As students become increasingly sophisticated and informed thinkers, they are provided opportunities to develop and apply skills that enhance critical thinking processes by developing and applying 21st Century Skills. Content literacy is the acquisition and application of reading, writing and oral communication skills to construct knowledge. Information, media, and technology literacy is the acquisition, organization, use, and evaluation of information that prepares students to be active, informed, and literate citizens. These skills are an essential part of the study of social studies and should be integrated within the content.
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G8.2.3 Identify how people shape the physical environment.
G8.2.4 Define and provide examples of natural hazards.
G8.2.5 Identify natural resources and where they can be found in the neighborhood.
E9.0 Students will understand how scarcity and incentives affect choices, how markets work, why markets form, how supply and demand interact to determine the market price, and how changes in prices act as economic signals to coordinate trade.
E9.2.1 Give examples of what is given up when choices are made.
E9.2.2 Identify consumers and where they make purchases.
E10.0 Students will identify indicators used to measure economic performance, understand key aspects of how the economy acts as a system, and understand the roles of money, interest rates, savers, and borrowers, financial institutions, and the central bank in our economy.
E10.2.1 Discuss the concept that money is limited.
E10.2.2 Identify reasons for saving money.
E11.0 Students will identify the causes of economic change; explain how the U.S. economic system responds to those changes; and explain how other economic systems respond to change.
E11.2.1 Identify businesses in the community.
E11.2.2 Describe ways to share classroom resources.
E12.0 Students will explore trends in international trade, the impact of trade on the U.S. economy, and the role of exchange rates.
E12.2.1 Demonstrate an understanding of trade by providing an example.
C13.0 Students know why society needs rules, laws, and government and understand the roles, rights, and responsibilities of citizens.
C13.2.1 Identify and follow classroom and school rules that guide behavior and resolve conflicts.
C13.2.2 Identify an individual's rights within the classroom and in school.
C13.2.3 Participate in class decision-making, i.e., individual responsibilities in the classroom.
C13.2.4 Recognize the Pledge of Allegiance.
C13.2.5 Describe traditional patriotic activities, holidays, or symbols from around the world.
C14.0 Students understand the U.S. Constitution and the government it creates, including the relationship between national and sub-national governments, as well as the structure and function of state and local governments.
C14.2.1 Name the current President of the United States.
C15.0 Students describe the roles of political parties, elections, interest groups, media, and public opinion in the democratic process.
C15.2.1 Identify sources of information
C16.0 Students explain the different political systems in the world and how those systems relate to the United States and its citizens.