State Standard - Social Studies

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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. 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. Describe the various cultures of early societies of Maryland
1. Describe the various cultures of colonial societies and how the environment influenced them
1. Describe characteristics that historians use to organize people into cultures
a. Define how culture influences people
a. Describe how environment and location influenced the cultures and lifestyle
a. Describe how location and environment influenced early world 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
b. Describe and compare elements of culture such as art, music, religion, government, social structure, education, values, beliefs and customs, from civilizations in early world history
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
c. Describe the social, political, and religious character of societies in early world history
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. 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
1. Explain how cultural diffusion influenced the development of cultures
a. Describe the contributions of past Maryland leaders
a. Compare perspectives of Native American, Africans, and the European explorers
a. Identify cultural groups within a region in early world history
b. Describe the contribution of individuals and groups
b. Describe how cultures changed as a result of Native American, African, and European interaction
b. Describe factors that resulted in cultural diffusion, such as trade, conflict and migration
    c. Describe interactions that promoted or failed to promote relationships between groups, civilizations, empires, and nations
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
2. Analyze how increased diversity in early world history 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
a. Examine the practices and beliefs of world religions and philosophies including monotheism and polytheism
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
b. Describe the impact of various religions on a civilization, such as its effect on political, economic and social systems
C. Conflict and Compromise C. Conflict and Compromise C. Conflict and Compromise
1. Evaluate how various perspectives of Marylanders can cause compromise and/or conflict
1. Analyze factors that affected relationships in the colonial period
1. Analyze factors that affected relationships in early world history
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
a. Examine the causes and effects of social, economic, and political conflict such as the Crusades
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
b. Describe the impact of trade and migration on the exchange of ideas and beliefs
 

 

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