BPS District Social Studies Standards Book

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Social Studies Introduction

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Social Studies Standards

The BPSS (SST) Social Studies Standards course in Learnbps is Bismarck Public School District's current progress on prioritizing and deconstructing standards to provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn. The standards are designed to provide guidance so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help students. Plus help students reflect on the knowledge and skills that they need for success.


Identifier Explanation

SST-03.5.02

The Bismarck Public School District Standards-Based Progress Report displays grades at the concept level. Therefore Bismarck Public School District has modified the North Dakota DPI Identifiers to fit into our student information system PowerSchool for Standards-Based grading. Above is a BPS-Standards SST identifier with smaller muted text showing the addition  to the identifier that are the components that BPS adds to the State code.


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Kindergarten

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glossary iconKindergarten Social Studies
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KindergartenIn Kindergarten, your child will be studying about themselves . A high-quality Social Studies program is essential for all students. It provides a foundation for intelligent and precise thinking. Social Studies should also prepare every student to contribute to society as an informed citizen. To be a responsible and productive member of today’s society, a student needs to have a broad, connected, and useful knowledge of Social Studies.

SST-00.1 Standard 1:

Skills and Resources

    • SST-00.1.01 Identify land and water on a map or globe

 

SST-00.2 Standard 2:

Important Historical Events

    • SST-00.2.01 Identify symbols of the United States
    • SST-00.2.02 Identify United States holidays
    • SST-00.2.03 Identify Native Americans as the original inhabitants of North America

 

SST-00.3 Standard 3:

Economic Concepts

 

SST-00.4 Standard 4:

Government and Citizenship

 

SST-00.5 Standard 5:

Concepts of Geography

 

SST-00.6 Standard 6:

Human Development and Behavior

    • SST-00.6.01 State personal information
    • SST-00.6.02 Identify characteristics that contribute to personal identity
    • SST-00.6.03 Identify ways people are alike and different

 

Grade 01

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glossary icon1st Grade Social Studies
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First GradeIn 1st grade, your child will be studying about their school and family . A high-quality Social Studies program is essential for all students. It provides a foundation for intelligent and precise thinking. Social Studies should also prepare every student to contribute to society as an informed citizen. To be a responsible and productive member of today’s society, a student needs to have a broad, connected, and useful knowledge of Social Studies.

SST-01.1 Standard 1:

Skills and Resources

    • SST-01.1.01 Identify basic components of maps and globes
    • SST-01.1.02 Identify current event sources

 

SST-01.2 Standard 2:

Important Historical Events

    • SST-01.2.01 Compare past and present family life over time
    • SST-01.2.02 Define chronological terms for broad categories of historical time
    • SST-01.2.03 Identify the people and events honored in United States holidays
    • SST-01.2.04 Describe the interaction of Native Americans with the Pilgrims

 

SST-01.3 Standard 3:

Economic Concepts

 

SST-01.4 Standard 4:

Government and Citizenship

    • SST-01.4.01 Apply good citizenship in the school environment
    • SST-01.4.02 Explain the purpose for rules in home, school, and community

 

SST-01.5 Standard 5:

Concepts of Geography

    • SST-01.5.01 - Identify Earth's geographical landforms

 

SST-01.6 Standard 6:

Human Development and Behavior

    • SST-01.6.01 Identify similarities and differences among various families

Grade 02

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glossary icon2nd Grade Social Studies
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Second GradeIn 2nd grade, your child will be studying about their community. A high-quality Social Studies program is essential for all students. It provides a foundation for intelligent and precise thinking. Social Studies should also prepare every student to contribute to society as an informed citizen. To be a responsible and productive member of today’s society, a student needs to have a broad, connected, and useful knowledge of Social Studies.

SST-02.1 Standard 1:

Skills and Resources

 

SST-02.2 Standard 2:

Important Historical Events

    • SST-02.2.01 Compare individual family histories
    • SST-02.2.02 Define chronological terms for broad categories of historical time
    • SST-02.2.03 Identify historic United States figures and their contributions
    • SST-02.2.04 Describe the exchange of ideas, culture, and goods between the Native Americans and the white settlers

 

SST-02.3 Standard 3:

Economic Concepts

    • SST-02.3.01 Differentiate between goods and services, consumers and producers
    • SST-02.3.02 Identify community businesses and workers, and the goods and services they provide

 

SST-02.4 Standard 4:

Government and Citizenship

    • SST-02.4.01 Identify roles and responsibilities of leaders in the home, school, and community
    • SST-02.4.02 Compare the relationship between rules and laws in home, school, and community

 

SST-02.5 Standard 5:

Concepts of Geography

    • SST-02.5.01 Identify North America, South America, the United States, Mexico, Canada, Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean on a map or globe

 

SST-02.6 Standard 6:

Human Development and Behavior

    • SST-02.6.01 State the city, state, and country in which they live
    • SST-02.6.02 Identify the basic elements that make up a culture
    • SST-02.6.03 Identify ways traditions are passed between generations

 

Grade 03

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glossary icon3rd Grade Social Studies
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Third GradeIn 3rd grade, your child will be studying about their community and beyond. A high-quality Social Studies program is essential for all students. It provides a foundation for intelligent and precise thinking. Social Studies should also prepare every student to contribute to society as an informed citizen. To be a responsible and productive member of today’s society, a student needs to have a broad, connected, and useful knowledge of Social Studies.

SST-03.1 Standard 1:

Skills and Resources

    • SST-03.1.01 Uses key and legends to locate features on a map
    • SST-03.1.02 Create a mental map that demonstrates understanding of the relative location, direction, size and shape of the local community
    • SST-03.1.03 Use a variety of resources to gather information: (people & places)
    • SST-03.1.04 Describe current events using print and electronic media
    • SST-03.1.05 Construct time lines
    • SST-03.1.06 Interpret simple time lines
    • SST-03.1.07 Use spatial terms to describe the world

 

SST-03.2 Standard 2:

Important Historical Events

    • SST-03.2.01 Explain the importance of the accomplishments of scientists and inventors
    • SST-03.2.02 Describe how community life has changed from past to the present

 

SST-03.3 Standard 3:

Economic Concepts

    • SST-03.3.01 Identify ways families and communities cooperate and compromise
    • SST-03.3.02 Explain how supply and demand affect personal economic choices
    • SST-03.3.03 Explain the differences among natural and human resources, and how they are used locally

 

SST-03.4 Standard 4:

Government and Citizenship

    • SST-03.4.01 Identify the roles, rights, and responsibilities of a citizen in a community
    • SST-03.4.02 Identify the three branches of local government
    • SST-03.4.03 Explain the rule-making process and its purpose in the school

 

SST-03.5 Standard 5:

Concepts of Geography

    • SST-03.5.01 Identify the physical characteristics of the local community
    • SST-03.5.02 Identify the seven continents, four oceans, and major nations of the world
    • SST-03.5.03 Describe ways geography has affected the development of community

 

SST-03.6 Standard 6:

Human Development and Behavior

    • SST-03.6.01 Identify the varying roles that individuals play in various groups
    • SST-03.6.02 Identify examples of how different groups, societies, and cultures are similar and different

 

Grade 04

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glossary icon4th Grade Social Studies
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Fourth GradeIn 4th grade, your child will be studying about North Dakota. A high-quality Social Studies program is essential for all students. It provides a foundation for intelligent and precise thinking. Social Studies should also prepare every student to contribute to society as an informed citizen. To be a responsible and productive member of today’s society, a student needs to have a broad, connected, and useful knowledge of Social Studies.

SST-04.1 Standard 1:

Skills and Resources

    • SST-04.1.01 Interpret and compare maps of North Dakota
    • SST-04.1.02 Use map scales to locate physical features and estimate distance on a map
    • SST-04.1.03 Create a mental map that demonstrates understanding of the relative location, direction, size and shape of the United States.
    • SST-04.1.04 Interpret current events using print and electronic media
    • SST-04.1.05 Construct a North Dakota time line and compare with existing United States time lines of concurring events

 

SST-04.2 Standard 2:

Important Historical Events

    • SST-04.2.01 Identify the symbols that represent North Dakota
    • SST-04.2.02 Use chronological terms
    • SST-04.2.03 Identify similarities and differences between past events and current events in North Dakota
    • SST-04.2.04 Use chronological order and sequence to describe the cause-and-effect relationships of historical events and periods in North Dakota
    • SST-04.2.05 Identify the contributions of prominent individuals to North Dakota
    • SST-04.2.06 Describe the daily lives of the first inhabitants of North Dakota
    • SST-04.2.07 Explain the significance of fur trading in North Dakota
    • SST-04.2.08 Explain the significance of the Lewis and Clark expeditions in ND
    • SST-04.2.09 Explain reasons for settlement in North Dakota
    • SST-04.2.10 Explain the significance of agriculture in North Dakota history
    • SST-04.2.11 Describe the effects of changes in industry, agriculture, and technology in North Dakota

 

SST-04.3 Standard 3:

Economic Concepts

    • SST-04.3.01 Describe the impact of education, training, and health care on personal income
    • SST-04.3.02 Identify ways that natural resources contribute to the economy
    • SST-04.3.03 Explain the impact of tourism on North Dakota's economy
    • SST-04.3.04 Identify principal exports of North Dakota

 

SST-04.4 Standard 4:

Government and Citizenship

    • SST-04.4.01 Identify the roles, rights, and responsibilities of a citizen in North Dakota
    • SST-04.4.02 Identify the basic roles of the three branches of North Dakota government
    • SST-04.4.03 Identify the characteristics of a sovereign nation in terms of tribal government in North Dakota

 

SST-04.5 Standard 5:

Concepts of Geography

    • SST-04.5.01 Identify the physical features and relative locations of the major land forms
    • SST-04.5.02 Identify the political regions of the United States
    • SST-04.5.03 Identify the location and characteristics of significant features of North Dakota
    • SST-04.5.04 Explain how the physical environment affects human activity in ND
    • SST-04.5.05 Identify different patterns of land use in North Dakota
    • SST-04.5.06 Describe ways geography has affected the development of ND

 

SST-04.6 Standard 6:

Human Development and Behavior

    • SST-04.6.01 Explain how background and history influence people's actions
    • SST-04.6.02 Explain the contributions of various ethnic groups to ND history

 

Grade 05

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glossary icon5th Grade Social Studies
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Fifth GradeIn 5th grade, your child will be studying about America's past. A high-quality Social Studies program is essential for all students. It provides a foundation for intelligent and precise thinking. Social Studies should also prepare every student to contribute to society as an informed citizen. To be a responsible and productive member of today’s society, a student needs to have a broad, connected, and useful knowledge of Social Studies.

