State Standards - Social Studies

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Standard 2.0 Peoples of the Nation and World: Students will understand how people in Maryland, the United States and around the world are alike and different. Standard 2.0 Peoples of the Nation and World: Students will understand how people in Maryland, the United States and around the world are alike and different. Standard 2.0 Peoples of the Nation and World: Student will understand the diversity and commonality, human interdependence, and global cooperation of the people of Maryland, the United States, and the World through a multicultural and a historic perspective.
A. Elements of Culture A. Elements of Culture A. Elements of Culture
1. Analyze elements of two different cultures and how each meets their human needs and contributes to the community
1. Analyze and describe elements of a multicultural setting
1. Describe the various cultures of early societies of Maryland
a. Use fiction and non-fiction to compare the elements of two different cultures, and how they meet their human needs for food, shelter, and other commonalities such as recreation, music, and stories
a. Use fiction and non-fiction to compare the elements of several cultures and how they meet their human needs for clothing, food, shelter, recreation, education, stories, art, music, and language
a. Define how culture influences people
b. Explain ways people of different ages and/or cultural backgrounds can respect and help to pass on traditions and customs
b. Explain how and why media such as the internet, television, radio, and newspaper provide an opportunity to understand various perspectives about cultures
b. Describe the social, political and religious character of the earliest colonies
    c. Examine and describe the unique and diverse cultures of early native American societies
    d. Compare the early cultures of the Native Americans with the European settlers and their influences on each other
B. Cultural Diffusion B. Cultural Diffusion B. Cultural Diffusion
1. Explain that individuals and groups share and borrow from other cultures to form a community
1. Identify and describe how individuals and groups share and borrow from other cultures
1. Analyze how Maryland society was influenced by the contributions of people and groups
a. Give examples of how families in the community share and borrow customs and traditions from other cultures
a. Use non-fiction texts to identify and discuss examples of how communities borrow and share from other cultures
a. Describe the contributions of past Maryland leaders
    b. Describe the contribution of individuals and groups
2. Describe cultural characteristics of various groups of people in Maryland
    a. Describe the similarities and differences of religious, ethnic, and economic groups in colonial and contemporary times
    b. Site example of how various cultures borrow and share traditions
C. Conflict, Cooperation and Compromise C. Conflict and Compromise C. Conflict and Compromise
1. Analyze ways in which people interact
1. Analyze how groups of people interact
1. Evaluate how various perspectives of Marylanders can cause compromise and/or conflict
a. Identify and demonstrate appropriate social skills necessary for working in a cooperative group, such as sharing concern, care, and respect among group members
a. Identify and demonstrate appropriate social skills necessary for working in a cooperative groups such as using concern, compassion, and respect among group members
a. Describe the differing historical conflicts such as between the Patriots and Loyalists
b. Analyze how different points of view in school situations may result in compromise or conflict.
b. Explain how different points of view in school and community situations may result in compromise or conflict
b. Investigate the causes of contemporary conflict and compromises
 

 

MSDE has developed a toolkit for these standards which can be found online at: http://mdk12.org/instruction/curriculum/social_studies/vsc_toolkit.html.

 

Date: 1/27/2015