Social Studies Standards Targeted

  • Targeted New York State Learning Standards/Performance Indicators:

    Social Studies:

    Standard 2, Key Idea 1

    Key Idea 1:The study of world history requires an understanding of world cultures and civilizations, including an analysis of important ideas, social and cultural values, beliefs, and traditions. This study also examines the human condition and the connections and interactions of people across time and space and the ways different people view the same event or issue from a variety of perspectives.

    • know some important historic events and developments of past civilizations
    • interpret and analyze documents and artifacts related to significant developments and events in world history

    Standard 2, Key Idea 2

    Key Idea 2: Establishing timeframes, exploring different periodizations, examining themes across time and within cultures, and focusing on important turning points in world history help organize the study of world cultures and civilizations.

    • develop timelines by placing important events and developments in world history in their correct chronological order
    • study about major turning points in world history by investigating the causes and other factors that brought about change and the results of these changes

    Standard 2, Key Idea 3

    Key Idea 3: Study of the major social, political, cultural, and religious developments in world history involves learning about the important roles and contributions of individuals and groups.

    • investigate the roles and contributions of individuals and groups in relation to key social, political, cultural, and religious practices throughout world history
    • interpret and analyze documents and artifacts related to significant developments and events in world history
    • classify historic information according to the type of activity or practice: social/cultural, political, economic, geographic, scientific, technological, and historic

     

    Standard 2, Key Idea 4

    Key Idea 4: The skills of historical analysis include the ability to investigate differing and competing interpretations of the theories of history, hypothesize about why interpretations change over time, explain the importance of historical evidence, and understand the concepts of change and continuity over time.

     

    • explain the literal meaning of a historical passage or primary source document, identifying who was involved, what happened, where it happened, what events led up to these developments, and what consequences or outcomes followed (Taken from National Standards for World History)
    • investigate important events and developments in world history by posing analytical questions, selecting relevant data, distinguishing fact from opinion, hypothesizing cause-and effect relationships, testing these hypothese, and forming conclusions.