Louisiana Social Studies Standards — Grade 11


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C.1.1

Describe reasons why government is necessary, explaining competing ideas about the role of government in society

C.1.2

Compare and contrast the structure and leadership of different forms of government in various nations

C.1.3

Analyze the influence of the Magna Carta, English common law, and the English Bill of Rights in creating a limited form of government in the United States

C.1.4

Explain the influence of Enlightenment philosophers, the Great Awakening, and the American Revolution on the American founding documents

C.1.5

Explain the issues involved in various compromises or plans leading to the creation of the United States Constitution

C.1.6

Analyze the underlying principles and concepts embodied in primary documents that influenced the creation of the United States Constitution

C.2.1

Analyze ways in which the purposes of the United States government, as defined in the United States Constitution, are achieved

C.2.2

Describe the structure and functions of the federal government as stated in the United States Constitution

C.2.3

Explain the distribution of powers, responsibilities, and limits on the United States government

C.2.4

Cite the qualifications, terms of office, roles, and duties for appointed and elected officials

C.2.5

Explain the processes and strategies of how a bill becomes a law at the federal level

C.2.6

Differentiate between loose and strict constructionist interpretation of the Constitution by examining the meaning and implications of the Bill of Rights and subsequent amendments

C.2.7

Explain the role of regulatory and independent government agencies in American society

C.2.8

Compare and contrast the functions of various state and local governments in terms of tax code, political structure, and election procedures

C.3.1

Evaluate the five basic goals of United States foreign policy and explain the role of government in their implementation

C.3.2

Examine the ways that nations work to cooperate with international organizations politically and economically

C.3.3

Assess the extent to which United States foreign policy, domestic policy, constitutional principles, economic behaviors, and culture affect relations with other nations

C.3.4

Describe ways in which ideas, events, and policies of other nations impact the United States

C.4.1

Describe the elements of United States domestic policy

C.4.2

Explain how government is financed

C.4.3

Evaluate various forms of taxes at each level of government based on principle, incidence, and type

C.4.4

Describe the major revenue and expenditure categories and their respective proportions of local, state, and federal budgets

C.4.5

Predict how federal spending and taxation affect budget deficits and surpluses and the national debt

C.4.6

Evaluate government programs by their cost and benefits to society

C.4.7

Explain how macroeconomic policies of the Federal Reserve System and the federal government affect American citizens

C.4.8

Describe the Federal Reserve System, its functions, and its role in the United States economy

C.5.1

Distinguish between personal, political, and economic rights of citizenship

C.5.2

Differentiate between civic duties and responsibilities, including various forms of civic participation

C.5.3

Describe how civil rights have evolved over time to include diverse groups of citizens

C.5.4

Evaluate the role of the media and public opinion in American politics, including the use and effects of propaganda techniques

C.5.5

Analyze the effects of campaigns, campaign finance, elections, the Electoral College, and the United States census in the American political system

C.5.6

Describe key platform positions of the major political parties and evaluate the impact of third parties in election outcomes

C.5.7

Explain historical and contemporary roles of special interest groups, lobbyists, and associations in United States politics

C.6.1

Explain the basic problem of scarcity and how it drives economic decision-making

C.6.2

Describe the role of the factors of production as part of the circular flow of goods and services model

C.6.3

Assess factors that influence productivity and evaluate the relationship between productivity and standard of living and GDP

C.6.4

Apply principles of supply and demand to predict how changes in the market affect prices and incentives for buyers and sellers

C.6.5

Evaluate how different economic systems allocate resources in terms of their benefits to society

C.7.1

Analyze the four market structures (perfect competition, monopolistic competition, oligopoly, and monopoly) in terms of size of market, ease of entry, similarity of product, and control over price

C.7.2

Explain how competition affects both producers and consumers

C.7.3

Interpret information about a current economic system undergoing change from a largely command or traditional system to a more mixed system

C.7.4

Explain the effects of technology and innovation on global economic interdependence and competition

C.7.5

Evaluate how various types of unemployment affect the economy

C.8.1

Explain the relationship between education, training, and career options to future earning potential

C.8.2

Create a family budget and explain its importance in achieving personal financial goals and avoiding negative financial consequences

C.8.3

Compare and evaluate types of credit, savings, investment, and insurance services available to the consumer from various institutions

C.8.4

Apply given financial data to real life situations such as reconciling a checking account, reading bank and credit card statements, purchasing major goods, and avoiding consumer fraud

C.8.5

Analyze the benefits and risks of using credit and examine the various uses of credit scores

US.1.1

Produce clear and coherent writing for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences by: conducting short and sustained research evaluating conclusions from evidence (broad variety, primary and secondary sources) evaluating varied explanations for actions/events determining the meaning of words and phrases from historical texts analyzing historians points of view

US.1.2

Compare and/or contrast historical periods in terms of: differing political, social, religious, or economic contexts similar issues, actions, and trends both change and continuity

US.1.3

Propose and defend a specific point of view on a contemporary or historical issue and provide supporting evidence to justify that position

US.1.4

Discriminate between types of propaganda and draw conclusions concerning their intent

