• High School Social Studies -- World History

    A - Map and Globe Skills

    • compare maps of the same place at different points in time and from different perspectives to determine changes, identify trends, and generalize about human activities
    • use map key/legend to acquire information from historical, physical, political, resource, product, and economic maps
    • use customary and metric map scales to determine distance on a map
    • use a map to explain the impact of geography on historical and current events
    • use latitude and longitude to determine location
    • draw conclusions and make generalizations based on information from maps
    • use a letter/number grid system to determine location
    • use cardinal directions
    • use graphic scales to determine distances on a map
    • compare and contrast the categories of natural, cultural, and political features found on maps
    • use intermediate directions
    • compare maps with data sets (e.g., charts, tables, graphs) and/or readings to draw conclusions and make generalizations

    B - Information Processing Skills

    • compare similarities and differences
    • analyze artifacts
    • interpret timelines
    • distinguish between fact and opinion as used in informational/explanatory text
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that determine adequacy and/or relevancy of information
    • analyze graphs and diagrams
    • formulate appropriate research questions
    • identify social studies reference resources to use for a specific purpose
    • identify and write about issues and/or problems and alternative solutions
    • construct charts and tables 
    • identify and use primary and secondary sources 
    • translate dates into centuries, eras, or ages
    • interpret political cartoons
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that draw conclusions and make generalizations
    • identify main idea, detail, sequence of events, and cause and effect in a social studies context
    • check for consistency of information
    • organize items chronologically 

    C - Ancient Civilizations through the Classical Era

    • examine the political, philosophical, and cultural interaction among classical Mediterranean societies from 700 BCE/BC to 400 CE/AD
    • identify the major achievements of Chinese and Indian societies from 1100 BCE to 500 CE
    • analyze the origins, structures, and interactions among societies in the ancient world from 3500 BCE/BC to 500 BCE/BC

    D - Post-Classical Era

    • describe the diverse characteristics of societies in Central and South America
    • analyze impact of the Byzantine and Mongol empires between 450 CE/AD and 1500 CE/AD
    • examine the political, economic, and cultural interactions within the medieval Mediterranean world between 600 CE/AD and 1300 CE/AD
    • describe the diverse characteristics of early African societies before 1500 CE/AD

    E - Middle Ages through the Renaissance and Reformation

    • analyze European medieval society with regard to culture, politics, society, and economics
    • analyze change and continuity in the Renaissance and Reformation

    F - Discovery and Expansion

    • examine political and social changes in Japan and in China from the 14th century CE/AD to mid- 19th century CE/AD
    • describe the development and contributions of the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires
    • analyze the causes and effects of exploration and expansion into the Americas, Africa, and Asia

    G - Age of Transitions and Revolutions

    • analyze the Age of Revolutions 
    • examine the intellectual, political, social, and economic factors that changed the world view of Europeans from the 16th century CE/AD to the late 18th century CE/AD

    H - Industrialization and Imperialism

    • analyze the rise of nationalism and worldwide imperialism
    • describe the impact of industrialization and urbanization

    I - Global Conflict

    • examine the major political and economic factors that shaped world societies between World War I and World War II
    • demonstrate an understanding of the global political, economic, and social impact of World War II
    • demonstrate an understanding of long-term causes of World War I and its global impact

    J - The Modern Era

    • analyze globalization in the contemporary world
    • examine change and continuity in the world since the 1960s
    • demonstrate an understanding of the global, political, economic, and social impact of the Cold War and decolonization from 1945 to 1989

  • High School Social Studies -- U.S. History

    A - Map and Globe Skills

    • compare and contrast the categories of natural, cultural, and political features found on maps
    • use latitude and longitude to determine location
    • use graphic scales to determine distances on a map
    • use customary and metric map scales to determine distance on a map
    • use a letter/number grid system to determine location
    • compare maps of the same place at different points in time and from different perspectives to determine changes, identify trends, and generalize about human activities
    • use cardinal directions
    • use intermediate directions
    • compare maps with data sets (e.g., charts, tables, graphs) and/or readings to draw conclusions and make generalizations
    • draw conclusions and make generalizations based on information from maps
    • use a map to explain the impact of geography on historical and current events
    • use map key/legend to acquire information from historical, physical, political, resource, product, and economic maps

    B - Information Processing Skills

    • interpret political cartoons
    • identify and use primary and secondary sources
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that determine adequacy and/or relevancy of information
    • distinguish between fact and opinion as used in informational/explanatory text
    • analyze artifacts
    • organize items chronologically
    • analyze graphs and diagrams
    • formulate appropriate research questions
    • compare similarities and differences
    • interpret timelines 
    • identify social studies reference resources to use for a specific purpose 
    • check for consistency of information
    • identify main idea, detail, sequence of events, and cause and effect in a social studies context
    • translate dates into centuries, eras, or ages
    • construct charts and tables
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that draw conclusions and make generalizations
    • identify and write about issues and/or problems and alternative solutions 

