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      Kansas, United States, and World History

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      History, Government, Economics, and Geography, Approved 2005
      Mathematics, Approved 2003
      Reading, Approved 2003
      Science, Approved 2007
      Writing, Approved 2004
      Additional Content Areas

Grade 7  
History and Government, Economics and Geography, Approved 2005  
3    Geography
3    The student understands Earth's physical systems and how physical processes shape Earth's surface.   
3    (K) The student describes the characteristics of ecosystems in terms of their biodiversity (e.g., biodiversity: food chains, plant and animal communities; ecosystems: grasslands, temperate forests, tropical rainforests, deserts, tundra, wetlands, and marine environments).
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The Dust Bowl The impacts of the Dust Bowl of the 1930's.
The Fragile Fringe Teaching the coastal wetlands.
The Fragile Fringe: A Guide for Teaching About the This online guide provides information, lesson plans, and additional resources for teaching students about coastal wetlands in the U.S. as an ecosystem and in terms of human-environment interaction.

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