MS Grade Standards


ALL

Page:  1  2  3  (Next)
  ALL

S

SST-MS.C

BPSS-SST-logo

 6-8 Social Studies

 Civics Domain

BPS-s SST Civics logo

Standards

  • SST-MS.C.01 Explain the historical and philosophical foundations of government.
  • SST-MS.C.02 Analyze the structures and functions of governments.
  • SST-MS.C.03 Describe the rights and liberties of individuals.
  • SST-MS.C.04 Investigate the role and responsibilities of citizenship in society.

Description

These standards band grades 6-12 in civics & government. It should be noted that some topics will overlap while others will exclusively appear in either middle or high school. Throughout the grade band, a basic knowledge of the foundation, role, and impact of government is emphasized. Students will begin examining the changes in government over time and the continual balance between individual rights and the common good. The goal is that students will learn the skills necessary to understand the role of government in their daily lives and be able to engage in government at all levels. These standards help students become thoughtful citizens who are informed, engaged, and committed to the ideas and values of a democratic republic. The knowledge of names and definitions is essential in/for acquiring knowledge; however, high-quality teaching and learning demands more than merely mastering facts and terms. Therefore, in teaching these standards, an inquiry approach is encouraged. Activities and assessments that require students to think, analyze, synthesize, evaluate, compare, contrast, and argue using a civic engagement lens should be emphasized.

Calculation Method for Domains

Domains are larger groups of related Standards with benchmarks. So the Domain is a calculation of all the related standards that calculate to the benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each Standards to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each standard.


SST-MS.C.01

BPS-s SST Civics logo
Middle School (SST) Social Studies
Civics Standard

SST-MS.C.01 Explain the historical and philosophical foundations of government.


Benchmarks

  • SST-MS.C.01.1 Evaluate the thoughts of major political philosophers.
  • SST-MS.C.01.2 Explain the influence of British and colonial history on early America.
  • SST-MS.C.01.3 Evaluate the creation and impact of primary sources on political thought in the United States.

Guiding Practice

The guiding topics for each benchmark includes various subject matter that can be used to help students reach the standard.

Calculation Method for Standards

Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. So the Standard is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each Standards to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each standard.


SST-MS.C.02

BPS-s SST Civics logo
Middle School (SST) Social Studies
Civics Standard

SST-MS.C.02 Analyze the structures and functions of governments.


Benchmarks

  • SST-MS.C.02.1 Analyze the structures and functions of governments.
  • SST-MS.C.02.2 Examine the role and purposes of government.
  • SST-MS.C.02.3 Analyze the structure, principles, and interpretation of the Constitution of the United States.
  • SST-MS.C.02.4 Explain the relationship among federal, state, tribal, and local governmental powers.
  • SST-MS.C.02.5 Explain the purposes, organization, powers, and processes of tribal and local governments.

Guiding Practice

The guiding topics for each benchmark includes various subject matter that can be used to help students reach the standard.

Calculation Method for Standards

Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. So the Standard is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each Standards to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each standard.


SST-MS.C.03

BPS-s SST Civics logo
Middle School (SST) Social Studies
Civics Standard

SST-MS.C.03 Describe the rights and liberties of individuals.


Benchmarks

  • SST-MS.C.03.1 Describe and examine the amendments to the US Constitution and their application in the United States.
  • SST-MS.C.03.2 Describe the impact of court cases on rights and liberties of individuals.

Guiding Practice

The guiding topics for each benchmark includes various subject matter that can be used to help students reach the standard.

Calculation Method for Standards

Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. So the Standard is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each Standards to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each standard.


SST-MS.C.04

BPS-s SST Civics logo
Middle School (SST) Social Studies
Civics Standard

SST-MS.C.04 Investigate the role and responsibilities of citizenship in society.


Benchmarks

  • SST-MS.C.04.1 Explain how citizens can influence government.
  • SST-MS.C.04.2 Describe and evaluate the criteria and process for naturalization in the United States.
  • SST-MS.C.04.3 Explain how citizens’ personal and civic responsibilities are important to the preservation and improvement of United States constitutional republic.
  • SST-MS.C.04.4 Identify bias and evaluate its role in media sources.
  • SST-MS.C.04.5 Demonstrate active participation in civic life.

Guiding Practice

The guiding topics for each benchmark includes various subject matter that can be used to help students reach the standard.