SST-05.1 Standard 1:

Skills and Resources

    • SST-05.1.01 Interpret and compare maps of the United States
    • SST-05.1.02 Identify differences between primary and secondary resources
    • SST-05.1.03 Evaluate current events using print and electronic media
    • SST-05.1.04 Construct and interpret time lines of key events in United States history
    • SST-05.1.05 Use spatial terms to describe the world

 

SST-05.2 Standard 2:

Important Historical Events

    • SST-05.2.01 Explain the significance of America's symbols
    • SST-05.2.02 Use chronological order and sequence to describe cause-and-effect relationships of U.S. historical events
    • SST-05.2.03 Describe similarities and differences between past events and current events in U.S. history
    • SST-05.2.04 Explain the significance of scientists, inventors, and historical figures
    • SST-05.2.05 Describe the migration patterns of people from Asia to the Americas during the Ice Age
    • SST-05.2.06 Explain how regional Native American groups influenced U.S. history
    • SST-05.2.07 Explain reasons for early exploration
    • SST-05.2.08 Explain reasons for early colonization
    • SST-05.2.09 Explain how conflicts and cooperation between the Native Americans and Europeans
    • SST-05.2.10 Describe the daily lives of people from different social groups
    • SST-05.2.11 Identify the reasons for conflict between England and the American
    • SST-05.2.12 Analyze the events and consequences of the Revolutionary War

 

SST-05.3 Standard 3:

Economic Concepts

    • SST-05.3.01 Describe how various non-economic factors can influence the economy
    • SST-05.3.02 Explain the relationships between scarcity and resources
    • SST-05.3.03 Describe the concept of competition and its relationship to price
    • SST-05.3.04 Describe the basic concepts of imports, exports, and international trade

 

SST-05.4 Standard 4:

Government and Citizenship

    • SST-05.4.01 Identify the roles, rights, and responsibilities of U.S. citizens in a democratic society
    • SST-05.4.02 Identify the duties of the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of the Federal government
    • SST-05.4.03 Identify the purpose and importance behind documents leading up to the writing of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights
    • SST-05.4.04 Explain why the United States government is necessary

 

SST-05.5 Standard 5:

Concepts of Geography

    • SST-05.5.01 Explain the impact of climate, geography, and available resources on the daily lives of Native Americans
    • SST-05.5.02 Explain the impact of geography on western exploration and westward migration in the early nineteenth century
    • SST-05.5.03 Explain how human activity affects the physical environment

 

SST-05.6 Standard 6:

Human Development and Behavior

    • SST-05.6.01 Identify examples of conflict and cooperation among groups
    • SST-05.6.02 Explain the cultural differences in the regions of the United State

 

Grade 06

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glossary icon6th Grade Social Studies
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Sixth GradeIn 6th grade, your child will be studying the Ancient World, which introducing students to the beginnings of the human story. As they explore the great early civilizations of Egypt and the Near East, India, China, Greece, and Rome, students discover the secrets of these ancient cultures that continue to influence the Medieval World.

SST-06.1 Standard 1:

Skills and Resources

    • SST-06.1.01 Primary and secondary resources to gather/interpret information
    • SST-06.1.02 Construct, compare, and interpret complex time lines
    • SST-06.1.03 Geographic tools/concepts to locate/describe physical features

 

SST-06.2 Standard 2:

Important Historical Events

    • SST-06.2.01 Investigate and explain scientific evidence and discoveries related to early hominid development
    • SST-06.2.02 Identify the features and accomplishments of hunter-gatherer communit
    • SST-06.2.03 Trace the emergence of agriculture and its effect on early human comm
    • SST-06.2.04 Identify the features of Mesopotamian civilization and its contributions to the modern world
    • SST-06.2.05 Egyptian civilization and its contributions to the modern world
    • SST-06.2.06 Identify the features of Indian civilization and its contributions to
    • SST-06.2.07 Identify the features of classical Chinese civilization and its contr
    • SST-06.2.08 Identify the featuresof Central American civilizations and their cont
    • SST-06.2.09 Identify the features and accomplishments of classical Greek civiliza
    • SST-06.2.10 Compare the emergence, central leaders, beliefs, and traditions of major religions and philosophies
    • SST-06.2.11 Identify the accomplishments of Roman civilization, and the factors t
    • SST-06.2.12 Describe the social, political, and economic characteristics of life in the Middle Ages
    • SST-06.2.13 Describe the influences of the Roman Catholic Church and its effect on the structure of society
    • SST-06.2.14 Describe the causes and effects of the Crusades

 

SST-06.3 Standard 3:

Economic Concepts

    • SST-06.3.01 Explain how non-economic factors influenced economic behaviors and de
    • SST-06.3.02 Trace the development of civilizations from hunting/gathering based societies
    • SST-06.3.03 Describe how advances in technology impacted productivity

 

SST-06.4 Standard 4:

Government and Citizenship

    • SST-06.4.01 Explain why government became necessary in ancient civilizations
    • SST-06.4.02 Describe how different forms of government distributed power within a

 

SST-06.5 Standard 5:

Concepts of Geography

    • SST-06.5.01 Identify geographic similarities of early civilizations
    • SST-06.5.02 Explain the factors that influenced the growth of cities

 

SST-06.6 Standard 6:

Human Development and Behavior

    • SST-06.6.01 Compare how culture influences relationships, religion, and social institutions in various societies
    • SST-06.6.02 Explain how differences among cultures often result in conflict

 

Grade 07

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glossary icon7th Grade Social Studies
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Seventh GradeIn 7th grade, your child will be studying Global Studies. A high-quality Social Studies program is essential for all students. It provides a foundation for intelligent and precise thinking. Social Studies should also prepare every student to contribute to society as an informed citizen. To be a responsible and productive member of today’s society, a student needs to have a broad, connected, and useful knowledge of Social Studies.

SST-07.1 Standard 1:

Skills and Resources

    • SST-07.1.01 Explain different uses of maps
    • SST-07.1.02 Identify purposes, distinguishing characteristics, and limitations of different map projections
    • SST-07.1.03 Interpret world maps, charts, graphs, and diagrams to acquire information about people, places, and environments
    • SST-07.1.04 Construct geographic tools to illustrate understanding of people, pl
    • SST-07.1.05 Create mental maps of the world that demonstrate understanding of relative location, direction, size, and shape
    • SST-07.1.06 Use maps to find location, calculate scale, and distinguish other geographic relationships
    • SST-07.1.07 Interpret and analyze primary and secondary sources
    • SST-07.1.08 Apply research skills to answer questions

 

SST-07.2 Standard 2:

Important Historical Events

    • SST-07.2.01 Identify major historical events and issues within regions of the w
    • SST-07.2.02 Describe events and issues affecting the world today

 

SST-07.3 Standard 3:

Economic Concepts

    • SST-07.3.01 Identify how people organize for the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services
    • SST-07.3.02 Differentiate among currency values and their exchange rates
    • SST-07.3.03 Explain patterns and networks of economic and global interdependence
    • SST-07.3.04 Identify ways to measure economic progress

 

SST-07.4 Standard 4:

Government and Citizenship

    • SST-07.4.01 Compare the rights and responsibilities of citizens from a variety of countries
    • SST-07.4.02 Explain how people create and change structures of power

 

SST-07.5 Standard 5:

Concepts of Geography

    • SST-07.5.01 Identify current countries and principal physical features of the wo
    • SST-07.5.02 Use geographic tools to interpret the past, present, and the future
    • SST-07.5.03 Explain how physical processes effect Earth's physical features and e
    • SST-07.5.04 Explain how and why maps and regions change
    • SST-07.5.05 Explain how human modifications affect the physical environment
    • SST-07.5.06 Explain how physical systems affect human systems
    • SST-07.5.07 Explain changes that occur in the use, distribution, and importance o

 

SST-07.6 Standard 6:

Human Development and Behavior

    • SST-07.6.01 Identify principles governing individual and group behavior within so
    • SST-07.6.02 Explain how individuals and institutions influence one another
    • SST-07.6.03 Compare how cultures throughout the world meet human needs and concerns
    • SST-07.6.04 Explain how push and pull factors rearrange and create new human language
    • SST-07.6.05 Explain how rivalry and tension between cultures contribute to world conflict

 

Grade 08

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glossary icon8th Grade Social Studies
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Eighth GradeIn 8th grade, your child will be studying about US History. A high-quality Social Studies program is essential for all students. It provides a foundation for intelligent and precise thinking. Social Studies should also prepare every student to contribute to society as an informed citizen. To be a responsible and productive member of today’s society, a student needs to have a broad, connected, and useful knowledge of Social Studies.

SST-08.1 Standard 1:

Skills and Resources

    • SST-08.1.01 Interpret ND thematic maps to identify where people live and work, an
    • SST-08.1.02 Use various primary and secondary resources to analyze, and interpret

 

SST-08.2 Standard 2:

Important Historical Events

    • SST-08.2.01 Analyze the transformation of the nation
    • SST-08.2.02 Explain how political parties developed in the early years of the United States
    • SST-08.2.03 Explain how political leaders dictated national policy
    • SST-08.2.04 Explain how the concept of Manifest Destiny impacted national policy
    • SST-08.2.05 Explain how reform efforts led to major changes in society
    • SST-08.2.06 Explain the causes of the Civil War
    • SST-08.2.07 Explain the course and consequences of the Civil War
    • SST-08.2.08 Trace the social, economic, political, and cultural factors of Reconstruction
    • SST-08.2.09 Analyze the impact of immigration on the United States
    • SST-08.2.10 Analyze the rationale for western expansion and how it affected minorities
    • SST-08.2.11 Explain the significance of key events in North Dakota and tribal his

 

SST-08.3 Standard 3:

Economic Concepts

    • SST-08.3.01 Explain the purpose and effects of trade barriers
    • SST-08.3.02 Describe how technology impacted the United States prior to the Civil
    • SST-08.3.03 Evaluate how economic opportunities impact North Dakota and other reg
    • SST-08.3.04 Describe factors governing economic decision making in North Dakota a

 

SST-08.4 Standard 4:

Government and Citizenship

    • SST-08.4.01 Explain the connections between the rights and responsibilities of citizenship
    • SST-08.4.02 Explain the demise of the Articles of Confederation which led to th
    • SST-08.4.03 Explain how the United States Constitution and Amendments influence society
    • SST-08.4.04 Explain the political party process at the local, state, and national level
    • SST-08.4.05 Describe the relationship of branches of the government at all level
    • SST-08.4.06 Compare the functions and structure of local, state, tribal, and federal governments within North Dakota

 

SST-08.5 Standard 5:

Concepts of Geography

    • SST-08.5.01 Describe the location and characteristics of the three regions of North Dakota including the Red River Valley, the Drift Prairie, and the Missouri Plateau
    • SST-08.5.02 Describe the characteristics, distribution, and effects of human migration within the United States during different time periods
    • SST-08.5.03 Compare human characteristics of places and regions

 

SST-08.6 Standard 6:

Human Development and Behavior

    • SST-08.6.01 Explain ways technology contributes to the spread of ideas, values, and behavioral patterns between societies and regions
    • SST-08.6.02 Explain how culture influences gender roles, ethics, and beliefs

 

High School

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glossary iconHigh School Grade Social Studies
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High SchoolIn High School, your child will be studying about Global Studies, US History, Economics and Government. A high-quality Social Studies program is essential for all students. It provides a foundation for intelligent and precise thinking. Social Studies should also prepare every student to contribute to society as an informed citizen. To be a responsible and productive member of today’s society, a student needs to have a broad, connected, and useful knowledge of Social Studies.

SST-HS.1 Standard 1:

Skills and Resources

    • SST-HS.1.01 Interpret and evaluate various visual representations of data.
    • SST-HS.1.02 Interpret and evaluate documents to enhance the understanding of social studies content.
    • SST-HS.1.03 Draw conclusions based on the research processes
    • SST-HS.1.04 Use media to access, record, analyze, and communicate information relating to social studies.
    • SST-HS.1.05 Apply social studies skills in real-life contexts.
    • SST-HS.1.06 Analyze the impact of bias and prejudice in historical and contemporary media.

