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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

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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).

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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. -

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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. -

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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. -

Resources

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Vocabulary


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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Vocabulary


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).

Resources

Websites

Vocabulary



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