Social Studies Continuum

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1 Historical Skills chronological thinking understand that we can learn about the past from different sorts of evidence begin to use historical resources apply research skills by investigating a topic in U.S. history apply research skills by investigating a topic in World history Develop a chronological sequence of persons, events, and concepts in each historical era studied Identify, describe, and extract information from various types of historical sources, both primary and secondary Recognize the ways historians learn about the past if there are no written records Define a research topic that can be studied using a variety of historical sources develop strategies to find, collect, and organize historical research from multiple sources Define a research topic that can be studied using a variety of historical sources Develop strategies to find, collect, and organize historical research from multiple sources analyze historical evidence and draw conclusions Understand that primary sources document first-hand accounts of historical events and secondary sources can be influenced by the author's interpretation of historical events Compare perspectives in primary and secondary courses and determine how the different perspectives shaped the author's view of historical events Create a timeline that illustrates the relationship of their topic to other historic events present and explain the findings of a research project Understand the cause and effects of historical events Select a presentation medium for their project and learn the skills necessary to communicate their ideas Articulate a clear topic that explains the historical relevance of their research project Analyze how historians present their work in multiple formats Learn what constitutes plagiarism and how to paraphrase appropriately other people's work in a new interpretive format

2 Minnesota-- Local--U.S. History indigenous people Understand that large and diverse American Indian nations were the original inhabitants of North America Describe the evidence of the indigenous cultures in Minnesota, and make reasoned inferences from that evidence Demonstrate European exploration and settlement of the North American continent and the resulting interaction with American Indian nations Compare the different perspectives of settlers and Dakota people on the causes and the effects of the Dakota War of 1862 Compare ways of life in Indian Nations from different regions of North America indigenous people and the resulting interactions Explain the major historical aspects of Dakota and Ojibwa culture, social organization and history, and compare and contrast them Describe how early explorers and fur traders affected the development of Minnesota Know and explain that interactions between American Indian tribes and European explorers had positive and negative impacts Describe the economic and cultural impact of the interaction between the Demonstrate the age of Dakota and Ojibwa and the explorers exploration and fur traders the colonies and the factors that shaped colonial North America Identify key European explorers and how their voyages led to the establishment of colonies Explain and understand the events and conditions that led to the colonization of America Describe life in the colonies and understanding of the causes and events of the American Revolution Understand issues and events that led to the American revolution Know key individuals, political leaders, and events in the American Revolution

3 how the principles of the American Revolution became the foundation of a new nation western expansion, conflict, and reform in America the Civil War Know and understand basic principles of the new government established by the Constitution of the United States Understand the impact of inventions, technologies on life in America, including the cotton gin, the steam engine, and the telegraph Identify the main ideas of the debate over slavery and abolitionism Recognize on a map the states that seceded from the Union and those that remained in the Union Know and understand significant figures and events of the Civil War Era Analyze the aftermath of the war and its effects on citizens understand the changing social and political conditions in response to the Industrial revolution know and understand the factors that lead to Understand why and how the rapid settlement of Minnesota Indian Nations negotiated Minnesota in the treaties with the United states, and 19th century and the the impact of these treaties for the changes the new Ojibwa, the Dakota, and the settlers Minnesotans brought with them Explain why early settlers came to Minnesota Describe Minnesota's role in the Civil War including the role of the First Minnesota regiment Identify and understand the reasons for the increase in immigration, growth of cities, new inventions, and political challenges arising from the industrial revolution Identify and explain racial segregation and racism know and understand Minnesota's major industries and the economic, social, political, and the technological changes that accompanied industrialization Describe the process of Minnesota's becoming a territory and then a state Know and explain the rules of people, politics, natural resources, transportation, and technology in the development of Minnesota's early industries

4 early explorers, settlers, Explain why early settlers came to the and loggers in the St. St. Croix River Valley Croix River Valley and the changes they brought with them Describe how early explorers, settlers, and loggers affected the development of the St. Croix River Valley and the changes they brought with them Compare the different perspectives of setters, loggers and Native Americans in the St. Croix River Valley understand major industries and the economic, social, political and technological changes of the St. Croix River Valley Explain the roles of people, politics, natural resources, transportations, and technology in the development of the St. Croix River Valley Identify and describe significant land use changes in the Valley

