Does Geography Determine Destiny?
The BPSS (SST) Social Studies Standards in Learnbps is Bismarck Public School District's 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.
SST-MS.C Civics Domain
SST-MS.C.01 Explain the historical and philosophical foundations of government.
Evaluate the thoughts of major political philosophers.
SST-MS.C.02 Analyze the structures and functions of governments.
Differentiate/compare forms and origins of governments.
Examine the role and purposes of government.
SST-MS.G Geography Domain
SST-MS.G.01 Describe the physical processes that shape the Earth’s surface and how these affect the lives of people who live there.
Describe the physical processes that shape the Earth’s surface.
Explain the factors that cause different types of climates and ecosystems, and their latitudes/locations.
Identify how major ecosystems provide raw materials.
Analyze the physical and human characteristics of a place.
Describe how combinations of human decisions and natural forces can lead to (or help people avoid) a natural disaster.
SST-MS.G.02 Analyze the movement of people, goods, ideas, technology, etc. throughout the world.
Explain how movement of goods, information, and population are affected by technology.
Describe patterns of settlement and explain why people settle where they do and how they make their living.
Explain the patterns, causes, and consequences of major human migrations.
SST-MS.G.03 Analyze the unifying physical and human characteristics of a region and their formal and informal boundaries.
Describe the differences and similarities among cultures around the world.
Analyze the physical and human characteristics of a region.
Interpret how culture and experience influence people’s perception of places and regions.
Identify factors that contribute to conflict and cooperation between cultural groups from multiple perspectives.
SST-MS.G.04 Use geographic tools to locate both the absolute and relative location of places and regions around the world.
Explain and use a variety of geographic tools to study the world on global, regional, and local scales and draw conclusions.
Apply the skills of geographic inquiry to analyze a geographic problem or issue.
SST-MS.G.05 Analyze how human beings are dependent upon, adapt to, and modify their environment to meet their needs.
Explain how people have modified the environment and used technology to make places more suitable for humans.
Analyze how human changes to the environment in one region or place can affect another.