**Social Studies lessons should include a content standard and a skills standard.**

Click on the standard(s) below to see the suggested experiences by the VDOE.

The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by 

a) analyzing and interpreting artifacts and primary and secondary sources to understand events in United States history; 

b) analyzing and interpreting geographic information to determine patterns and trends in United States history; 

c) interpreting charts, graphs, and pictures to determine characteristics of people, places, or events in United States history; 

d) using evidence to draw conclusions and make generalizations; 

e) comparing and contrasting historical, cultural, and political perspectives in United States history; 

f) determining relationships with multiple causes or effects in United States history; 

g) explaining connections across time and place; 

h) using a decision-making model to identify costs and benefits of a specific choice made; 

i) identifying the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and the ethical use of material or intellectual property; and 

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Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4

US Geography
(throughout the year)
USII.2c - 50 States and Important Cities

Westward Expansion
(2 weeks)
USII.2a - The Great Plains
USII.4a - Causes and Effects of Westward Expansion

Reconstruction & Segregation
(2-3 weeks)
USII.3a - Reconstruction Amendments
USII.3b - Impact of Reconstruction Policies
USII.3c - Legacies of Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, and Frederick Douglass
USII.4c - Jim Crow Era

Growth of the American City
(3 weeks)
USII.2b - Industrial Development after 1865
USII.4b - Growth of Cities
USII.4d - Industrialization

US Geography
(throughout the year)
USII.2c - 50 States and Important Cities

Progressive Movement
(2 weeks)
USII.4e - Progressive Movement

Imperialism + World War I
(4 weeks)
USII.5a - Spanish American War
USII.5b - Teddy Roosevelt
USII.5c - World War I

Roaring Twenties
(2 weeks)
USII.6a - Inventions and Innovations in the Early Twentieth Century
USII.6b - Prohibition & the Great Migration
USII.6c - Cultural Climate of the 1920's and 1930's

US Geography
(throughout the year)
USII.2c - 50 States and Important Cities

Great Depression
(2 weeks)
USII.6d - Great Depression

World War II
(5 weeks)
USII.7a - Causes of World War II
USII.7b - World War II Major Events & The Holocaust
USII.7c - World War II Homefront

Post World War II America, Europe, and Japan
(2 weeks)
USII.8a - Post World War II Europe
USII.8b - Post World War II America

US Geography
(throughout the year)
USII.2c - 50 States and Important Cities

Cold War at Home and Abroad
(3 weeks)
USII.8c - Cold War
USII.8d - Changing Patterns of U.S. Society

Civil Rights Movement
(2 weeks)
USII.9a - Civil Rights Movement

20th & 21st Century America
(3 weeks)
USII.8e - Globalization
USII.9b - New Technologies
USII.9c - Representative Citizens
USII.9d - American Foreign Policy Post Cold-War

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2019-2020 US History 1865 to Present Performance Assessment Plan

Instructional Core Essentials 

ELL 6-12 Standards