 

SST-HS.2 Standard 2:

Important Historical Events

    • SST-HS.2.01 Analyze federal policy and action regarding American Indians
    • SST-HS.2.02 Evaluate the impact of various factors that led to the transformation of the nation
    • SST-HS.2.03 Trace the causes, course, and legacy of the United States' involvement in World War I at home and abroad
    • SST-HS.2.04 Analyze the major political, economic, and social developments that occurred between World War I and World War II
    • SST-HS.2.05 Trace the causes, course, and legacy of World War II
    • SST-HS.2.06 Analyze the economic boom and social transformation of post WWII America
    • SST-HS.2.07 Analyze the origins, foreign policy, events, and domestic consequences of the Cold War
    • SST-HS.2.08 Analyze the struggle for equal opportunity
    • SST-HS.2.09 Analyze the key events and political/social effects of the Vietnam conflict
    • SST-HS.2.10 Analyze the key events, and foreign and domestic policies of contemporary presidential administrations
    • SST-HS.2.11 Analyze the major social issues and popular culture of contemporary U.S.
    • SST-HS.2.12 Analyze the ideas, events and global impacts of the Renaissance, Reformation, Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment.
    • SST-HS.2.13 Explain the growth and expansion of global economies and their impact on world regions
    • SST-HS.2.14 Compare the political, social, and industrial revolutions from the late 18th to the early 20th century
    • SST-HS.2.15 Analyze the global causes, course, and consequences of World War I
    • SST-HS.2.16 Analyze the global causes, course, and consequences of World War II and the post-war events
    • SST-HS.2.17 Explain nationalist and revolutionary movements and attempts by colonial countries to achieve independence after World War II
    • SST-HS.2.18 Explain events in the development of the Cold War
    • SST-HS.2.19 Analyze political and social change in the Middle East and Asia from 1948 - present
    • SST-HS.2.20 Explain contemporary issues and events in an interdependent world.

 

SST-HS.3 Standard 3:

Economic Concepts

    • SST-HS.3.01 Analyze basic micro and macro economic concepts
    • SST-HS.3.02 Explain the role of money and the role of financial institutions in a market economy
    • SST-HS.3.03 Describe the difference between the structure and operation of market economies and centrally planned or command economies
    • SST-HS.3.04 Analyze the role government plays in an economy
    • SST-HS.3.05 Interpret the concepts of exchange and trade and the impacts and implications of a global economy for individuals and nations.

 

SST-HS.4 Standard 4:

Government and Citizenship

    • SST-HS.4.01 Explain how political and economic forces have affected the sovereignty of tribal nations
    • SST-HS.4.02 Compare the nature and source of various types of political entities past and present throughout the world
    • SST-HS.4.03 Analyze the content and context of documents, events, and organizations that influenced and established the United States
    • SST-HS.4.04 Evaluate the effectiveness of structures, operations, and influences of political systems and constitutional governments
    • SST-HS.4.05 Analyze historical and contemporary examples of civil liberties and civil rights in the U.S.
    • SST-HS.4.06 Evaluate the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and civic participation

 

SST-HS.5 Standard 5:

Concepts of Geography

    • SST-HS.5.01 Analyze the Earth's human systems
    • SST-HS.5.02 Interpret the relationships between physical environments and society

 

SST-HS.6 Standard 6:

Human Development and Behavior

    • SST-HS.6.01 Explain how group and cultural influences contribute to human development, identity, and behavior.
    • SST-HS.6.02 Explain the various purposes of social groups, general implications of group membership, and different ways that groups function
    • SST-HS.6.03 Relate elements of socio-cultural development with other factors
    • SST-HS.6.04 Analyze conflict, cooperation, and interdependence among individuals, groups, and institutions
    • SST-HS.6.05 Describe how genetic, cognitive and physical development affect human behavior

 

SST Standards

BPSS-SST logo

The Social Studies (SST) Standards are divided into six standards with benchmarks.  

K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS
Standard 1:
Skills and
Resources

Students apply Social Studies skills and resources.

Standard 2:
Important
Historical Events

Students understand important historical events.

Standard 3:
Economic
Concepts

Students understand economic concepts and the characteristics of various economic systems.

Standard 4:
Government
and Citizenship

Students understand the development, functions, and forms of various political institutions and the role of the citizen in government and society.

Standard 5:
Concepts of
Geography

Students understand and apply concepts of geography.

Standard 6:
Human Development
and Behavior

Students understand the importance of culture, individual identity, and group identity.


SST Standards Page Navigation

Below is a screenshot of the Grade 03 page of the (SST) Social Studies Standards Book.

Press on the H5P interactive hotspots to learn more about how to navigate the book module in Learnbps. A popup will display the header and the explanation.

Note: Fullscreen option 

Standard 1:

SST Standard 1 Skills and Resources IconSkills and Resources

 
Students apply Social Studies skills and resources.

Kindergarten

SST-00.1 Standard 1: Skills and Resources

    • SST-00.1.01 Identify land and water on a map or globe

 

First Grade

SST-01.1 Standard 1: Skills and Resources

    • SST-01.1.01 Identify basic components of maps and globes
    • SST-01.1.02 Identify current event sources

 

Second Grade

SST-02.1 Standard 1: Skills and Resources

 

Third Grade

SST-03.1 Standard 1: Skills and Resources

    • SST-03.1.01 Uses key and legends to locate features on a map
    • SST-03.1.02 Create a mental map that demonstrates understanding of the relative location, direction, size and shape of the local community
    • SST-03.1.03 Use a variety of resources to gather information: (people & places)
    • SST-03.1.04 Describe current events using print and electronic media
    • SST-03.1.05 Construct time lines
    • SST-03.1.06 Interpret simple time lines
    • SST-03.1.07 Use spatial terms to describe the world

 

Fourth Grade

SST-04.1 Standard 1: Skills and Resources

    • SST-04.1.01 Interpret and compare maps of North Dakota
    • SST-04.1.02 Use map scales to locate physical features and estimate distance on a map
    • SST-04.1.03 Create a mental map that demonstrates understanding of the relative location, direction, size and shape of the United States.
    • SST-04.1.04 Interpret current events using print and electronic media
    • SST-04.1.05 Construct a North Dakota time line and compare with existing United States time lines of concurring events

 

Fifth Grade

SST-05.1 Standard 1: Skills and Resources

    • SST-05.1.01 Interpret and compare maps of the United States
    • SST-05.1.02 Identify differences between primary and secondary resources
    • SST-05.1.03 Evaluate current events using print and electronic media
    • SST-05.1.04 Construct and interpret time lines of key events in United States history
    • SST-05.1.05 Use spatial terms to describe the world

 

6th Grade

SST-06.1 Standard 1: Skills and Resources

    • SST-06.1.01 Primary and secondary resources to gather/interpret information
    • SST-06.1.02 Construct, compare, and interpret complex time lines
    • SST-06.1.03 Geographic tools/concepts to locate/describe physical features

 

7th Grade

SST-07.1 Standard 1: Skills and Resources

    • SST-07.1.01 Explain different uses of maps
    • SST-07.1.02 Identify purposes, distinguishing characteristics, and limitations of different map projections
    • SST-07.1.03 Interpret world maps, charts, graphs, and diagrams to acquire information about people, places, and environments
    • SST-07.1.04 Construct geographic tools to illustrate understanding of people, pl
    • SST-07.1.05 Create mental maps of the world that demonstrate understanding of relative location, direction, size, and shape
    • SST-07.1.06 Use maps to find location, calculate scale, and distinguish other geographic relationships
    • SST-07.1.07 Interpret and analyze primary and secondary sources
    • SST-07.1.08 Apply research skills to answer questions

 

8th Grade

SST-08.1 Standard 1: Skills and Resources

    • SST-08.1.01 Interpret ND thematic maps to identify where people live and work, an
    • SST-08.1.02 Use various primary and secondary resources to analyze, and interpret

 

High School

SST-HS.1 Standard 1: Skills and Resources

    • SST-HS.1.01 Interpret and evaluate various visual representations of data.
    • SST-HS.1.02 Interpret and evaluate documents to enhance the understanding of social studies content.
    • SST-HS.1.03 Draw conclusions based on the research processes
    • SST-HS.1.04 Use media to access, record, analyze, and communicate information relating to social studies.
    • SST-HS.1.05 Apply social studies skills in real-life contexts.
    • SST-HS.1.06 Analyze the impact of bias and prejudice in historical and contemporary media.

Standard 2:

SST Standard 2 Historical Events IconImportant Historical Events


Students understand important historical events.

Kindergarten

SST-00.2 Standard 2: Important Historical Events

    • SST-00.2.01 Identify symbols of the United States
    • SST-00.2.02 Identify United States holidays
    • SST-00.2.03 Identify Native Americans as the original inhabitants of North America

  

First Grade

SST-01.2 Standard 2: Important Historical Events

    • SST-01.2.01 Compare past and present family life over time
    • SST-01.2.02 Define chronological terms for broad categories of historical time
    • SST-01.2.03 Identify the people and events honored in United States holidays
    • SST-01.2.04 Describe the interaction of Native Americans with the Pilgrims

 

Second Grade

SST-02.2 Standard 2: Important Historical Events

    • SST-02.2.01 Compare individual family histories
    • SST-02.2.02 Define chronological terms for broad categories of historical time
    • SST-02.2.03 Identify historic United States figures and their contributions
    • SST-02.2.04 Describe the exchange of ideas, culture, and goods between the Native Americans and the white settlers

 

Third Grade

SST-03.2 Standard 2: Important Historical Events

    • SST-03.2.01 Explain the importance of the accomplishments of scientists and inventors
    • SST-03.2.02 Describe how community life has changed from past to the present

 

Fourth Grade

SST-04.2 Standard 2: Important Historical Events

    • SST-04.2.01 Identify the symbols that represent North Dakota
    • SST-04.2.02 Use chronological terms
    • SST-04.2.03 Identify similarities and differences between past events and current events in North Dakota
    • SST-04.2.04 Use chronological order and sequence to describe the cause-and-effect relationships of historical events and periods in North Dakota
    • SST-04.2.05 Identify the contributions of prominent individuals to North Dakota
    • SST-04.2.06 Describe the daily lives of the first inhabitants of North Dakota
    • SST-04.2.07 Explain the significance of fur trading in North Dakota
    • SST-04.2.08 Explain the significance of the Lewis and Clark expeditions in ND
    • SST-04.2.09 Explain reasons for settlement in North Dakota
    • SST-04.2.10 Explain the significance of agriculture in North Dakota history
    • SST-04.2.11 Describe the effects of changes in industry, agriculture, and technology in North Dakota

 

Fifth Grade

SST-05.2 Standard 2: Important Historical Events

    • SST-05.2.01 Explain the significance of America's symbols
    • SST-05.2.02 Use chronological order and sequence to describe cause-and-effect relationships of U.S. historical events
    • SST-05.2.03 Describe similarities and differences between past events and current events in U.S. history
    • SST-05.2.04 Explain the significance of scientists, inventors, and historical figures
    • SST-05.2.05 Describe the migration patterns of people from Asia to the Americas during the Ice Age
    • SST-05.2.06 Explain how regional Native American groups influenced U.S. history
    • SST-05.2.07 Explain reasons for early exploration
    • SST-05.2.08 Explain reasons for early colonization
    • SST-05.2.09 Explain how conflicts and cooperation between the Native Americans and Europeans
    • SST-05.2.10 Describe the daily lives of people from different social groups
    • SST-05.2.11 Identify the reasons for conflict between England and the American
    • SST-05.2.12 Analyze the events and consequences of the Revolutionary War

 