    C - Colonial Era

    • describe the early English colonial society in America and investigate the development of its governance
    • compare and contrast the development of the three regions of English settlement and colonization during the 17th century in America

    D - Revolution to Constitution

    • analyze the causes of the American Revolution
    • analyze the ideological, military, social, and diplomatic aspects of the American Revolution

    E - Creating a Nation

    • investigate political, economic, and social developments during the Age of Jackson
    • investigate specific events and key ideas that brought about the adoption and implementation of the U.S. Constitution
    • analyze the challenges faced by the first five presidents and how they responded

    F - A Divided Nation

    • evaluate key events, issues, and individuals relating to the Civil War
    • identify legal, political, and social dimensions of Reconstruction
    • explore the relationship between slavery, growing North-South divisions, and westward expansion that led to the outbreak of the Civil War

    G - Industrialization and Urbanization

    • examine connections between the rise of big business, the growth of labor unions, and technological innovations
    • evaluate the impact of westward expansion on the Plains Indians and fulfilled Manifest Destiny 

    H - Progressivism and Imperialism

    • evaluate efforts to reform American society and politics in the Progressive Era
    • explain America's evolving relationship with the world at the turn of the 20th century

    I - World War I, 1920s, and 1930s

    • investigate how political, economic, and cultural developments after WW I led to a shared national identity
    • evaluate Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal as a response to the Great Depression and compare how governmental programs aided those in need
    • analyze the causes and consequences of the Great Depression
    • analyze the origins and impact of S. involvement in World War I

    J - World War II

    • examine the origins, major developments, and domestic impact of World War II, including the growth of the federal government

    K - Truman and Eisenhower

    • analyze the S. international and domestic policies, including their influences on technological advancements and social changes, during the Truman and Eisenhower administrations

    L - Kennedy and Johnson

    • analyze S. international and domestic policies, including their influences on technological advancements and social changes, during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations

    M - Nixon, Ford, and Carter

    • analyze S. international and domestic policies, including their influences on technological advancements and social changes, during the Nixon, Ford, and Carter administrations

    N - Reagan, Bush (41), Clinton, Bush (43), and Obama

    • assess the political, economic, and technological changes during the Reagan; Bush (41); Clinton; Bush (43) ; and Obama administrations

  • High School Social Studies -- American Government and Civics

    A - Map and Globe Skills

    • compare and contrast the categories of natural, cultural, and political features found on maps
    • compare maps with data sets (e.g., charts, tables, graphs) and/or readings to draw conclusions and make generalizations
    • use map key/legend to acquire information from historical, physical, political, resource, product, and economic maps
    • compare maps of the same place at different points in time and from different perspectives to determine changes, identify trends, and generalize about human activities
    • draw conclusions and make generalizations based on information from maps

    B - Information Processing Skills

    • identify and write about issues and/or problems and alternative solutions
    • identify main idea, detail, sequence of events, and cause and effect in a social studies context
    • organize items chronologically
    • distinguish between fact and opinion as used in informational/explanatory text
    • identify and use primary and secondary sources
    • check for consistency of information
    • construct charts and tables
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that draw conclusions and make generalizations
    • analyze graphs and diagrams
    • interpret timelines
    • identify social studies reference resources to use for a specific purpose
    • analyze artifacts
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that determine adequacy and/or relevancy of information
    • translate dates into centuries, eras, or ages
    • interpret political cartoons
    • formulate appropriate research questions
    • compare similarities and differences 

    C - Foundations and Principles of American Government

    • compare and contrast various systems of government
    • demonstrate knowledge of the organization and powers of the national government
    • demonstrate knowledge of the framing and structure of the United States Constitution
    • demonstrate knowledge of the political philosophies that shaped the development of United States constitutional government
    • demonstrate knowledge of the federal system of government described in the United States Constitution
    • analyze the meaning and importance of each of the rights guaranteed under the Bill of Rights and how each is secured

    D - Political Participation

    • analyze the difference between involuntary and voluntary participation in civic life
    • demonstrate knowledge of local, state, and national elections

    E - Three Branches of Government

    • demonstrate knowledge of the criminal justice process
    • describe the tools used to carry out United States foreign policy, including diplomacy and treaties; economic, military, and humanitarian aid; and sanctions and military intervention
    • demonstrate knowledge of the executive branch of government
    • demonstrate knowledge of the organization and powers of state and local government described in the Georgia Constitution
    • explain the process for impeachment and removal from office and its use for federal officials as defined in the U.S. Constitution
    • demonstrate knowledge of the legislative branch of government
    • explain the functions of the departments and agencies of the federal bureaucracy
    • demonstrate knowledge of the operation of the judicial branch of government
    • demonstrate knowledge of civil liberties and civil rights

  • High School Social Studies -- Civic Engagement

    A - Map and Globe Skills

    • compare and contrast the categories of natural, cultural, and political features found on maps as it relates to global civic engagement
    • compare maps with data sets (e.g., charts, tables, graphs) and/or readings to draw conclusions and make generalizations
    • draw conclusions and make generalizations based on information from maps
    • use map key/legend to acquire information from physical, political, resource, product, and economic maps

