Nevada State Standards for Social Studies — Grade 10


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C13.[9-12].1

Explain the concept of the rule of law in the establishment of the U.S. Constitution.

C13.[9-12].2

Analyze major conflicts in social, political, and economic life and evaluate the role of compromise in the resolution of these issues

C13.[9-12].3

Describe the historic influences of ideas, i.e., Greek law, Magna Carta, Iroquois League, Social Contract Theory, Natural Rights Philosophy, and Republicanism on the creation of early U.S. documents.

C13.[9-12].4

Describe how the Nevada and U.S. Constitution serve as devices for preserving state and national principles and as vehicles for change, including the formal and informal amendment processes.

C13.[9-12].5

Analyze the United States Constitution and its amendments in protecting individual rights, including the Fourteenth Amendments provisions for due process and equal protection of individual rights through the examination of landmark cases, i.e., Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Gideon v. Wainwright Miranda v. Arizona Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District

C13.[9-12].6

Examine the rights of citizens and how these rights are protected and restricted.

C13.[9-12].7

Analyze and evaluate the role of citizen participation in civic life.

C13.[9-12].8

Examine the responsibilities of local, state, and national citizenship.

C13.[9-12].9

Interpret the symbols and documents of a nation and analyze how they represent its identity.

C14.[9-12].1

Explain the U.S. Constitutional provisions for division of powers between the national and state governments (delegated, implied, reserved, concurrent powers).

C14.[9-12].10

Describe the creation of laws through the legislative process.

C14.[9-12].11

Describe the duties of the executive branch, including: Cabinet/departments Regulatory commissions Executive Office of the President/White House staff

C14.[9-12].12

Describe the structure and jurisdiction of the federal court system and analyze the power of judicial review.

C14.[9-12].13

Explain the state and local judicial processes such as juvenile, civil, and criminal court systems.

C14.[9-12].2

Analyze and give examples of the expansion of the national government through the application of enumerated powers and implied powers.

C14.[9-12].3

Provide contemporary examples of federalism. Compare and contrast the structure of the Nevada and United States Constitutions.

C14.[9-12].4

Use examples to illustrate the supremacy clause in defining the relationship between state and national governments.

C14.[9-12].5

Describe the unique role of tribal and territorial governments in the U.S.

C14.[9-12].6

Examine the organization of the U.S. Constitution and describe the structure it creates, including the executive, legislative, and judicial branches.

C14.[9-12].7

Examine the organization of the Nevada Constitution and describe the structure it creates, including the executive, legislative, and judicial branches.

C14.[9-12].8

Explain the structure and function of local governments.

C14.[9-12].9

Analyze the effectiveness of checks and balances in maintaining the equal division of power.

C15.[9-12].1

Assess the processes by which leaders are selected in the U.S. political system and analyze the role of the Electoral College system in the election of the President.

C15.[9-12].2

Analyze the role and function of political parties in public policy and the electoral process.

C15.[9-12].3

Evaluate the significance of interest groups and public opinion in the political process of a democratic society.

C15.[9-12].4

Analyze the role of the media in the process of political persuasion.

C15.[9-12].5

Evaluate propaganda in the political process.

C15.[9-12].6

Describe the process by which public policy is formulated and implemented.

C16.[9-12].1

Summarize and evaluate the significant characteristics of the worlds major political systems: Monarchy Totalitarian dictatorship Democratic systems o presidential systems o parliamentary systems Socialism Communism

C16.[9-12].2

Analyze the conflict between U.S. policies of isolationism versus intervention in world affairs.

C16.[9-12].3

Identify and analyze U.S. foreign policy in dealing with international issues, i.e., diplomacy, economic policy, humanitarian aid, and military intervention.

C16.[9-12].4

Critique the role of international organizations, i.e., the United Nations, World Bank, Amnesty International, and the International Red Cross.

E10.[9-12].1

Describe the nations current money supply measures, including M1 and M2.

E10.[9-12].10

Describe how U.S. living standards have changed over time using real GDP per capita as a measure of the standard of living.

E10.[9-12].11

Define recession and examine the U.S. economy over time using the change in real GDP.

