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SST-07.C.02.5

  7th Grade (SST) Civics Domain:
   Benchmark for Standard: SST-07.C.02 Analyze the structures and functions of governments.

SST-07.C.02.5 Explain the purposes, organization, powers, and processes of tribal and local governments.

Guiding Topics: Elections, revenue sources, tribal sovereignty


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrate 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).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrate 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).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors
4 Advanced
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
  • list

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window

SST-07.C.03

BPS-s SST Civics logo
7th Grade (SST) Social Studies
Civics Standard

SST-07.C.03 Describe the rights and liberties of individuals.


Benchmarks

  • SST-07.C.03.1 Describe and examine the amendments to the US Constitution and their application in the United States.
  • SST-07.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-07.C.03.1

  7th Grade (SST) Civics Domain:
   Benchmark for Standard: SST-07.C.03 Describe the rights and liberties of individuals.

SST-07.C.03.1 Describe and examine the amendments to the United States Constitution and their application in the United States.

Guiding Topics: Bill of Rights, amendments, relevant court cases


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrate 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).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrate 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).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors
4 Advanced
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
  • list

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window

SST-07.C.03.2

  7th Grade (SST) Civics Domain:
   Benchmark for Standard: SST-07.C.03 Describe the rights and liberties of individuals.

SST-07.C.03.2 Describe the impact of court cases on the rights and liberties of individuals.

Guiding Topics: Judicial review, incorporation doctrine
Suggested Supreme Court Cases: Schenck v. United States, Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, Texas v. Johnson, New York Times Co. v. United States, Village of Skokie v. National Socialist Party, Engel v. Vitale, Lemon v. Kurtzman, and other significant court cases


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrate 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).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrate 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).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors
4 Advanced
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
  • list

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window

SST-07.C.04

BPS-s SST Civics logo
7th Grade (SST) Social Studies
Civics Standard

SST-07.C.04 Investigate the role and responsibilities of citizenship in society.


Benchmarks

  • SST-07.C.04.1 Explain how citizens can influence government.
  • SST-07.C.04.2 Describe and evaluate the criteria and process for naturalization in the United States.
  • SST-07.C.04.3 Explain how citizens’ personal and civic responsibilities are important to the preservation and improvement of United States constitutional republic.
  • SST-07.C.04.4 Identify bias and evaluate its role in media sources.
  • SST-07.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-07.C.04.1

  7th Grade (SST)Civics Domain:
   Benchmark for Standard: SST-07.C.04 Investigate the role and responsibilities of citizenship in society.

SST-07.C.04.1 Explain how citizens can influence government.

Guiding Topics: Interest groups, the media, political action committees, voluntary and civic associations, professional organizations, individuals, voting, running for office, petitioning the government, initiated measures, referendum, recall, peaceful protests, demonstrations


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrate 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).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrate 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).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors
4 Advanced
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
  • list

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window

SST-07.C.04.2

  7th Grade (SST) Civics Domain:
   Benchmark for Standard: SST-07.C.04 Investigate the role and responsibilities of citizenship in society.

SST-07.C.04.2 Describe and evaluate the criteria and process for naturalization in the United States.

Guiding Topics: Citizenship test and pledge, historic and present restrictions and requirements for naturalization


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrate 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).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrate 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).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors
4 Advanced
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
  • list

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window

SST-07.C.04.3

  7th Grade (SST) Civics Domain:
   Benchmark for Standard: SST-07.C.04 Investigate the role and responsibilities of citizenship in society.

SST-07.C.04.3 Explain how citizens’ personal and civic responsibilities are important to the preservation and improvement of United States constitutional republic.

Guiding Topics: Voting rights, running for public office, obeying the law, being informed and attentive to public issues, monitoring political leaders and governmental agencies, assuming leadership when appropriate, paying taxes, registering to vote and voting knowledgeably on candidates and issues, serving as a juror, serving in the armed forces, performing public service


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrate 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).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrate 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).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors
4 Advanced
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
  • list

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window

SST-07.C.04.4

  7th Grade (SST) Civics Domain:
   Benchmark for Standard: SST-07.C.04 Investigate the role and responsibilities of citizenship in society.

SST-07.C.04.4 Identify bias and evaluate its role in media sources.

Guiding Topics: Broadcast news, print news, websites, social media, speeches, and other primary and secondary sources


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrate 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).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrate 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).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors
4 Advanced
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
  • list

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window

SST-07.C.04.5

  7th Grade (SST) Civics Domain:
   Benchmark for Standard: SST-07.C.04 Investigate the role and responsibilities of citizenship in society.

SST-07.C.04.5 Demonstrate active participation in civic life.

Guiding Topics: Voting, attending political and governmental meetings, contacting public officials, working in campaigns, community organizing, demonstrating or picketing, mock trials, simulated congressional hearings, Socratic seminar, civil discourse, debate, boycotting, joining interest groups or political action committees, etc.


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrate 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).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrate 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).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors
4 Advanced
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
  • list

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window


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