    B - Information Processing Skills

    • formulate appropriate research questions
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that determine the adequacy and/or relevancy of information
    • interpret political cartoons
    • compare similarities and differences
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that draw conclusions and make generalizations
    • identify and write about issues and/or problems and alternative solutions
    • analyze graphs and diagrams
    • check for consistency of information
    • identify social studies reference resources to use for a specific purpose
    • construct charts and tables
    • distinguish between fact and opinion as used in information/explanatory text
    • identify and use primary or secondary sources

    C - Civil Dialogue

    • explain and apply the principles of civil dialogue

    D - Origins and Purposes of Government

    • analyze the origins and purposes of law, government, and the political system in America
    • analyze the importance of the Constitution in granting rights and powers individually and collectively in America 

    E - Principles, Functions, and Organization of Government

    • demonstrate an understanding of the function and organization of the federal government of the United States of America
    • identify the relationship and division of powers between the federal government and state governments

    F - Foundations of Citizen Participation in America

    • analyze historical documents as they pertain to the rights of citizens to participate in American government
    • evaluate the roles, rights, and responsibilities of S. citizens, and determine methods of active participation in society, government and the political system

    G - 1st Amendment Protections for Civic Engagement

    • examine the impact of rights guaranteed in the 1st Amendment on Civic Engagement

    H - Citizen Participation in America

    • evaluate the role of political parties and candidates in being the voice of the American people in government
    • apply civic virtues and democratic principles in school and community settings
    • analyze the role of various forces on the American Political System

    I - Religion and Civic Engagement

    • analyze the relationship between religion and civic engagement

    J - Civics in Action (Simulation I)

    • explain the importance of being an active problem-solving citizen utilizing the appropriate pathways to solve local and state problems
    • develop a plan to resolve a state or local problem by researching public policy alternatives, identifying appropriate government agencies to address the issue, and determining a course of

    K - Contemporary and Global Citizenship

    • demonstrate an understanding of contemporary issues in world affairs, and evaluate the role and impact of U.S. foreign policy as it pertains to civic engagement
    • analyze and explain global citizen issues

    L - Civics in Action (Simulation II)

    • develop a plan to resolve a global problem by researching public policy alternatives, identifying appropriate government agencies to address the issue, and determining a course of action.

  • High School Social Studies -- Comparative Politics

    A - Map and Globe Skills

    • use map key/legend to acquire information from physical, political, resource, product, and economic maps
    • compare and contrast the categories of natural, cultural, and political features found on maps as it relates to comparative government and politics
    • draw conclusions and make generalizations based on information from maps
    • compare maps with data sets (e.g., charts, tables, graphs) and/or readings to draw conclusions and make generalizations

    B - Information Processing Skills

    • formulate appropriate research questions
    • interpret political cartoons
    • distinguish between fact and opinion as used in information/explanatory text
    • analyze graphs and diagrams
    • compare similarities and differences
    • construct charts and tables
    • check for consistency of information
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that draw conclusions and make generalizations
    • identify and write about issues and/or problems and alternative solutions
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that determine the adequacy and/or relevancy of information
    • identify social studies reference resources to use for a specific purpose
    • identify and use primary or secondary sources

    C - Introduction to Comparative Politics

    • explain the processes used within the study of comparative politics

    D - Political Systems, Regimes and Governments

    • explain sources of power, legitimacy and authority in different types of political systems
    • describe the sources of political legitimacy for the different types of regimes
    • explain the process and goals of democratization 
    • explain the differences between a democratic and authoritarian regime/government, including the factors that indicate the degree to which a country falls into either category 

    E - Political Institutions

    • describe parliamentary, presidential and semi-presidential systems
    • explain the structure, function, and change of executive leadership, legislatures, and judiciaries in countries with different types of political systems

    F - Political Culture and Participation

    • explain the extent to which civil rights and civil liberties are protected or restricted in different regimes
    • explain how political values and beliefs frame policy choices to address particular political problems
    • describe civil society and political culture and how they influence the operation of countries
    • explain the nature and role of political participation as related to a regime's use of authority and power

    G - Party and Electoral Systems and Citizen Organizations

    • describe electoral systems and election rules among countries with different types of political systems or regimes
    • describe characteristics of political party systems and party membership

    H - Political and Economic Changes and Development

    • compare and contrast political responses to global market forces
    • explain how global economic and technological forces influence political policies, behaviors, and culture

  • High School Social Studies -- Contemporary Issues

    A - Map and Globe Skills

    • draw conclusions and make generalizations based on information from maps
    • compare and contrast the categories of natural, cultural, and political features found on maps as it relates to trade
    • compare maps with data sets (e.g., charts, tables, graphs) and/or readings to draw conclusions and make generalizations
    • use map key/legend to acquire information from physical, political, resource, product, and economic maps