E10.[9-12].12

Discuss the effects of inflation on the U.S. economy using the consumer price index.

E10.[9-12].13

Compare the unemployment rates for groups of people who differ by age, sex, ethnicity, occupation, and education.

E10.[9-12].14

Demonstrate knowledge of when, why, and how interest rate levels have experienced relative highs and relative lows throughout U.S. history.

E10.[9-12].15

Explain how interest rates are determined using supply and demand.

E10.[9-12].2

Explain the three functions of money: medium of exchange, store of value, unit of account.

E10.[9-12].3

Explain why a real interest rate accurately measures the benefit of saving or the cost of borrowing, and indicate ways a high interest rate could be detrimental or beneficial.

E10.[9-12].4

Explain what a credit rating is and how it affects access to loans.

E10.[9-12].5

Compare the risks and rewards of using the services offered by different financial institutions.

E10.[9-12].6

Explain how the circular flow can affect the nations income.

E10.[9-12].7

Analyze the potential production of goods and services for a nation as determined by its resources and technology.

E10.[9-12].8

Explain how the Federal Reserve influences bank loans, the economys inflation rate, and economic activity in general, using the reserve requirement, discount rate, and open market operations.

E10.[9-12].9

Explain how government fiscal policy may affect the rate of unemployment by influencing production, employment, and price levels.

E11.[9-12].1

Identify the roles of organizations in a market economy, including: For-profit organizations Not-for-profit organizations Labor unions

E11.[9-12].10

Discuss how an economys price system determines what goods and services will be produced, how they will be produced, and who will receive them.

E11.[9-12].2

Analyze the past, present, and future role of investment in enhancing economic growth and raising living standards.

E11.[9-12].3

Evaluate how entrepreneurs affect the economy by solving problems, taking risks, and taking advantage of opportunities to earn profits.

E11.[9-12].4

Judge the pros and cons of specialization and interdependence.

E11.[9-12].5

Explain how individual self-interest, channeled through the marketplace, can increase the overall standard of living.

E11.[9-12].6

Analyze the role of government in a market economy regarding: Public goods externalities Monopoly power Redistribution of income Definition and protection of property rights

E11.[9-12].7

Describe the rise of national economies, the emergence of free markets and democratic capitalism.

E11.[9-12].8

Illustrate the idea that real world economies tend to be mixed economies containing elements of: capitalism socialism command allocations of resources market allocations of resources

E11.[9-12].9

Compare the benefits and costs of allocating resources through markets or government.

E12.[9-12].1

Describe how the economic characteristics of other countries and their economic events affect the United States.

E12.[9-12].2

Determine how a change in exchange rates affects the ability of residents of one country to consume products from other countries

E12.[9-12].3

Assess the impact of globalization on the U.S. and world economies.

E12.[9-12].4

Analyze the pros and cons of international trade, comparing free trade with restricted trade.

E9.[9-12].1

Analyze choices and incentive systems used by parents, teachers, employers and government using the concepts of: Total benefits and opportunity costs Impact of marginal costs and marginal benefits Effectiveness

E9.[9-12].2

Analyze how consumers adjust their purchases in response to price changes using the concept of price elasticity.

E9.[9-12].3

Assess how producers might adjust their sales decisions in response to price changes using the concept of price elasticity

E9.[9-12].4

Evaluate career paths considering: Specific skills required Wages Impact of skills on wages Response of wages to market demand

E9.[9-12].5

Analyze markets using the concepts of supply and demand, including: Impact of changes in supply on prices Impact of changes in demand on prices Impact of price controls

G5.[9-12].1

Use map elements including scale to identify and locate physical and human features in the United States and the world.

G5.[9-12].2

Analyze and interpret geographic information by selecting appropriate maps, map projections, and other representations, i.e., urban planning, national parks.

G5.[9-12].3

Apply concepts and models of spatial organization and use quantitative methods to identify and make decisions about geographic information.

G5.[9-12].4

Analyze a variety of complex maps, i.e., topographic, demographic, and land use, to acquire geographic information.

