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

The student will demonstrate skills for historical and geographical analysis and responsible citizenship, including the ability to: 

1a) analyze and interpret primary and secondary source documents to increase understanding of events and life in United States history from 1865 to the present; 

1b) make connections between the past and the present; 

1c) sequence events in United States history from 1865 to the present; 

1d) interpret ideas and events from different historical perspectives; 

1e) evaluate and debate issues orally and in writing; 

1f) analyze and interpret maps that include major physical features; 

1g) use parallels of latitude and meridians of longitude to describe hemispheric location; 

1h) interpret patriotic slogans and excerpts from notable speeches and documents; 

1i) identify the costs and benefits of specific choices made, including the consequences, both intended and unintended, of the decisions and how people and nations responded to positive and negative incentives. 

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4

Relationship Building
(1 week)

Analysis and Citizenship
(throughout the course)
USII.1 - Historical and Geographical Analysis and Responsible Citizenship

Political Regions, States, and Major Cities
(throughout the course)
USII.2c - U.S States and Cities

Reconstruction & Segregation
(2-3 weeks)
USII.3a - Reconstruction Amendments
USII.3b - The Effect of Reconstruction on American Life
USII.3c - Major Figures During Reconstruction
USII.4c - Racial Segregation in the Post-Reconstruction South

Westward Expansion
(1-2 weeks)
USII.2a - Physical Features and Climate of the Great Plains
USII.4a - Reasons for Westward Expansion

Immigration, Industrialization, and Growth of Cities
(3 weeks)
USII.4b - Immigration, Growth and Challenges of Cities
USII.4d - Industrialization

Performance-Based Assessment
1 week built into the nine weeks.
BENCHMARK ASSESSMENT CUTOFF

Political Regions, States, and Major Cities
(throughout the course)
USII.2c - U.S States and Cities

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

Imperialism & World War I
(3-4 weeks)
USII.5a - Spanish American War
USII.5b - Theodore Roosevelt's Foreign Policy
USII.5c - World War I

Roaring Twenties
(2 weeks)
USII.6a - Technological Advancements in the early 20th century
USII.6b - Prohibition and Great Migration North and West
USII.6c - Art, Literature, and Music from the 1920s and 1930s

Performance-Based Assessment
1 week built into the nine weeks.

Political Regions, States, and Major Cities
(throughout the course)
USII.2c - U.S States and Cities

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

World War II
(5 weeks)
USII.7a - Causes of American involvement in WWII
USII.7b - WWII Major Events and Turning Points
USII.7c - Impact of WWII on homefront

Post World War II Europe/Asia
(1 week)
USII.8a - Rebuilding of Europe of Japan after WWII

Performance-Based Assessment
1 week built into the nine weeks.

Political Regions, States, and Major Cities
(throughout the course)
USII.2c - U.S States and Cities

Cold War/Modern America
(5 weeks)
USII.8b - Wartime economy to peacetime economy
USII.8c - America's Role in the Cold War
USII.8d - Changing Patterns of Society
USII.8e - International Trade and Globalization

20th and 21st Issues and Inventions
(3 weeks)
USII.9a - Civil Rights Movement and Role of Women
USII.9b - New Technologies
USII.9c - Representative Citizens
USII.9d - Key Domestic and International Issues

Performance-Based Assessment
1 week built into the nine weeks.

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7th grade social studies' plan is a bit different. We are taking one performance assessment and spanning it across the entire school year. The title of the performance assessment is "The Festival of Diversity", where students are essentially planning a cultural festival in a major U.S city. There are three parts to the assessment. This one performance assessments covers all 6 of the reporting categories. 

ELL 6-12 Standards