Calculation Method for Standards

Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. So the Standard is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each Standards to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each standard.


SST-MS.E

BPSS-SST-logo

 6-8 Social Studies

 Economics Domain

BPS-s SST Economics logo

Standards

  • SST-MS.E.01 Analyze the concept of scarcity when making economic decisions.
  • SST-MS.E.02 Compare and contrast how varying economic systems impact a nation and its citizens.
  • SST-MS.E.03 Analyze how supply and demand impact the allocation of goods and services.
  • SST-MS.E.04 Analyze the various institutions that drive and support the market economy.
  • SST-MS.E.05 Evaluate the various macroeconomic measurements available to determine an economy’s size and strength.
  • SST-MS.E.06 Analyze how globalization has impacted various aspects of economies around the world.
  • SST-MS.E.07 Evaluate the elements of responsible personal finance.

Description

At the middle school level, basic economic principles are best integrated within United States history, world history, and geography. The knowledge of names and definitions is essential for acquiring knowledge; however, high-quality teaching and learning demands more than merely mastering facts and terms. Therefore, in teaching these standards, it is encouraged to use an active economic inquiry approach. Activities and assessments that require students to think, analyze, synthesize, evaluate, compare, contrast, and argue using economic habits of mind should be emphasized..

Calculation Method for Domains

Domains are larger groups of related Standards with benchmarks. So the Domain is a calculation of all the related standards that calculate to the benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each Standards to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each standard.


SST-MS.E.01

BPS-s SST Economics logo
Middle School (SST) Social Studies
Economics Standard

SST-MS.E.01 Analyze the concept of scarcity when making economic decisions.


Benchmarks

  • SST-MS.E.01.1 Analyze the basic concepts of economic thinking.
  • SST-MS.E.01.2 Describe the difference between a command/centrally planned economy and market economy.

Guiding Practice

The guiding topics for each benchmark includes various subject matter that can be used to help students reach the standard.

Calculation Method for Standards

Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. So the Standard is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each Standards to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each standard.


SST-MS.E.02

BPS-s SST Economics logo
Middle School(SST) Social Studies
Economics Standard

SST-MS.E.02 Compare and contrast how varying economic systems impact a nation and its citizens.


Benchmarks

  • SST-MS.E.01.1 Describe the difference between a command/centrally planned economy and market economy.

Guiding Practice

The guiding topics for each benchmark includes various subject matter that can be used to help students reach the standard.

Calculation Method for Standards

Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. So the Standard is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each Standards to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each standard.


SST-MS.E.03

BPS-s SST Economics logo
Middle School (SST) Social Studies
Economics Standard

SST-MS.E.03 Analyze how supply and demand impact the allocation of goods and services.


Benchmarks

  • SST-MS.E.03.1 Explain the law of supply and demand.
  • SST-MS.E.03.2 Compare and contrast perfect and imperfect competition.
  • SST-MS.E.03.3 Analyze the impact of the supply and demand on prices.

Guiding Practice

The guiding topics for each benchmark includes various subject matter that can be used to help students reach the standard.

Calculation Method for Standards

Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. So the Standard is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each Standards to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each standard.


SST-MS.E.04

BPS-s SST Economics logo
Middle School (SST) Social Studies
Economics Standard

SST-MS.E.04 Analyze the various institutions that drive and support the market economy.


Benchmarks

  • SST-MS.E.04.1 Explain the role of businesses and financial institutions in a market economy.
  • SST-MS.E.04.2 Evaluate the role of government in a market economy.
  • SST-MS.E.04.3 Explain the functions and role of money.

Guiding Practice

The guiding topics for each benchmark includes various subject matter that can be used to help students reach the standard.

Calculation Method for Standards

Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. So the Standard is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each Standards to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each standard.


SST-MS.E.05

BPS-s SST Economics logo
Middle School (SST) Social Studies
Economics Standard

SST-MS.E.05 Evaluate the various macroeconomic measurements available to determine an economy’s size and strength.


Benchmarks

  • SST-MS.E.05.1 Describe various measurements of macroeconomics.

Guiding Practice

The guiding topics for each benchmark includes various subject matter that can be used to help students reach the standard.

Calculation Method for Standards

Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. So the Standard is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each Standards to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each standard.