G5.[9-12].5

Construct complex, accurate maps and models from memory to answer questions about locations of human and physical features.

G5.[9-12].6

Analyze maps for purpose, accuracy, content, and design.

G5.[9-12].7

Analyze and interpret Earths physical and human features using appropriate geographic tools and technologies.

G5.[9-12].8

Select and design maps, graphs, diagrams, tables, or charts to organize geographic information using a variety of technologies.

G6.[9-12].1

Determine how relationships between humans and the physical environment lead to the development of and connections among places and regions.

G6.[9-12].2

Explain why characteristics of place change.

G6.[9-12].3

Apply the concept of region to organize and study a geographic issue.

G6.[9-12].4

Analyze selected historical issues, demographics, and questions using the geographic concept of regions.

G6.[9-12].5

Explain why places and regions are important to cultural identity and can serve as forces for both unification and fragmentation.

G6.[9-12].6

Compare characteristics of places and regions from different perspectives.

G6.[9-12].7

Determine how tools affect the way cultural groups perceive and use resources within places and regions

G6.[9-12].8

Use absolute and relative location (including latitude and longitude) to locate prominent countries, cities, and physical features in different regions of the world.

G7.[9-12].1

Analyze demographic trends in the world.

G7.[9-12].2

Evaluate the impact of migration and settlement on physical and human systems.

G7.[9-12].3

Analyze the development of civilizations and the impact it has on the changes and progress of human development.

G7.[9-12].4

Compare characteristics and patterns of rural and urban migration and settlement in developing and developed countries.

G7.[9-12].5

Evaluate why major cities develop in particular geographic locations and how this affects cultures.

G7.[9-12].6

Analyze and evaluate international economic issues from a spatial perspective.

G7.[9-12].7

Analyze how location and distance connect to influence economic systems at local, national, and international levels.

G7.[9-12].8

Evaluate changes in the size and structure of cultural, political, and economic organizations.

G8.[9-12].1

Analyze how changes in the physical environment can increase or diminish its capacity to support human activity.

G8.[9-12].2

Describe the ways in which technology has affected the human capacity to modify the physical environment and evaluate possible regional and global impact.

G8.[9-12].3

Develop possible responses to changes caused by human modification of the physical environment.

G8.[9-12].4

Analyze human perception and reaction to natural hazards including use, distribution, and importance of resources.

G8.[9-12].5

Analyze patterns of use, the changing distribution, and relative importance of Earths resources.

G8.[9-12].6

Develop policies for the use and management of Earths resources that consider the various interests involved.

H1.[9-12].1

Assess the impact of the Industrial Revolution on race, class, and gender.

H1.[9-12].10

Compare and contrast the characteristics of dominant world cultures.

H1.[9-12].11

Analyze how and why the five major religions gained new adherents in various parts of the world.

H1.[9-12].12

Examine the impact of scientific, technological, mathematical, cultural, and artistic developments of the Renaissance on societies around the world.

H1.[9-12].13

Explain the causes of the Reformation and its effects in Europe and the Americas.

H1.[9-12].14

Identify the influence of the Enlightenment on the Western World, i.e., philosophy, science, fine arts, government, and literature.

H1.[9-12].15

Analyze the cultural, social, and economic changes that occurred as a result of industrialization.

H1.[9-12].16

Analyze how industrialization, migration, changing diets, and scientific and medical advances have affected worldwide demographics

H1.[9-12].2

Discuss the influences of American industrialists on the rise of corporate capitalism.

H1.[9-12].3

Assess the impact of technological innovations and urbanization on societys social and economic development.

H1.[9-12].4

Define nativism and explain the political and social responses to immigration into the United States.

H1.[9-12].5

Identify the causes and analyze the consequences of labor movements in the United States.

H1.[9-12].6

Explain how 20th century social movements led to the emergence of a pluralistic society.

H1.[9-12].7

Evaluate how cultural developments in the arts, literature, architecture, education, media, and leisure activities have reflected and changed society.

H1.[9-12].9

Explain how trade causes cultural diffusion.

H2.[9-12].1

Summarize the concepts and results of the American Revolution and post revolutionary outcomes as they apply to the 20th Century.

