Social Studies

SS-05-1.1.1
Students will describe the basic purposes of the U.S. Government as defined in the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution (to establish justice, to ensure domestic tranquility, to provide for the common defense, to promote the general welfare, to secure the blessings of liberty); give examples of services the U.S. Government provides (e.g., armed forces, interstate highways, national parks) and analyze the importance of these services to citizens today.
DOK 3
SS-05-1.1.2
Students will explain and give examples of how democratic governments function (by making, enacting and enforcing laws) to promote the “common good” (e.g., public smoking ban, speed limits, seat belt requirements).
DOK 3
SS-05-1.2.1
Students will identify the three branches of the U.S. Government, explain the basic duties of each branch (executive-enforce the laws, legislative-make the laws, judicial- interpret the laws) and identify important national/federal offices/leaders, (President, Vice-President, Congress, House, Senate, U.S. Senators, U.S. Representatives, U.S. Supreme Court, judges) associated with each branch.
DOK 2
SS-05-1.2.2
Students will explain why the framers of the Constitution felt it was important to establish a government where powers are shared across different levels (local, state, national/federal) and branches (executive, legislative, judicial).
DOK 2
SS-05-1.3.1
Students will explain the basic principles of democracy (e.g., justice, equality, responsibility, freedom) found in significant U.S. historical documents (Declaration of Independence, U. S. Constitution, Bill of Rights) and analyze why they are important to citizens today.
DOK 3
SS-05-1.3.2
Students will describe specific rights and responsibilities individuals have as citizens of the United States (e.g., voting in national elections) and explain why civic engagement is necessary to preserve a democratic society.
DOK 3
SS-05-2.1.1
Students will identify early cultures (e.g., English, Spanish, French, West African) in the United States and analyze their similarities and differences.
DOK 2
SS-05-2.3.1
Students will describe various forms of interactions (compromise, cooperation, conflict) that occurred between diverse groups (e.g., Native Americans, European Explorers, English colonists, British Parliament) in the history of the United States.
DOK 2
SS-05-2.3.2
Students will give examples of conflicts between individuals or groups and describe appropriate conflict resolution strategies (e.g., compromise, cooperation, communication).
DOK 2
SS-05-3.1.1
Students will describe scarcity and explain how scarcity required people in different periods in the U.S. (Colonization, Expansion, Twentieth Century to Present) to make economic choices (e.g., use of productive resources- natural, human, capital) and incur opportunity costs. 
DOK 2
SS-05-3.3.1
Students will give examples of markets in different periods of U.S. History (Colonization, Expansion, Industrialization, Twentieth Century to Present) and explain similarities and differences.
DOK 2
SS-05-3.3.2
Students will explain how competition among buyers and sellers influences the price of goods and services in our state, nation and world.
SS-05-3.4.1
Students will describe production, distribution and consumption of goods and services in the history of the U.S. (Colonization, Industrialization, Twentieth Century to Present).
DOK 3
SS-05-3.4.2
Students will describe how new knowledge, technology/tools and specialization increase/increased productivity in the U.S. (Colonization, Industrialization, Twentieth Century to Present).
DOK 3
SS-05-4.1.1
Students will use geographic tools (e.g., maps, charts, graphs) to identify natural resources and other physical characteristics (e.g., major landforms, major bodies of water, weather, climate, roads, bridges) and analyze patterns of movement and settlement in the United States.
DOK 3
SS-05-4.1.2
Students will use geographic tools to locate and describe major landforms, bodies of water, places and objects in the United States by their absolute location.
DOK 2
SS-05-4.1.3
Students will describe how different factors (e.g. rivers, mountains) influence where human activities were/are located in the United States.
SS-05-4.1.4
Students explain how factors in one location can impact other locations (e.g., natural disasters, building dams).
SS-05-4.3.1
Students will explain patterns of human settlement in the early development of the United States and explain how these patterns were influenced by physical characteristics (e.g., climate, landforms, bodies of water).
DOK 2
SS-05-4.3.2
Students will describe how advances in technology (e.g., dams, reservoirs, roads, irrigation) allow people to settle in places previously inaccessible in the United States.
DOK 2
SS-05-4.4.1
Students will explain and give examples of how people adapted to/modified the physical environment (e.g., natural resources, physical geography, natural disasters) to meet their needs during the history of the U.S. (Colonization, Expansion) and analyze the impact on their environment.
DOK 3
SS-05-4.4.2
Students will describe how the physical environment (e.g., mountains as barriers for protection, rivers as barriers of transportation) both promoted and restricted human activities during the early settlement of the U.S. (Colonization, Expansion).
DOK 2
SS-05-5.1.1
Students will use a variety of primary and secondary sources (e.g., artifacts, diaries, maps, timelines) to describe significant events in the history of the U.S. and interpret different perspectives.
DOK 3
The History of the United States
SS-05-5.2.1
Students will identify historical documents, selected readings and speeches (e.g., Mayflower Compact, Emancipation Proclamation, Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech: I Have a Dream) and explain their historical significance.
DOK 3
SS-05-5.2.2
Students will explain reasons (e.g., freedoms, opportunities, fleeing negative situations) immigrants came to America long ago (Colonization and Settlement, Industrialization and Immigration, Twentieth Century to Present) and compare with why immigrants come to America today.
DOK 2
SS-05-5.2.3
Students will compare change over time (Colonization, Industrialization, Twentieth Century to Present) in communication, technology, transportation and education.
DOK 3
SS-05-5.2.4
Students will describe significant historical events in each of the broad historical periods and eras in U.S. history (Colonization and Settlement, Revolution and a New Nation, Expansion and Conflict, Industrialization and Immigration, Twentieth Century to Present) and explain cause and effect relationships.
DOK 3