SST-07.4.02

7th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 4: Political Systems

SST-07.4.02 Explain how people create and change structures of power (e.g., force, elections, wars, reactions to economic conditions and natural disasters).

Student Learning Targets:

Reasoning Targets

  • I can explain the relationship and conflicts among the North American countries.
  • I can explain the rights and responsibilities of being a citizen in different North American countries (e.g. Cuba, America, Canada, etc.).

Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0

In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.

Hypothesize how an economic crisis in one North American country would affect the other countries.
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  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0

“The Standard.” The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.

The student:

  • compares and contrasts commonwealth, state, and independent country.
  • analyzes the pros and cons of commonwealths, states, independent countries.
  • Creates a chart describing the government types.

  • Determines which government would be most beneficial as a citizen? As a ruler?

  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0

The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content) as the student:

  • recognizes or recalls specific terminology, such as:

    • NAFTA, communism, dictator, exile, interdependent, province, territory, imports, exports, etc.
  • performs basic processes, such as:

    • identifies leaders of other countries in the Western Hemisphere.

    • identifies the role of the citizen in each of the government types.

  • When given a term, identify the correct definition.

  • Identify leaders when given their country.

  • When given a government type, identify the roles of the citizens.

  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).

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