    B - Information Processing Skills

    • construct charts and tables
    • formulate appropriate research questions
    • identify and write about issues and/or problems and alternative solutions
    • distinguish between fact and opinion as used in informational/explanatory text
    • identify and use primary and secondary sources
    • check for consistency of information
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that determine adequacy and/or relevancy of information
    • identify social studies reference resources to use for a specific purpose
    • compare similarities and differences
    • analyze graphs and diagrams
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that draw conclusions and make generalizations
    • interpret political cartoons

    C - Economic Trends

    • analyze current trends leading to international economic cooperation

    D - Environmental Progress

    • analyze the struggle between environmental protection and economic progress

    E - Family and Urbanization

    • describe the challenges relating to urbanization and changes in family and household structure 

    F - Human Rights and Societal Issues

    • analyze the causes for the growth of radical groups throughout the world and the effects of such growth
    • analyze the major issues regarding international human rights
    • recognize the growing diversity of American society

    G - 21st Century Issues

    • analyze the costs, benefits, and opportunities presented by technology as a means to address political, social, and economic problems

  • High School Social Studies -- Controversial Issues

    A - Map and Globe Skills

    • draw conclusions and make generalizations based on information from maps
    • compare maps with data sets (e.g., charts, tables, graphs) and/or readings to draw conclusions and make generalizations
    • use map key/legend to acquire information from historical, physical, political, resource, product, and economic maps
    • compare and contrast the categories of natural, cultural, and political features found on maps
    • compare maps of the same place at different points in time and from different perspectives to determine changes, identify trends, and generalize about human activities

    B - Information Processing Skills

    • check for consistency of information
    • identify and use primary and secondary sources
    • organize items chronologically
    • identify social studies reference resources to use for a specific purpose
    • analyze artifacts
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that draw conclusions and make generalizations
    • interpret political cartoons
    • construct charts and tables
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that determine adequacy and/or relevancy of information
    • distinguish between fact and opinion as used in informational/explanatory text
    • identify main idea, detail, sequence of events, and cause and effect in a social studies context
    • compare similarities and differences
    • interpret timelines
    • identify and write about issues and/or problems and alternative solutions
    • analyze graphs and diagrams
    • translate dates into centuries, eras, or ages
    • formulate appropriate research questions 

    C - World Views, Logical Fallacies, and Constructive Discourse

    • examine the basic principles of constructive discourse in order to engage in rational, thoughtful discussions on public policy issues
    • analyze the most common fallacies of ordinary reasoning in order to evaluate the validity, clarity, and precision of types of arguments, such as Ad Populum, Ad Hominem, and Slippery Slope

    D - Life and Health Issues

    • evaluate the increasing economic demand on community agencies and resources relating to federal programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act
    • analyze and evaluate major life and health issues facing today's society
    • identify Life and Health issues currently facing today's society such as obesity, use of GMOs, and Roe v. Wade
    • formulate possible solutions based on an informed perspective rather than an emotional reaction to the issues

    E - Discrimination Issues

    • examine and evaluate the government's attempts to deal with invidious discrimination, including policies related to Title IX and affirmative action
    • evaluate whether unjust discrimination harms all Americans or just those who are its target
    • analyze current discrimination issues in the United States

    F - Constitutional Issues

    • explain why rights guaranteed in the Constitution are relative and are not absolute
    • identify current issues relevant to Constitutional rights and their interpretation
    • examine arguments for and against several volatile constitutional issues in the United States, including Second Amendment rights and limits on First Amendment rights

    G - Global Issues

    • identify which option would appear to be an optimally effective choice in each case
    • examine and evaluate several significant global issues confronting the modern world, such as the War on Terror, radical terrorism, wealth disparity, and human rights violations
    • analyze policy options proposed for each global issue

  • High School Social Studies -- Current Issues in Health Science

    A - Map and Globe Skills

    • use map key/legend to acquire information from physical, political, resource, product, and economic maps
    • compare maps with data sets (e.g., charts, tables, graphs) and/or readings to draw conclusions and make generalizations
    • compare and contrast the categories of natural, cultural, and political features found on maps as it relates to trade
    • draw conclusions and make generalizations based on information from maps

    B - Information Processing Skills

    • interpret political cartoons
    • analyze graphs and diagrams
    • identify and use primary or secondary sources
    • compare similarities and differences
    • check for consistency of information
    • identify social studies reference resources to use for a specific purpose
    • identify and write about issues and/or problems and alternative solutions
    • construct charts and tables
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that determine the adequacy and/or relevancy of information
    • distinguish between fact and opinion as used in information/explanatory text
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that draw conclusions and make generalizations
    • formulate appropriate research questions

    C - Economics of Healthcare

    • analyze how economic conditions impact access to medicine in various areas of the world

    D - The Government and Healthcare

    • explain how governments have responded to healthcare issues in a historical context

    E - Environment and Health

    • describe how environmental factors contribute to specific individual and community health outcomes 
    • discuss the environmental concerns that are created through research and development in the medical industry 

    F - Families and Healthcare

    • describe the challenges relating to urbanization and changes in family and household structure and its impact on public health

    G - Societal Issues and Healthcare

    • analyze the issues related to access to medical care around the world and the impact on society
    • analyze the impact of diversity on the health services industry

