West Virginia State Standards for Social Studies: Grade 10

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WV.SS.S.1. World Studies to 1900: Citizenship: Students will describe, demonstrate and employ the civic dispositions of good citizenship (Civic Dispositions); develop a respect for symbols, ideas and concepts of the United States and describe the roles of significant individuals (Respect For People, Events, and Symbols); develop and employ the civic skills necessary for effective citizenship by using criteria to make judgments, arrive at and defend positions and evaluate the validity of the positions or data (Evaluation Skills); demonstrate and employ the participatory skills of interacting, monitoring and influencing that are essential for informed, effective and responsible citizenship, including participation in civic life to shape public policy (Participatory Skills); and explain and practice the responsibilities, privileges and rights of United States citizens (Civic Life).

SS.10.1.1. Students will describe the evolution of the roles and responsibilities of individuals and groups leading to the formation of nation states.

SS.10.1.2. Students will analyze the reasons for and the consequences of the breakdown of order among nations and the impact on the lives of individuals.

SS.10.1.3. Students will analyze the nature of civic responsibility in various cultures.

SS.10.1.4. Students will analyze the causes of conflict and propose resolutions.

SS.10.1.5. Students will participate in a project of volunteer service.

WV.SS.S.2. World Studies to 1900: Civics/Government: Students will identify, examine and analyze the purposes and basic principles of the United States government (Purposes of Government); explain, evaluate and analyze the origins and meaning of the principles, ideals and core democratic values expressed in the foundational documents of the United States (Ideals of United States Democracy); identify, examine and explain the structure, function and responsibilities of governments and the allocation of power at the local, state and national levels (United States Government and Politics); and analyze how the world is organized politically and describe the role and relationship of the United States to other nations and to world affairs (United States Government and World Affairs).

SS.10.2.1. Students will evaluate diverse ideas about the purposes of government.

SS.10.2.2. Students will identify and analyze the contributions of the classical civilizations to the development of the United States Constitution.

SS.10.2.3. Students will explain world historical events that affected the development of representative democracy in the United States and other countries.

SS.10.2.4. Students will analyze how the United States has influenced other nations and how other nations have influenced the American political process and society.

SS.10.2.5. Students will compare, contrast and evaluate alternative ways of organizing constitutional governments.

SS.10.2.6. Students will identify significant political philosophers and their contributions.

WV.SS.S.3. World Studies to 1900: Economics: Students will analyze the role of economic choices in scarcity, supply and demand, resource allocation, decision making, voluntary exchange and trade-offs (Choices); research, critique and evaluate the roles of private and public institutions in the economy (Institutions); compare and contrast various economic systems and analyze their impact on individual citizens (Economic Systems); describe and demonstrate how the factors of production apply to the United States economic system (Factors of Production); analyze the elements of competition and how they impact the economy (Competition); and examine and evaluate the interdependence of global economies (Global Economies).

SS.10.3.1. Students will define and illustrate the trade patterns of regions of the world across time.

SS.10.3.2. Students will describe and analyze how various societies developed economic systems.

SS.10.3.3. Students will analyze the role of exchange/trade systems as economic systems developed.

SS.10.3.4. Students will compare and contrast fiscal policies of several world societies.

SS.10.3.5. Students will identify the causal relationship of economic changes and their effects on the job market (e.g., supply and demand, technology, industrialization).

SS.10.3.6. Students will describe and explain global economic interdependence and competition and their influence on national and international policies.

WV.SS.S.4. World Studies to 1900: Geography: Students will interpret, use and construct maps, globes and other geographic tools to locate and derive information about personal directions, people, places and environments (The World in Spatial Terms); describe the physical and human characteristics of place and explain how the lives of people are rooted in places and regions (Places and Regions); describe and explain the physical processes that shape the earth's surface and create, sustain and modify the cultural and natural environment (Physical Systems); identify, explain and analyze how the earth is shaped by the movement of people and their activities (Human Systems); analyze the interaction of society with the environment (Environment and Society); and explain geographic perspective and the tools and techniques available for geographic study (Uses of Geography).