US.1.5

Analyze historical periods using timelines, political cartoons, maps, graphs, debates, and other historical sources

US.2.1

Evaluate the social, political, and economic antagonism that occurred between ethnic and cultural groups as a result of westward expansion

US.2.2

Describe the economic changes that came about on the western frontier as a result of the expansion of the railroad, cattle kingdoms, and farming

US.2.3

Describe the causes of the political, social, and economic problems encountered by farmers on the western frontier and critique the solutions developed by the Populist movement

US.2.4

Examine the effect of the governments laissez-faire policy, innovations in technology and transportation, and changes in business organization that led to the growth of an industrial economy

US.2.5

Illustrate the phases, geographic origins, and motivations behind mass immigration and explain how these factors accelerated urbanization

US.2.6

Describe the challenges associated with immigration, urbanization, and rapid industrialization and evaluate the governments response

US.2.7

Examine the social, political, and economic struggles of a growing labor force that resulted in the formation of labor unions and evaluate their attempts to improve working conditions

US.2.8

Identify the goals of Progressivism; describe the influence of the Muckrakers, political leaders, and intellectuals; and evaluate the movements successes and failures

US.3.1

Analyze the causes of U.S. imperialistic policies and describe both the immediate and long term consequences upon newly acquired territories

US.3.2

Describe the influence of U.S. imperialistic foreign policies upon Latin America and the Pacific region

US.3.3

Describe the root causes of World War I and evaluate the reasons for U.S. entry into the war

US.3.4

Explain how the U.S. government financed WWI, managed the economy, and directed public support for the war effort

US.3.5

Analyze how key military leaders, innovations in military technology, and major events affected the outcome of WWI

US.3.6

Describe the goals of political leaders at the Paris Peace Conference and analyze the consequences of the Treaty of Versailles

US.4.1

Use examples to show how population shifts, artistic movements, Prohibition, and the womens movement of the Roaring Twenties were a reflection of and a reaction to changes in American society

US.4.10

Describe how key political and military leaders affected the outcome of World War II and led to the beginning of the Cold War

US.4.2

Examine the economic policies, attacks on civil liberties, and the presidential administrations of the 1920s and explain how each reflected a return to isolationism

US.4.3

Describe the impact of major technological innovations and scientific theories of the 1920s on American society

US.4.4

Examine the causes of the Great Depression and its effects on the American people, and evaluate how the Hoover administration responded to this crisis

US.4.5

Classify the key New Deal programs according to Relief, Recovery, and Reform programs and describe their impact on the social, economic, and political structure of the United States

US.4.6

Examine the causes of World War II and explain the reasons for U.S. entry into the war

US.4.7

Explain how the U.S. government financed World War II, managed the economy, and encouraged public support for the war effort

US.4.8

Examine the role of minority groups, including women, on the homefront and in the military and describe how it changed their status in society

US.4.9

Analyze the major events, turning points, and key strategic decisions of World War II and describe how they affected the outcome of the war

US.5.1

Analyze the impact of U.S. domestic and foreign policy on Cold War events during the 1940s and 1950s and explain how these policies attempted to contain the spread of communism

US.5.2

Cite evidence that links domestic events and foreign policies of the 1960s and 1970s to escalating Cold War tensions

US.5.3

Explain how the post-war social movements caused change by analyzing the methods used by the leaders, the effectiveness of legislation, and the impact of key events

US.5.4

Describe the role and importance of the Civil Rights movement in the expansion of opportunities for African Americans in the United States

US.5.5

Explain how the leaders personalities, events, and policies of the 1980s combined to bring about an end to the Cold War

US.6.1

Compare and contrast the domestic policies of the post-Cold War presidencies

US.6.2

Describe advances in medicine, technology, and the media during the modern era and explain how these advances have altered society

US.6.3

Trace the evolution of United States relationships with Middle East countries and explain how these interactions have defined our image in the region

US.6.4

Describe events that changed American peoples perceptions of government over time

US.6.5

Identify landmark Supreme Court decisions from the Warren Court to the present, categorize the ideology of the decisions, and assess the impact on political and social institutions

US.6.6

Trace the rise in domestic and foreign terrorism and analyze its effect on Americas way of life

WG.1.1

Describe the impact of technology on the study of geography and gather geographic information using technological tools

WG.1.2

Explain Earths grid system, using latitude and longitude to locate key places and to answer geographic questions about that place

WG.1.3

Compare and contrast various types of maps and map projections and evaluate distortions associated with each map projection

WG.1.4

Use geographic representations to locate the worlds continents, major landforms, major bodies of water and major countries and to solve geographic problems

WG.2.1

Describe and categorize elements of the natural environment as belonging to one of the four components of Earths physical systems: atmosphere, lithosphere, biosphere, or hydrosphere

WG.2.2

Identify and locate world climate regions and evaluate the impact of the Earth/Sun relationship, ocean currents, wind currents, and elevation on each climate region

WG.2.3

Compare and contrast regions of the world by analyzing the plant and animal life indigenous to the region (ecosystems)

WG.2.4

Explain and give examples of natural and human processes that shape Earths surface and identify specific locations where these processes occur

WG.3.1

Analyze how cooperation, conflict, and self-interest impact the cultural, political, and economic regions of the world and relations between nations

