BPS District Social Studies Standards Book

K-12 Grade Bands

- HS History

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SST-HS.H High School History Domain


SST-HS.WH-e2 World History

Era 2: Middle Ages and the Renaissance
SST-HS.WH-e2.01 Analyze historical achievements related to science and technology.
  • SST-HS.WH-e2.01.1 Explain the causes and effects of Medieval social structures using primary and secondary sources.
  • SST-HS.WH-e2.01.2 Explain how the relationship between religious and political bodies impacted the social, cultural, or economic developments of individuals.
  • SST-HS.WH-e2.01.3 Explain the emergence of cultural interaction between Europe and other civilizations.
SST-HS.WH-e2.02 Explain historical changes related to religions and ideologies.
  • SST-HS.WH-e2.02.1 Explain the causes and effects of Medieval social structures using primary and secondary sources.
  • SST-HS.WH-e2.02.2 Explain how the relationship between religious and political bodies impacted the social, cultural, or economic developments of individuals.
  • SST-HS.WH-e2.02.3 Explain the emergence of cultural interaction between Europe and other civilizations.
SST-HS.WH-e2.03 Analyze the effects of different political systems on people.
  • SST-HS.WH-e2.03.1 Explain the causes and effects of Medieval social structures using primary and secondary sources.
  • SST-HS.WH-e2.03.2 Explain how the relationship between religious and political bodies impacted the social, cultural, or economic developments of individuals.
  • SST-HS.WH-e2.03.3 Explain the emergence of cultural interaction between Europe and other civilizations.
SST-HS.WH-e2.04 Analyze the influence of social, cultural, and economic developments on individuals.
  • SST-HS.WH-e2.04.1 Explain the causes and effects of Medieval social structures using primary and secondary sources.
  • SST-HS.WH-e2.04.2 Explain how the relationship between religious and political bodies impacted the social, cultural, or economic developments of individuals.
  • SST-HS.WH-e2.04.3 Explain the emergence of cultural interaction between Europe and other civilizations.
SST-HS.WH-e2.05 Analyze causes and effects of global events in the past using primary and/or secondary sources.
  • SST-HS.WH-e2.05.1 Explain the causes and effects of Medieval social structures using primary and secondary sources.
  • SST-HS.WH-e2.05.2 Explain how the relationship between religious and political bodies impacted the social, cultural, or economic developments of individuals.
  • SST-HS.WH-e2.05.3 Explain the emergence of cultural interaction between Europe and other civilizations.
SST-HS.WH-e2.06 Explain how past events connect to the present.
  • SST-HS.WH-e2.06.1 Explain the causes and effects of Medieval social structures using primary and secondary sources.
  • SST-HS.WH-e2.06.2 Explain how the relationship between religious and political bodies impacted the social, cultural, or economic developments of individuals.
  • SST-HS.WH-e2.06.3 Explain the emergence of cultural interaction between Europe and other civilizations.

SST-HS.WH-e3 World History

Era 3: Age of Revolutions
SST-HS.WH-e3.01 Analyze historical achievements related to science and technology.
  • SST-HS.WH-e3.01.1 Explain the causes and global effects of religious division.
  • SST-HS.WH-e3.01.2 Explain the global connections developed during this era as a result of exploration.
  • SST-HS.WH-e3.01.3 Examine and explain the influence of revolutions on social and political aspects of individuals’ lives.
  • SST-HS.WH-e3.01.4 Explain advancements related to science and technology and the global impact of these advancements.
SST-HS.WH-e3.02 Explain historical changes related to religions and ideologies.
  • SST-HS.WH-e3.02.1 Explain the causes and global effects of religious division.
  • SST-HS.WH-e3.02.2 Explain the global connections developed during this era as a result of exploration.
  • SST-HS.WH-e3.02.3 Examine and explain the influence of revolutions on social and political aspects of individuals’ lives.
  • SST-HS.WH-e3.02.4 Explain advancements related to science and technology and the global impact of these advancements.
SST-HS.WH-e3.03 Analyze the effects of different political systems on people.
  • SST-HS.WH-e3.03.1 Explain the causes and global effects of religious division.
  • SST-HS.WH-e3.03.2 Explain the global connections developed during this era as a result of exploration.
  • SST-HS.WH-e3.03.3 Examine and explain the influence of revolutions on social and political aspects of individuals’ lives.
  • SST-HS.WH-e3.03.4 Explain advancements related to science and technology and the global impact of these advancements.
SST-HS.WH-e3.04 Analyze the influence of social, cultural, and economic developments on individuals.
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  • SST-HS.WH-e3.04.1 Explain the causes and global effects of religious division.
  • SST-HS.WH-e3.04.2 Explain the global connections developed during this era as a result of exploration.
  • SST-HS.WH-e3.04.3 Examine and explain the influence of revolutions on social and political aspects of individuals’ lives.
  • SST-HS.WH-e3.04.4 Explain advancements related to science and technology and the global impact of these advancements.
SST-HS.WH-e3.05 Analyze causes and effects of global events in the past using primary and/or secondary sources.
  • SST-HS.WH-e3.05.1 Explain the causes and global effects of religious division.
  • SST-HS.WH-e3.05.2 Explain the global connections developed during this era as a result of exploration.
  • SST-HS.WH-e3.05.3 Examine and explain the influence of revolutions on social and political aspects of individuals’ lives.
  • SST-HS.WH-e3.05.4 Explain advancements related to science and technology and the global impact of these advancements.
SST-HS.WH-e3.06 Explain how past events connect to the present.
  • SST-HS.WH-e3.06.1 Explain the causes and global effects of religious division.
  • SST-HS.WH-e3.06.2 Explain the global connections developed during this era as a result of exploration.
  • SST-HS.WH-e3.06.3 Examine and explain the influence of revolutions on social and political aspects of individuals’ lives.
  • SST-HS.WH-e3.06.4 Explain advancements related to science and technology and the global impact of these advancements.