6th Grade

SST-06.2 Standard 2: Important Historical Events

    • SST-06.2.01 Investigate and explain scientific evidence and discoveries related to early hominid development
    • SST-06.2.02 Identify the features and accomplishments of hunter-gatherer communit
    • SST-06.2.03 Trace the emergence of agriculture and its effect on early human comm
    • SST-06.2.04 Identify the features of Mesopotamian civilization and its contributions to the modern world
    • SST-06.2.05 Egyptian civilization and its contributions to the modern world
    • SST-06.2.06 Identify the features of Indian civilization and its contributions to
    • SST-06.2.07 Identify the features of classical Chinese civilization and its contr
    • SST-06.2.08 Identify the featuresof Central American civilizations and their cont
    • SST-06.2.09 Identify the features and accomplishments of classical Greek civiliza
    • SST-06.2.10 Compare the emergence, central leaders, beliefs, and traditions of major religions and philosophies
    • SST-06.2.11 Identify the accomplishments of Roman civilization, and the factors t
    • SST-06.2.12 Describe the social, political, and economic characteristics of life in the Middle Ages
    • SST-06.2.13 Describe the influences of the Roman Catholic Church and its effect on the structure of society
    • SST-06.2.14 Describe the causes and effects of the Crusades

 

7th Grade

SST-07.2 Standard 2: Important Historical Events

    • SST-07.2.01 Identify major historical events and issues within regions of the w
    • SST-07.2.02 Describe events and issues affecting the world today

 

8th Grade

SST-08.2 Standard 2: Important Historical Events

    • SST-08.2.01 Analyze the transformation of the nation
    • SST-08.2.02 Explain how political parties developed in the early years of the United States
    • SST-08.2.03 Explain how political leaders dictated national policy
    • SST-08.2.04 Explain how the concept of Manifest Destiny impacted national policy
    • SST-08.2.05 Explain how reform efforts led to major changes in society
    • SST-08.2.06 Explain the causes of the Civil War
    • SST-08.2.07 Explain the course and consequences of the Civil War
    • SST-08.2.08 Trace the social, economic, political, and cultural factors of Reconstruction
    • SST-08.2.09 Analyze the impact of immigration on the United States
    • SST-08.2.10 Analyze the rationale for western expansion and how it affected minorities
    • SST-08.2.11 Explain the significance of key events in North Dakota and tribal his

 

High School

SST-HS.2 Standard 2: Important Historical Events

    • SST-HS.2.01 Analyze federal policy and action regarding American Indians
    • SST-HS.2.02 Evaluate the impact of various factors that led to the transformation of the nation
    • SST-HS.2.03 Trace the causes, course, and legacy of the United States' involvement in World War I at home and abroad
    • SST-HS.2.04 Analyze the major political, economic, and social developments that occurred between World War I and World War II
    • SST-HS.2.05 Trace the causes, course, and legacy of World War II
    • SST-HS.2.06 Analyze the economic boom and social transformation of post WWII America
    • SST-HS.2.07 Analyze the origins, foreign policy, events, and domestic consequences of the Cold War
    • SST-HS.2.08 Analyze the struggle for equal opportunity
    • SST-HS.2.09 Analyze the key events and political/social effects of the Vietnam conflict
    • SST-HS.2.10 Analyze the key events, and foreign and domestic policies of contemporary presidential administrations
    • SST-HS.2.11 Analyze the major social issues and popular culture of contemporary U.S.
    • SST-HS.2.12 Analyze the ideas, events and global impacts of the Renaissance, Reformation, Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment.
    • SST-HS.2.13 Explain the growth and expansion of global economies and their impact on world regions
    • SST-HS.2.14 Compare the political, social, and industrial revolutions from the late 18th to the early 20th century
    • SST-HS.2.15 Analyze the global causes, course, and consequences of World War I
    • SST-HS.2.16 Analyze the global causes, course, and consequences of World War II and the post-war events
    • SST-HS.2.17 Explain nationalist and revolutionary movements and attempts by colonial countries to achieve independence after World War II
    • SST-HS.2.18 Explain events in the development of the Cold War
    • SST-HS.2.19 Analyze political and social change in the Middle East and Asia from 1948 - present
    • SST-HS.2.20 Explain contemporary issues and events in an interdependent world.

Standard 3:

SST Standard 3 Economics IconEconomic Concepts

 
Students understand economic concepts and the characteristics of various economic systems.

Kindergarten

SST-00.3 Standard 3: Economic Concepts

  

First Grade

SST-01.3 Standard 3: Economic Concepts

  

Second Grade

SST-02.3 Standard 3: Economic Concepts

    • SST-02.3.01 Differentiate between goods and services, consumers and producers
    • SST-02.3.02 Identify community businesses and workers, and the goods and services they provide

  

Third Grade

SST-03.3 Standard 3: Economic Concepts

    • SST-03.3.01 Identify ways families and communities cooperate and compromise
    • SST-03.3.02 Explain how supply and demand affect personal economic choices
    • SST-03.3.03 Explain the differences among natural and human resources, and how they are used locally

 

Fourth Grade

SST-04.3 Standard 3: Economic Concepts

    • SST-04.3.01 Describe the impact of education, training, and health care on personal income
    • SST-04.3.02 Identify ways that natural resources contribute to the economy
    • SST-04.3.03 Explain the impact of tourism on North Dakota's economy
    • SST-04.3.04 Identify principal exports of North Dakota

 

Fifth Grade

SST-05.3 Standard 3: Economic Concepts

    • SST-05.3.01 Describe how various non-economic factors can influence the economy
    • SST-05.3.02 Explain the relationships between scarcity and resources
    • SST-05.3.03 Describe the concept of competition and its relationship to price
    • SST-05.3.04 Describe the basic concepts of imports, exports, and international trade

   

6th Grade

SST-06.3 Standard 3: Economic Concepts

    • SST-06.3.01 Explain how non-economic factors influenced economic behaviors and de
    • SST-06.3.02 Trace the development of civilizations from hunting/gathering based societies
    • SST-06.3.03 Describe how advances in technology impacted productivity

 

7th Grade

SST-07.3 Standard 3: Economic Concepts

    • SST-07.3.01 Identify how people organize for the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services
    • SST-07.3.02 Differentiate among currency values and their exchange rates
    • SST-07.3.03 Explain patterns and networks of economic and global interdependence
    • SST-07.3.04 Identify ways to measure economic progress

 

8th Grade

SST-08.3 Standard 3: Economic Concepts

    • SST-08.3.01 Explain the purpose and effects of trade barriers
    • SST-08.3.02 Describe how technology impacted the United States prior to the Civil
    • SST-08.3.03 Evaluate how economic opportunities impact North Dakota and other reg
    • SST-08.3.04 Describe factors governing economic decision making in North Dakota a

 

High School

SST-HS.3 Standard 3: Economic Concepts

    • SST-HS.3.01 Analyze basic micro and macro economic concepts
    • SST-HS.3.02 Explain the role of money and the role of financial institutions in a market economy
    • SST-HS.3.03 Describe the difference between the structure and operation of market economies and centrally planned or command economies
    • SST-HS.3.04 Analyze the role government plays in an economy
    • SST-HS.3.05 Interpret the concepts of exchange and trade and the impacts and implications of a global economy for individuals and nations.

Standard 4:

Standard 4 Government IconGovernment and Citizenship

Students understand the development, functions, and forms of various political institutions and the role of the citizen in government and society.

Kindergarten

SST-00.4 Standard 4: Government and Citizenship

 

First Grade

SST-01.4 Standard 4: Government and Citizenship

    • SST-01.4.01 Apply good citizenship in the school environment
    • SST-01.4.02 Explain the purpose for rules in home, school, and community

 

Second Grade

SST-02.4 Standard 4: Government and Citizenship

    • SST-02.4.01 Identify roles and responsibilities of leaders in the home, school, and community
    • SST-02.4.02 Compare the relationship between rules and laws in home, school, and community

 

Third Grade

SST-03.4 Standard 4: Government and Citizenship

    • SST-03.4.01 Identify the roles, rights, and responsibilities of a citizen in a community
    • SST-03.4.02 Identify the three branches of local government
    • SST-03.4.03 Explain the rule-making process and its purpose in the school

 

Fourth Grade

SST-04.4 Standard 4: Government and Citizenship

    • SST-04.4.01 Identify the roles, rights, and responsibilities of a citizen in North Dakota
    • SST-04.4.02 Identify the basic roles of the three branches of North Dakota government
    • SST-04.4.03 Identify the characteristics of a sovereign nation in terms of tribal government in North Dakota

 

Fifth Grade

SST-05.4 Standard 4: Government and Citizenship

    • SST-05.4.01 Identify the roles, rights, and responsibilities of U.S. citizens in a democratic society
    • SST-05.4.02 Identify the duties of the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of the Federal government
    • SST-05.4.03 Identify the purpose and importance behind documents leading up to the writing of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights
    • SST-05.4.04 Explain why the United States government is necessary

 

6th Grade

SST-06.4 Standard 4: Government and Citizenship

    • SST-06.4.01 Explain why government became necessary in ancient civilizations
    • SST-06.4.02 Describe how different forms of government distributed power within a

 

7th Grade

SST-07.4 Standard 4: Government and Citizenship

    • SST-07.4.01 Compare the rights and responsibilities of citizens from a variety of countries
    • SST-07.4.02 Explain how people create and change structures of power

 

8th Grade

SST-08.4 Standard 4: Government and Citizenship

    • SST-08.4.01 Explain the connections between the rights and responsibilities of citizenship
    • SST-08.4.02 Explain the demise of the Articles of Confederation which led to th
    • SST-08.4.03 Explain how the United States Constitution and Amendments influence society
    • SST-08.4.04 xplain the political party process at the local, state, and national level
    • SST-08.4.05 Describe the relationship of branches of the government at all level
    • SST-08.4.06 Compare the functions and structure of local, state, tribal, and federal governments within North Dakota

 

High School

SST-HS.4 Standard 4: Government and Citizenship

    • SST-HS.4.01 Explain how political and economic forces have affected the sovereignty of tribal nations
    • SST-HS.4.02 Compare the nature and source of various types of political entities past and present throughout the world
    • SST-HS.4.03 Analyze the content and context of documents, events, and organizations that influenced and established the United States
    • SST-HS.4.04 Evaluate the effectiveness of structures, operations, and influences of political systems and constitutional governments
    • SST-HS.4.05 Analyze historical and contemporary examples of civil liberties and civil rights in the U.S.
    • SST-HS.4.06 Evaluate the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and civic participation

Standard 5:

SST Standard 5 Geography ConceptsConcepts of Geography

 
Students understand and apply concepts of geography.

