8th Grade Social Studies (Archived)


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SST-08.5.01

8th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 5: Geography

SST-08.5.01 Describe the location and characteristics of the three regions of North Dakota including the Red River Valley, the Drift Prairie, and the Missouri Plateau.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify the three regions of North Dakota.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can compare and contrast the three regions of North Dakota.
  • I can describe how each of the three regions were formed. 
  • I can describe the locations and characteristics of the three regions of North Dakota including the Red River Valley, the Drift Prairie, and the Missouri Plateau.

     

Product Targets

  • I can create a map of North Dakota detailing the three geographic regions.

Proficiency Scale

Score   ND-SST: 8.5.1 Describe the locations and characteristics of the three regions of North Dakota including the Red River Valley, the Drift Prairie, and the Missouri Plateau 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:

  • can describe the locations and characteristics of the three regions of North Dakota, (e.g. geographical components, farming, resources).
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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:

  • recognizes or recalls specific terminology, such as:
    • Red River Valley, Drift Prairie, and Missouri Plateau
  • performs basic processes, such as:
    • identifies two regions of ND
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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).

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SST-08.5.02

8th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 5: Geography

SST-08.5.02 Describe the characteristics, distribution, and effects of human migration within the United States during different time periods (e.g. Westward expansion, post Civil War, Industrialization, Urbanization).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can correctly label relative locations on a map.
  • I can recognize or recall specific terminology based upon each unit of study (e.g., Colonial Era - Proclamation of 1763, New England Colonies, etc.).
  • I can recognize or recall specific phrases based upon each unit of study (e.g., Manifest Destiny - "Go West, Young Man").

Reasoning Targets

  • I can analyze and interpret how the geography of the nation has impacted American history.

Skills (Performance) Targets

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

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:

  • demonstrates extended knowledge and understanding independently and consistently by connecting to historical and/or current situations.
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  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0

“The Standard.” The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.

The student can:

  • analyze and interpret how the geography of the nation has impacted American history.

  • correctly labels relative locations on a map without choices.

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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:

  • correctly labels relative locations on a map with choices.
  • recognizes or recalls specific terminology based upon each unit of study (e.g., Colonial Era - Proclamation of 1763, New England Colonies, etc.).
  • recognize or recall specific phrases based upon each unit of study (e.g., Manifest Destiny - "Go West, Young Man").
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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).

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Vocabulary


SST-08.6

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

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