Social Studies

SUBJECT AREA: Social Studies  — GRADE LEVEL: Early High School

State Goal 14: Understand political systems, with an emphasis on the United States.

14.A.4 Analyze how local, state, and national governments serve the purposes for which they were created.

14.C.4 Describe the meaning of participatory citizenship (e.g., volunteerism, voting) at all levels of government and society in the United States.

14.C.5 Analyze the consequences of participation and non-participation in the electoral process (e.g., women’s suffrage, voter registration, effects of media).

14.D.4 Analyze roles and influences of individuals, groups and media in shaping current debates on state and national policies.

14.D.5 Interpret a variety of public policies and issues from the perspectives of different individuals and groups.

14.F.5 Interpret how changing geographical, economic, technological and social forces affect United States political ideas and traditions (e.g., freedom, equality and justice, individual rights).

State Goal 15: Understand economic systems, with an emphasis on the United States.

15.C.4b Explain the importance of research, development, invention, technology and entrepreneurship to the United States economy.

15.E.4b Describe social and environmental benefits and consequences of production and consumption.

State Goal 17: Understand world geography and the effects of geography on society, with an emphasis on the United States.

17.A.4b Use maps and other geographic instruments and technologies to analyze spatial patterns and distributions on earth.

17.B.4a Explain the dynamic interactions within and among the Earth’s physical systems including variation, productivity and constructive and destructive processes.

17.C.5b Describe the impact of human migrations and increased urbanization on ecosystems.

17.C.5c Describe geographic factors that affect cooperation and conflict among societies.

State Goal 18: Understand social systems, with an emphasis on the United States.

18.B.5 Use methods of social science inquiry (pose questions, collect and analyze data, make an support conclusions with evidence, report findings) to study the development and functions of social systems and report conclusions to a larger audience.

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