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Social Studies

 

Social Studies 

I Can Statements
 

 

Unit 1

 

  • I can work independently
  • I can follow directions
  • I can complete assignments on time
  • I can pay attention in class
  • I am respectful/courteous/considerate to others
  • I work/share/play well with others
  • I can do my work neatly and have good penmanship

Unit 2

Government

  • I can identify the three branches of government
  • I can explain the duties of the executive, legislative, and judicial branch.
  • I can identify important members of the three branches of government
  • I can list the three levels of government (national/state/local)

Unit 3

Geography

  • I can use a map, chart, or graph to identify natural resources.
  • I can use a map/chart/graph to identify landforms and bodies of water.
  • I can use maps to find absolute locations of landforms and bodies of water.

Unit 4

Native Americans

  • I can explain patterns of human settlement in the early days of the United States.
  • I can explain how settlement patterns influenced by physical characteristics.
  • I can describe important events that happened in historical periods.
  • I can identify early cultures in the United States.
  • I can compare similarities/differences of early cultures.
  • I can describe how environment promoted/restricted human activities.
  • I can describe how individuals have different perspectives about land use.

Unit 5

European
Exploration

  • I can describe how different factors influence where human activities occur.
  • I can describe social institutions in the United States and their role in developing the nation.
  • I can describe interactions between diverse groups in the history of the U.S.
  • I can explain how people changed their physical environment to meet their needs.
  • I can examine patterns of movement/settlement of the United States.
  • I can explain reasons immigrants came to America and why the come today.
  • I can use primary/secondary sources to describe historical events in the U.S.
  • I can explain the cause of important historical events.

Unit 6

Revolutionary
America

  • I can describe social institutions in the U.S. and their role in the development of the nation
  • I can explain how factors in one location impact other locations
  • I can describe important events that occurred in historical periods
  • I can use primary/secondary sources to describe historical events in the U.S.
  • I can identify historical documents and explain their importance
  • I can explain the cause of important historical events
  • I can explain the effects of important events in history
  • I can give examples of conflicts between groups/individuals
  • I can compare changes in communication in different time periods

Unit 7

Constitution,

Preamble,

Bill of Rights

  • I can explain why the constitution established government with shared power
  • I can describe what the Preamble to the U.S. constitution means
  • I can give examples of services the U.S. government provides
  • I can analyze the importance of services to citizens
  • I can explain how a democratic government works (making laws, etc.)
  • I can give examples of how government provides for the good of the citizens
  • I can explain basic principles of democracy found in important documents
  • I can examine why basic ideas of democracy are important to citizens
  • I can describe rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens (voting, etc.)

Unit 8

Westward
Expansion

  • I can explain patterns of human settlement in the early days of the U.S.
  • I can explain how settlement patterns are influenced by physical characteristics
  • I can describe how different factors influence where human activities occur
  • I can describe how environment promoted/restricted human activities
  • I can examine patterns of movement/settlement in the U.S.
  • I can explain how scarcity required people to make economic choices
  • I can describe important events that occurred in historical periods
  • I can use primary/secondary sources to describe historical events in U.S.
  • I can explain how technology allows people to settle in inaccessible areas

Unit 9

Industrial
Revolution

  • I can describe how different factors influence where human activities occur.
  • I can explain how new knowledge and specialization increases productivity
  • I can explain how people changed physical environment to meet their needs
  • I can describe how individuals have different perspectives about land use
  • I can explain how scarcity required people to make economic choices
  • I can explain how factors in one location impact other locations
  • I can describe important events that occurred in historical periods
  • I can explain the cause of important historical events
  • I can explain the effects of important events in history
  • I can explain how technology allows people to settle in inaccessible areas
  • I can give examples of markets in different periods of U.S. history

Unit 10

Civil War

  • I can describe interactions between diverse groups in the history of the U.S.
  • I can describe strategies for conflict resolution
  • I can explain how factors in one location impact other locations
  • I can describe important events that occurred in historical periods
  • I can use primary/secondary sources to describe historical events in the U.S.
  • I can explain the cause of important historical events
  • I can explain the effects of important events in history

Unit 11

Economics

  • I can describe scarcity
  • I can explain how profits motivate individuals/businesses to take risks
  • I can explain similarities/differences of markets in different time periods
  • I can explain how competition among buyers/sellers influences prices
  • I can describe production/distribution/consumption of goods/services
  • I can describe how new knowledge and specialization increases productivity
  • I can give examples of how people depend on each other for goods/services
  • I can define interdependence
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