5 World History selected attributes and historical developments of various ancient societies in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe describe classical civilizations in Africa, Asia and Mesoamerica Students will describe classical civilizations in Europe and the West describe ancient civilizations in other parts of the world important historical, cultural, and social events in Europe during the Middle Ages Describe the migration of people to other world regions Describe the development of agriculture and its effect on human communities Describe significant historical achievements of various cultures of the world Analyze the relationship between agriculture and the development of complex societies Demonstrate ancient Greek and Roman civilizations, including art, politics, and philosophy Demonstrate selected ancient civilizations from continents other than Europe Demonstrate the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in Europe Demonstrate scientific, political, economic and social changes in the 17th century

6 Geography identify and locate major physical and cultural Locate major Minnesota ecosystems, features that played topographic features, continental an important role in divides, river valleys, and cities the history of Minnesota/ United States Locate and name all 50 states, territories, mountain ranges, major river valleys, state capitals and cities Locate the major source countries for immigration to the United States use maps and globes to specific and increasingly complex geographic knowledge use basic terminology to describe basic physical and cultural features of Minnesota/ United States/ World identify and locate geographic features associated with the development of Minnesota Distinguish differences, uses and limitations of different kinds of thematic maps to describe the development of Minnesota Describe and locate major physical features in their local community and explain their impact on the community Identify the landforms, natural vegetation, climate, and systems of rivers and lakes of Minnesota Locate the areas that were the major source regions for immigrants to the United States Distinguish differences, uses and limitations of different kinds of thematic maps to describe the development of the United States Identify physical features and explain their impact as either hindering or promoting settlement, establishment of cities and states, and economic development in the United States Describe the major physical features of the United States Identify physical features that shaped Describe the patterns of vegetation settlement and life-ways of the Dakota and landforms in the United States and the Ojibwa Identify physical features that either hindered or promoted the development of the fur trade and the rapid settlement in the early 19th century Identify physical feature that either hindered or promoted the industrialization of the state Use political and thematic maps to locate major physical and cultural regions of the world and ancient civilizations studied Locate and describe the major physical features and explain how they influenced cultures/civilizations studied identify examples of the changing relationship between patters of settlement, land use and topographic features in the United States and Earth use maps, globes, geographic information systems and other sources of information to analyze the nature of places / Earth Analyze how changes in transportation affected settlement of the country Describe patterns of population density, languages, and religion on the surface of the Earth Make inferences and draw conclusions about the character of places based Create a variety of maps to scale on comparison of maps, aerial photos, and other images Compare and contrast the differences among a variety of maps

7 Government and Citizenship know key symbols, songs and locations that represent Recognize symbols that are significant Minnesota/ for the state of Minnesota Represent the beliefs and principles of the United States Explain why key national, state, local symbols, landmarks, and monuments are significant Describe the three branches of state Know the Pledge of Allegiance, its government (executive, legislative, and history and why Americans recite it judicial) Understand the legislative process including, "How a bill becomes a law" know and understand Minnesota's/ U.S. role in the major political changes, both national and international, in the last half of the 20th century through the present become familiar with statesmen and their leadership and guidance of the republic Explain how Minnesota has both affected and been affected by the events, people, and changes in the nation and the world Identify and describe significant demographic changes in Minnesota, and issues related to those Identify he influence of the Mayflower Compact, Declaration of Independence, the constitution and the Bill of Rights Identify the beliefs and actions of statesmen including presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln Identify people who have dealt with challenges and made a positive difference in other people's lives and explain their contributions

8 Economics understand the concept of interdependence in relation to producers and consumers Explain that a market exists when consumers buy and producers sell goods and services Explain how the price of a good is determined by supply and demand (the interrelationship between production and consumption) Compare and contrast the roles of producers and consumers know and understand Minnesota's role in the major economic changes in the last half of the 20th century through the present understand basic principles of economic decision making understand that in a market economy income is earned in different ways understand business organizations, market structures, and financial institutions that operate within our economy Explain how Minnesota been affected economically by events, people, and changes in the nation and the world Identify and describe significant demographic changes in Minnesota, and issues related to those changes and analyze the significance of their impact on the economy Understand how people respond to economic incentives Identify multiple forms of income and their sources Identify and compare and contrast various industries and the occupations related to them