Key Concepts Social Studies

Provided below are key concepts for each academic subject area. Concepts are listed by subject and grade and give additional insight into the curriculum and instruction for the Youth University Program. Listed are the themes for each subject area, followed by the key learning concept which inspires the in class product that is created by the students. Also listed are the essential concepts that will be taught in the classroom.

6th Grade Social Studies Scholars
Theme
The Rize of Nazism
Key Learning

How did World War II change Europe and the world?

Product
Europe: Past Shapes Present
Essential Concepts
  • The impact of the Holocaust

 

7th Grade Social Studies Scholars
Theme
Trade Benefits and Barriers
Key Learning

Why is location important for production, distribution, and consumption?

Product
Impact of the Environment and Economy on Southern and Eastern Asia
Essential Concepts
  • Relationships between investment in human capital, capital goods, entrepreneurship, and GDP (China, India, Japan, South Korea, North Korea)

 

8th Grade Social Studies Scholars
Theme
Strategic Analysts
Key Learning

How can society balance the positive and negative outcomes of economic growth?

Product
Modern Georgia
Essential Concepts
  • Evaluate locat organization by gathering, analyzing, and organizing information
  • Track industry trends
  • Develop scenarios of business economics
  • Examine strategic performances of local growth
  • Identify emergin marketing opportunities and business threats
  • Develop creative action plans