SST-08.4.01

8th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 4: Political Systems

SST-08.4.01 Explain the connections between the rights and responsibilities of citizenship (e.g. voting and staying informed on issues; being tried by a jury and serving on juries; having rights and respecting the rights of others.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can recognize or recall specific terminology such as: Magna Carta, Citizen, Bill of Rights, Colonist, Social Contract, Civil Disobedience, Trial by Jury, Parliament.
  • I can explain the purpose of the Bill of Rights from a citizen’s perspective.
  • I can explain the rights and limitations of each American citizen. (What rights do minors have? What rights are not granted to minors?)
  • I can give examples of behaviors of responsible citizens.  

 Reasoning Targets

  • I can demonstrate extended knowledge and understanding by independently and consistently connecting this standard to real world situations. 

 Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can use media to stay informed.

Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0

In addition to Score 3.0, in-depth inferences and applications that go beyond what was taught.

The student:

demonstrates extended knowledge and understanding independently and consistently by connecting to historical and/or current world situations.
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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 student can:

  • explain the purpose of the Bill of Rights from a citizen’s perspective.
  • explain the rights and limitations of each American citizen.
    • What rights do minors have?
    • What rights are not granted to minors?
  • give examples of behaviors of responsible citizens.
  • use media to stay informed
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  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

There are no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes as the student:

  • recognizes or recalls specific terminology, such as:
    • Magna Carta, Citizen, Bill of Rights, Colonist, Social Contract, Civil Disobedience, Trial by Jury, Parliament
However, the student exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes.
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  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).
0.0 Even with help, the student demonstrates no understanding or skill. -

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