H2.[9-12].10

Analyze the policies and programs of the New Deal, and their effects on political, economic, and diplomatic institutions.

H2.[9-12].11

Describe the cultural, economic, political, and technological impact of World War II on the United States.

H2.[9-12].12

Describe the causes and effects of changing demographics and developing suburbanization in the United States.

H2.[9-12].13

Explain the effects of Cold War policies on U.S. involvement in Korea and Vietnam.

H2.[9-12].14

Examine the changes in the political culture of the United States during the 1960s and 1970s, i.e., Assassination of JFK, Watergate, Iranian Hostage Crisis.

H2.[9-12].15

Explain the economic, political, and technological impact of the following conflicts on the United States, i.e., Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf War, Iraq, and the War on Terror.

H2.[9-12].16

Examine the roles of nationalism, imperialism, and religion in the building and development of nations.

H2.[9-12].17

Describe the rise of commercial trading centers and their effects on social, political, and economic institutions around the world.

H2.[9-12].18

Explain the development of monarchies and their effects on centralized government, commerce and trade, and religion.

H2.[9-12].19

Explain how Greek and Roman civilizations influenced the development of democratic and republican governments in modern societies.

H2.[9-12].2

Summarize the concepts and results of the Civil War and Reconstruction as they apply to the 20th Century.

H2.[9-12].20

Analyze the development of the nation state and explain how nation states differ from empires or other forms of political organizations.

H2.[9-12].21

Explain why and how global power shifts took place after World War I and World War II.

H2.[9-12].22

Explain how the break-up of the Soviet Union and other Eastern European communist governments led to the formation of new nations

H2.[9-12].23

Explain the objectives of various independence movements and analyze the political factors that contributed to the change of a nation.

H2.[9-12].24

Discuss examples of contemporary ethnic conflicts and explain how those conflicts have changed nations.

H2.[9-12].25

Discuss major reasons for tensions and conflicts in the contemporary world and efforts that have been made to address them.

H2.[9-12].3

Analyze how different cultures, points of view, and self-interests influence compromise and conflict over territories, borders, and resources.

H2.[9-12].4

Describe the final settlement of the West and federal policy toward Native Americans, i.e., the Dawes Act, Plains Wars, and the reservation system.

H2.[9-12].5

Assess the contributions of immigrant groups to the development of the United States.

H2.[9-12].6

Define imperialism and discuss its impact on U.S. political relations with other nations.

H2.[9-12].7

Discuss the causes and consequences of U. S. policies regarding expansion and diplomacy.

H2.[9-12].8

Discuss the economic and political effects of World War I on the United States.

H2.[9-12].9

Describe the causes and consequences of the Great Depression.

H3.[9-12].1

Describe key people and explain their struggle for the expansion of African American rights during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

H3.[9-12].10

Analyze how post-World War II science and technology augmented United States economic strength, transformed daily life, and influenced the world economy and politics.

H3.[9-12].11

Compare and contrast the social impact of the Cold War and the War on Terror on the United States.

H3.[9-12].12

Analyze how post-World War II science and technology augmented United States economic strength, transformed daily life, and influenced the world economy and politics.

H3.[9-12].13

Analyze major news events and their impact at the local, state, national, and world levels.

H3.[9-12].14

Compare and contrast racial segregation in the United States with other racial and social policies, i.e., apartheid in South Africa.

H3.[9-12].15

Explain the impact of the five major world religions on the worlds political and social fabric.

H3.[9-12].16

Analyze the responses of individuals to restrictive social and political systems.

H3.[9-12].17

Analyze how ideals and institutions of freedom, equality, justice, and citizenship have changed.

H3.[9-12].18

Evaluate the worldwide implications of advancements in nuclear, electronic, and computer and medical technologies.

H3.[9-12].19

Explain how literature, music, and art are ways people voice protest or support, and prompt social change.

H3.[9-12].2

Describe the rise of corporations and analyze working conditions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

H3.[9-12].20

Determine the causes and consequences of genocidal conflicts, i.e., the Holocaust, Armenia, Bosnia, Rwanda, and Darfur.

