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Together When Apart: Week 5 Illinois Social Studies Standards

inquirED's Distance Learning Curriculum


In this week’s inquiry, students investigate the ways that they are connected to people throughout the world by the products they use every day. Illinois State Social Studies Standards K-2

  • SS.EC.2.1. Describe the skills and knowledge required to produce certain goods and services.

  • SS.EC.1.5. Analyze why and how individuals, businesses, and nations around the world specialize and trade


  • SS.G.3.3. Show how consumption of products connects people to distant places


  • SS.G.1.6-8.MdC. Use mapping and graphing to represent and analyze spatial patterns of different environmental and cultural characteristics.

  • SS.G.4.6-8.MC: Analyze how the environmental characteristics of places and production of goods influence patterns of world trade

C3 Framework Indicators K-2

  • D2.Eco.15.K-2. Describe products that are produced abroad and sold domestically and products that are produced domestically and sold abroad.

  • D2.Geo.2.K-2. Use maps, graphs, photographs, and other representations to describe places and the relationships and interactions that shape them.

  • D2.Geo.7.K-2. Explain why and how people, goods, and ideas move from place to place.

  • D2.Geo.8.K-2. Compare how people in different types of communities use local and distant environments to meet their daily needs.

  • D2.Geo.11.K-2. Explain how the consumption of products connects people to distant places.


  • D2.Eco.14.3-5. Explain how trade leads to increasing economic interdependence among nations.

  • D2.Eco.15.3-5. Explain the effects of increasing economic interdependence on different groups within participating nations.

  • D2.Geo.1.3-5. Construct maps and other graphic representations of both familiar and unfamiliar places.


  • D2.Eco.15.6-8. Explain the benefits and the costs of trade policies to individuals, businesses, and society.

  • D2.Geo.3.6-8. Use paper-based and electronic mapping and graphing techniques to represent and analyze spatial patterns of different environmental and cultural characteristics.

  • D2.Geo.4.6-8. Explain how cultural patterns and economic decisions influence environments and the daily lives of people in both nearby and distant places.