Illinois Social Studies Standards — Grade 11


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14.A.5.

Analyze ways in which federalism protects individual rights and promotes the common good and how at times has made it possible for states to protect and deny rights for certain groups.

14.B.5.

Analyze similarities and differences among world political systems (e.g., democracy, socialism, communism).

14.C.5.

Analyze the consequences of participation and non-participation in the electoral process (e.g., women's suffrage, voter registration, effects of media).

14.D.5.

Interpret a variety of public policies and issues from the perspectives of different individuals and groups.

14.E.5.

Analyze relationships and tensions among members of the international community.

14.F.5.

Interpret how changing geographical, economic, technological and social forces affect United States political ideas and traditions (e.g., freedom, equality and justice, individual rights).

15.A.5a.

Explain the impact of various determinants of economic growth (e.g., investments in human/physical capital, research and development, technological change) on the economy.

15.A.5b.

Analyze the impact of economic growth.

15.A.5c.

Analyze the impact of various determinants on the levels of GDP (e.g., quantity/quality of natural/capital resources, size/skills of the labor force).

15.A.5d.

Explain the comparative value of the Consumer Price Index (e.g., goods and services in one year with earlier or later periods).

15.B.5a.

Analyze the impact of changes in non-price determinants (e.g., changes in consumer income, changes in tastes and preferences) on consumer demand.

15.B.5b.

Analyze how inflation and interest rates affect consumer purchasing power.

15.B.5c.

Analyze elasticity as it applies to supply and demand and consumer decisions.

15.C.5a.

Explain how competition is maintained in the United States economy and how the level of competition varies in differing market structures (e.g., monopoly, oligopoly, monopolistic and perfect competition).

15.C.5b.

Explain how changes in non-price determinants of supply (e.g., number of producers) affect producer decisions.

15.C.5c.

Explain how government intervention with market prices can cause shortages or surpluses of a good or service (e.g., minimum wage policies, rent freezes, farm subsidies).

15.D.5a.

Explain how transaction costs affect decisions to produce or consume.

15.D.5b.

Analyze why trade barriers and exchange rates affect the flow of goods and services among nations.

15.D.5c.

Explain how technology has affected trade in the areas of transportation, communication, finance and manufacturing.

15.E.5a.

Explain how and why government redistributes income in the economy.

15.E.5b.

Describe how fiscal, monetary and regulatory policies affect overall levels of employment, output and consumption.

15.E.5c.

Describe key schools of thought (e.g., classical, Keynesian, monetarist, supply-side) and explain their impact on government policies.

16.A.5a.

Analyze historical and contemporary developments using methods of historical inquiry (pose questions, collect and analyze data, make and support inferences with evidence, report findings).

16.A.5b.

Explain the tentative nature of historical interpretations.

16.B.5a.

Describe how modern political positions are affected by differences in ideologies and viewpoints that have developed over time (e.g., political parties' positions on government intervention in the economy).

16.B.5b.

Analyze how United States political history has been influenced by the nation's economic, social and environmental history.

16.B.5c.

Analyze worldwide consequences of isolated political events, including the events triggering the Napoleonic Wars and World Wars I and II.

16.B.5d.

Describe how tensions in the modern world are affected by different political ideologies including democracy and totalitarianism.

16.B.5e.

Analyze the relationship of an issue in world political history to the related aspects of world economic, social and environmental history.

16.C.5a.

Analyze how and why the role of the United States in the world economy has changed since World War II.

16.C.5b.

Analyze the relationship between an issue in United States economic history and the related aspects of political, social and environmental history.

16.C.5c.

Explain how industrial capitalism became the dominant economic model in the world.

16.C.5d.

Describe how historical trends in population, urbanization, economic development and technological advancements have caused change in world economic systems.

16.C.5e.

Analyze the relationship between an issue in world economic history and the related aspects of political, social and environmental history.

16.D.5a.

Analyze the relationship between an issue in United States social history and the related aspects of political, economic and environmental history.

16.D.5b.

Analyze the relationship between an issue in world social history and the related aspects of political, economic and environmental history.

16.E.5a.

Analyze positive and negative aspects of human effects on the environment in the United States including damming rivers, fencing prairies and building cities.

16.E.5b.

Analyze the relationship between an issue in United States environmental history and the related aspects of political, economic and social history.

16.E.5c.

Analyze how technological and scientific developments have affected human productivity, human comfort and the environment.

16.E.5d.

Analyze the relationship between an issue in world environmental history and the related aspects of political, economic and social history.

17.A.5.

Demonstrate how maps, other geographic instruments and technologies are used to solve spatial problems (e.g., land use, ecological concerns).

17.B.5.

Analyze international issues and problems using ecosystems and physical geography concepts.

17.C.5a.

Compare resource management methods and policies in different regions of the world.

17.C.5b.

Describe the impact of human migrations and increased urbanization on ecosystems.

17.C.5c.

Describe geographic factors that affect cooperation and conflict among societies.

17.D.5.

Analyze the historical development of a current issue involving the interaction of people and geographic factors (e.g., mass transportation, changes in agricultural subsidies, flood control).

18.A.5.

Compare ways in which social systems are affected by political, environmental, economic and technological changes.

18.B.5.

Use methods of social science inquiry (pose questions, collect and analyze data, make and support conclusions with evidence, report findings) to study the development and functions of social systems and report conclusions to a larger audience.

18.C.5.

Analyze how social scientists' interpretations of societies, cultures and institutions change over time.