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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-07.1.01

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

SST-07.1.01 Explain different uses of maps (e.g., political, physical, topographical, thematic, cartograms).

Student Learning Targets:

Reasoning Targets

  • I can describe the difference between physical, political and thematic maps.
  • I can locate places on physical, political and thematic maps.
  • I can identify the purpose of a political, physical and thematic map.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can explain the significant geographical features of the countries of North America
  • I can explain the significant geographical features of the countries of South America.
  • I can interpret world maps charts and graphs

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. -
  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). -
  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. -

Resources

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Vocabulary


SST-07.1.02

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

SST-07.1.02 Identify purposes, distinguishing characteristics, and limitations of different map projections (e.g., Mercator, conic, polar).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

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. -
  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). -
  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. -

Resources

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Vocabulary


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.

-
  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.
-
  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-07.1.05

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

SST-07.1.05 Create mental maps of the world that demonstrate understanding of relative location, direction, size, and shape (e.g., freehand maps).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify the difference between relative and absolute location

Reasoning Targets

  • I can explain where a location is based upon relative location.
  • I can identify which hemisphere continents and/or countries are located.
  • I can use cardinal and intermediate directions to descibe a location's relationship to another.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can locate all 7 continents and 4 major oceans.
  • I can use latitude and longitude to find a location on a map

Product Targets

  • I can create a map using several characteristics of a map (scale , key, cardnal directions) 

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. -
  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). -
  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. -

Resources

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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-07.1.07

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

SST-07.1.07 Interpret and analyze primary and secondary sources (e.g., artifacts, journals, interviews, books, magazines, photographs) to understand people, places, and environments.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can tell the difference between primary and secondary sources.
  • I can explain the rights of (or lack of) Cuban citizens.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can look at a picture and think about what is happening.
  • I can summarize a primary document.
  • I can draw a correct compass rose relative to any given map.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can summarize the rights and responsibilities of being a citizen in the United States, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.
  • I can evaluate the relationship and conflicts among the North American Countries.

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. -
  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). -
  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. -

Resources

Websites

Vocabulary


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


SST-07.3.02

7th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 3: Economics

SST-07.3.02 Differentiate among currency values and their exchange rates.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

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. -
  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). -
  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. -

Resources

Websites

Vocabulary


SST-07.3.03

7th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 3: Economics

SST-07.3.03 Identify major historical events and issues (e.g., conflicts and resolutions, natural resources) within regions of the world and their impact world today.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can explain how trade goods travel around the world.
  • I can define trade partners of the United States.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

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. -
  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). -
  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. -

Resources

Websites

Vocabulary


SST-07.3.04

7th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 3: Economics

SST-07.3.04 Identify ways (e.g., GNP, GDP, literacy rate, industrialization) to measure economic progress.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

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. -
  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). -
  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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SST-07.4

BPSS-SST logoStandard 4:

Government and Citizenship

Students understand the development, functions, and forms of various political institutions and the role of the citizen in government and society.

Narrative for the Government and Citizenship

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-07.4.01

7th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 4: Political Systems

SST-07.4.01 Compare the rights and responsibilities of citizens from a variety of countries (e.g. United States, Indonesia, Iran, Australia, India, China, Germany, Poland, Brazil, Ghana).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can explain the rights of Cuban citizens.

 Reasoning Targets

  • I can compare and contrast the rights and responsibilities of being a citizen of the US, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

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. -
  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). -
  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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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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SST-07.5

BPSS-SST logoStandard 5:

Concepts of Geography

Students understand and apply concepts of geography.

Narrative for the Concepts of Geography

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-07.5.01

7th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 5: Geography

SST-07.5.01 Identify current countries and principal physical features (e.g., ecosystems, mountain ranges, bodies of water) of the world.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify individual political divisions (countries, states, or provinces) of the regions we study in class.
  • I can identify physical features of the regions we study in class.
  • I can identify continents and oceans of the world.

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.

The student is able to identify all required locations not using a word bank.
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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 demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.

The student:

  • identifies all required locations using a word bank.
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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:

  • identifies most of the required 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-07.5.02

7th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 5: Geography

SST-07.5.02 Use geographic tools {e.g., Geographic Information Systems (GIS), maps, graphs, charts} to interpret the past (e.g., cooperation/conflict, migrations of people, goods, and ideas), understand the present (e.g., demographic changes, resource distribution, weather cycles), and plan for the future (e.g., geopolitical changes).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can describe a location based on its human and physical features.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can explain the difference between relative and absolute location
  • I can describe how people have changed the environment.
  • I can describe how the environment has changed people.

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:

  • looks at situations and explain what theme fits with that situation and why. (e.g. the mall, newspaper stories, etc.).