SST-MS.E.06

BPS-s SST Economics logo
Middle School (SST) Social Studies
Economics Standard

SST-MS.E.06 Analyze how globalization has impacted various aspects of economies around the world.


Benchmarks

  • SST-MS.E.06.1 Describe how trade generates economic development and interdependence.
  • SST-MS.E.06.2 Analyze the benefits and costs for individuals, producers, and governments in international trade.

Guiding Practice

The guiding topics for each benchmark includes various subject matter that can be used to help students reach the standard.

Calculation Method for Standards

Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. So the Standard is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each Standards to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each standard.


SST-MS.E.07

BPS-s SST Economics logo
Middle School (SST) Social Studies
Economics Standard

SST-MS.E.07 Evaluate the elements of responsible personal finance.


Benchmarks

  • SST-MS.E.07.1 Evaluate career choices and the effect on the standard of living.
  • SST-MS.E.07.2 Evaluate the effect of taxes and other factors on income.
  • SST-MS.E.07.3 Develop short- and long-term financial goals.
  • SST-MS.E.07.4 Analyze the cost and benefits of different types of credit and debt; and the rights and responsibilities of borrowers.
  • SST-MS.E.07.5 Develop strategies to avoid and manage debt effectively.

Guiding Practice

The guiding topics for each benchmark includes various subject matter that can be used to help students reach the standard.

Calculation Method for Standards

Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. So the Standard is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each Standards to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each standard.


SST-MS.G

BPSS-SST-logo

 6-8 Social Studies

 Geography Domain

BPS-s SST Geography logo

Standards

  • SST-MS.G.01 Describe the physical processes that shape the Earth’s surface and how these affect the lives of people who live there.
  • SST-MS.G.02 Analyze the movement of people, goods, ideas, technology, etc. throughout the world.
  • SST-MS.G.03 Analyze the unifying physical and human characteristics of a region and their formal and informal boundaries.
  • SST-MS.G.04 Use geographic tools to locate both the absolute and relative location of places and regions around the world.
  • SST-MS.G.05 Analyze how human beings are dependent upon, adapt to, and modify their environment to meet their needs.

Description

These geography standards are based on the Five Themes of Geography: Place, Movement, Regions, Location, and Human-Environment Interaction. These standards are written to give students a global perspective, which they can apply to other courses of study. Quality geography education is more than memorizing places on a map. It involves an understanding of various cultures, their motivations, and their connections to the global community. It also includes a deep understanding of how human beings have altered the landscape of the Earth over time, both physically and culturally.

Calculation Method for Domains

Domains are larger groups of related Standards with benchmarks. So the Domain is a calculation of all the related standards that calculate to the benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each Standards to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each standard.


SST-MS.G.01

BPS-s SST Geography logo
Middle School (SST) Social Studies
Geography Standard

SST-MS.G.01 Describe the physical processes that shape the Earth’s surface and how these affect the lives of people who live there.


Benchmarks

  • SST-MS.G.01.1 Describe the physical processes that shape the Earth’s surface.
  • SST-MS.G.01.2 Explain the factors that cause different types of climates and ecosystems, and their latitudes/locations.
  • SST-MS.G.01.3 Identify how major ecosystems provide raw materials.
  • SST-MS.G.01.4 Analyze the physical and human characteristics of a place.
  • SST-MS.G.01.5 Describe how combinations of human decisions and natural forces can lead to (or help people avoid) a natural disaster.

Guiding Practice

The guiding topics for each benchmark includes various subject matter that can be used to help students reach the standard.

Calculation Method for Standards

Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. So the Standard is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each Standards to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each standard.


SST-MS.G.02

BPS-s SST Geography logo
Middle School (SST) Social Studies
Geography Standard

SST-MS.G.02 Analyze the movement of people, goods, ideas, technology, etc. throughout the world.


Benchmarks

  • SST-MS.G.02.1 Explain how movement of goods, information, and population are affected by technology.
  • SST-MS.G.02.2 Describe patterns of settlement and explain why people settle where they do and how they make their living.
  • SST-MS.G.02.3 Explain the patterns, causes, and consequences of major human migrations.

Guiding Practice

The guiding topics for each benchmark includes various subject matter that can be used to help students reach the standard.

Calculation Method for Standards

Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. So the Standard is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each Standards to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each standard.


