BPS District Social Studies Standards Book

SST Standards

Standard 1:

SST Standard 1 Skills and Resources IconSkills and Resources

Students apply Social Studies skills and resources.


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.