    H - Technology and Society

    • analyze the impact of technology on the medical field and on human health

    I - 21st Century Issues

    • analyze future trends and concerns in health sciences

  • High School Social Studies -- Economics and Personal Finance

    A - Map and Globe Skills

    • draw conclusions and make generalizations based on information from maps
    • compare maps with data sets (e.g., charts, tables, graphs) and/or readings to draw conclusions and make generalizations
    • compare and contrast the categories of natural, cultural, and political features found on maps as it relates to trade
    • use map key/legend to acquire information from physical, political, resource, product, and economic maps

    B - Information Processing Skills

    • identify and write about issues and/or problems and alternative solutions
    • formulate appropriate research questions
    • compare similarities and differences
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that determine adequacy and/or relevancy of information
    • distinguish between fact and opinion as used in informational/explanatory text
    • construct charts and tables
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that draw conclusions and make generalizations
    • identify social studies reference resources to use for a specific purpose
    • identify and use primary and secondary sources
    • interpret political cartoons
    • check for consistency of information
    • analyze graphs and diagrams

    C - Fundamental Concepts

    • (Pilot) analyze how scarcity affects the choices of individuals, businesses, and governments
    • (Pilot) analyze how economic systems influence the choices of individuals, businesses, and governments
    • give examples of how rational decision-making entails comparing the marginal benefits and the marginal costs of an action
    • (Pilot) analyze factors that influence the standard of living of individuals and nations 

    D - Personal Finance

    • (Pilot) explain ways consumers are protected by rules and regulations
    • evaluate the costs and benefits of using credit
    • (Pilot) analyze major life decisions using economics-based decision-making skills
    • (Pilot) analyze how insurance and other risk-management strategies protect against financial loss
    • (Pilot) analyze income as a scarce resource that can be allocated effectively through budgeting
    • explain how changes in taxation can have an impact on an individual’s spending and saving choices
    • (Pilot) explain how interest rates affect various consumer decisions
    • describe how the earnings of workers are determined in the marketplace
    • (Pilot) explain how the financial system channels funds from savers to investors
    • (Pilot) explain sources of and protection against identity theft

    E - Microeconomics

    • (Pilot) describe how households and businesses are interdependent and interact through flows of goods, services, resources, and money
    • explain how the law of demand, the law of supply, and prices work to determine production and distribution in a market economy
    • explain the organization and role of business and analyze the four types of market structures in the U.S. economy

    F - Macroeconomics

    • (Pilot) explain the methods by which economic activity is measured
    • explain the role and functions of the Federal Reserve System
    • (Pilot) analyze how the government uses fiscal policy and its effects on the national debt

    G - International Economics

    • (Pilot) analyze how changes in exchange rates can have an impact on groups in the United States and in other countries
    • (Pilot) explain the benefits of international trade and the role of trade barriers

  • High School Social Studies -- Ethnic Studies

    A - Map and Globe Skills

    • draw conclusions and make generalizations based on information from maps
    • use a map to explain the impact of geography on historical and current events
    • compare maps with data sets (e.g., charts, tables, graphs) and/or readings to draw conclusions and make generalizations
    • compare maps of the same place at different points in time and from different perspectives to determine changes, identify trends, and generalize about human activities

    B - Information Processing Skills

    • identify main idea, detail, sequence of events, and cause and effect in a social studies context
    • check for consistency of information
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that draw conclusions and make generalizations
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that determine the adequacy and/or relevancy of information
    • formulate appropriate research questions
    • analyze graphs and diagrams
    • identify and write about issues and/or problems and alternative solutions
    • identify and use primary and secondary sources

    C - Understanding Racial and Ethnic Identity

    • analyze the dynamics of how race and ethnicity play a role in the construction of personal identity
    • examine and apply methods to discuss and study race, racism, and ethnicity

    D - History and Ethnicity

    • analyze the factors that influenced each ethnic group's origins historically in different regions globally over time
    • compare and contrast the impact of the factors influencing the arrival, relocation and/or coexistence of ethnic groups from one region within the United States to another

    E - Historical and Contemporary Contributions

    • analyze the role of government, law, the media, and public policy and their impact on various ethnic communities
    • analyze the major environmental, historical and political developments that have influenced and affected specific ethnic communities 
    • analyze the 21st century challenges occurring globally and within the S. for various ethnic groups through a social justice lens 
    • evaluate the various social and political movements led by ethnic groups to effect change 

    F - Cultural Influence and Contemporary Culture

    • analyze the cultural contributions of various ethnic groups including, but not limited to, literature, music, art, fashion, and cuisine
    • analyze the intellectual, economic, and political contributions to history and society of individuals and organizations within different ethnic groups

  • High School Social Studies -- Foundations of Leadership

    A - Map and Globe Skills

    • draw conclusions and make generalizations based on information from maps
    • compare and contrast the categories of natural, cultural, and political features found on maps as it relates to the needs of leaders
    • compare maps with data sets (e.g., charts, tables, graphs) and/or readings to draw conclusions and make generalizations
    • use map key/legend to acquire information from physical, political, resource, product, and economic maps