SS.10.4.1. Students will read and interpret information using maps, graphs and charts.

SS.10.4.2. Students will identify and label geographic features of the continents (e.g., plateaus, high points, low points, bodies of water major river valleys).

SS.10.4.3. Students will identify world language patterns.

SS.10.4.4. Students will describe the evolution of significant world trade routes.

SS.10.4.5. Students will describe and analyze the migration of people during this era.

SS.10.4.6. Students will identify world resources and explain how the location of resources influenced economic development and the global economy.

SS.10.4.7. Students will identify the effect of geographic features, including climate, upon the environment.

SS.10.4.8. Students will explain the development of major political boundaries of the world and relate these to the theme of geo-politics.

SS.10.4.9. Students will identify and analyze the physical and cultural patterns of settlement.

SS.10.4.10. Students will identify and explain geographic reasons for the development of major world cities and trends in urban population growth.

SS.10.4.11. Students will locate and identify major world rivers, climate areas and rain forests.

WV.SS.S.5. World Studies to 1900: History: Students will examine, analyze and explain historical relationships using chronology to sequence and organize events and people in history (Chronology); use the processes and resources of historical inquiry to gather, examine, compare, analyze and interpret historical data (Skills and Application); examine, analyze and synthesize historical knowledge of major events, individuals, cultures and the humanities in West Virginia, the United States and the world (Culture and Humanities); use historical knowledge to analyze local, state, national and global interdependence (Interpretation and Evaluation); and examine political institutions and theories that have developed and changed over time (Political Institutions).

SS.10.5.1. Students will examine the contributions of different historical periods through art and literature.

SS.10.5.2. Students will describe the changes in the status of women and children throughout different historical periods.

SS.10.5.3. Students will read and interpret historical charts, tables, graphs, narratives, primary source documents, political cartoons and timelines.

SS.10.5.4. Students will identify and explain the effects of significant political developments and trends in the world before 1900.

SS.10.5.5. Students will identify and evaluate the interaction of early humans with their environment.

SS.10.5.6. Students will explain the causes for the rise and decline of ancient civilizations (e.g., the river civilizations, Greek, Roman, Indian and Chinese).

SS.10.5.7. Students will explain the basic tenets of major world religions and philosophies, their places of origin and the status of those religions today.

SS.10.5.8. Students will describe the location, unique contributions and characteristics of Arab/Islamic society.

SS.10.5.9. Students will explain feudalism and its effects on the development of societies around the world.

SS.10.5.10. Students will identify and evaluate the political and economic roles and the cultural contributions of religious institutions in medieval society.

SS.10.5.11. Students will compare and contrast the acceptance of diversity in hierarchical societies.

SS.10.5.12. Students will analyze and assess the concept of nation building (e.g., city states, Rome, rise of European nation states).

SS.10.5.13. Students will relate the worth of the individual in society to the growth of the concept of the Renaissance man.

SS.10.5.14. Students will describe how European needs/wants for foreign products contributed to the Age of Exploration.

SS.10.5.15. Students will describe the role of the Enlightenment in European society.

SS.10.5.16. Students will analyze the cause of the Crusades and the effects on regions involved.

SS.10.5.17. Students will analyze the historical developments of the Protestant Reformation including the effects of theology, politics and economics.

SS.10.5.18. Students will identify and assess the Agricultural and Industrial revolutions.

SS.10.5.19. Students will analyze and assess the impact of political revolutions on society (e.g., French, Italian, German, Latin American).

SS.10.5.20. Students will compare and contrast the American and French revolutions and their aftermaths.

SS.10.5.21. Students will explain reasons for and consequences of the breakdown of order among nation states.

SS.10.5.22. Students will identify legal documents/systems which influenced western civilization.

SS.10.5.23. Students will compare and contrast absolute and constitutional monarchies and identify representative leaders of each.

SS.10.5.24. Students will identify and assess foreign colonization.

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