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:8:2.1 Define the organization and responsibilities of federal government that are set forth in the New Hampshire Constitution, the United States Constitution and their amendments, e.g., Separation of Powers, Division of Powers, or the Bill of Rights.
SS:CV:8:2.2 Compare and contrast the structure and major responsibilities and services of government at the local, state, and federal levels as set forth in the New Hampshire Constitution and the United States Constitution, e.g., taxation, transportation, or education.
SS:CV:8:2.3 Describe ways in which particular events and documents contributed to the evolution of American government, e.g., states' rights, universal suffrage, or civil rights.
SS:CV:8:2.4 Explain the legislative and political processes by which a bill becomes a law or government policy is established at the local, state, and federal levels, e.g., citizen petitions or conference committees.
SS:CV:3 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship of the United States to other countries, and the role of the United States in world affairs.
SS:CV:8:3.1 Illustrate the importance of countries working together to resolve problems, e.g., the United Nations, NATO, or the European Union.
SS:CV:8:3.2 Analyze environmental, economic, and technological developments and their impact on society.
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:8:4.1 Describe and analyze ways Americans can effectively participate in civic and political life at the local, state, and federal levels, e.g., problem solving, public engagement, or voting.
SS:EC:1 Students will learn about their role in a free market, how decisions that they make affect the economy, and how changes in the economy can affect them.
SS:EC:8:1.1 Identify how events in the business cycle impact individuals' lives, e.g., recession or depression.
SS:EC:2 Students will learn about the pillars of a free market economy and the market mechanism.
SS:EC:8:2.1 Identify and explain the determinants of supply and demand, e.g., income, tastes, or technology.
SS:EC:6 Students will be able to explain the importance of money management, spending credit, saving, and investing in a free market economy.
SS:EC:8:6.1 Compare the advantages and disadvantages of different payment methods.
SS:EC:8:6.2 Describe the rights and responsibilities of buyers and sellers in a free market economy.
SS:EC:8:6.3 Demonstrate the use of the different types of accounts available from financial institutions, e.g., checking or savings accounts.
SS:EC:8:6.4 Students will identify sources of earned and unearned income, e.g., wages or investments.
SS:EC:8:6.5 Define and compare saving and investing.
SS:EC:8:6.6 Evaluate sources of investment information, and describe how to buy and sell investments.
SS:EC:8:6.7 Discuss the importance of taking responsibility for personal financial decisions.
SS:EC:8:6.8 Design a plan for earning, spending, saving, and investing.
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:8:1.1 Compare relative advantages and disadvantages of using maps, globes, aerial and other photographs, satellite-produced images, and models to solve geographic problems, e.g., the Mercator projections versus Robinson projections.
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:8:2.1 Identify the types of regions, e.g., formal, functional, or vernacular regions of which the local community is a part.
SS:GE:8:2.2 Illustrate the connections among regions, e.g., world trade or regional alliances.
SS:GE:8:2.3 Describe how culture, technology, and experience affect perception of places and regions, e.g., images created by mass media or travel.
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:8:3.1 Recognize how physical processes influence the formation and distribution of resources, e.g., the potential for hydroelectric power or coal deposits.
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:8:4.1 Describe ways in which physical and human regional systems are interconnected, e.g., canal systems or "hub-and-spoke" airline operations.
SS:GE:8:4.2 Explain how cooperation and conflict among people contribute to political divisions of Earth's surface, e.g., trade agreements, military pacts, or boundary disputes.
SS:GE:5 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the connections and consequences of the interactions between Earth's physical and human systems.
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:8:1.1 Examine how suffrage expanded to various groups of citizens, e.g., women African-Americans.
SS:HI:8:2.4 Analyze the extent to which democratic ideals, economic motives and empire building have influenced United States foreign policy in events and policies, e.g., the Louisiana Purchase or the Marshall Plan.
SS:HI:8:2.5 Investigate the impact of foreign policy on domestic affairs as illustrated in historical events, e.g., the XYZ Affair or the Vietnam War.
SS:HI:3 Students will demonstrate an understanding of conceptions of reality, ideals, guidelines of behavior and forms of expression.
SS:HI:8:3.1 Explain how art, music and literature often reflect and/or influence major ideas, values and conflicts of particular time periods, e.g., manifest destiny, protest movements, or freedom of expression.
SS:HI:4 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the changing forms of production, distribution and consumption of goods and services over time.
SS:HI:8:4.1 Explore how economic interactions have occurred on an increasingly global scale, e.g., the Triangular Trade or multinational corporations.
SS:HI:8:4.2 Examine the causes of conflict between management and labor, e.g., the Pullman Strike or the Air Traffic Controllers Strike of 1981.
SS:HI:5 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the interaction of various social groups, including their values, beliefs and practices, over time.
SS:HI:8:5.1 Analyze how societal changes have influenced the family, e.g., child labor or elderly care.
World History and Contemporary Issues
SS:WH:1 Students will demonstrate an understanding of major events, ideas and issues pertaining to the history of governance.
SS:WH:8:1.1 Explore how leaders have attempted to achieve political legitimacy using methods and rationales, e.g., the Divine Right of Kings, military power, or popular elections.