Kindergarten

SST-00.5 Standard 5: Concepts of Geography

  

First Grade

SST-01.5 Standard 5: Concepts of Geography

 

Second Grade

SST-02.5 Standard 5: Concepts of Geography

    • SST-02.5.01 Identify North America, South America, the United States, Mexico, Canada, Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean on a map or globe

 

Third Grade

SST-03.5 Standard 5: Concepts of Geography

    • SST-03.5.01 Identify the physical characteristics of the local community
    • SST-03.5.02 Identify the seven continents, four oceans, and major nations of the world
    • SST-03.5.03 Describe ways geography has affected the development of community

 

Fourth Grade

SST-04.5 Standard 5: Concepts of Geography

    • SST-04.5.01 Identify the physical features and relative locations of the major land forms
    • SST-04.5.02 Identify the political regions of the United States
    • SST-04.5.03 Identify the location and characteristics of significant features of North Dakota
    • SST-04.5.04 Explain how the physical environment affects human activity in ND
    • SST-04.5.05 Identify different patterns of land use in North Dakota
    • SST-04.5.06 Describe ways geography has affected the development of ND

 

Fifth Grade

SST-05.5 Standard 5: Concepts of Geography

    • SST-05.5.01 Explain the impact of climate, geography, and available resources on the daily lives of Native Americans
    • SST-05.5.02 Explain the impact of geography on western exploration and westward migration in the early nineteenth century
    • SST-05.5.03 Explain how human activity affects the physical environment

  

6th Grade

SST-06.5 Standard 5: Concepts of Geography

    • SST-06.5.01 Identify geographic similarities of early civilizations
    • SST-06.5.02 Explain the factors that influenced the growth of cities

 

7th Grade

SST-07.5 Standard 5: Concepts of Geography

    • SST-07.5.01 Identify current countries and principal physical features of the wo
    • SST-07.5.02 Use geographic tools to interpret the past, present, and the future
    • SST-07.5.03 Explain how physical processes effect Earth's physical features and e
    • SST-07.5.04 Explain how and why maps and regions change
    • SST-07.5.05 Explain how human modifications affect the physical environment
    • SST-07.5.06 Explain how physical systems affect human systems
    • SST-07.5.07 Explain changes that occur in the use, distribution, and importance o

 

8th Grade

SST-08.5 Standard 5: Concepts of Geography

    • SST-08.5.01 Describe the location and characteristics of the three regions of North Dakota including the Red River Valley, the Drift Prairie, and the Missouri Plateau
    • SST-08.5.02 Describe the characteristics, distribution, and effects of human migration within the United States during different time periods
    • SST-08.5.03 Compare human characteristics of places and regions

 

High School

SST-HS.5 Standard 5: Concepts of Geography

    • SST-HS.5.01 Analyze the Earth's human systems
    • SST-HS.5.02 Interpret the relationships between physical environments and society

Standard 6:

SST Standard 6 Culture IconHuman Development and Behavior

 
Students understand the importance of culture, individual identity, and group identity.

Kindergarten

SST-00.6 Standard 6: Human Development and Behavior

    • SST-00.6.01 State personal information
    • SST-00.6.02 Identify characteristics that contribute to personal identity
    • SST-00.6.03 Identify ways people are alike and different

 

First Grade

SST-01.6 Standard 6: Human Development and Behavior

    • SST-01.6.01 Identify similarities and differences among various families

 

Second Grade

SST-02.6 Standard 6: Human Development and Behavior

    • SST-02.6.01 State the city, state, and country in which they live
    • SST-02.6.02 Identify the basic elements that make up a culture
    • SST-02.6.03 Identify ways traditions are passed between generations

 

Third Grade

SST-03.6 Standard 6: Human Development and Behavior

    • SST-03.6.01 Identify the varying roles that individuals play in various groups
    • SST-03.6.02 Identify examples of how different groups, societies, and cultures are similar and different

 

Fourth Grade

SST-04.6 Standard 6: Human Development and Behavior

    • SST-04.6.01 Explain how background and history influence people's actions
    • SST-04.6.02 Explain the contributions of various ethnic groups to ND history

 

Fifth Grade

SST-05.6 Standard 6: Human Development and Behavior

    • SST-05.6.01 Identify examples of conflict and cooperation among groups
    • SST-05.6.02 Explain the cultural differences in the regions of the United State

 

6th Grade

SST-06.6 Standard 6: Human Development and Behavior

    • SST-06.6.01 Compare how culture influences relationships, religion, and social institutions in various societies
    • SST-06.6.02 Explain how differences among cultures often result in conflict

 

7th Grade

SST-07.6 Standard 6: Human Development and Behavior

    • SST-07.6.01 Identify principles governing individual and group behavior within so
    • SST-07.6.02 Explain how individuals and institutions influence one another
    • SST-07.6.03 Compare how cultures throughout the world meet human needs and concerns
    • SST-07.6.04 Explain how push and pull factors rearrange and create new human language
    • SST-07.6.05 Explain how rivalry and tension between cultures contribute to world conflict

 

8th Grade

SST-08.6 Standard 6: Human Development and Behavior

    • SST-08.6.01 Explain ways technology contributes to the spread of ideas, values, and behavioral patterns between societies and regions
    • SST-08.6.02 Explain how culture influences gender roles, ethics, and beliefs

 

High School

SST-HS.6 Standard 6: Human Development and Behavior

    • SST-HS.6.01 Explain how group and cultural influences contribute to human development, identity, and behavior.
    • SST-HS.6.02 Explain the various purposes of social groups, general implications of group membership, and different ways that groups function
    • SST-HS.6.03 Relate elements of socio-cultural development with other factors
    • SST-HS.6.04 Analyze conflict, cooperation, and interdependence among individuals, groups, and institutions
    • SST-HS.6.05 Describe how genetic, cognitive and physical development affect human behavior

NEW SST Standards

BPSS-SUB logo

Social Studies Standards

The BPSS (SST) Social Studies Standards course in Learnbps is Bismarck Public School District's current progress on prioritizing and deconstructing standards to provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn. The standards are designed to provide guidance so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help students. Plus help students reflect on the knowledge and skills that they need for success.


Identifier Explanation

SST-01.G.01

The Bismarck Public School District Standards-Based Progress Report displays grades at the concept level. Therefore Bismarck Public School District has modified the North Dakota DPI Identifiers to fit into our student information system PowerSchool for Standards-Based grading. Above is a BPS-Standards SST identifier with smaller muted text showing the addition  to the identifier that are the components that BPS adds to the State code.

ND DPI logo

G.K_2.1


click on the identifier components for more explanations

State individual grade-specific standards can be identified by their grade, standard, and benchmark, so that 3.5.2 for example, stands for grade 3, standard 5, and benchmark 2.


Social Studies Standards Global Glossaries

6-12 Grade Band
Civics Standards
Economy Standards
Geography Standards
6-12 Grade Band
US History Standards
World History Standards
ND History Standards
9-12 Grade Bank
Psychology Standards
Sociology Standards

K-12 Grade Bands

K-5 Vision

In order to prepare for an ever changing world, teachers will immerse students in purposeful, engaging learning experiences to cultivate responsible and open-minded citizens.

9-12 Vision

K-2 Grade Band
Grade Band 3-5
Kinder Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5
Current Events & Connections to Today
My Family
My School
My Community
My State
My Country
My World
9-12 Grade Band
High School

K_2 Grade Levels

BPS-S SST Logoglossary iconK-2 Standards
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K-2 Grade Band LogoA high-quality Social Studies program is essential for all students. It provides a foundation for intelligent and precise thinking. Social Studies should also prepare every student to contribute to society as an informed citizen. To be a responsible and productive member of today’s society, a student needs to have a broad, connected, and useful knowledge of Social Studies.

KWith glossary iconKindergarten Standards, your child will be studying about themselves.

1st GradeIn Glossary Icon1st Grade Standards, your child will be studying about their school and family . 

2nd GradeIn Glossary Icon2nd Grade Standards, your child will be studying about their community. 


SST-K_2.C Civics Domain

Origin, Purpose, and Function
Roles and Involvement of United States Citizens and Residents

SST-K_2.E Economy Domain

Exchange and Markets
National Economy

SST-K_2.G Geography Domain

Geographical Representation
Human and Environment Interactions
Human Population

SST-K_2.H History Domain

Perspectives
Cause-Effect & Current Events
Connections, Contributions, Historical Source & Evidence

3_5 Grade Levels

BPS-S SST Logoglossary icon3-5 Standards
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Grade Band 3-5 logoA high-quality Social Studies program is essential for all students. It provides a foundation for intelligent and precise thinking. Social Studies should also prepare every student to contribute to society as an informed citizen. To be a responsible and productive member of today’s society, a student needs to have a broad, connected, and useful knowledge of Social Studies.

3rd GradeWith Glossary Icon3rd Grade Standards, your child will be studying about their community and beyond. 

4th GradeWith Glossary Icon4th Grade Standards, your child will be studying about North Dakota.

5th GradeWith Glossary Icon5th Grade Standards, your child will be studying about America's past.


SST-3_5.C Civics Domain

Origin, Purpose, and Function
  • SST-03.C.01 | SST-04.C.01 | SST-05.C.01
    Compare and contrast the responsibilities and powers of government officials at various levels and branches of government.
  • SST-03.C.02 | SST-04.C.02 | SST-05.C.02
    Describe the structure of government and how it functions to serve citizens/residents.
  • SST-03.C.03 | SST-04.C.03 | SST-05.C.03
    ND Describe the structure of governments in North Dakota and how they function to serve citizens & residents. 
  • SST-03.C.04 | SST-04.C.04 | SST-05.C.04
    Explain the importance of the basic principles that provide the foundation of the American system of government. (e.g. Amendments, Constitution, symbols, patriotic traditions, government leaders, etc.)
Roles and Involvement of United States Citizens and Residents

SST-3_5.E Economy Domain

Exchange and Markets
National Economy

SST-3_5.G Geography Domain

Geographical Representation
  • SST-03.G.01 | SST-04.G.01 | SST-05.G.01
    Construct maps, graphs, and other representations of both familiar and unfamiliar places.
  • SST-03.G.02 | SST-04.G.02 | SST-05.G.02
    Use geographic tools and technologies to acquire, process and report information from a spatial perspective.
  • SST-03.G.03 | SST-04.G.03 | SST-05.G.03
    Use maps, satellite images, photographs, and other representations to explain relationships between the locations of places and regions and their environmental characteristics.
Human and Environment Interactions
Human Population

SST-3_5.H History Domain

Perspectives
Cause-Effect & Current Events
Connections, Contributions, Historical Source & Evidence

6-12 Courses

BPSS-SST-logo glossary icon glossary
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Grade Band 6-12 logoA high-quality Social Studies program is essential for all students. It provides a foundation for intelligent and precise thinking. Social Studies should also prepare every student to contribute to society as an informed citizen. To be a responsible and productive member of today’s society, a student needs to have a broad, connected, and useful knowledge of Social Studies.

In Middle School your child will be studying about Social Studies 6, Global Studies 7, US History 8 and North Dakota Studies.

In High School, your child will be studying about Global Studies, US History, Economics and Government. 


Social Studies 6



Global Studies 7



US History 8



ND Studies 8



Global Studies



World History



US History



Government



Economics


9-12 Courses

BPSS-SST-logo glossary icon glossary
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Grade Band 9-12 logoIn High School, your child will be studying about PSY Soci. A high-quality Social Studies program is essential for all students. It provides a foundation for intelligent and precise thinking. Social Studies should also prepare every student to contribute to society as an informed citizen. To be a responsible and productive member of today’s society, a student needs to have a broad, connected, and useful knowledge of Social Studies.


US History

SST Domains

The standards are comprised of five overarching domain areas: Civics, Geography, Economics, North Dakota Studies and History. Each area contains standards, benchmarks, and suggested topics. The standards are developed with the understanding that these five areas are for all K-12 students. The behavioral science domain is for high schools.

K-12 Civics

Standard 4 Government IconCivics

Students understand the development, functions, and forms of various political institutions and the role of the citizen in government and society.

SST-K_2.C Civics Domain

Origin, Purpose, and Function.
Roles and Involvement of United States Citizens and Residents.

