SS:CV:1 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the nature of governments, and the fundamental ideals of government of the United States.
SS:CV:6:1.1 Apply the ideals and principles of the American system of government to historic and contemporary examples, e.g., individual rights and responsibilities, minority rights, or equality of opportunity and equal protection under the law.
SS:CV:6:1.3 Apply criteria for evaluating the effectiveness and fairness of rules and laws at the local, state, or federal levels.
SS:CV:6:1.4 Differentiate among the major forms of limited and unlimited governments, e.g., monarchy, oligarchy, or democracy.
SS:CV:2 Students will demonstrate an understanding of major provisions of the United States and New Hampshire Constitutions, and the organization and operation of government at all levels including the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
SS:CV:6:2.1 Illustrate ways in which government in the United States is founded on the conviction that Americans are united by the principles they share, e.g., life, liberty, and property.
SS:CV:4 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, and the ability to apply their knowledge of local, state, and national government through the political process and citizen involvement.
SS:CV:6:4.1 Evaluate those characteristics that promote good citizenship, e.g., individual responsibility or respect for the rights and decisions of others.
SS:GE:1 Students will demonstrate the ability to use maps, mental maps, globes, and other graphic tools and technologies to acquire, process, report, and analyze geographic information.
SS:GE:6:1.1 Translate mental maps into appropriate graphics to display geographic information and answer geographic questions, e.g., countries through which a person would travel between Cairo and Nairobi.
SS:GE:6:1.2 Apply the spatial concepts of location, distance, direction, scale, movement, and region, e.g., the relative and absolute location of the student's community, or the diffusion of the English language to the United States.
SS:GE:6:1.3 Utilize maps, globes, graphs, charts, models, and databases to analyze spatial distributions and patterns, e.g., climate zones, natural resources, or population density.
SS:GE:2 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the physical and human geographic features that define places and regions as well as how culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions.
SS:GE:6:2.1 Describe the ways in which regions change, e.g., the degradation of the Aral Sea or the westward expansion of the United States.
SS:GE:6:2.2 Describe how places and regions preserve culture, e.g., songs or traditions.
SS:GE:3 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surface and the characteristics and spatial distribution of ecosystems.
SS:GE:6:3.1 Describe how physical processes shape patterns in the physical environment, e.g., El Nino or erosion.
SS:GE:6:3.2 Identify the components of Earth's physical system, e.g., the lithosphere or hydrosphere.
SS:GE:6:3.3 Illustrate how physical processes produce changes in ecosystems, e.g., the process of succession after a forest fire or desertification.
SS:GE:6:3.4 Explain how human activities influence changes in ecosystems, e.g., the introduction of exotic species.
SS:GE:4 Students will demonstrate an understanding of human migration; the complexity of cultural mosaics; economic interdependence; human settlement patterns; and the forces of cooperation and conflict among peoples.
SS:GE:6:4.1 Recognize the demographic structure of a population and its underlying causes, e.g., birth rate, ethnic composition, or distribution of wealth.
SS:GE:6:4.4 Analyze the spatial patterns of settlement, e.g., urbanization along river, agriculture on fertile plains, or nomadic lifestyles in steppes and deserts.
SS:GE:6:4.5 Know the functions, sizes, and spatial arrangements of settlement, e.g., urban, suburban and rural.
SS:GE:5 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the connections and consequences of the interactions between Earth's physical and human systems.
SS:GE:6:5.1 Understand the consequences of human modification of the physical environment, e.g., coastal development or forest management.
SS:GE:6:5.2 Examine the role of technology in the human modification of the physical environment, e.g., work animals or electrical production.
SS:GE:6:5.3 Appreciate how characteristics of different physical environments provide opportunities human activities or place constraints on human activities, e.g., winter sports tourism or annual flood patterns.
SS:GE:6:5.4 Assess why people have different viewpoints regarding resource use, e.g., water rationing or recycling.
New Hampshire and United States History
SS:HI:1 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the major ideas, issues and events pertaining to the history of governance in our state and nation.
SS:HI:6:1.1 Explain how and why people have developed forms of self-government, e.g., the Mayflower Compact or the Iroquois League.