    B - Information Processing Skills

    • formulate appropriate research questions
    • identify social studies reference resources to use for a specific purpose
    • compare similarities and differences
    • analyze graphs and diagrams
    • distinguish between fact and opinion as used in information/explanatory text
    • interpret political cartoons
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that determine the adequacy and/or relevancy of information
    • construct charts and tables
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that draw conclusions and make generalizations
    • identify and write about issues and/or problems and alternative solutions
    • identify and use primary or secondary sources
    • check for consistency of information

    C - Goal Setting

    • identify and demonstrate processes for making short and long term goals
    • analyze the core four basic skills for setting and meeting goals

    D - Civil Dialogue

    • identify and exercise the principles of civil dialogue (with a focus on how they are used in positions of leadership) 

    E - Fundamentals of Leading a Team

    • analyze skills and needs required when working in a group setting

    F - History of Leadership

    • identify and discuss the historical importance of leaders and how they lead

    G - Leadership Framework and Theory

    • demonstrate understanding of historical and contemporary leadership theories by comparing and contrasting the different leadership frameworks/theories OR explaining the evolution of leadership theories/frameworks

    H - Styles of Leadership

    • analyze the styles of leadership, including your own

    I - Ethics of Leadership

    • demonstrate an understanding of key ethical frameworks
    • analyze the role of decision making within the ethics of leadership

    J - Communication in Leadership

    • analyze the different communication styles and structures

    K - Leadership and Followers

    • examine the roles of a group leader in managing and supporting the functions and members of the group
    • explore the dynamic of leading and following

    L - Civic-Minded Leadership

    • evaluate the relationship between leadership and civics

    M - Etiquette in Leadership

    • demonstrate understanding the nuances of etiquette necessary in leadership

    N - Application of Leadership Skills

    • analyze and refine personal leadership mission statement
    • analyze effectiveness of different leaders and/or organizations
    • use research methods to identify and address a problem within the local community

  • High School Social Studies -- World Geography

    A - Map and Globe Skills

    • use cardinal directions
    • use latitude and longitude to determine location
    • draw conclusions and make generalizations based on information from maps
    • use a letter/number grid system to determine location
    • compare maps with data sets (e.g., charts, tables, graphs) and/or readings to draw conclusions and make generalizations
    • use graphic scales to determine distances on a map
    • compare and contrast the categories of natural, cultural, and political features found on maps
    • use a map to explain the impact of geography on historical and current events
    • use map key/legend to acquire information from historical, physical, political, resource, product, and economic maps
    • compare maps of the same place at different points in time and from different perspectives to determine changes, identify trends, and generalize about human activities
    • use customary and metric map scales to determine distance on a map
    • use intermediate directions

    B - Information Processing Skills

    • identify main idea, detail, sequence of events, and cause and effect in a social studies context
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that determine adequacy and/or relevancy of information
    • identify social studies reference resources to use for a specific purpose
    • identify and use primary and secondary sources
    • translate dates into centuries, eras, or ages
    • compare similarities and differences
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that draw conclusions and make generalizations
    • analyze artifacts
    • check for consistency of information
    • interpret political cartoons analyze graphs and diagrams 
    • identify and write about issues and/or problems and alternative solutions
    • formulate appropriate research questions
    • distinguish between fact and opinion as used in informational/explanatory text
    • interpret timelines
    • organize items chronologically
    • construct charts and tables 

    C - Geographic Concepts

    • explain why physical characteristics of place, such as landforms, bodies of water, climate, and natural resources, act as contributing factors to world settlement patterns
    • evaluate how the physical and human characteristics of places and regions are connected to human identities and cultures

    D - Political Geography

    • evaluate how cooperation and conflict among people influence the division and control of Earth's surface
    • assess the characteristics, spatial distribution, and migration of human populations on the Earth's surface
    • examine the spatial distribution of major economic systems and analyze the role that geography plays in economic development
    • analyze human interactions with the world's environments

  • High School Social Studies -- International Relations and Diplomacy

    A - Map and Globe Skills

    • compare and contrast the categories of natural, cultural, and political features found on maps as it relates to international relations
    • compare maps with data sets (e.g., charts, tables, graphs) and/or readings to draw conclusions and make generalizations
    • draw conclusions and make generalizations based on information from maps
    • use map key/legend to acquire information from physical, political, resource, product, and economic maps

    B - Information Processing Skills

    • distinguish between fact and opinion as used in information/explanatory text
    • identify social studies reference resources to use for a specific purpose
    • identify and write about issues and/or problems and alternative solutions
    • construct charts and tables
    • check for consistency of information
    • interpret political cartoons
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that determine the adequacy and/or relevancy of information
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that draw conclusions and make generalizations
    • compare similarities and differences
    • analyze graphs and diagrams
    • identify and use primary or secondary sources
    • formulate appropriate research questions

