K-12 Grade Bands
9-12 Grade Levels
In High School, your child will be studying about .... 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.C Civics Domain
SST-HS.C.01 Explain the historical and philosophical foundations of government.
SST-HS.C.02 Analyze the structures and functions of governments.
Differentiate/compare forms and origins of governments.
Examine the role and purposes of government.
Analyze the structure, principles, and interpretation of the Constitution of the United States.
Explain the relationship among federal, state, tribal, and local governmental powers.
Explain the purposes, organization, powers, and processes of tribal and local governments.
SST-HS.C.03 Describe the rights and liberties of individuals.
SST-HS.C.04 Investigate the role and responsibilities of citizenship in society.
Explain how citizens can influence government.
Describe and evaluate the criteria and process for naturalization in the United States.
Explain how citizens’ personal and civic responsibilities are important to the preservation and improvement of United States constitutional republic.
Identify bias and evaluate its role in media sources.
Demonstrate active participation in civic life.
SST-HS.E Economics Domain
SST-HS.E.01 Analyze the concept of scarcity when making economic decisions.
SST-HS.E.03 Analyze how supply and demand impact the allocation of goods and services.
SST-HS.E.04 Analyze the various institutions that drive and support the market economy.
SST-HS.E.05 Evaluate the various macroeconomic measurements available to determine an economy’s size and strength.
Describe various measurements of macroeconomics.
SST-HS.E.07 Evaluate the elements of responsible personal finance.
SST-HS.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-HS.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-HS.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-HS.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-HS.G.05 Analyze how human beings are dependent upon, adapt to, and modify their environment to meet their needs.
SST-HS.WH World History History
SST-HS.WH_a World History Anchor Domain
- SST-HS.WH_a.01 Analyze primary and secondary sources with attention to reliability, impact, and purpose.
- SST-HS.WH_a.02 Examine the impact of multiple perspectives on social, political, and cultural development.
- SST-HS.WH_a.03 Explain the relationship of events focusing on the link(s) between cause and effect.
SST-HS.WH_e1.b Era 1: Emergence of Civilizations and Religions Around the Globe.
- SST-HS.WH_e1.b1 Explain multiple achievements of civilizations and connect them to the present.
- SST-HS.WH_e1.b2 Describe the belief systems or religions of early civilizations.
- SST-HS.WH_e1.b3 Explain the impact of the development of agriculture on the social, cultural, and economic lives of individuals.
- SST-HS.WH_e1.b4 Explain how political systems impacted the people in Greece and Rome and how those political systems connect to the present.
SST-HS.WH_e2.b Era 2: Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
- SST-HS.WH_e2.b1 Explain the causes and effects of Medieval social structures using primary and secondary sources.
- SST-HS.WH_e2.b2 Explain how the relationship between religious and political bodies impacted the social, cultural, or economic developments of individuals.
- SST-HS.WH_e2.b3 Explain the emergence of cultural interaction between Europe and other civilizations..
SST-HS.WH_e3.b Era 3: Age of Revolutions.
- SST-HS.WH_e3.b1 Explain the causes and global effects of religious division.
- SST-HS.WH_e3.b2 Explain the global connections developed during this era because of exploration.
- SST-HS.WH_e3.b3 Examine and explain the influence of revolutions on social and political aspects of individuals' lives.
- SST-HS.WH_e3.b4 Explain advancements related to science and technology and the global impact of these advancements..
SST-HS.WH_e4.b Era 4: Age of Global War and Globalization.
SST-HS.US United States History
SST-HS.US_a US History Anchor Domain
- SST-HS.US_a.01 Analyze primary and secondary sources with attention to reliability, impact, and purpose.
- SST-HS.US_a.02 Examine the impact of multiple perspectives on social, political, and cultural development.
- SST-HS.US_a.03 Explain the relationship of events focusing on the link(s) between cause and effect.
SST-HS.US_e3.b (1877-1941) Era3:
- SST-HS.US_e3.b1 - Explain the causes and consequences of the Industrial Revolution on American society.
- SST-HS.US_e3.b2 - Explain the social, cultural, and economic impact of local, state, and federal government policy on American people.
- SST-HS.US_e3.b3 - Explain the impact of the United States’ transformation into an imperialist power.
- SST-HS.US_e3.b4 - Explain the causes and effects of the United States’ entrance into World War I.
- SST-HS.US_e3.b5 - Explain the political, social and economic changes of the 1920s.
- SST-HS.US_e3.b6 - Explain the political, social and economic events of the 1930s.
SST-HS.US_e4.b (1941-2001) Era 4:
- SST-HS.US_e4.b1 - Explain the causes and consequences of U.S. involvement in World War II.
- SST-HS.US_e4.b2 - Explain the economic and/or social issues of the era and their long-lasting effects.
- SST-HS.US_e4.b3 - Explain the United States' reactions toward the growth of communism.
- SST-HS.US_e4.b4 - Explain the impact of rapid technological change on society.
- SST-HS.US_e4.b5 - Compare and contrast how different groups competed for equality and the effectiveness of various movements.
- SST-HS.US_e4.b6 - Identify and explain how domestic issues changed United States' perceptions of government.
SST-HS.US_e5.b (2001 - Present) Era 5:
- SST-HS.US_e5.b1 - Connect the changing political and social climate to United States' involvement as a global superpower.
- SST-HS.US_e5.b2 - Explain the social, cultural, and economic impact of changes because of technology.
- SST-HS.US_e5.b3 - 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.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.