SST-HS.WH-e4 World History

Era 4: Age of Global War and Globalization
SST-HS.WH-e4.01 Analyze historical achievements related to science and technology.
  • SST-HS.WH-e4.01.1 Analyze the causes and global effects of the world wars.
  • SST-HS.WH-e4.01.2 Explain how political or social ideologies shaped the 20th century.
  • SST-HS.WH-e4.01.3 Explain the social, cultural, or economic changes influenced by globalization.
SST-HS.WH-e4.02 Explain historical changes related to religions and ideologies.
  • SST-HS.WH-e4.02.1 Analyze the causes and global effects of the world wars.
  • SST-HS.WH-e4.02.2 Explain how political or social ideologies shaped the 20th century.
  • SST-HS.WH-e4.02.3 Explain the social, cultural, or economic changes influenced by globalization.
SST-HS.WH-e4.03 Analyze the effects of different political systems on people.
  • SST-HS.WH-e4.03.1 Analyze the causes and global effects of the world wars.
  • SST-HS.WH-e4.03.2 Explain how political or social ideologies shaped the 20th century.
  • SST-HS.WH-e4.03.3 Explain the social, cultural, or economic changes influenced by globalization.
SST-HS.WH-e4.04 Analyze the influence of social, cultural, and economic developments on individuals.
  • SST-HS.WH-e4.04.1 Analyze the causes and global effects of the world wars.
  • SST-HS.WH-e4.04.2 Explain how political or social ideologies shaped the 20th century.
  • SST-HS.WH-e4.04.3 Explain the social, cultural, or economic changes influenced by globalization.
SST-HS.WH-e4.05 Analyze causes and effects of global events in the past using primary and/or secondary sources.
  • SST-HS.WH-e4.05.1 Analyze the causes and global effects of the world wars.
  • SST-HS.WH-e4.05.2 Explain how political or social ideologies shaped the 20th century.
  • SST-HS.WH-e4.05.3 Explain the social, cultural, or economic changes influenced by globalization.
SST-HS.WH-e4.06 Explain how past events connect to the present.
  • SST-HS.WH-e4.06.1 Analyze the causes and global effects of the world wars.
  • SST-HS.WH-e4.06.2 Explain how political or social ideologies shaped the 20th century.
  • SST-HS.WH-e4.06.3 Explain the social, cultural, or economic changes influenced by globalization.