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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:

  • lists and defines the 5 Themes of Geography.
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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-07.5.03

7th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 5: Geography

SST-07.5.03 Explain how physical processes (e.g., wind and water erosion, climatic changes, plate tectonics) create, maintain, and modify Earth’s physical features and environments.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can explain what Pangea is.
  • I can explain how land is destroyed.
  • I can explain how land is created.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can explain how humans change their environment.
  • I can explain how the environment affects and changes the way people live.
  • I can describe a positive environmental change.
  • I can describe a negative environmental change.

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 what type of changes you would need to make to your environment if you were dropped in an uncharted area (e.g. Tundra, rain forest, desert).

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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:
  • explains how humans change their environment.
  • explains how the environment affects and changes the way people live.
  • describes a positive environmental change.
  • describes a negative environmental change.
  • Find examples of human environment interaction in given images.

  • When given an environmental change, decide whether it is a positive or negative change and support your answer.  

  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:

    • population, conservation, human environment interaction, deforestation, canal

  • When given a term, pick the correct definition. 

  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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SST-07.5.04

7th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 5: Geography

SST-07.5.04 Explain how and why maps and regions change (e.g., physical, political, and perceptual changes).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

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. -
  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). -
  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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SST-07.5.05

7th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 5: Geography

SST-07.5.05 Explain how human modifications affect the physical environment (e.g., damming of rivers, pollution, urbanization).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

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. -
  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). -
  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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SST-07.5.06

7th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 5: Geography

SST-07.5.06 Explain how physical systems affect human systems (e.g., Where do people live and why?).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can explain why people move to a new area.
  • I can list three types of movement (immigration, migration, push-pull).

Reasoning Targets

  • I can describe a location based on its human and physical features.
  • I can explain and compare regions based on characteristics.

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.

Describe what makes the United States a desirable place for Latin Americans to emigrate to.

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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:

  • describes regions by giving their characteristics.
  • determines the reasons for movement.
  • describes an area using its human or physical features.
  • When given a reason for moving, decide if it is push, pull or both.
  • Identify human and physical features of an area. 
  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:
    • place, movement, immigration, migration, urbanization, push-pull, immigrants
  • performs basic processes, such as:
    • list and define the three types of movement.
  • When given a term, match to its definition.

  • List and describe the three types of movement.

  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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SST-07.5.07

7th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 5: Geography

SST-07.5.07 Explain changes (e.g., the value placed on land, water, wind energy, and fossil fuels) that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can explain how people use resources.
  • I can compare the use of resources.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can 

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

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. -
  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). -
  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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SST-07.6

BPSS-SST logoStandard 6:

Human Development and Behavior

Students understand the importance of culture, individual identity, and group identity.

Narrative for the Human Development and Behavior

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-07.6.01

7th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 6: Human Development

SST-07.6.01 Identify principles governing individual and group behavior (e.g., cooperation, collaboration, power, conflict) within social dynamics (e.g., familial, political, religious).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

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. -
  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). -
  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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SST-07.6.02

7th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 6: Human Development

SST-07.6.02 Explain how individuals and institutions influence one another (e.g., social processes, peaceful and violent demonstrations, picketing, protests, petitions, group affiliation, citizenship, voting).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

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. -
  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). -
  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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Vocabulary


SST-07.6.03

7th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 6: Human Development

SST-07.6.03 Compare how cultures throughout the world meet human needs and concerns (e.g., religion, sense of belonging, celebrations).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can match holidays and traditions with certain regions.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can compare cultures within the Western Hemisphere.
  • I can explain (verbally) the significance and reasons for items included on poster, including the connection to culture in the United States.

Product

  • I can create a representation (poster, technological representation, etc.) of culture as a way of life.

Proficiency Scale

Score   Description: SST-07.6.3 Compare how cultures throughout the world meet human needs and concerns (e.g., religion, sense of belonging, celebrations). Sample Activity
4.0

The student:

  • demonstrates extended knowledge of cultures, and explores cultural needs of society further than what is discussed in class. 
-culture poster
  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:

  • create a representation (poster, technological representation, etc.) of culture as a way of life.
  • explain (verbally) the significance and reasons for items included on poster, including the connection to culture in the United States. 

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:

  • creates a representation (poster, technological representation, etc.) of culture.
  • explains the items included on the poster, but isn’t able to include the connection to culture in the United States.

However, the student exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes.

-
  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-07.6.04

7th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 6: Human Developmnent

SST-07.6.04 Explain how “push” (e.g., war, famine) and “pull” (e.g., economics, safety, family) factors rearrange and create new human landscapes (e.g., modify existing cultures).

Student Learning Targets:

Reasoning Targets

  • I can analyze what pushes people away.
  • I can analyze what pulls people in.
  • I can explain why people move to a new area.

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:

  • gives reason why people leave an area/move to a new area (push-pull theory).

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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:

  • defines push-pull theory.
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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-07.6.05

7th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 6: Human Development

SST-07.6.05 Explain how rivalry and tension between cultures contribute to world conflict.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

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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. -
  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). -
  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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