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.
Read texts by using reading strategies (i.e., prior knowledge, key vocabulary words, context clues, main ideas, supporting details, and text features: pictures, maps, text boxes).
Read to identify cause and effect relationships, compare and contrast information, fact v. opinion, and author bias.
H2.[6-8].13 Evaluate the influence of individuals in the building of a national identity, i.e., Pontiac, George Washington, and Abigail Adams.
H2.[6-8].14 Describe contributing factors in the development of a national identity following the War of 1812.
H2.[6-8].15 Describe the colonization, immigration, and settlement patterns of the American people, i.e., the role of economic incentives, the effects of physical/political geography, and transportation systems.
G8.[6-8].6 Define renewable, nonrenewable, and human resources.
G8.[6-8].7 Categorize and locate examples of renewable, nonrenewable, and human resources.
G8.[6-8].8 Evaluate different viewpoints regarding a resource.
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.[6-8].1 Discuss choices made by individuals including the concepts of opportunity cost and total benefit.
E9.[6-8].2 Identify factors that affect purchasing decisions such as:
Availability of substitutes
E9.[6-8].3 Identify factors that affect producers' decisions to supply goods such as:
E9.[6-8].5 Demonstrate and explain an understanding of supply and demand in a market, i.e., law of supply and law of demand.
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.[6-8].1 Describe the transition from the use of commodities as money to the use of modern forms of money.
E10.[6-8].2 Illustrate how prices stated in money terms help people compare the value of products.
C13.[6-8].6 Explain the necessity of the protection of individual rights in a democratic society.
C13.[6-8].7 Define and explain popular sovereignty and the need for citizen involvement at all levels of U.S. government.
C13.[6-8].8 Identify and explain the rights, privileges, and responsibilities associated with Nevada and U.S. citizenship, including voting, holding office, jury duty, and military service, community service, and public service.
C14.0 U.S., State, and Local Governments - 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.[6-8].1 Define federalism.
C14.[6-8].2 Give examples of governmental powers, i.e., the power to tax, declare war, and issue drivers' licenses, that are distributed between the national and state governments.