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: 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. 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 and describe elements of a multicultural setting
1. Describe the various cultures of early societies of Maryland
1. Describe the various cultures of colonial societies and how the environment influenced them
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
a. Describe how environment and location influenced the cultures and lifestyle
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
b. Define the social, political, and religious components of the early colonies
  c. Examine and describe the unique and diverse cultures of early native American societies
c. Analyze the religious beliefs of early settlers, the motives for migration and the difficulties they encountered in early settlements
  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. 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
1. Analyze how native societies were influenced by the diverse cultures of the explorers and settlers
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
a. Compare perspectives of Native American, Africans, and the European explorers
  b. Describe the contribution of individuals and groups
b. Describe how cultures changed as a result of Native American, African, and European interaction
2. Describe cultural characteristics of various groups of people in Maryland
2. Analyze how increased diversity in the colonies resulted from immigration, settlement patterns and economic development
  a. Describe the similarities and differences of religious, ethnic, and economic groups in colonial and contemporary times
a. Analyze how the influx of immigrants led to economic growth and cultural diversity
  b. Site example of how various cultures borrow and share traditions
b. Provide examples of how the interactions of various groups resulted in the borrowing and sharing of traditions and technology
C. Conflict and Compromise C. Conflict and Compromise C. Conflict and Compromise
1. Analyze how groups of people interact
1. Evaluate how various perspectives of Marylanders can cause compromise and/or conflict
1. Analyze factors that affected relationships in the colonial period
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
a. Analyze how conflict affected relationships among individuals and groups, such as early settlers and Native Americans, free and enslaved people
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
b. Provide the examples of conflicts and compromises among differing groups of people during the Constitutional Convention
 

 

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