H3.[9-12].21

Analyze the causes, consequences, and moral implications of ethnic conflicts around the world.

H3.[9-12].22

Explain the changing role of race, class, and gender.

H3.[9-12].23

Explain how literature, music, media, and the visual arts affect social change.

H3.[9-12].24

Examine the ideals and institutions of freedom, equality, justice, and citizenship, and explain how they have changed.

H3.[9-12].25

Understand how border disputes reflected and influenced peoples conceptions of identity.

H3.[9-12].3

Analyze the contributions of inventors and innovators that led to a change in society.

H3.[9-12].4

Determine the causes and effects of the Populist and Progressive Movements.

H3.[9-12].5

Analyze major social movements in the United States and explain their impact on the changing social and political culture, i.e., the Populist and Progressive Movements.

H3.[9-12].6

Examine social tensions in the post-World War I era, i.e., radical politics, immigration restrictions, internal migration, religious fundamentalism, and racism.

H3.[9-12].7

Describe the development of the womens suffrage movement and the subsequent passage of the 19th Amendment.

H3.[9-12].8

Discuss the effects of early technologies on society, i.e., communication, transportation, and manufacturing.

H3.[9-12].9

Identify and describe the major issues, events, and people of minority rights movements, i.e., Civil Rights Act of 1964, Black Power Movement, United Farm Workers, American Indian Movement, Viva La Raza, and Womens Rights Movement.

H4.[9-12].1

Describe and interpret the causes and effects of World War I and World War II on the relationship between the United States and Europe.

H4.[9-12].10

Explore the influence of various world cultures on the United States.

H4.[9-12].11

Explain the impact of imperialism and colonial rule on African, Asian, and South American peoples and the resulting independence movements in Africa, Asia, and South America.

H4.[9-12].12

Describe the causes and effects of the Russian Revolution, i.e., Marxism, Leninism, and Bolshevism.

H4.[9-12].13

Discuss the causes, characteristics, and consequences of European and Japanese imperialism prior to World War II.

H4.[9-12].14

Analyze the causes, course, and effects of World War I and World War II on the world.

H4.[9-12].15

Describe the significance of the breakup of the USSR and the influence of the international and economic factors that contributed to the end of the Cold War.

H4.[9-12].16

Examine the decline of colonial rule and the development of independent nations.

H4.[9-12].17

Describe the rise of totalitarian societies in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

H4.[9-12].18

Explain the impact of world commerce on the relationships between developed and developing nations.

H4.[9-12].19

Describe the contributions of the social, political, and economic characteristics of modern Latin American, African, Chinese, Indian, and Japanese civilizations.

H4.[9-12].2

Discuss the key people, ideas, and events of the Cold War era and analyze their impact on economic and political policy in the United States.

H4.[9-12].20

Describe tensions in contemporary Islamic countries over reconciling traditional and Western influences.

H4.[9-12].21

Analyze the political and religious factors that contribute to the instability in the Middle East.

H4.[9-12].22

Describe how political and economic alliances affect peoples and countries.

H4.[9-12].23

Describe how global issues such as human rights, the environment, regional conflicts, and health issues affect nations differently

H4.[9-12].24

Analyze how the contemporary political climate has changed personal and national security within and among nations.

H4.[9-12].3

Analyze how international policies contributed to the end of the Cold War.

H4.[9-12].4

Identify and analyze trends in domestic and foreign affairs of the United States from the end of Vietnam to 9/11/2001.

H4.[9-12].5

Discuss the impact of conflicts on U.S. economic, political, and social position in the world, i.e., Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Iraq, and the War on Terror.

H4.[9-12].6

Analyze how major sources of tension or conflict influenced the current political climate in the United States, i.e., September 11th, Patriot Act, and security issues.

H4.[9-12].7

Describe the United States policy concerning strategic, political, and economic interests on the Middle East, Latin America, Mexico, immigration, trade, and the environment

H4.[9-12].8

Explore the influence of popular U.S. culture on the culture of other nations and vice versa.

H4.[9-12].9

Evaluate the influence of U.S. cultural ideas on other nations.