Illinois Learning Standards for Social Science — Grade 7


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SS.CV.1.7,MdC

Describe the roles of political, civil and economic organizations in shaping peoples lives.

SS.CV.1.7.LC

Identify roles played by citizens (examples: voters, jurors, taxpayers, military, protesters and office holders).

SS.CV.1.7.MC

: Evaluate the powers and responsibilities of citizens, political parties, interest groups, and the media.

SS.CV.2.7,MC

Analyze the power and limits of governments, public officials, and bureaucracies at different levels in the United States and other countries.

SS.CV.2.7.LC

Describe the origins, purposes, and impact of constitutions, laws, treaties, and international agreements

SS.CV.2.7.MdC

Explain the origins, functions, and structure of government with reference to the U.S. Constitution, Illinois Constitution and other systems of government.

SS.CV.3.7.LC; MdC; MC

Compare the means by which individuals and groups change societies, promote the common good, and protect rights.

SS.CV.4.7.LC

Explain the connection between interests and perspectives civic virtues, and democratic principles when addressing issues in government and society.

SS.CV.4.7.MC

Critique deliberative processes used by a wide variety of groups in various settings.

SS.CV.4.7.MdC

Analyze the ideas and principles contained in the founding documents of the United States and other countries, and explain how they influence the social and political system.

SS.CV.5.7.LC; MdC; MC

Apply civic virtues and democratic principles in school and community settings.

SS.CV.6.7.LC

Determine whether specific rules and laws (both actual and proposed) resolve the problems they were meant to address.

SS.CV.6.7.MC

Develop procedures for making decisions in historic and contemporary settings (such as the school, civil society, or local, state or national government).

SS.CV.6.7.MdC

Analyze the purposes, implementation, and consequences of public policies in historic and contemporary settings.

SS.EC.1.7.LC

Explain how economic decisions affect the well-being of individuals, businesses and society.

SS.EC.1.7.MC

Evaluate alternative approaches or solutions to current economic issues in terms of benefits and costs for different groups and society as a whole.

SS.EC.1.7.MdC

Explain how external benefits and costs influence choices.

SS.EC.2.7.LC

Analyze the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in a market economy.

SS.EC.2.7.MC

Explain how changes in supply and demand cause changes in prices and quantities of goods and services, labor, credit, and foreign currencies.

SS.EC.2.7.MdC

Describe the roles of institutions, such as corporations, non-profits, and labor unions in a market economy.

SS.EC.3.7.LC

Explain why standards of living increase as productivity improves.

SS.EC.3.7.MC

Evaluate employment, unemployment, inflation, total production, income and economic growth data and how they affect different groups.

SS.EC.3.7.MdC

Explain barriers to trade and how those barriers influence trade among nations.

SS.EC.FL.1.7.LC

Analyze the relationship between skills, education, jobs, and income.

SS.EC.FL.1.7.MC

Describe the connection between credit, credit options, and interest and credit history.

SS.EC.FL.1.7.MdC

Identify how people choose to buy goods and services while still maintaining a budget based on income, taxes, savings, and fixed and variable interest rates.

SS.EC.FL.2.7.LC

Explain the roles and relationships between savers, borrowers, interest, time, and the purposes for saving.

SS.EC.FL.2.7.MC

Analyze the relationship between financial risks and protection, insurance and costs.

SS.EC.FL.2.7.MdC

Explain the correlation between investors, investment options (and associated risks), and income/wealth.

SS.G.1.7.LC

Use geographic representations (maps, photographs, satellite images, etc) to explain the relationships between the locations (places and regions) and changes in their environment.

SS.G.1.7.MC

Construct different representations to explain the spatial patterns of cultural and environmental characteristics.

SS.G.1.7.MdC

Use mapping and graphing to represent and analyze spatial patterns of different environmental and cultural characteristics.

SS.G.2.7.LC

Explain how humans and their environment affect one another.

SS.G.3.7.LC

Explain how environmental characteristics impact human migration and settlement.

SS.G.4.7.LC

Identify how cultural and environmental characteristics vary among regions of the world.

SS.G.4.7.MC

Analyze how the environmental characteristics of places and production of goods influence patterns of world trade.

SS.G.4.7.MdC

Explain how global changes in population distribution patterns affect changes in land use.

SS.G2.7.MC

Evaluate how cultural and economic decisions influence environments and the daily lives of people in both nearby and distant places.

SS.G2.7.MdC

Compare and contrast the cultural and environmental characteristics of different places or regions.

SS.G3.7.MC

Evaluate the influences of long-term human-induced environmental change on spatial patterns of conflict and cooperation. .

SS.G3.7.MdC

Explain how changes in transportation and communication influence the spatial connections among human settlements and affect the spread of ideas and culture.

SS.H.1.7.LC

Classify series of historical events and developments as examples of change and/or continuity.

SS.H.1.7.MC

Use questions generated about individuals and groups to analyze why they and the developments they shaped, are seen as historically significant..

SS.H.1.7.MdC

Analyze connections among events and developments in broader historical contexts.

SS.H.2.7.LC

Explain how and why perspectives of people have changed over time.

SS.H.2.7.MC

Analyze how peoples perspectives influenced what information is available in the historical sources they created.

SS.H.2.7.MdC

Analyze multiple factors that influenced the perspectives of people during different historical eras.

SS.H.3.7.LC

Classify the kinds of historical sources used in secondary interpretation.

SS.H.3.7.MC

Analyze how peoples perspectives influenced what information is available in historical sources they created. Use other historical sources to infer a plausible maker, date, place of origin, and intended audience for historical sources where information is not easily identified.

SS.H.3.7.MdC

Detect possible limitations in the historical record based on evidence collected from different kinds of historical sources.

SS.H.4.7.LC

Explain multiple causes and effects of historical events.

SS.H.4.7.MC

Organize applicable evidence into a coherent argument about the past.

SS.H.4.7.MdC

Compare the central historical arguments in secondary works across multiple media.

SS.IS.1.7

Create essential questions to help guide inquiry about a topic.

SS.IS.2.7

Ask essential and focusing questions that will lead to independent research.

SS.IS.3.7

Determine sources representing multiple points of view that will assist in organizing a research plan.

SS.IS.4.7.LC

Determine the value of sources by evaluating their relevance and intended use.

SS.IS.4.7.MC

Gather relevant information from credible sources and determine whether they support each other.

SS.IS.4.7.MdC

Determine the credibility of sources based upon their origin, authority and context.

SS.IS.5.7.LC

Appropriately cite all sources utilized.

SS.IS.5.7.MC

Develop claims and counterclaims while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both.

SS.IS.5.7.MdC

Identify evidence from multiple sources to support claims, noting its limitations.

SS.IS.6.7.LC

Construct arguments using claims and evidence from multiple sources, while acknowledging their strengths and limitations.

SS.IS.6.7.MC:

Present arguments and explanations that would appeal to audiences and venues outside the classroom using a variety of media.

SS.IS.6.7.MdC

Construct explanations using reasoning, correct sequence, examples and details, while acknowledging their strengths and weaknesses.

SS.IS.7.7

Critique the structure and credibility of arguments and explanations (self and others).

SS.IS.8.7.LC

Analyze how a problem can manifest itself and the challenges and opportunities faced by those trying to address it.

SS.IS.8.7.MC

Apply a range of deliberative and democratic procedures to make decisions and take action in schools and community contexts.

SS.IS.8.7.MdC

Assess individual and collective capacities to take action to address problems and identify potential outcomes.