NRH SS Graduation Standards

NRH Social Studies Graduation Standards

Standard 1: Process and Skills in Social Studies

Students will be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the research and writing process.

Performance Indicators:

  1. Students will be able to develop appropriate research questions. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.11-12.7)
  2. Students will be able to select appropriate information and resources from a variety of primary and secondary sources.  (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.1; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.11-12.8, 11-12.9)
  3. Students will be able to determine the central ideas of sources.  (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.2; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.3; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.11-12.8)
  4. Students will be able to synthesize (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.11-12.7)
  5. Students will be able to produce coherent writing which is appropriate to purpose and audience. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.11-12.4)
  6. Students will be able to apply discipline specific citation format and avoid plagiarism. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.11-12.8)

Standard 2: Enduring Themes

Students will make informed decisions based on historic, geographic, economic and government and civic themes and knowledge.

Performance Indicators:

  1. Students will be able to develop questions related to societal issues, trends and events.
  2. Students will generate alternative solutions supported with observations and research. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.11-12.1, 1a, 1b OR (?) CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.11-12.2…)
  3. Students will be able to evaluate various perspectives and make an evidence based decision (argument).(CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.11-12.1)
  4. Students will be able to participate in discussion referencing texts and other research.
  5. Students will be able to identify enduring themes by applying patterns of continuity and change, cause and effect, or comparing and contrasting based on eras in world and United States history.
  6. Students will be able to compare regions with different economic systems and explain the relationship between economic systems and government.
  7. Students will analyze geographic features that have impacted culture and conflict in the United States and other regions.

Standard 3: Role of the Citizen

Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of and document participation in the rights, responsibilities and duties of citizens (local, state, national, and global).

Performance Indicators:

  1. Students will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of political systems.
  2. Students will be able to identify the rights of a citizen in local, state, national and/or global settings.
  3. Students will be able to compare the rights of United States citizens with those of citizens from other nations.
  4. Students will be able to analyze the interconnections of social and/or civic institutions (i.e. media, governmental, financial, technological) on societal issues, trends, and events.
  5. Students will be able to evaluate the degree of influence the individual has in the decision making process in a political system.
  6. Students will be able to plan and implement a civic action or service-learning project based on a community need or issue.