SST-HS.US-e3 United States History

Era 3: (1877-1941)
SST-HS.US-e3.01 Analyze primary and secondary sources with attention to reliability, impact, and purpose.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.01.1 Explain the causes and consequences of the Industrial Revolution on American society.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.01.2 Explain the social, cultural, and economic impact of local, state, and federal government policy on American people.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.01.3 Explain the impact of the United States’ transformation into an imperialist power.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.01.4 Explain the causes and effects of the United States’ entrance into World War I.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.01.5 Explain the political, social and economic changes of the 1920s.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.01.6 Explain the political, social and economic events of the 1930s.
SST-HS.US-e3.02 Examine the impact of multiple perspectives on social, political, and cultural development.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.02.1 Explain the causes and consequences of the Industrial Revolution on American society.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.02.2 Explain the social, cultural, and economic impact of local, state, and federal government policy on American people.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.02.3 Explain the impact of the United States’ transformation into an imperialist power.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.02.4 Explain the causes and effects of the United States’ entrance into World War I.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.02.5 Explain the political, social and economic changes of the 1920s.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.02.6 Explain the political, social and economic events of the 1930s.
SST-HS.US-e3.03 Explain the relationship of events focusing on the link(s) between cause and effect.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.03.1 Explain the causes and consequences of the Industrial Revolution on American society.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.03.2 Explain the social, cultural, and economic impact of local, state, and federal government policy on American people.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.03.3 Explain the impact of the United States’ transformation into an imperialist power.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.03.4 Explain the causes and effects of the United States’ entrance into World War I.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.03.5 Explain the political, social and economic changes of the 1920s.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.03.6 Explain the political, social and economic events of the 1930s.
SST-HS.US-e3.04 Compare how historical elements change over time.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.04.1 Explain the causes and consequences of the Industrial Revolution on American society.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.04.2 Explain the social, cultural, and economic impact of local, state, and federal government policy on American people.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.04.3 Explain the impact of the United States’ transformation into an imperialist power.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.04.4 Explain the causes and effects of the United States’ entrance into World War I.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.04.5 Explain the political, social and economic changes of the 1920s.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.04.6 Explain the political, social and economic events of the 1930s.
SST-HS.US-e3.05 Analyze the significant contributions of people and policy, and the influence on an era.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.05.1 Explain the causes and consequences of the Industrial Revolution on American society.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.05.2 Explain the social, cultural, and economic impact of local, state, and federal government policy on American people.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.05.3 Explain the impact of the United States’ transformation into an imperialist power.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.05.4 Explain the causes and effects of the United States’ entrance into World War I.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.05.5 Explain the political, social and economic changes of the 1920s.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.05.6 Explain the political, social and economic events of the 1930s.
SST-HS.US-e3.06 Connect the past to the present using current events.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.06.1 Explain the causes and consequences of the Industrial Revolution on American society.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.06.2 Explain the social, cultural, and economic impact of local, state, and federal government policy on American people.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.06.3 Explain the impact of the United States’ transformation into an imperialist power.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.06.4 Explain the causes and effects of the United States’ entrance into World War I.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.06.5 Explain the political, social and economic changes of the 1920s.
  • SST-HS.US-e3.06.6 Explain the political, social and economic events of the 1930s.

SST-HS.US-e4 United States History

Era 4: (1941-2001)
SST-HS.US-e4.01 Analyze primary and secondary sources with attention to reliability, impact, and purpose.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.01.1 Explain the causes and consequences of U.S. involvement in World War II.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.01.2 Explain the economic and/or social issues of the era and their long-lasting effects.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.01.3 Explain the United States’ reactions toward the growth of communism.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.01.4 Explain the impact of rapid technological change on society.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.01.5 Compare and contrast how different groups competed for equality and the effectiveness of various movements.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.01.6 Identify and explain how domestic issues changed United States’ perceptions of government.
SST-HS.US-e4.02 Examine the impact of multiple perspectives on social, political, and cultural development.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.02.1 Explain the causes and consequences of U.S. involvement in World War II.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.02.2 Explain the economic and/or social issues of the era and their long-lasting effects.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.02.3 Explain the United States’ reactions toward the growth of communism.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.02.4 Explain the impact of rapid technological change on society.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.02.5 Compare and contrast how different groups competed for equality and the effectiveness of various movements.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.02.6 Identify and explain how domestic issues changed United States’ perceptions of government.
SST-HS.US-e4.03 Explain the relationship of events focusing on the link(s) between cause and effect.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.03.1 Explain the causes and consequences of U.S. involvement in World War II.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.03.2 Explain the economic and/or social issues of the era and their long-lasting effects.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.03.3 Explain the United States’ reactions toward the growth of communism.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.03.4 Explain the impact of rapid technological change on society.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.03.5 Compare and contrast how different groups competed for equality and the effectiveness of various movements.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.03.6 Identify and explain how domestic issues changed United States’ perceptions of government.
SST-HS.US-e4.04 Compare how historical elements change over time.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.04.1 Explain the causes and consequences of U.S. involvement in World War II.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.04.2 Explain the economic and/or social issues of the era and their long-lasting effects.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.04.3 Explain the United States’ reactions toward the growth of communism.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.04.4 Explain the impact of rapid technological change on society.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.04.5 Compare and contrast how different groups competed for equality and the effectiveness of various movements.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.04.6 Identify and explain how domestic issues changed United States’ perceptions of government.
SST-HS.US-e4.05 Analyze the significant contributions of people, policy, and the influence on an era.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.05.1 Explain the causes and consequences of U.S. involvement in World War II.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.05.2 Explain the economic and/or social issues of the era and their long-lasting effects.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.05.3 Explain the United States’ reactions toward the growth of communism.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.05.4 Explain the impact of rapid technological change on society.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.05.5 Compare and contrast how different groups competed for equality and the effectiveness of various movements.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.05.6 Identify and explain how domestic issues changed United States’ perceptions of government.
SST-HS.US-e4.06 Connect the past to the present using current events.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.06.1 Explain the causes and consequences of U.S. involvement in World War II.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.06.2 Explain the economic and/or social issues of the era and their long-lasting effects.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.06.3 Explain the United States’ reactions toward the growth of communism.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.06.4 Explain the impact of rapid technological change on society.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.06.5 Compare and contrast how different groups competed for equality and the effectiveness of various movements.
  • SST-HS.US-e4.06.6 Identify and explain how domestic issues changed United States’ perceptions of government.

