Grade Level Seven
Earth Sciences - Earth and Life History
4.0 Evidence from rocks allows us to understand the evolution of life on Earth. As a basis for understanding this concept:
- 4a. Students know Earth processes today are similar to those that occurred in the past and slow geologic processes have large cumulative effects over long periods of time.
- Standards Correlation: Relief map, American River Canyon, Sand table
- 4c. Students know that the rock cycle includes the formation of new sediment and rocks and that rocks are often found in layers, with the oldest generally on the bottom.
- Standards Correlation: Relief map, American River Canyon, Folsom Lake, Sand table
- 4e. Students know fossils provide evidence of how life and environmental conditions have changed.
- Standards Correlation: American River Canyon
History - Social Sciences - “World History and Geography: Medieval and Early Modern Times”
1.0 Listening and Speaking Strategies – Students deliver focused, coherent presentations that convey ideas clearly and relate to the background and interests of the audience. They evaluate the content of oral communication.
- 1.1 Ask probing questions to elicit information, including evidence to support the speaker's claims and conclusions.
- 1.2 Determine the speaker's attitude toward the subject
- 1.3 Respond to persuasive messages with questions, challenges, or affirmations.