    C - Foundations of International Relations and Diplomacy

    • examine bias in international relations and diplomacy
    • analyze the framework theories of diplomacy
    • analyze the modern framework theories of diplomacy
    • explain how governments interact with each other through international relations and diplomacy 

    D - History of International Relations and Diplomacy

    • describe the importance of the Vienna Conventions
    • discuss the history of international relations and diplomacy
    • interpret the significance of various foundational documents and individuals in developing international relations

    E - Diplomatic Foundations

    • compare and contrast the different spheres of diplomacy
    • evaluate the different methods and practices of diplomacy

    F - Contemporary Diplomatic Environment

    • describe the legal underpinnings of international relations and diplomacy
    • analyze the organizations and actors in the diplomatic environment
    • explain the organization of Diplomatic Infrastructure

    G - Negotiating in International Relations and Diplomacy

    • identify and analyze the principles and complexities of negotiating
    • analyze the culture and behavior of negotiating

    H - The Future of Diplomacy

    • discuss the potential role of diplomacy in the future
    • discuss potential strategies used in diplomacy in the future

    I - The Art of Negotiation

    • research and present in a simulation of international diplomacy

  • High School Social Studies -- Law

    A - Information Processing Skills

    • construct charts and tables
    • distinguish between fact and opinion as used in informational/explanatory text
    • identify and write about issues and/or problems and alternative solutions
    • identify and use primary and secondary sources
    • organize items chronologically
    • identify main idea, detail, sequence of events and cause and effect in a social studies context
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that draw conclusions and make generalizations
    • interpret political cartoons
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that determine adequacy and/or relevancy of information
    • check for consistency of information
    • interpret timelines
    • translate dates into centuries, eras, or ages
    • formulate appropriate research questions
    • analyze artifacts
    • compare similarities and differences
    • analyze graphs and diagrams
    • identify social studies reference resources to use for a specific purpose

    B - Judicial System

    • explain court systems in the United States

    C - Civil Law

    • explain civil laws and processes

    D - Criminal Law

    • describe criminal laws and processes

  • High School Social Studies -- Medical Ethics and the Law

    A - Information Processing Skills

    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that determine the adequacy and/or relevancy of information
    • identify and write about issues and/or problems and alternative solutions
    • organize items chronologically
    • construct charts and tables
    • formulate appropriate research questions
    • identify and use primary or secondary sources
    • interpret political cartoons
    • interpret timelines
    • read and write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that draw conclusions and make generalizations
    • analyze graphs and diagrams
    • identify main idea, detail, sequence of events and cause and effect in a social studies context
    • check for consistency of information
    • identify social studies reference resources to use for a specific purpose
    • distinguish between fact and opinion as used in information/explanatory text
    • compare similarities and differences

    B - Legal Principles of Medical Care

    • discuss the legal principles governing healthcare administration

    C - Ethics in Healthcare

    • describe the ethical principles impacting healthcare administration

    D - Medical Leadership and the Law

    • analyze the responsibilities of leaders on healthcare law and regulations

    E - The Role of Government in Medical Law

    • recognize and interpret the governing laws, policies, and ethical considerations in which health care administrators work 

    F - Implications of Modifying Healthcare (continued)

    • analyze health reform issues and articulate their implications

    G - Liability of Healthcare Organizations

    • evaluate the implications of liability issues in the healthcare field

  • High School Social Studies -- Personal Financial Literacy

    A - Information Processing Skills

    • interpret political cartoons
    • formulate appropriate research questions
    • check for consistency of information
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that draw conclusions and make generalizations
    • compare similarities and differences
    • identify and write about issues and/or problems and alternative solutions
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that determine adequacy and/or relevancy of information
    • identify and use primary and secondary sources
    • distinguish between fact and opinion as used in informational/explanatory text
    • identify social studies reference resources to use for a specific purpose
    • analyze graphs and diagrams
    • construct charts and tables

    B - Budget and Income

    • evaluate various sources of income and analyze variables that affect a person’s income
    • describe how budgeting and actively reviewing finances can be used to allocate scarce income
    • evaluate different methods for paying for goods and services

    C - Credit and Financial Institutions

    • analyze the purpose and functions of various financial institutions
    • evaluate alternatives for life after high school including college, technical school, internships, working, military, doing nothing, taking a “gap year”, traveling, or other options
    • describe the importance of credit and having a favorable credit score

    D - Consumers and Investments

    • evaluate reasons for and various methods of investment
    • describe how government taxing and spending decisions affect consumers
    • describe how insurance and other risk-management strategies protect against financial loss 
    • explain and evaluate various forms of consumer protection 
    • explain how interest rates affect various consumer decisions
    • explain sources of and protection against identity theft

  • High School Social Studies -- Philosophy

    A - Information Processing Skills

    • interpret political cartoons
    • interpret timelines
    • analyze graphs and diagrams
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that draw conclusions and make generalizations
    • formulate appropriate research questions
    • identify and use primary and secondary sources
    • identify main idea, detail, sequence of events and cause and effect in a social studies context
    • distinguish between fact and opinion as used in informational/explanatory text
    • construct charts and tables
    • check for consistency of information
    • analyze artifacts
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that determine adequacy and/or relevancy of information
    • identify and write about issues and/or problems and alternative solutions
    • organize items chronologically
    • identify social studies reference resources to use for a specific purpose
    • compare similarities and differences
    • translate dates into centuries, eras, or ages

