SST-08.4.03

8th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 4: Political Systems

SST-08.4.03 Explain how the U.S. Constitution and Amendments influence society (e.g. voting rights, equal protection, due process).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify the amendments in the Bill of Rights.
  • I can recognize or recall specific terminology, such as:
    • Constitution, Amendment, Preamble, Articles, Ratification, Democracy, Republic, Federal System
    • Petition, Assemble, Quartering, Warrant, Probable Cause, Double Jeopardy, Due Process, Appeal, Right, Tranquility, Bail, Suffrage

Reasoning Targets

  • I can demonstrate extended knowledge and understanding by independently and consistently connecting this standard to real world situations.
  • I can analyze the goals of the Preamble (Why is each of the six goals important?).
  • I can analyze current events, speeches, and/or scenarios and determine which rights apply.
Rubric - Resources

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify the amendments in the Bill of Rights.
  • I can recognize or recall specific terminology, such as:
    • Constitution, Amendment, Preamble, Articles, Ratification, Democracy, Republic, Federal System
    • Petition, Assemble, Quartering, Warrant, Probable Cause, Double Jeopardy, Due Process, Appeal, Right, Tranquility, Bail, Suffrage

Reasoning Targets

  • I can demonstrate extended knowledge and understanding by independently and consistently connecting this standard to real world situations.
  • I can analyze the goals of the Preamble (Why is each of the six goals important?).
  • I can analyze current events, speeches, and/or scenarios and determine which rights apply.

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:

  • identify the amendments in the Bill of Rights.
  • analyze the goals of the Preamble (Why is each of the six goals important?)
  • analyze current events, speeches, and/or scenarios and determine which rights apply.
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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:
    • Constitution, Amendment, Preamble, Articles, Ratification, Democracy, Republic, Federal System
    • Petition, Assemble, Quartering, Warrant, Probable Cause, Double Jeopardy, Due Process, Appeal, Right, Tranquility, Bail, Suffrage

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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