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7.SP Disciplinary Skills and Processes

  • Chronological reasoning requires understanding processes of change and continuity over time, which means assessing similarities and differences between historical periods and between the past and present.

    • 7.SP1.1 Analyze connections among events and developments in broader historical contexts.

    • 7.SP1.2 Classify a series of historical events and developments as examples of change and/or continuity.

    • 7.SP1.3 Evaluate the significance of past events and their effect on students' lives and global society.

    • 7.SP1.4 Use questions generated about individuals and groups to analyze why they, and the developments they shaped, are historically significant.

  • Thinking within the discipline involves the ability to identify, compare, and evaluate multiple perspectives about a given event to draw conclusions about that event since there are multiple points of view about events and issues.

    • 7.SP2.1 Analyze multiple factors that influence the perspectives of people during different historical eras.

    • 7.SP2.2 Explain how and why perspectives of people have changed over time.

    • 7.SP2.3 Analyze how people's perspectives influenced what information is available in the historical sources they created.

  • Historians and Social Scientist gather, interpret, and use evidence to develop claims and answer historical, economic, geographical, and political questions and communicate their conclusions.

    • 7.SP3.1 Create compelling questions and supporting questions that reflect enduring issues about the world, past and present.

    • 7.SP3.2 Use evidence drawn from multiple sources to develop and support claims and counterclaims in response to compelling questions.

    • 7.SP3.3 Detect possible limitations in the historical record based on evidence collected from various kinds of historical sources.

    • 7.SP3.4 Use questions generated about multiple sources, including international sources, to identify further areas of inquiry and additional sources.

    • 7.SP3.5 Evaluate the relevance and utility of sources based on information such as author, date, origin, intended audience, and purpose.

    • 7.SP3.6 Construct and present arguments based on claims and counterclaims while pointing out the strengths and limitations of those arguments.

    • 7.SP3.7 Construct and present explanations using reasoning, correct sequence, examples and details, while acknowledging the strengths and weaknesses of the explanations.

  • Thinking within the discipline involves the ability to analyze relationships among causes and effects and to create and support arguments using relevant evidence.

    • 7.SP4.1 Explain the multiple causes and effects of events and developments in the past and present.

    • 7.SP4.2 Evaluate the influence of various causes of events and developments in the past and present.

    • 7.SP4.3 Organize applicable evidence into a coherent argument.

    • 7.SP4.4 Compare the central arguments in multiple secondary sources on a related topic using multiple types of sources.

7.C Civics

7.E Economics

7.G Geography

7.H History

  • The development of civilizations, societies, cultures, and innovations have influenced history and continue to impact the modern world.

    • 7.H1.1 Analyze the rise and decline, interactions between, and blending of cultures and societies.

    • 7.H1.2 Trace the development and impact of scientific, technological, and educational innovations within historical time periods.

  • Cycles of conflict and cooperation have shaped relations among people, places, and environments.

    • 7.H2.1 Investigate how conflict can be both unifying and divisive throughout communities, societies, nations, and the world.

    • 7.H2.2 Compare the multiple causes and effects of conflict and approaches to peacemaking.

  • Economic, political, and religious ideas and institutions have influenced history and continue to shape the modern world.

  • Patterns of social and political interactions have shaped people, places, and events throughout history and continue to shape the modern world.

    • 7.H4.1 Evaluate how the diversity of a society impacts its social and political norms.

    • 7.H4.2 Evaluate the changing patterns of class, ethnic, racial, and gender structures and relations; consider immigration, migration, and social mobility.