WG.3.2

Determine the unifying characteristics that regions possess and explain changes that they have experienced over time

WG.3.3

Explain how human and physical characteristics facilitate or hinder regional interactions

WG.4.1

Determine the physical and human characteristics that comprise the identity of a given place

WG.4.2

Analyze the distinguishing physical characteristics of a given place to determine their impact on human activities

WG.4.3

Identify and analyze distinguishing human characteristics of a given place to determine their influence on historical events

WG.4.4

Evaluate the impact of historical events on culture and relationships among groups

WG.4.5

Examine the relationship between social, economic, and government systems and describe how each system has changed a given place over time

WG.5.1

Describe and classify reasons for human migration in terms of push or pull factors to determine the changes and similarities in these factors over time

WG.5.2

Use population pyramids, geographic data and maps to analyze the current impact of population growth and to predict future population trends

WG.5.3

Describe and illustrate specific examples of economic interdependence in various regions

WG.5.4

Determine the factors that contribute to a countrys standard of living

WG.5.5

Explain how changes in technology have contributed to the spread of ideas and information throughout the world

WG.6.1

Describe technological advances that have allowed humans to modify the environment and analyze the impact of these advances on the environment

WG.6.2

Identify challenges posed by the physical environment and evaluate strategies that will allow humans to more effectively deal with these challenges

WG.6.3

Analyze the distribution of resources and describe their impact on human systems (past, present, and future)

WG.6.4

Assess the role of government and business in preserving or consuming natural resources and protecting or destroying the physical environment

WH.1.1

Produce clear and coherent writing for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences by: conducting historical research evaluating a broad variety of primary and secondary sources comparing and contrasting varied points of view determining the meaning of words and phrases from historical texts using technology to research, produce, or publish a written product

WH.1.2

Compare historical periods in terms of differing political, social, religious, and economic issues

WH.1.3

Use a variety of sources to analyze the validity of information in terms of facts, opinions, or propaganda

WH.1.4

Analyze historical events through the use of debates, timelines, cartoons, maps, graphs, and other historical sources

WH.2.1

Identify key people of the Renaissance and explain how their ideas and actions influenced social and cultural change

WH.2.2

Analyze the causes and effects of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation

WH.2.3

Evaluate the influence technological innovations had on European exploration, conquest, and colonization

WH.2.4

Identify key European explorers of the Americas and Asia, and explain the goals and consequences of exploration on society

WH.2.5

Identify the major personalities of the Scientific Revolution and describe the effects of their discoveries

WH.3.1

Analyze the influence of the Scientific Revolution on the Enlightenment and resulting political ideals.

WH.3.2

Analyze the causes of the English Civil War and the Glorious Revolution and their influence on political change

WH.3.3

Identify the key philosophers and ideologies of the Age of Enlightenment and explain their influence on world governments

WH.3.4

Analyze the causes and consequences of the French Revolution and the rise and rule of Napoleon

WH.3.5

Compare and contrast leaders and key events in the revolutions of the 17th through the 19th centuries and their impact on world political and social developments

WH.4.1

Evaluate the causes and effects of the Industrial Revolution in England, Western Europe, and its spread throughout the world

WH.4.2

Describe how the expansion of industrial economies resulted in social and economic change throughout the world

WH.4.3

Analyze various economic philosophies that influenced political and social life in 18th- and 19th- century Europe

WH.4.4

Examine the post-Cold War impact on the development of global economies

WH.5.1

Explain the rise and development of the European and Asian nation states

WH.5.2

Summarize major European conflicts from 1600 to 1900 and their impact on world events

WH.5.3

Describe the motives, major events, extent, and effects of European and American imperialism in Africa, Asia, and the Americas

WH.5.4

Analyze causes and effects of Japans development as an industrial, military, and imperial power

WH.6.1

Identify the key personalities and evaluate the origins, major events, technological advances, and peace settlements of World War I

WH.6.2

Explain how art, literature, and intellectual thought that emerged in the postwar world reflect the societal changes and disillusionment brought about by World War I

WH.6.3

Analyze the causes and consequences of the Russian Revolutions of 1917

WH.6.4

Explain the causes and consequences of the economic conditions of the 1920s and 1930s and how governments responded to worldwide economic depression

WH.6.5

Analyze the political conditions that led to the rise of totalitarianism in the Soviet Union, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Spain of the 1920s and early 1930s

WH.6.6

Explain the origins, key individuals, battles, and major events of World War II

WH.6.7

Evaluate the political, social, and economic consequences of World War II

WH.7.1

Summarize the origins of the Cold War, including the major differences in the political ideologies and values of the Western democracies versus the Soviet Bloc

WH.7.2

Describe the causes and effects of the Cold War crises and military conflicts on the world

WH.7.3

Evaluate the changes that occurred in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East as a result of the end of colonial rule

WH.7.4

Analyze the role of the United Nations, NATO, and other international organizations in the contemporary world

WH.7.5

Explain the causes and consequences of the breakup of the Soviet Union on the world

WH.7.6

Analyze terrorist movements in terms of their proliferation and political, economic, and social impact