7th Grade Social Studies


Prioritized Benchmarks

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SST-07.1

BPSS-SST logoStandard 1:

Skills and Resources

Students apply Social Studies skills and resources.

Narrative for the Skills and Resources

In the future this will contain narratives and other information about the Standard.

Calculation Method for Standards

Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. The Standard Grade is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. Click on the benchmark name below each Standard to access the learning targets and proficiency rubrics for each standard's related benchmarks.


SST-07.1.03

7th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 1: Skills and Resources

SST-07.1.03 Interpret world maps, charts, graphs, and diagrams to acquire information about people, places, and environments.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify the major landmarks of the country being studied.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can provide an example of each of the five themes in reference to the country being studied (location, place, Human Environment Interaction, movement, regions).
  • I can explain my chosen example of each of the five themes in reference to the country being studied (location, place, Human Environment Interaction, movement, regions).

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can use a map to find specific places.

Proficiency Scale

Score   Description: SST-07.1.03 Interpret world maps, charts, graphs, and diagrams to acquire information about people, places, and environments. 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. -
  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 demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.

The student:
  • uses Latitude and Longitude
  • demonstrates understanding of scale, key and compass rose
  • analyzes maps, charts, graphs and diagrams to gather information
 The student exhibits no major errors or omissions.
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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:

  • identifies the major landmarks of the country being studied.

  • provides an example of each of the five themes in reference to the country being studied (location, place, Human Environment Interaction, movement, regions).

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).

Resources

Websites - Provided by individual teacher

Vocabulary - Provided by individual teacher

 


SST-07.1.04

7th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 1: Skills and Resources

SST-07.1.04 Construct world maps (e.g., topographical, political, thematic, physical), charts, graphs, and diagrams to illustrate understanding of people, places, and environments.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can include all of the requested requirements on the assigned checklist (rivers, landforms, etc.)

Product Targets

  • I can create a map using several characteristics of a map (including key, scale, and cardinal directions)
  • I can construct maps of different locations of the world.
  • I can construct a map that is readable and accurate.

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.  
  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 demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.

The student:
  • follows all requested requirements of the assigned checklist.
  • labels all of the required location.
  • creates a presentable project (map).
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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

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:

  • follows only some aspects of the assigned checklist.
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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).

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  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).

Resources

Websites - Provided by individual teacher

Vocabulary - Provided by individual teacher


SST-07.1.06

7th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 1: Skills and Resources

SST-07.1.06 Use maps to find location, calculate scale, and distinguish other geographic relationships (e.g., latitude and longitude, population density).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can explain the difference between relative and absolute location.
  • I can describe a location based on its human and physical features.
  • I can identify the US states and capitals and major landform.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can use latitude and longitude to find a location on a map.
  • I can use a map to find specific location.

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. -
  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 demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.

The student:

  • explains the difference between relative and absolute location.
  • identifies various locations and landforms.
  • uses latitude and longitude to find locations on a map.
  • calculates distance using map scales.
  • explains relationships among regions using various maps.
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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

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).

The student:

  • defines absolute and relative location.
  • defines latitude and longitude.
  • describes a location based on its human and physical features.
  • uses a map to find specific locations.
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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).

Resources

Websites  - Provided by individual teacher

Vocabulary - Provided by individual teacher

 


SST-07.1.08

7th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 1: Skills and Resources

SST-07.1.08 Apply research skills (e.g., ask questions; acquire, organize, and analyze information) to answer questions.

Student Learning Targets:

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can read to acquire, organize, and analyze information.
  • I can ask insightful questions about the assigned reading materials if necessary or prompted.

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. -
  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 demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.

The student:

  • applies research skills to answer questions accurately.
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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

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:

  • applies research skills to answer questions with minor errors.
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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).

Resources

Websites - Provided by individual teacher

Vocabulary - Provided by individual teacher


SST-07.2

BPSS-SST logoStandard 2:

Important Historical Events

Students understand important historical events.

