Course Standards [Deprecated]

Standard
Class Standard
State Standards Alignment
History Skills 1
Hypothesize the influence of the past, including the limitations and the opportunities made possible by past decisions.

Challenge arguments of historical inevitability using evidence.
Economics 2.1.1 Analyzes how the costs and benefits of economic choices have shaped events in the world in the past or present.

Economics 2.2.1 Understands and analyzes how planned and market economies have shaped the production, distribution, and consumption of goods, services, and resources around the world in the past or present.
History Skills 2
Reconstruct patterns of historical succession and duration in which historical developments have unfolded, apply them to explain historical continuity and change.
History 4.1.1 Analyzes change and continuity within a historical time period.

Geography 3.1.2 Identifies major world regions and understands their cultural roots.

History 4.1.2 Understands the following themes and developments help to define eras in world history: Global expansion and encounter, age of revolutions

Economics 2.2.2 Analyzes how and why countries have specialized in the production of particular goods and services in the past or present.
History Skills 3
Formulate historical questions from encounter using historical documents including: eyewitness accounts, letters, diaries, artifacts, photos, historical sites, art, architecture, and other records from the past.
Social Studies 5.2.1 Creates and uses research questions that are tied to an essential question to focus inquiry on an idea, issue, or event.

Social Studies 5.4.1 Evaluates multiple reasons or factors to develop a position paper or presentation.
History Skills 4
Obtain historical data from a variety of sources, including: library and museum collections, historic sites, historical photos, journals, diaries, eyewitness accounts, newspapers, documentary films, etc.
Social Studies 5.4.1 Evaluates multiple reasons or factors to develop a position paper or presentation.
History Skills 5
Interrogate historical data by:
  • uncovering the social, political, and economic context in which it was created
  • testing the data source for its credibility, authority, authenticity, internal consistency and completeness
  • detecting and evaluating bias, distortion, and propaganda by omission, suppression, or invention of facts.
Civics 1.2.3 Evaluates the impact of various forms of government on people in the past or present

History 4.2.2 Analyzes how cultures and cultural groups have shaped world history (1450 to present)

Social Studies 5.1.2 Evaluates the precision of a position on an issue or event.

Social Studies 5.2.2 Evaluates the validity, reliability, and credibility of sources when researching an issue or event.
History Skills 6
Demonstrate the ability
  • to describe the past on its own terms, through the eyes and experiences of those who were there, as revealed through their literature, diaries, letters, debates, arts, artifacts, etc
  • to judge the past solely in terms of present-day norms and values.
Economics 2.4 Understands the economic issues and problems that all societies face.

History 4.3.1 Analyzes and interprets historical materials from a variety of perspectives in
world history.
History Skills 7
Identify relevant historical events, and relate them to the modern world.

Gather evidence of past and present factors contributing to problems, create alternative courses of action based on ethical considerations and costs and benefits from a variety of perspectives.
Civics 1.3.1 Analyzes the relationships and tensions between national interests and international issues in the past or present.

Geography 3.2.1 Analyzes and evaluates human interaction with the environment across the world in the past or present.

History 4.4.1 Analyzes how an understanding of world history can help us prevent problems today.

History 5.1.1 Analyzes consequences of positions on an issue or event.
History Skills 8
Analyze cause-and-effect relationships while considering multiple causes including
  • the importance of the individual in history
  • the influence of ideas, human interests, and beliefs
  • the role of chance, the accidental, and the irrational.
History 4.2.1 Analyzes how individuals and movements have shaped world history (1450 to present)

History 4.2.3 Analyzes and evaluates how technology and ideas have shaped world history

History 4.3.2 Analyzes the multiple causal factors of conflicts in world history.
History Skills 9
(a) Identify major world regions and landmarks. (b) Tie locations to a historical narrative.
Geography 3.1.2 Identifies major world regions and understands their cultural roots.
History Skills 10
Deliberates and debates current and historical events. Evaluates one's own viewpoint, and that of others.
Social Studies 5.3.1 Evaluates one’s own viewpoint and the viewpoints of others in the context of a discussion.
History Skills 11
Plagiarism?
Social Studies 5.4.2 Creates strategies to avoid plagiarism and respects intellectual property when developing a paper or presentation.

Writing Standards

Writing Standard 1
  • Thesis is convincing, thoughtful, relevant, & precise
  • Thesis is developed thoughtfully, logically & persuasively throughout the piece

Writing Standard 2
  • The work use a variety of convincing evidence to support their thesis
  • The work uses analysis to demonstrate how evidence supports the thesis

Writing Standard 3
  • The work has a clear introduction presenting the thesis in a highly engaging, compelling manner
  • Each paragraph presents an argument clearly and supports an overall structure
  • Consistent, effective transitions develop ideas and arguments logically & build to compelling, persuasive conclusion.

Writing Standard 4
  • The work consistently and beautifully applies a format and diction that is appropriate to purpose, audience and context
  • The work uses varied sentence length and structure to enhance meaning

Writing Standard 5
  • Mechanical and grammatical errors are non-existent
  • Follows MLA conventions for quotations and citations flawlessly

Essential Understandings


Understanding 1
Your environment can dictate the type of life you lead.
History 4.3.2 Analyzes the multiple causal factors of conflicts in world history.
Understanding 2
Culture is how people make sense of their world.
4.2.2 Analyzes how cultures and cultural groups have shaped world history (1450 to present)
Understanding 3
Different religions share similar truths.
History 4.3.2 Analyzes the multiple causal factors of conflicts in world history.
Understanding 4
Cultural diffusion affects the conquerer and the conquered.
Geography 3.2.3 Understands the causes and effects of voluntary and involuntary migration in the world in the past or present.
Understanding 5
Freedom ain’t free.
History 4.1.2 Understands the themes and developments: International conflicts (1870 to present)
Understanding 6
Winning the revolution doesn’t mean that the revolution has been won.
History 4.1.2 Understands the themes and developments: Age of Revolutions (1750 to 1917)
Understanding 7
The past determines the present but not necessarily the future.
History 4.4.1 Analyzes how an understanding of world history can help us prevent problems today.
Understanding 8
Eurocentrism happened because of guns, germs, steel & geography.
Geography 3.2.2 Understands and analyzes examples of ethnocentrism.
Understanding 9
Change is possible.
History 4.1.2 Understands the themes and developments: Challenges to democracy and human rights.
Understanding 10
Change is the only constant.
History 4.1.2 Understands the themes and developments: Emergence and development of new nations (1750 to 1917)