HS-ESS3-1: Global Impacts on Human Activity.
Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity. (Cause and Effect)
Clarification Statement: Examples of key natural resources include access to fresh water (such as rivers, lakes, and groundwater), regions of fertile soils such as river deltas, and high concentrations of minerals and fossil fuels. Examples of natural hazards can be from interior processes (such as volcanic eruptions and earthquakes), surface processes (such as tsunamis, mass wasting and soil erosion), and severe weather (such as hurricanes, floods, and droughts). Examples of the results of changes in climate that can affect populations or drive mass migrations include changes to sea level, regional patterns of temperature and precipitation, and the types of crops and livestock that can be raised.
Assessment Boundary: none
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Natural resources (e.g. freshwater, soil, fuels)
- interior processes (e.g. volcanic eruptions, and volcanoes)
- sever weather (e.g. hurricanes, floods and droughts)
Human society (e.g. population size, migration)
Cause and Effect
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