North Dakota Content and Achievement Standards for Social Studies — Grade 12


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9–12.1.1

Interpret and evaluate a variety of visual representations (e.g. charts, graphs, time lines, graphic organizers, maps, flow charts) of data

9–12.1.2

Interpret and evaluate documents (e.g., primary and secondary sources, fact, fiction, or opinion) to enhance the understanding of social studies content.

9–12.1.3

Draw conclusions based on the research processes (e.g., collect, organize, evaluate, and synthesize information)

9–12.1.4

Use media (e.g., oral, written, websites, computer simulations, multimedia resources) to access, record, analyze, and communicate information relating to social studies

9–12.1.5

Apply social studies skills (e.g., recognize cause and effect, trends, multiple perspectives, change) in real-life contexts (e.g., backtracking current global issues, Model U.N., mock trials, simulated congressional hearings, parliamentary debates, comparative statistical analysis, mental maps, GPS, GIS).

9–12.1.6

Analyze the impact of bias and prejudice in historical and contemporary media

9–12.2.1

Analyze Federal policy and action regarding American Indians (e.g. Dawes Act, changes in federal and state Indian policies, civil rights movement; current issues surrounding gaming, housing, distribution of wealth, and health care, Indian Reorganization Act, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Civil Rights Act, Indian Child Welfare Act, American Indian Religious Freedom Act, Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, Citizenship, American Indian Movement)

9–12.2.10

Analyze the key events, and foreign and domestic policies of contemporary presidential administrations (e.g., Great Society, Watergate, relations with the Middle East; the Iranian hostage crisis; energy crisis; Reaganomics, Persian Gulf War)

9–12.2.11

Analyze the major social issues and popular culture of contemporary US (e.g. ,immigration, environment, poverty, terrorism, and discrimination)

9–12.2.12

Analyze the ideas, events and global impacts of the Renaissance, Reformation, Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment

9–12.2.13

Explain the growth and expansion of global economies and their impact on world regions (e.g., mercantilism, slavery, colonialism, Silk Road, salt trade)

9–12.2.14

Compare the political, social, and industrial revolutions from the late 18th to the early 20th century (e.g., revolutions in the Americas and France; significant events and impacts of the Agricultural and the Industrial Revolution, Boer Wars, Boxer Rebellion, Sepoy rebellion)

9–12.2.15

Analyze the global causes, course, and consequences of World War I (e.g. imperialism, militarism, nationalism, alliance system; ethnic conflicts and assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand; Russian Revolution of 1917; Treaty of Versailles and League of Nations)

9–12.2.16

Analyze the global causes, course, and consequences of World War II and the post-war events (e.g., world wide depression, totalitarian and militaristic regimes, Holocaust, political and social change in the Middle East, development of the United Nations, Cold War)

9–12.2.17

Explain nationalist and revolutionary movements and attempts by colonial countries to achieve independence after World War II (e.g., revolutionary movements in China, Vietnam, Korea, Kenya, Pakistan, Indonesia, India, Northern Ireland, Chile)

9–12.2.18

Explain events in the development of the Cold War (e.g., Berlin Blockade; nuclear arms and space race; Cuban Missile Crisis; political and economic transformation of Western and Eastern Europe; Korean Conflict, Vietnam Conflict; collapse of Warsaw Pact Nations)

9–12.2.19

Analyze political and social change in the Middle East and Asia from 1948 present (e.g., Camp David Accords, Tiananmen Square, conflicts in Middle East, Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Persian Gulf War, War in Iraq)

9–12.2.2

Evaluate the impact of various factors that led to the transformation of the nation (e.g., imperialism, industrialization, immigration, political/social reformers, urbanization, mechanization of agriculture, changing business environment)

9–12.2.20

Explain contemporary issues and events in an interdependent world (e.g., trends in science, technology, and communication; religious conflicts; environmentalism; human rights and regional conflicts; apartheid, ethnic cleansing, role of United Nations and other international organizations such as UNICEF, GATT, NATO, OAS, World Bank, International Monetary Fund)

9–12.2.3

Trace the causes, course, and legacy of the United States involvement in World War I at home and abroad (e.g., neutrality, military technologies, isolationism, Zimmerman Note, Lusitania, home front, Wilsons Fourteen Points)

9–12.2.4

Analyze the major political, economic, and social developments that occurred between World War I and World War II (e.g. Red Scare, Roaring 20s, Great Depression, New Deal)

9–12.2.5

Trace the causes, course, and legacy of World War II (e.g., totalitarian regimes; Pacific theater, European theater, home front)

9–12.2.6

Analyze the economic boom and social transformation of post WWII America (e.g., popular culture, changing womens roles, technological developments)

9–12.2.7

Analyze the origins, foreign policy, events, and domestic consequences of the Cold War (e.g., containment policy, arms race, fear of communism)

9–12.2.8

Analyze the struggle for equal opportunity (e.g., Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, civil rights legislation and court cases, civil rights organizations, National Organization for Women, Equal Rights Amendment, American Indian Movement, Caesar Chavez)

9–12.2.9

Analyze the key events and political/social effects of the Vietnam conflict (e.g., Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and the Tet Offensive; protests and opposition; presidential policies, War Powers Act)

9–12.3.1

Analyze basic micro and macro economic concepts (e.g., scarcity, opportunity cost, trade offs, markets, business organizations, factors of production, supply and demand, and personal finance)

9–12.3.2

Explain the role of money and the role of financial institutions in a market economy (e.g., basic functions of money, composition of money supply, role of banks and other financial institutions, federal reserve, credit savings)

9–12.3.3

Describe the difference between the structure and operation of market economies and centrally planned or command economies (e.g., security, freedom, equity, efficiency, stability, growth)

9–12.3.4

Analyze the role government plays in an economy (e.g., provision of public goods and services, taxes, protection of property rights, resolution of market failures)

9–12.3.5

Interpret the concepts of exchange and trade and the impacts and implications of a global economy for individuals and nations

9–12.4.1

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

9–12.4.2

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

9–12.4.3

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

9–12.4.4

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

9–12.4.5

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

9–12.4.6

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

9–12.5.1

Analyze the Earths human systems (e.g., population, culture, settlement, economic interdependence)

9–12.5.2

Interpret the relationships between physical environments and society (e.g., humans modify environment, environment modifies society, and use, distribution, and importance of resources)

9–12.6.1

Explain how group and cultural influences contribute to human development, identity, and behavior (e.g., religion, education, media, government, and economy)

9–12.6.2

Explain the various purposes of social groups, general implications of group membership, and different ways that groups function (e.g., minority groups, cliques, counterculture, family relations and political groups)

9–12.6.3

Relate elements of socio-cultural development with other factors (e.g., individual differences, personality and assessment, psychological disorders and treatments)

9–12.6.4

Analyze conflict, cooperation, and interdependence among individuals, groups, and institutions (e.g., gender roles, social stratification, racial/ethnic bias)

9–12.6.5

Describe how genetic, cognitive and physical development affect human behavior (e.g., inherited traits, development of self, deviant behavior and personality disorders)