Missouri State Archives
Missouri's Early Slave Laws:
A History in Documents
DESE's Framework for Curriculum Development in Social Studies
The Show-Me Standards: Social Studies
Performance (Process) Standards
Goal 1: Students in Missouri public schools will acquire the knowledge and skills to gather, analyze and apply information and ideas.
1.1 develop questions and ideas to initiate and refine research
1.2 conduct research to answer questions and evaluate information and ideas
1.4 use technological tools and other resources to locate, select, and organize information
1.5 comprehend and evaluate written, visual and oral presentations and works
1.6 discover and evaluate patterns and relationships in information, ideas, and structures
1.7 evaluate the accuracy of information and the reliability of its sources
1.9 identify, analyze, and compare institutions, traditions and art forms of past and present societies
Knowledge (Content) Standards: Social Studies
SS2 Continuity and change in the history of Missouri, the United States and the world
SS6 Relationships of the individual and groups to institutions and cultural traditions
SS7 The use of tools of social science inquiry (such as surveys, statistics, maps, documents)
The Social Studies Strands
Social Studies I.A Why Have People Established Governance Systems?
6. What is the place of law in the American constitutional system? How does/should law protect the rights of individuals?
Social Studies I.C Why Have People Established Governance Systems?
1. How have political philosophies and ideologies emerged and influenced historical developments in different political systems?
5. How have the qualifications, rights, and responsibilities of citizens and noncitizens of different ethnic and gender groups changed over time in the United States and other places? How has the law been used as a mechanism for elevating or restricting minority rights?
Social Studies II.C How do Individuals Relate To and Interact with Groups?
4. How have the actions of leaders changed social structures, institutions, and relationships among groups within societies?
5. What factors have led to change in patterns of cultural diversity and relationships in this and other societies? What have been the consequences and resulting issues?
Social Studies III.C How Do Events and Developments in this and Other Places Relate to Us and to Each Other?
9. How are we to evaluate a historical source? Why was it written? Whose viewpoints are presented (or omitted)? Is the account believable? Is the account backed up by other sources? What new insights into ourselves and others can we learn from the source?
Social Studies IV.C How Do the Lives of Individuals and Conditions in Society Affect Each Other?
Grades 9-124. How have the rights of citizens changed through the history of the United States as the Constitution has been amended and reinterpreted?