BPS District Social Studies Standards Book
K-12 Grade Bands
9-12 Grade Levels
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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.