BPS-S 3-5 Grade Level Logo

SST-3_5.C Civics Domain

Origin, Purpose, and Function.
Roles and Involvement of United States Citizens and Residents.
  • SST-03.C.01 | SST-04.C.01 | SST-05.C.01
    Compare and contrast the responsibilities and powers of government officials at various levels and branches of government.
  • SST-03.C.02 | SST-04.C.02 | SST-05.C.02
    Describe the structure of government and how it functions to serve citizens/residents.
  • SST-03.C.03 | SST-04.C.03 | SST-05.C.03
    Describe the structure of governments in North Dakota and how they function to serve citizens & residents.
  • SST-03.C.04 | SST-04.C.04 | SST-05.C.04
    Explain the importance of the basic principles that provide the foundation of the American system of government. (e.g. Amendments, Constitution, symbols, patriotic traditions, government leaders, etc.)

SST-6_12.C Civics Domain

Explain the historical and philosophical foundations of government.
  • SST-6_12.C.01.1 Evaluate the thoughts of major political philosophers.
  • SST-6_12.C.01.2 Explain the influence of British and colonial history on early America.
  • SST-6_12.C.01.3 Evaluate the creation and impact of primary sources on political thought in the United States.

Analyze the structures and functions of governments.
  • SST-6_12.C.02.1 Differentiate / compare forms and origins of governments.
  • SST-6_12.C.02.2 Examine the role and purposes of government.
  • SST-6_12.C.02.3 Analyze the structure, principles, and interpretation of the Constitution of the United States.
  • SST-6_12.C.02.4 Explain the relationship among federal, state, tribal, and local governmental powers.
  • SST-6_12.C.02.5 Explain the purposes, organization, powers, and processes of tribal and local governments.

Describe the rights and liberties of individuals.
  • SST-6_12.C.03.1 Describe and examine the amendments to the US Constitution and their application in the United States.
  • SST-6_12.C.03.2 Describe the impact of court cases on rights and liberties of individuals.

Investigate the role and responsibilities of citizenship in society.
  • SST-6_12.C.04.1 Explain how citizens can influence government.
  • SST-6_12.C.04.2 Describe and evaluate the criteria and process for naturalization in the United States.
  • SST-6_12.C.04.3 Explain how citizens’ personal and civic responsibilities are important to the preservation and improvement of United States constitutional republic.

K-12 Economics

Standard 4 Government IconEconomics

Students understand economic concepts and the characteristics of various economic systems.

SST-K_2.E Economy Domain

Exchange and Markets
National Economy

SST-3_5.E Economy Domain

Exchange and Markets
National Economy

SST-6_12.E Economy Domain

SST-6_12.E.01
Analyze the concept of scarcity when making economic decisions.
  • SST-6_12.E.01.1 Analyze the basic concepts of economic thinking.tilize fundamental prin.
  • SST-6_12.E.01.2 Describe the difference between a command/centrally planned economy and market economy.

SST-6_12.E.02
Compare and contrast how varying economic systems impact a nation and its citizens.
  • SST-6_12.E.02.1 Describe the difference between a command/centrally planned economy and market economy.

SST-6_12.E.03
Analyze how supply and demand impact the allocation of goods and services.
  • SST-6_12.E.03.1 Explain the law of supply and demand.
  • SST-6_12.E.03.2 Compare and contrast perfect and imperfect competition.
  • SST-6_12.E.03.3 Analyze the impact of the supply and demand on prices.

SST-6_12.E.04
Analyze the various institutions that drive and support the market economy.
  • SST-6_12.E.04.1 Explain the role of businesses and financial institutions in a market economy.
  • SST-6_12.E.04.2 Evaluate the role of government in a market economy.
  • SST-6_12.E.04.3 Explain the functions and role of money.

SST-6_12.E.05
Evaluate the various macroeconomic measurements available to determine an economy's size and strength.
  • SST-6_12.E.05.1 Describe various measurements of macroeconomics.

SST-6_12.E.06
Analyze how globalization has impacted various aspects of economies around the world.
  • SST-6_12.E.06.1 Describe how trade generates economic development and interdependence.
  • SST-6_12.E.06.2 Analyze the benefits and costs for individuals, producers, and governments in international trade.

SST-6_12.E.07
Evaluate the elements of responsible personal finance.
  • SST-6_12.E.07.1 Evaluate career choices and the effect on the standard of living.
  • SST-6_12.E.07.2 Evaluate the effect of taxes and other factors on income.
  • SST-6_12.E.07.3 Develop short- and long-term financial goals.
  • SST-6_12.E.07.4 Analyze the cost and benefits of different types of credit and debt; and the rights and responsibilities of borrowers.
  • SST-6_12.E.07.5 Develop strategies to avoid and manage debt effectively.

K-12 Geography

SST Geography DomainGeography

Students...

SST-K_2.G Geography Domain

Geographical Representation
Human and Environment Interactions
Human Population
  • SST-K_2.G.07 Begins in Grade 3
  • SST-K_2.G.08 Begins in Grade 3

SST-3_5.G Geography Domain

Geographical Representation
Human and Environment Interactions
Human Population
  • SST-03.G.01 | SST-04.G.01 | SST-05.G.01
    Construct maps, graphs, and other representations of both familiar and unfamiliar places.
  • SST-03.G.02 | SST-04.G.02 | SST-05.G.02
    Use geographic tools and technologies to acquire, process and report information from a spatial perspective.
  • SST-03.G.03 | SST-04.G.03 | SST-05.G.03
    Use maps, satellite images, photographs, and other representations to explain relationships between the locations of places and regions and their environmental characteristics.

SST-6_12.G Geography Domain

SST-6_12.G.01
Describe the physical processes that shape the Earth's surface and how these affect the lives of people who live there.
  • SST-6_12.G.01.1 Describe the physical processes that shape the Earth’s surface.
  • SST-6_12.G.01.2 Explain the factors that cause different types of climates and ecosystems, and their latitudes/locations.
  • SST-6_12.G.01.3 Identify how major ecosystems provide raw materials.
  • SST-6_12.G.01.4 Analyze the physical and human characteristics of a place.
  • SST-6_12.G.01.5 Describe how combinations of human decisions and natural forces can lead to (or help people avoid) a natural disaster

SST-6_12.G.02
Analyze the movement of people, goods, ideas, technology, etc. throughout the world.
  • SST-6_12.G.02.1 Explain how movement of goods, information, and population are affected by technology.
  • SST-6_12.G.02.2 Describe patterns of settlement and explain why people settle where they do and how they make their living.
  • SST-6_12.G.02.3 Explain the patterns, causes, and consequences of major human migrations.

SST-6_12.G.03
Analyze the unifying physical and human characteristics of a region and their formal and informal boundaries.
  • SST-6_12.G.03.1 Describe the differences and similarities among cultures around the world
  • SST-6_12.G.03.2 Analyze the physical and human characteristics of a region.
  • SST-6_12.G.03.3 Interpret how culture and experience influence people’s perception of places and regions.
  • SST-6_12.G.03.4 Identify factors that contribute to conflict and cooperation between cultural groups from multiple perspectives.

SST-6_12.G.04
Use geographic tools to locate both the absolute and relative location of places and regions around the world.
  • SST-6_12.G.04.1 Explain and use a variety of geographic tools to study the world on global, regional, and local scales and draw conclusions.
  • SST-6_12.G.04.2 Apply the skills of geographic inquiry to analyze a geographic problem or issue.

SST-6_12.G.05
Analyze how human beings are dependent upon, adapt to, and modify their environment to meet their needs.
  • SST-6_12.G.05.1 Explain how people have modified the environment and used technology to make places more suitable for humans.
  • SST-6_12.G.05.2 Analyze how human changes to the environment in one region or place can affect another.

K-12 History OLD

SST Geography DomainHistory

Students... US History

SST-K_2.H History Domain

Perspectives
Cause-Effect & Current Events
Connections, Contributions, Historical Source & Evidence
  • SST-K_2.H.01 Compare perspectives of people in the past to those of people in the present.
  • SST-K_2.H.02 Begins in Grade 3
  • SST-K_2.H.03 Begins in Grade 3
  • SST-K_2.H.04 Describe United States national holidays or days of observance and the reason they are celebrated.
  • SST-K_2.H.05 Describe current events.
  • SST-K_2.H.06 Demonstrate chronological thinking by describing changes in the community over time.
  • SST-K_2.H.07 Explain how individuals and groups have made significant historical changes.
  • SST-K_2.H.08 Begins in Grade 3
  • SST-K_2.H.09 Begins in Grade 3

SST-3_5.H History Domain

Perspectives
Cause-Effect & Current Events
Connections, Contributions, Historical Source & Evidence
  • SST-3_5.H.01 Compare and contrast multiple perspectives during the same time period, event, or historical period.
  • SST-3_5.H.02 Describe how people’s perspectives shape history.
  • SST-3_5.H.03 ND LogoDescribe the North Dakota Native American Essential Understandings.
  • SST-3_5.H.04 Analyze United States national holidays or days of observance and the impact on the culture of the United States.
  • SST-3_5.H.05 ND LogoDescribe multiple causes and effects of contemporary global events and developments in relation to North Dakota.
  • SST-3_5.H.06 Describe multiple causes and effects of contemporary global events and developments in relation to the United States.
  • SST-3_5.H.07 Explain cause and effect relationships among historical events in the United States using primary and secondary sources.
  • SST-3_5.H.08 Explain how individuals contributed to the United States throughout different historical eras using primary and secondary sources.
  • SST-3_5.H.09 ND LogoExplain how individuals and groups contributed to North Dakota.
  • SST-3_5.H.10 ND LogoDescribe the events and developments that led to the statehood of North Dakota.


SST-6_12.US History Domain

SST-6_12.US.01
Analyze primary and secondary sources with attention to reliability, impact, and purpose.

Era 1
(1754-1814)

SST-6_12.US.01-e1 Explain the social, political, and cultural causes and immediate consequences of the American Revolution.

Era 2
(1814-1877)

SST-6_12.US.01-e2 Analyze the impacts of social, religious, and/or cultural movements.

Era 3
(1877-1941)

SST-6_12.US.01-e3 Explain the causes and consequences of the Industrial Revolution on American society.

Era 4
(1941-2001)

SST-6_12.US.01-e4 Explain the causes and consequences of U.S. involvement in World War II.

Era 5
(2001-Present)

SST-6_12.US.01-e5 Connect the changing political and/or social climate to America's involvement as a global superpower


SST-6_12.US.02
Examine the impact of multiple perspectives on social, political, and cultural development.

Era 1
(1754-1814)

SST-6_12.US.02-e1 Explain the development of early United States government.

Era 2
(1814-1877)

SST-6_12.US.02-e2 Compare and contrast how the causes of the sectional divide within the U.S. impacted federal policy.

Era 3
(1877-1941)

SST-6_12.US.02-e3 Explain the social, cultural and economic impact of local, state, and federal government policy on American people.

Era 4
(1941-2001)

SST-6_12.US.02-e4 Explain the economic and/or social issues of the era and their long-lasting effects.

Era 5
(2001-Present)

SST-6_12.US.02-e5 Explain the social, cultural, and/or economic impact of changes as a result of technology.


SST-6_12.US.03
Explain the relationship of events focusing on the link(s) between cause and effect.

Era 1
(1754-1814)

SST-6_12.US.03-e1 Explain the development of United States society after the American Revolution.

Era 2
(1814-1877)

SST-6_12.US.03-e2 Explain how westward expansion affected the social, economic, and political landscape of the United States.

Era 3
(1877-1941)

SST-6_12.US.03-e3 Explain the impact of the U.S.’s transformation into an imperialist power.

