climate, distribution of natural resources, and population
’s location, climate, and natural
resources have affected where people live.
location, climate, and natural resources impact trade.
The student will describe the cultural characteristics of people who live
Explain the impact of English colonization on the language and religion of
Evaluate how the literacy rate affects the standard of living.
The student will compare and contrast various forms of government.
Describe the ways government systems distribute power: unitary,
confederation, and federal.
Explain how governments determine citizen participation: autocratic,
oligarchic, and democratic.
Describe the two predominate forms of democratic governments:
parliamentary and presidential.
The student will explain the structure of the national government of
Describe the federal parliamentary democracy of
distinguishing form of leadership, type of legislature, and the role of
the citizen in terms of voting and personal freedoms.
The student will analyze different economic systems.
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.
Explain how most countries have a mixed economy located on a continuum
between pure and market and pure command.
Describe the economic system used in
The student will give examples of how voluntary trade benefits buyers and
Explain how specialization makes trade possible between countries.
Compare and contrast different types of trade barriers, such as tariffs,
quotas and embargos.
Explain why international trade requires a system for exchanging currency
The student will describe factors that influence economic growth and
examine their presence or absence in
Explain the relationship between investment in human capital (education
and training) and gross domestic product (GDP).
Explain the relationship between investment in capital goods (factories,
machinery, and technology) and gross domestic product (GDP).
Describe the role of natural resources in a country’s economy.
Describe the role of entrepreneurship.
The student will describe the culture and development of
contact with Europeans.
Describe the origins and culture of the Aborigines.
The student will explain the impact European exploration and colonization
Explain the reasons for British colonization of
Australia; include the use of prisoners as
Explain the impact of European colonization of
in terms of diseases and weapons on the
indigenous peoples of Australia.