BPS District Social Studies Standards Book

SST Standards

Standard 2:

SST Standard 2 Historical Events IconImportant Historical Events

Students understand important historical events.


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.