Era 4
(1941-2001)

SST-6_12.US.03-e4 Explain the US reactions toward the growth of communism.

Era 5
(2001-Present)



SST-6_12.US.04
Compare how historical elements change over time.

Era 1
(1754-1814)

SST-6_12.US.04-e1 Explain the importance of foreign and domestic decisions of the early United States government, its leaders, and political parties.

Era 2
(1814-1877)

SST-6_12.US.04-e2 Explain the changing Native American federal policy and the impact on tribal sovereignty.

Era 3
(1877-1941)

SST-6_12.US.04-e3 Explain the causes and effects of U.S. entrance into World War I.

Era 4
(1941-2001)

SST-6_12.US.04-e4 Explain the impact of rapid technological change on society.

Era 5
(2001-Present)



SST-6_12.US.05
Analyze the significant contributions of people and policy, and the influence on an era.

Era 1
(1754-1814)


Era 2
(1814-1877)

SST-6_12.US.05-e2 Explain the social, economic, and political causes and effects of the Civil War.

Era 3
(1877-1941)

SST-6_12.US.05-e3 Explain the political, social and/or economic changes of the 1920s.

Era 4
(1941-2001)

SST-6_12.US.05-e4 Compare and contrast how different groups competed for equality and the effectiveness of various movements.

Era 5
(2001-Present)



SST-6_12.US.06
Connect the past to the present using current events.

Era 1
(1754-1814)


Era 2
(1814-1877)

SST-6_12.US.06-e2 Explain the social, economic, and political effects of Reconstruction.

Era 3
(1877-1941)

SST-6_12.US.06-e3 Explain the political, social and/or economic events of the 1930s.

Era 4
(1941-2001)

SST-6_12.US.06-e4 Identify and explain how domestic issues changed American’s perceptions of government.

Era 5
(2001-Present)

SST-6_12.US.06-e4 Explain the social, political, and/or cultural influences on government policies regarding global immigration.


SST-6_12.WH World History Domain

World History is about connections between people. Students need to understand how civilizations and cultures arose, developed, and interacted through conflict and peaceful exchange.

SST-6_12.WH.01
Analyze historical achievements related to science and technology.

Era 1
(Emergence of Civilizations and Religions Around the Globe)

SST-6_12.WH.01-e1 Explain multiple achievements of civilizations and connect them to the present.

Era 2
(The Middle Ages and the Renaissance)

SST-6_12.WH.01-e2 Explain the causes and effects of Medieval social structures using primary and/or secondary sources.

Era 3
(Age of Revolutions)

SST-6_12.WH.01-e3 Explain the causes and global effects of religious division.

Era 4
(Age of Global War and Globalization)

SST-6_12.WH.01-e4 Analyze the causes and global effects of the world wars.

SST-6_12.WH.02
Explain historical changes related to religions and ideologies.

Era 1
(Emergence of Civilizations and Religions Around the Globe)

SST-6_12.WH.02-e1 Describe the belief systems or religions of early civilizations.

Era 2
(The Middle Ages and the Renaissance)

SST-6_12.WH.02-e2 Explain how the relationship between religious and political bodies impacted the social, cultural, or economic developments of individuals.

Era 3
(Age of Revolutions)

SST-6_12.WH.02-e3 Explain the global connections developed during this era as a result of exploration.

Era 4
(Age of Global War and Globalization)

SST-6_12.WH.02-e4 Explain how political or social ideologies shaped the 20th century.

SST-6_12.WH.03
Analyze the effects of different political systems on people.

Era 1
(Emergence of Civilizations and Religions Around the Globe)

SST-6_12.WH.03-e1 Explain the impact of the development of agriculture on the social, cultural, and economic lives of individuals.

Era 2
(The Middle Ages and the Renaissance)

SST-6_12.WH.03-e2 Explain the emergence of cultural interaction between Europe and other civilizations.

Era 3
(Age of Revolutions)

SST-6_12.WH.03-e3 Examine and explain the influence of revolutions on social and political aspects of individuals’ lives.

Era 4
(Age of Global War and Globalization)

SST-6_12.WH.03-e4 Explain the social, cultural, or economic changes influenced by globalization.

SST-6_12.WH.04
Analyze the influence of social, cultural, and economic developments on individuals.

Era 1
(Emergence of Civilizations and
Religions Around the Globe)

SST-6_12.WH.04-e1 Explain how political systems impacted the people in Greece and Rome and how those political systems connect to the present.

Era 2
(The Middle Ages
and the Renaissance)


Era 3
(Age of
Revolutions)

SST-6_12.WH.04-e3 Explain the advancements related to science and technology and their global impacts.

Era 4
(Age of Global War
and Globalization)



SST-6_12.WH.05
Analyze causes and effects of global events in the past using primary and/or secondary sources.


SST-6_12.WH.06
Explain how past events connect to the present.


SST-6_12.ND North Dakota History Domain

SST-6_12.ND.01
Examine the physical and human geography of North Dakota and how it has changed.
  • SST-6_12.ND.01.1 Identify the three landscape regions of North Dakota and describe the major features of the regions and the forces that formed them.
  • SST-6_12.ND.01.2 Explain the human settlement patterns in North Dakota.
  • SST-6_12.ND.01.3 Interpret current thematic maps to identify where people live and work, and how land is used.

SST-6_12.ND.02
Explain the development and functions of North Dakota’s local, state, and tribal governments and the role of citizens.
  • SST-6_12.ND.02.1 Describe the structure, role, and formation of tribal governments, both present and past, in North Dakota.
  • SST-6_12.ND.02.2 Describe the formation, structure, and modern role of the territorial, state, county, and local government of North Dakota.
  • SST-6_12.ND.02.3 Explain the impact of political organizations and individual citizens on the political systems and institutions of North Dakota.

SST-6_12.ND.03
Evaluate the major industries and economic activities in North Dakota.
  • SST-6_12.ND.03.1 Describe the early economic activities of our state prior to 1900 and how they developed into North Dakota's modern economy.
  • SST-6_12.ND.03.2 Identify the current economic activities in the state of North Dakota and evaluate their positive and negative impact.

SST-6_12.ND.04
Analyze the historical and current events and their impact on the development of North Dakota.
  • SST-6_12.ND.04.1 Identify the Native American groups in North Dakota before European contact and describe their culture.
  • SST-6_12.ND.04.2 Analyze European exploration and early settlement of North Dakota and its impact on Native American groups.
  • SST-6_12.ND.04.3 Describe the major factors that brought settlers to North Dakota.
  • SST-6_12.ND.04.4 Analyze the effect of government policy, both historical and modern, toward Native American groups in North Dakota.
  • SST-6_12.ND.04.5 Evaluate the growth and struggles of the modernization of North Dakota and the role the state has played in modern America.
  • SST-6_12.ND.04.6 Use various primary and secondary resources to acquire, analyze, and evaluate information.

K-12 History NEW

SST Geography DomainHistory

Students... US History

SST-K_2.H History Domain

Perspectives
Cause-Effect & Current Events
Connections, Contributions, Historical Source & Evidence
  • SST-K_2.H.01 Compare perspectives of people in the past to those of people in the present.
  • SST-K_2.H.02 Begins in Grade 3
  • SST-K_2.H.03 Begins in Grade 3
  • SST-K_2.H.04 Describe United States national holidays or days of observance and the reason they are celebrated.
  • SST-K_2.H.05 Describe current events.
  • SST-K_2.H.06 Demonstrate chronological thinking by describing changes in the community over time.
  • SST-K_2.H.07 Explain how individuals and groups have made significant historical changes.
  • SST-K_2.H.08 Begins in Grade 3
  • SST-K_2.H.09 Begins in Grade 3

SST-3_5.H History Domain

Perspectives
Cause-Effect & Current Events
Connections, Contributions, Historical Source & Evidence
  • SST-3_5.H.01 Compare and contrast multiple perspectives during the same time period, event, or historical period.
  • SST-3_5.H.02 Describe how people’s perspectives shape history.
  • SST-3_5.H.03 ND LogoDescribe the North Dakota Native American Essential Understandings.
  • SST-3_5.H.04 Analyze United States national holidays or days of observance and the impact on the culture of the United States.
  • SST-3_5.H.05 ND LogoDescribe multiple causes and effects of contemporary global events and developments in relation to North Dakota.
  • SST-3_5.H.06 Describe multiple causes and effects of contemporary global events and developments in relation to the United States.
  • SST-3_5.H.07 Explain cause and effect relationships among historical events in the United States using primary and secondary sources.
  • SST-3_5.H.08 Explain how individuals contributed to the United States throughout different historical eras using primary and secondary sources.
  • SST-3_5.H.09 ND LogoExplain how individuals and groups contributed to North Dakota.
  • SST-3_5.H.10 ND LogoDescribe the events and developments that led to the statehood of North Dakota.


SST-6_12.US History Domain

SST-6_12.US.01
Analyze primary and secondary sources with attention to reliability, impact, and purpose.

SST-6_12.US.02
Examine the impact of multiple perspectives on social, political, and cultural development.

SST-6_12.US.03
Explain the relationship of events focusing on the link(s) between cause and effect.

SST-6_12.US.04
Compare how historical elements change over time.

SST-6_12.US.05
Analyze the significant contributions of people and policy, and the influence on an era.

SST-6_12.US.06
Connect the past to the present using current events.

SST-6_12.USe1

Era 1:

(1754-1814)
Creation and Foundation of United States Government

SST-6_12.USe1.01 Explain the social, political, and cultural causes and immediate consequences of the American Revolution.

SST-6_12.USe1.02 Explain the development of early United States government.

SST-6_12.USe1.03 Explain the development of United States society after the American Revolution.

SST-6_12.USe1.04 Explain the importance of foreign and domestic decisions of the early United States government, its leaders, and political parties.




SST-6_12.USe2

Era 2:

(1814-1877)

Era 2: (1814-1877) Growth and Division in the Union

SST-6_12.USe2.01 Analyze the impacts of social, religious, and/or cultural movements.

SST-6_12.USe2.02 Compare and contrast how the causes of the sectional divide within the U.S. impacted federal policy.

SST-6_12.USe2.03 Explain how westward expansion affected the social, economic, and political landscape of the United States.

SST-6_12.USe2.04 Explain the changing Native American federal policy and the impact on tribal sovereignty.

SST-6_12.USe2.05 Explain the social, economic, and political causes and effects of the Civil War

SST-6_12.USe2.06 Explain the social, economic, and political effects of Reconstruction.


SST-6_12.USe3

Era 3:

(1877-1941)
       
Era 3: (1877-1941) Industrial Age to the Great Depression 

SST-6_12.USe3.01 Explain the causes and consequences of the Industrial Revolution on American society.

SST-6_12.USe3.02 Explain the social, cultural and economic impact of local, state, and federal government policy on American people

SST-6_12.USe3.03 Explain the impact of the U.S.’s transformation into an imperialist power.

SST-6_12.USe3.04 Explain the causes and effects of U.S. entrance into World War I.

SST-6_12.USe3.05 Explain the political, social and/or economic changes of the 1920s.


SST-6_12.USe4

Era 4:

(1941-2001)
Era 4: (1941-2001) World War II to the Beginning of the 21 Century.

SST-6_12.USe4.01 Explain the causes and consequences of U.S. involvement in World War II.

SST-6_12.USe4.02 Explain the economic and/or social issues of the era and their long-lasting effects.

SST-6_12.USe4.03 Explain the US reactions toward the growth of communism.