    B - Historical Background

    • describe a basic framework for the study of philosophical thought
    • analyze philosophical advancements during the Golden Age of Athens: Discourse in the Agora
    • differentiate mythological explanations versus teachings of the Pre-Socratic "Natural Philosopher"

    C - Cultural Relationships

    • analyze major aspects of Eastern philosophy originating in China, India, and the Middle East
    • discuss early Christianity's relation to Semitic culture and its influence on Indo-European thought 

    D - Western Thought

    • analyze differing strands of Western Medieval philosophical thought
    • analyze the philosophical contributions of important German thinkers
    • differentiate the opposing views of modern empiricists and modern rationalist thinkers
    • profile the Renaissance Era philosopher-scientists
    • compare and contrast the schools of modern thought and philosophy

    E - Modern Era

    • analyze the beliefs and contributions of leading post-modern and feminist philosophers

  • High School Social Studies -- Psychology

    A - Map and Globe Skills

    • compare maps with data sets (e.g., charts, tables, graphs) and/or readings to draw conclusions and make generalizations
    • compare maps of the same place at different points in time and from different perspectives to determine changes, identify trends, and generalize about human activities

    B - Information Processing Skills

    • check for consistency of information
    • interpret timelines
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that draw conclusions and make generalizations
    • compare similarities and differences
    • distinguish between fact and opinion as used in informational/explanatory text
    • identify and write about issues and/or problems and alternative solutions
    • construct charts and tables
    • identify and use primary and secondary sources
    • analyze graphs and diagrams
    • organize items chronologically
    • identify social studies reference resources to use for a specific purpose
    • identify main idea, detail, sequence of events, and cause and effect in a social studies context
    • formulate appropriate research questions
    • translate dates into centuries, eras, or ages
    • interpret political cartoons
    • analyze artifacts
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that determine adequacy and/or relevancy of information

    C - Psychology as a Science

    • explain selected historical and contemporary perspectives and practices of psychologists
    • explain the research methods and the types of statistics used in the field of psychology 

    D - Biological Basis of Behavior

    • compare different states of consciousness
    • explain the development, structure, and function of biological systems and their role in behavior, cognition, and emotion

    E - Sensation and Perception

    • explain the sensory processes and how people perceive their environment

    F - Learning

    • identify the characteristics of and major approaches to learning

    G - Motivation and Emotion

    • identify major theories and concepts related to motivation and emotion

    H - Cognitive Processes

    • discuss the components of stress
    • analyze concepts related to the measurement, and nature of intelligence
    • analyze key concepts associated with information processing and memory

    I - Lifespan and Development

    • describe behavioral, social, and cognitive changes, starting in the prenatal period and throughout the lifespan
    • evaluate theories of personality and assessment tools

    J - Abnormal Behavior

    • identify psychological disorders and treatment

    K - Social Psychology

    • analyze the impact of the social environment on behaviors and attitudes

  • High School Social Studies -- Sociology

    A - Map and Globe Skills

    • compare maps with data sets (e.g., charts, tables, graphs) and/or readings to draw conclusions and make generalizations
    • compare maps of the same place at different points in time and from different perspectives to determine changes, identify trends, and generalize about human activities
    • use map key/legend to acquire information from historical, physical, political, resource, product, and economic maps
    • compare and contrast the categories of natural, cultural, and political features found on maps
    • draw conclusions and make generalizations based on information from maps

    B - Information Processing Skills

    • identify social studies reference resources to use for a specific purpose
    • interpret political cartoons
    • formulate appropriate research questions
    • compare similarities and differences
    • distinguish between fact and opinion as used in informational/explanatory text
    • identify and use primary and secondary sources
    • analyze graphs and diagrams
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that determine adequacy and/or relevancy of information
    • identify and write about issues and/or problems and alternative solutions
    • write arguments, informative text, and explanatory text that draw conclusions and make generalizations
    • interpret timelines
    • check for consistency of information
    • organize items chronologically
    • translate dates into centuries, eras, or ages
    • identify main idea, detail, sequence of events and cause and effect in a social studies context
    • construct charts and tables
    • analyze artifacts 

    C - Sociology as a Science

    • explain the research methodologies used in sociology
    • explain the origins of sociology, the sociological perspective, and how sociology relates to the other social sciences
    • explain the major theoretical perspectives in sociology

    D - Culture and Socialization

    • explain the process of socialization
    • evaluate how cultures evolve over time
    • explain the development and importance of culture

    E - Social Issues

    • analyze forms of social inequality
    • analyze the impact of social control on deviance in society
    • analyze social structure and interaction within society

    F - Social Institutions

    • analyze the function of social institutions as agents of social control across differing societies and times

    G - Trends

    • analyze social change processes in a society