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 colonial societies and how the environment influenced them
1. Describe characteristics that historians use to organize people into cultures
1. Analyze characteristics that are used to organize people into cultures
a. Describe how environment and location influenced the cultures and lifestyle
a. Describe how location and environment influenced early world cultures
a. Apply understandings of the elements of culture to the studies of modern world regions, such as art, music, religion, government, social structure, education, values, beliefs and customs
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
b. Describe the characteristics of a sovereign nation, such as the legitimate use of authority, autonomy and establishment of borders
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
c. Describe the characteristics of democratic and authoritarian societies
B. Cultural Diffusion B. Cultural Diffusion B. Cultural Diffusion
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
1. Analyze how diverse cultures shape a pluralistic society
a. Compare perspectives of Native American, Africans, and the European explorers
a. Identify cultural groups within a region in early world history
a. Identify cultural groups within a contemporary world region
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
b. Describe how migration contributes to the diversity of nations and regions
  c. Describe interactions that promoted or failed to promote relationships between groups, civilizations, empires, and nations
c. Analyze how cultural diffusion is influenced by factors, such as trade, migration, immigration and conflict
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
2. Examine how increasing diversity in global societies results from immigration, settlement, and economic development
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
a. Examine policies related to human rights, such as foreign aid, subsidies to developing countries, ethnic persecution and economic sanctions
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
b. Examine contemporary world wide concerns that affect international relationships, such as world health, nation building, national security, and human rights
C. Conflict and Compromise C. Conflict and Compromise C. Conflict and Compromise
1. Analyze factors that affected relationships in the colonial period
1. Analyze factors that affected relationships in early world history
1. Analyze major sources of tension, cooperation, and conflict in the world and the efforts that have been made to address them
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
a. Evaluate causes of conflict in the global community, such as Apartheid, the acquisition of natural resources, the decline of communism, ethnic persecution, and domestic and international terrorism
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
b. Analyze and describe the efforts of world nations and groups to assist in the resolution of conflicts within and among regions, such as the United Nations, the International Red Cross/Red Crescent, United States Agency for International Development and other humanitarian organizations
    c. Analyze and describe efforts by nations to promote cooperation within and among those regions, such as the creation of the International Monetary Fund, North American Free Trade Agreement, World Bank, European Union and world-wide healthcare initiatives
 

 

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