th 8 Grade Connecting Themes Enduring Understandings Brainstorm: What does theme mean? How can we connect topics in Social Studies? Conflict & Change Movement/ Migration Distribution of Power Technological Innovation th 8 Grade Location Rule of Law Production, Distribution, Consumption Individuals, Groups, Institutions Location Location affects a society’s economy, culture, and development. Compare life in each of these pictures. Conflict & Change When there is conflict between or within societies, change is the result. What conflict is this related to and what changed as a result of the war? Technological Innovation Technological innovations have consequences, both intended and unintended, for a society. Rule of Law In a democracy, rule of law influences the behavior of citizens, establishes procedures for making policies, and limits the power of government. Production, Distribution, Consumption The production, distribution, and consumption of goods/services produced by the society are affected by the location, customs, beliefs, and laws of the society. Individuals, Groups, Institutions The actions of individuals, groups, and/or institutions affect society through intended and unintended consequences. Who is this individual and how did he effect society after the Stock Market crash of 1929? Distribution of Power Distribution of power in government is a product of existing documents and laws combined with contemporary values and beliefs. Movement/ Migration The movement or migration of people and ideas affects all societies involved. Where do these concepts fit? *Geography *Martin Luther King Jr *1996 Olympics *Civil War *Spanish Explorers *Constitution *Cotton Gin *Jim Crow Laws *Great Depression *Cotton *Jimmy Carter *Juvenile Court *3 Branches of Government *Creek/Cherokee *Mulberry Trees *James Oglethrope *Race Riot *Taxes *Local Government *Money Management *Mary Musgrove *Declaration Of Independence *Civil Rights Act *1946 Governors Race Summarizer: 1. What decisions have you made in your life that have had intended or unintended consequences? 2. How might the actions of a few students bring consequences for an entire class? 3. Why is the power structure at your school set up the way it is? 4. How do rules change in sports from when you are young to professional sports?