SST-6_12.USe4.04 Explain the impact of rapid technological change on society.

SST-6_12.USe4.05 Compare and contrast how different groups competed for equality and the effectiveness of various movements.


SST-6_12.USe5

Era 5:

(2001-Present)

Era 5: (2001-Present)  

SST-6_12.USe5.01 Connect the changing political and/or social climate to America's involvement as a global superpower

.SST-6_12.USe5.02 Explain the social, cultural, and/or economic impact of changes as a result of technology.

Era 3
(1877-1941)



Era 4
(1941-2001)



Era 5
(2001-Present)



SST-6_12.US.06
Connect the past to the present using current events.

Era 1
(1754-1814)


Era 2
(1814-1877)



Era 3
(1877-1941)

SST-6_12.USe3.06 Explain the political, social and/or economic events of the 1930s.

Era 4
(1941-2001)

SST-6_12.USe4.06 Identify and explain how domestic issues changed American’s perceptions of government.

Era 5
(2001-Present)

SST-6_12.USe5.06 Explain the social, political, and/or cultural influences on government policies regarding global immigration.


SST-6_12.WH World History Domain

World History is about connections between people. Students need to understand how civilizations and cultures arose, developed, and interacted through conflict and peaceful exchange.

SST-6_12.WH.01
Analyze historical achievements related to science and technology.

Era 1
(Emergence of Civilizations and Religions Around the Globe)

SST-6_12.WH.01-e1 Explain multiple achievements of civilizations and connect them to the present.

Era 2
(The Middle Ages and the Renaissance)

SST-6_12.WH.01-e2 Explain the causes and effects of Medieval social structures using primary and/or secondary sources.

Era 3
(Age of Revolutions)

SST-6_12.WH.01-e3 Explain the causes and global effects of religious division.

Era 4
(Age of Global War and Globalization)

SST-6_12.WH.01-e4 Analyze the causes and global effects of the world wars.

SST-6_12.WH.02
Explain historical changes related to religions and ideologies.

Era 1
(Emergence of Civilizations and Religions Around the Globe)

SST-6_12.WH.02-e1 Describe the belief systems or religions of early civilizations.

Era 2
(The Middle Ages and the Renaissance)

SST-6_12.WH.02-e2 Explain how the relationship between religious and political bodies impacted the social, cultural, or economic developments of individuals.

Era 3
(Age of Revolutions)

SST-6_12.WH.02-e3 Explain the global connections developed during this era as a result of exploration.

Era 4
(Age of Global War and Globalization)

SST-6_12.WH.02-e4 Explain how political or social ideologies shaped the 20th century.

SST-6_12.WH.03
Analyze the effects of different political systems on people.

Era 1
(Emergence of Civilizations and Religions Around the Globe)

SST-6_12.WH.03-e1 Explain the impact of the development of agriculture on the social, cultural, and economic lives of individuals.

Era 2
(The Middle Ages and the Renaissance)

SST-6_12.WH.03-e2 Explain the emergence of cultural interaction between Europe and other civilizations.

Era 3
(Age of Revolutions)

SST-6_12.WH.03-e3 Examine and explain the influence of revolutions on social and political aspects of individuals’ lives.

Era 4
(Age of Global War and Globalization)

SST-6_12.WH.03-e4 Explain the social, cultural, or economic changes influenced by globalization.

SST-6_12.WH.04
Analyze the influence of social, cultural, and economic developments on individuals.

Era 1
(Emergence of Civilizations and
Religions Around the Globe)

SST-6_12.WH.04-e1 Explain how political systems impacted the people in Greece and Rome and how those political systems connect to the present.

Era 2
(The Middle Ages
and the Renaissance)


Era 3
(Age of
Revolutions)

SST-6_12.WH.04-e3 Explain the advancements related to science and technology and their global impacts.

Era 4
(Age of Global War
and Globalization)



SST-6_12.WH.05
Analyze causes and effects of global events in the past using primary and/or secondary sources.


SST-6_12.WH.06
Explain how past events connect to the present.


SST-6_12.ND North Dakota History Domain

SST-6_12.ND.01
Examine the physical and human geography of North Dakota and how it has changed.
  • SST-6_12.ND.01.1 Identify the three landscape regions of North Dakota and describe the major features of the regions and the forces that formed them.
  • SST-6_12.ND.01.2 Explain the human settlement patterns in North Dakota.
  • SST-6_12.ND.01.3 Interpret current thematic maps to identify where people live and work, and how land is used.

SST-6_12.ND.02
Explain the development and functions of North Dakota’s local, state, and tribal governments and the role of citizens.
  • SST-6_12.ND.02.1 Describe the structure, role, and formation of tribal governments, both present and past, in North Dakota.
  • SST-6_12.ND.02.2 Describe the formation, structure, and modern role of the territorial, state, county, and local government of North Dakota.
  • SST-6_12.ND.02.3 Explain the impact of political organizations and individual citizens on the political systems and institutions of North Dakota.

SST-6_12.ND.03
Evaluate the major industries and economic activities in North Dakota.
  • SST-6_12.ND.03.1 Describe the early economic activities of our state prior to 1900 and how they developed into North Dakota's modern economy.
  • SST-6_12.ND.03.2 Identify the current economic activities in the state of North Dakota and evaluate their positive and negative impact.

SST-6_12.ND.04
Analyze the historical and current events and their impact on the development of North Dakota.
  • SST-6_12.ND.04.1 Identify the Native American groups in North Dakota before European contact and describe their culture.
  • SST-6_12.ND.04.2 Analyze European exploration and early settlement of North Dakota and its impact on Native American groups.
  • SST-6_12.ND.04.3 Describe the major factors that brought settlers to North Dakota.
  • SST-6_12.ND.04.4 Analyze the effect of government policy, both historical and modern, toward Native American groups in North Dakota.
  • SST-6_12.ND.04.5 Evaluate the growth and struggles of the modernization of North Dakota and the role the state has played in modern America.
  • SST-6_12.ND.04.6 Use various primary and secondary resources to acquire, analyze, and evaluate information.

9-12 Behavioral Sciences

Grade Band 9-12 LogoBehavioral Sciences Domains

Students... Sociology Psychology 

SST-9_12.SOC Sociology Domain

SST-9_12.SOC.01
Analypose.

Era 1
(1754-1814)

SST-9_12.SOC.01-e1 Expmans.

Era 2
(1814-1877)

SST-9_12.SOC.01-e2 Expion.

Era 3
(1877-1941)

SST-9_12.SOC.01-e3 Exp30s.

Era 4
(1941-2001)

SST-9_12.SOC.01-e4 Idement.

Era 5
(2001-Present)

SST-9_12.SOC.01-e4 Expration.


Examment.

Era 1
(1754-1814)

SST-9_12.SOC.02-e1 Explamans.

Era 2
(1814-1877)

SST-9_12.SOC.02-e2 Exption.

Era 3
(1877-1941)

SST-9_12.SOC.02-e3 Expl30s.

Era 4
(1941-2001)

SST-9_12.SOC.02-e4 Identiment.

Era 5
(2001-Present)

SST-9_12.SOC.02-e4 Explation.


Explaect.

Era 1
(1754-1814)

SST-9_12.SOC.03-e1 Explumans.

Era 2
(1814-1877)

SST-9_12.SOC.03-e2 Expuction.

Era 3
(1877-1941)

SST-9_12.SOC.03-e3 Exp1930s.

Era 4
(1941-2001)

SST-9_12.SOC.03-e4 Idement.

Era 5
(2001-Present)

SST-9_12.SOC.03-e4 Exption.


Come.

Era 1
(1754-1814)

SST-9_12.SOC.04-e1 Explamans.

Era 2
(1814-1877)

SST-9_12.SOC.04-e2 Expluction.

Era 3
(1877-1941)

SST-9_12.SOC.04-e3 Expl930s.

Era 4
(1941-2001)

SST-9_12.SOC.04-e4 Idement.

Era 5
(2001-Present)

SST-9_12.SOC.04-e4 Explation.


Analera.

Era 1
(1754-1814)

SST-9_12.SOC.05-e1 Explmans.

Era 2
(1814-1877)

SST-9_12.SOC.05-e2 Exption.

Era 3
(1877-1941)

SST-9_12.SOC.05-e3 Exp30s.

Era 4
(1941-2001)

SST-9_12.SOC.05-e4 Idnment.

Era 5
(2001-Present)

SST-9_12.SOC.05-e4 Exation.


Connecnts.

Era 1
(1754-1814)


Era 2
(1814-1877)

SST-9_12.SOC.06-e2 Execution.

Era 3
(1877-1941)

SST-9_12.SOC.06-e3 Ex930s.

Era 4
(1941-2001)

SST-9_12.SOC.06-e4 Idrnment.

Era 5
(2001-Present)

SST-9_12.SOC.06-e4 Explation.


SST-9_12.PSY Psychology Domain

SST-9_12.PSY.01
Analypose.

Era 1
(1754-1814)

SST-9_12.PSY.01-e1 Expmans.

Era 2
(1814-1877)

SST-9_12.PSY.01-e2 Expion.

Era 3
(1877-1941)

SST-9_12.PSY.01-e3 Exp30s.

Era 4
(1941-2001)

SST-9_12.PSY.01-e4 Idement.

Era 5
(2001-Present)

SST-9_12.PSY.01-e4 Expration.


Examment.

Era 1
(1754-1814)

SST-9_12.PSY.02-e1 Explamans.

Era 2
(1814-1877)

SST-9_12.PSY.02-e2 Exption.

Era 3
(1877-1941)

SST-9_12.PSY.02-e3 Expl30s.

Era 4
(1941-2001)

SST-9_12.PSY.02-e4 Identiment.

Era 5
(2001-Present)

SST-9_12.PSY.02-e4 Explation.


Explaect.

Era 1
(1754-1814)

SST-9_12.PSY.03-e1 Explumans.

Era 2
(1814-1877)

SST-9_12.PSY.03-e2 Expuction.

Era 3
(1877-1941)

SST-9_12.PSY.03-e3 Exp1930s.

Era 4
(1941-2001)

SST-9_12.PSY.03-e4 Idement.

Era 5
(2001-Present)

SST-9_12.PSY.03-e4 Exption.


Come.

Era 1
(1754-1814)

SST-9_12.PSY.04-e1 Explamans.

Era 2
(1814-1877)

SST-9_12.PSY.04-e2 Expluction.

Era 3
(1877-1941)

SST-9_12.PSY.04-e3 Expl930s.

Era 4
(1941-2001)

SST-9_12.PSY.04-e4 Idement.

Era 5
(2001-Present)

SST-9_12.PSY.04-e4 Explation.


Analera.

Era 1
(1754-1814)

SST-9_12.PSY.05-e1 Explmans.

Era 2
(1814-1877)

SST-9_12.PSY.05-e2 Exption.

Era 3
(1877-1941)

SST-9_12.PSY.05-e3 Exp30s.

Era 4
(1941-2001)

SST-9_12.PSY.05-e4 Idnment.

Era 5
(2001-Present)

SST-9_12.PSY.05-e4 Exation.


Connecnts.

Era 1
(1754-1814)


Era 2
(1814-1877)

SST-9_12.PSY.06-e2 Explon.

Era 3
(1877-1941)

SST-9_12.PSY.06-e3 Expl930s.

Era 4
(1941-2001)

SST-9_12.PSY.06-e4 Idement.

Era 5
(2001-Present)

SST-9_12.PSY.06-e4 Extion.