SST-HS.US-e5 United States History

Era 5: (2001-Present)
SST-HS.US-e5.01 Analyze primary and secondary sources with attention to reliability, impact, and purpose.
  • SST-HS.US-e5.01.1 Connect the changing political and social climate to United States’ involvement as a global superpower.
  • SST-HS.US-e5.01.2 Explain the social, cultural, and economic impact of changes as a result of technology.
  • SST-HS.US-e5.01.3 Explain the social, political, and cultural influences on government policies regarding global immigration.
SST-HS.US-e5.02 Examine the impact of multiple perspectives on social, political, and cultural development.
  • SST-HS.US-e5.02.1 Connect the changing political and social climate to United States’ involvement as a global superpower.
  • SST-HS.US-e5.02.2 Explain the social, cultural, and economic impact of changes as a result of technology.
  • SST-HS.US-e5.02.3 Explain the social, political, and cultural influences on government policies regarding global immigration.
SST-HS.US-e5.03 Explain the relationship of events focusing on the link(s) between cause and effect.
  • SST-HS.US-e5.03.1 Connect the changing political and social climate to United States’ involvement as a global superpower.
  • SST-HS.US-e5.03.2 Explain the social, cultural, and economic impact of changes as a result of technology.
  • SST-HS.US-e5.03.3 Explain the social, political, and cultural influences on government policies regarding global immigration.
SST-HS.US-e5.04 Compare how historical elements change over time.
  • SST-HS.US-e5.04.1 Connect the changing political and social climate to United States’ involvement as a global superpower.
  • SST-HS.US-e5.04.2 Explain the social, cultural, and economic impact of changes as a result of technology.
  • SST-HS.US-e5.04.3 Explain the social, political, and cultural influences on government policies regarding global immigration.
SST-HS.US-e5.05 Analyze the significant contributions of people, policy, and the influence on an era.
  • SST-HS.US-e5.05.1 Connect the changing political and social climate to United States’ involvement as a global superpower.
  • SST-HS.US-e5.05.2 Explain the social, cultural, and economic impact of changes as a result of technology.
  • SST-HS.US-e5.05.3 Explain the social, political, and cultural influences on government policies regarding global immigration.
SST-HS.US-e5.06 Connect the past to the present using current events.
  • SST-HS.US-e5.06.1 Connect the changing political and social climate to United States’ involvement as a global superpower.
  • SST-HS.US-e5.06.2 Explain the social, cultural, and economic impact of changes as a result of technology.
  • SST-HS.US-e5.06.3 Explain the social, political, and cultural influences on government policies regarding global immigration.

SST-HS.ND North Dakota History

SST-HS.ND.01 Examine the physical and human geography of North Dakota and how it has changed.
  • SST-HS.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-HS.ND.01.2 Explain the human settlement patterns in North Dakota.
  • SST-HS.ND.01.3 Interpret current thematic maps to identify where people live and work, and how land is used.
SST-HS.ND.02 Explain the development and functions of North Dakota’s state and local governments, tribal governments and the role of citizens.
  • SST-HS.ND.02.1 Describe the structure, role, and formation of tribal governments, both present and past, in North Dakota.
  • SST-HS.ND.02.2 Describe the formation, structure, and modern role of the territorial, state, county, and local government of North Dakota.
  • SST-HS.ND.02.3 Explain the impact of political organizations and individual citizens on the political systems and institutions of North Dakota.
SST-HS.ND.03 Evaluate the major industries and economic activities in North Dakota.
  • SST-HS.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-HS.ND.03.2 Identify the current economic activities in the state of North Dakota and evaluate their positive and negative impact.
SST-HS.ND.04 Analyze the historical and current events and their impact on the development of North Dakota.
  • SST-HS.ND.04.1 Identify the Native American groups in North Dakota before European contact and describe their culture.
  • SST-HS.ND.04.2 Analyze European exploration and early settlement of North Dakota and its impact on Native American groups.
  • SST-HS.ND.04.3 Describe the major factors that brought settlers to North Dakota.
  • SST-HS.ND.04.4 Analyze the effect of government policy, both historical and modern, toward Native American groups in North Dakota.
  • SST-HS.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-HS.ND.04.6 Use various primary and secondary resources to acquire, analyze, and evaluate information.