School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Standards: Social Studies, Grade 7

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History:

Social Studies:

Standard 5.0 History

Students will examine significant ideas, beliefs, and themes; organize patterns and events; and analyze how individuals and societies have changed over time in Maryland and the United States.

Topic

B. Emergence, Expansion and Changes in Nations and Empires

Indicator

  • 1. Analyze the growth and the development of nations in the contemporary world
Objectives
  1. Describe the social, political and economic impacts of various world religions on a global society, such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Taoism and Buddhism
  2. Compare the effects of political and cultural changes in nations such as independence movements and democratic reforms

Topic

C. Conflict between Ideas and Institutions

Indicator

  • 1. Analyze the major sources of tension and conflict in the contemporary world
Objectives
  1. Describe how the changes in political structures impacted individuals and groups
  2. Examine the impact of philosophies and policies of leaders in the modern world

Indicator

  • 2. Analyze the major traditions, customs and beliefs of world religions and their expansion
Objectives
  1. Explain how the establishment of religions in areas caused conflict
  2. Analyze the political and social impact of religious and traditions in areas such as Europe and the Middle East

Date: 1/27/2015