US History II Pacing, Alignment & Resource Guide
**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.
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.