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Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education'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

1.8

organize data, information and ideas into useful forms (including charts, graphs, outlines) for analysis or presentation

Knowledge (Content) Standards: Social Studies

In Social Studies, students in Missouri public schools will acquire a solid foundation that includes knowledge of:

SS2

Continuity and change in the history of Missouri, the United States and the world

SS3      

Principles and processes of governance systems

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?

(Civic-Political Perspective)

Grades 9-12

  1. What is the place of law in the American constitutional system?  How does/should  law protect the rights of individuals?

Social Studies II.A How Do Individuals Relate To and Interact with Groups?

(Civic-Political Perspective)

Grades 9-12

  1.     How do a society’s distinctive characteristics affect its political culture, its political processes, and the issues confronting its people?

How Do Individuals Relate To and Interact with Groups?

(Historical Perspective)

Grades 9-12

  1. What aspects of one’s heritage-family, local, national, world-are important to understand and preserve? Why? How?

Social Studies III.C How Do Events and Developments in this and Other Places Relate to Us and to Each Other?

(Historical Perspective)

Grades 9-12

  1. What is the chronological sequence of events we are studying?  How do the events relate to each other?

  2. How have individuals influenced the events of their times?

  3. How did people of different cultures and stations in life perceive and evaluate the events and developments of their times?  Why are our perceptions and evaluations today often different from theirs then?

Social Studies III.E How Do Events in this and Other Places Relate to Us and to Each Other?

(Geographic Perspective)

Grades 9-12

  1. Where are specific events taking place?  Why in those locations?  Is there a pattern of historical events in those locations?