High School Social Studies


Standard 4: Government and Citizenship

SST-HS.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.

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SST-HS.4.01

High School SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 4: Government and Citizenship
Students understand the development, functions, and forms of various political systems and the role of the citizen in government and society.
Tribal Sovereignty

SST-HS.4.01 Explain how political and economic forces have affected the sovereignty of tribal nations (e.g., constitutional provisions; Supreme Court cases; laws used in forming the basis of the federal-tribal relationship; political and economic forces affecting sovereignty of tribal nations).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can
  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can
  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can
  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can
  • I can
Rubric - Resources

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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).

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SST-HS.4.02

High School SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 4: Government and Citizenship
Students understand the development, functions, and forms of various political systems and the role of the citizen in government and society.
Historical and Philosophical Foundations

SST-HS.4.02 Compare the nature and source of various types of political entities past and present throughout the world (e.g., ancient Greek and Roman political thought; classical republicans; philosophy of natural rights; limited and unlimited governments; constitutional governments; representative democracy; con-federal, federal, unitary systems of government, and international organizations).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify the four responsibilities of Government.
  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can compare/contrast different forms of government.
  • I can explain the purposes of government.
  • I can explain the basic features of a state.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can evaluate available resources.
  • I can compare economic systems and relate them to different forms of government.

Product Targets

  • I can create visual representations of different forms of government. (eg. create my own nation)
  • I can
Rubric - Resources

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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).

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SST-HS.4.03

High School SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 4: Government and Citizenship
Students understand the development, functions, and forms of various political systems and the role of the citizen in government and society.
Historical and Philosophical Foundations

SST-HS.4.03 Analyze the content and context of documents, events, and organizations that influenced and established the United States (e.g., Magna Carta; English common law; Petition of Right; English Bill of Rights; 1 st and 2 nd Continental Congresses; Common Sense; Declaration of Independence, American Revolution Articles of Confederation; Constitutional Convention; Federalist Papers, AntiFederalist Papers; U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can list the events leading to independence.
  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can analyze documents of British heritage that influenced the founding fathers.
  • I can analyze the Declaration of Independence and evaluate its impact.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can compare/contrast the strengths and weakness of the Articles of Confederation
  • I can explain and analyze the conflict and compromise of the Constitutional convention.
  • I can debate the issues surrounding the ratification of the constitution.

Product Targets

  • I can
  • I can
Rubric - Resources

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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).

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SST-HS.4.04

High School SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 4: Government and Citizenship
Students understand the development, functions, and forms of various political systems and the role of the citizen in government and society.
Historical and Contemporary Political Processes

SST-HS.4.04 Evaluate the effectiveness of structures, operations, and influences of political systems and constitutional governments (e.g., federalism; separation of powers; checks and balances; media and special interest groups).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can
  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can analyze the Constitution of the United States.
  • I can explain the three branches of government.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can demonstrate citizen involvement in the process of governing (eg. write a letter to a member of Congress, Create a bill)
  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can create a visual representation of the system of checks and balances.
  • I can create a visual representation of separation of powers.
Rubric - Resources

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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).

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SST-HS.4.05

High School SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 4: Government and Citizenship
Students understand the development, functions, and forms of various political systems and the role of the citizen in government and society.
Historical and Contemporary Political Processes

SST-HS.4.05 Analyze historical and contemporary examples of civil liberties and civil rights in the U.S. (e.g., incorporation of the Bill of Rights, amendments, key legislation, and landmark Supreme Court cases).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can
  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can debate issues surrounding the Bill of Rights.
  • I can analyze the impact the Supreme Court has had on Civil Rights and Civil liberties.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can
  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can
  • I can
Rubric - Resources

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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).

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SST-HS.4.06

High School SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 4: Government and Citizenship
Students understand the development, functions, and forms of various political systems and the role of the citizen in government and society.
Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens

SST-HS.4.06 Evaluate the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and civic participation (e.g., election system and process; naturalization; political activism) .

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can understand legal requirements for voting in the United States and ND.
  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can explain the process of the electoral college.
  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can
  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can demonstrate my rights and responsibilities as a citizen (eg. Write a paper).
  • I can
Rubric - Resources

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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).

Resources

Websites

Vocabulary