Narrative for the Important Historical Events

In the future this will contain narratives and other information about the Standard.

Calculation Method for Standards

Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. The Standard Grade is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. Click on the benchmark name below each Standard to access the learning targets and proficiency rubrics for each standard's related benchmarks.


SST-07.2.01

7th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 2: History

SST-07.2.01 Identify major historical events and issues (e.g., conflicts and resolutions, natural resources) within regions of the world and their impact.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify causes, effects, and time frame of the major historical events in reference to the country being studied.
  • I can identify the causes of the major historical event in reference to the country being studied.
  • I can identify the effects of the major historical event in reference to the country being studied.
  • I can identify the time frame of the major historical event in reference to the country being studied.  

Reasoning Targets

  • I can explain the impact of a major historical event in the region being studied.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can compare the history, government, and culture of early American civilizations.
  • I can explain the significant cultural principles of major countries of the Western Hemisphere.
  • I can explain the significant historical events of major countries of Western Hemisphere.

Proficiency Scale

Click here to view the United States proficiency scale.

Click here to view the Canada proficiency scale. 

Click here to view the Central America proficiency scale.

Click here to view the South America proficiency scale.

Resources

Websites  - Provided by individual teacher

Vocabulary - Provided by individual teacher

 


SST-07.2.02

7th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 2: History

SST-07.2.02 Describe events and issues (e.g., natural resources, energy resources, wars/conflicts, religion) affecting the world today.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify current issues.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can explain both sides of a current issue and give an opinion supported by facts.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can use current and varied resources to answer questions about current events and issues.

Proficiency Scale

Score   Description: SST-07.2.2 Describe events and issues (e.g., natural resources, energy resources, wars/conflicts, religion) affecting the world today. 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. -
  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 demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.

The student can:

  • explain both sides of a current issue and give an opinion supported by facts.

The student exhibits no major errors or omissions.

-Domestic (economy, immigration, education)

-Foreign affairs (war, international aid)

-Health issues (Ebola, obesity, school lunch)

-Environmental issues (natural resources, oil boom)
  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:

  • identifies a current issue and provides a general explanation of it.

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).

Resources

Websites - Provided by individual teacher

Vocabulary - Provided by individual teacher

 


SST-07.3

BPSS-SST logoStandard 3:

Economic Concepts

Students understand economic concepts and the characteristics of various economic systems.

Narrative for the Economic Concepts

In the future this will contain narratives and other information about the Standard.

Calculation Method for Standards

Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. The Standard Grade is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. Click on the benchmark name below each Standard to access the learning targets and proficiency rubrics for each standard's related benchmarks.


SST-07.3.01

7th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 3: Economics

SST-07.3.01 Identify how people organize for the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services (e.g., economic systems; i.e., capitalism, socialism, communism).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can describe how a product travels from producer to consumer.
  • I can explain why it is necessary to create industry on a large scale.
  • I can explain how production was increased due to the Industrial Revolution.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can compare and contrast major economic systems.
  • I can compare the history, government, and culture of early American civilizations.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can evaluate the relationship and conflicts among the North American countries.
  • I can summarize how production was increased due to the Industrial Revolution.

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. -
  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:

  • describes the causes and effects of the Industrial Revolution.
  • explains how large scale industry changed Europe and America.
  • identifies the pros and cons of the Industrial Revolution.
  • When given an event in the Industrial Revolution, determine the effect.

  • Create a chart listing the pros and cons of the Industrial Revolution.

  • Summarize how large scale industry changed Europe and America, specifically relating to urbanization and social issues. 

  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: Industrial Revolution, invention, assembly line, capital, urbanization, etc.
  • identify various inventions (e.g. Spinning Jenny, telegraph, telephone, etc.)
  • identify various inventors (e.g. Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, James Watt).
  • When given a term, give the definition.

  • When given an invention, explain what it does

  • When given an inventor, describe their contributions to the Industrial Revolution.

  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).

Resources

Websites

Vocabulary



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