SST-MS.G.03

BPS-s SST Geography logo
Middle School (SST) Social Studies
Geography Standard

SST-MS.G.03 Analyze the unifying physical and human characteristics of a region and their formal and informal boundaries.


Benchmarks

  • SST-MS.G.03.1 Describe the differences and similarities among cultures around the world.
  • SST-MS.G.03.2 Analyze the physical and human characteristics of a region.
  • SST-MS.G.03.3 Interpret how culture and experience influence people’s perception of places and regions.
  • SST-MS.G.03.4 Identify factors that contribute to conflict and cooperation between cultural groups from multiple perspectives.

Guiding Practice

The guiding topics for each benchmark includes various subject matter that can be used to help students reach the standard.

Calculation Method for Standards

Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. So the Standard is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each Standards to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each standard.


SST-MS.G.04

BPS-s SST Geography logo
Middle School (SST) Social Studies
Geography Standard

SST-MS.G.04 Use geographic tools to locate both the absolute and relative location of places and regions around the world.


Benchmarks

  • SST-MS.G.04.1 Explain and use a variety of geographic tools to study the world on global, regional, and local scales and draw conclusions.
  • SST-MS.G.04.2 Apply the skills of geographic inquiry to analyze a geographic problem or issue.

Guiding Practice

The guiding topics for each benchmark includes various subject matter that can be used to help students reach the standard.

Calculation Method for Standards

Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. So the Standard is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each Standards to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each standard.


SST-MS.G.05

BPS-s SST Geography logo
Middle School (SST) Social Studies
Geography Standard

SST-MS.G.05 Analyze how human beings are dependent upon, adapt to, and modify their environment to meet their needs.


Benchmarks

  • SST-MS.G.05.1 Explain how people have modified the environment and used technology to make places more suitable for humans.
  • SST-MS.G.05.2 Analyze how human changes to the environment in one region or place can affect another.

Guiding Practice

The guiding topics for each benchmark includes various subject matter that can be used to help students reach the standard.

Calculation Method for Standards

Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. So the Standard is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each Standards to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each standard.


SST-MS.WH-e1

BPSS-SST-logo

 6-8 Social Studies

 World History Domain

BPS-s SST World History logo
Era 1: Emergence of Civilizations and Religions Around the Globe

Standards

  • SST-MS.WH-e1.01 Analyze historical achievements related to science and technology.
  • SST-MS.WH-e1.02 Explain historical changes related to religions and ideologies.
  • SST-MS.WH-e1.03 Analyze the effects of different political systems on people.
  • SST-MS.WH-e1.04 Analyze the influence of social, cultural, and economic developments on individuals.

Description

World history is about connections between people. Students need to understand how civilizations and cultures arose, developed, and interacted through conflict and peaceful exchange. 

World history content is separated into four eras. The six standards for world history are the same for each era and are applicable to all eras of study. Benchmarks provide guidance on how to apply the standards to each era. The guiding topics column includes key topics fundamental to that era of study. It is the belief of the development committee that the guiding topics, while not required, illustrate multiple ways for students to successfully achieve the standards.

Calculation Method for Domains

Domains are larger groups of related Standards with benchmarks. So the Domain is a calculation of all the related standards that calculate to the benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each Standards to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each standard.


SST-MS.WH-e2

BPSS-SST-logo

 6-8 Social Studies

 World History Domain

BPS-s SST World History logo
Era 2: Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Standards

  • SST-MS.WH-e2.01 Analyze historical achievements related to science and technology.
  • SST-MS.WH-e2.02 Explain historical changes related to religions and ideologies.
  • SST-MS.WH-e2.03 Analyze the effects of different political systems on people.
  • SST-MS.WH-e2.04 Analyze the influence of social, cultural, and economic developments on individuals.

Description

World history is about connections between people. Students need to understand how civilizations and cultures arose, developed, and interacted through conflict and peaceful exchange. 

World history content is separated into four eras. The six standards for world history are the same for each era and are applicable to all eras of study. Benchmarks provide guidance on how to apply the standards to each era. The guiding topics column includes key topics fundamental to that era of study. It is the belief of the development committee that the guiding topics, while not required, illustrate multiple ways for students to successfully achieve the standards.

Calculation Method for Domains

Domains are larger groups of related Standards with benchmarks. So the Domain is a calculation of all the related standards that calculate to the benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each Standards to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each standard.



Page:  1  2  3  (Next)
  ALL