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Sunshine State Standards Middle School

Please note that these are only the standards related to American History. There are additional standards related to World and Florida History. You can see all the standards at http://www.firn.edu/doe/curric/prek12/pdf/ssgle6.pdf

Strand A: Time, Continuity, and Change [History]

Standard 4: The student understands United States history to 1880.
Benchmark SS.A.4.3.1: The student knows the factors involved in the development of cities and industries (e.g., religious needs, the need for military protection, the need for a marketplace, changing spatial patterns, and geographical factors for location such as transportation and food supply).
Grade Level Expectations The student:
Sixth
Content addressed in eighth grade.
Seventh
Content addressed in eighth grade.
Eighth
1. understands factors involved in the development of cities and industries in the United States.

Benchmark SS.A.4.3.2: The student knows the role of physical and cultural geography in shaping events in the United States (e.g., environmental and climatic influences on settlement of the colonies, the American Revolution, and the Civil War).
Grade Level Expectations The student:
Sixth
Content addressed in eighth grade.
Seventh
Content addressed in eighth grade.
Eighth
1. knows the role of physical and cultural geography in shaping events in the United States (for example, environmental and climatic influences on settlement of the colonies, the American Revolution, the Civil War).

Benchmark SS.A.4.3.3: The student understands the impact of significant people and ideas on the development of values and traditions in the United States prior to 1880.
Grade Level Expectations The student:
Sixth
Content addressed in eighth grade.
Seventh
Content addressed in eighth grade.
Eighth
1. understands the impact of significant people, events and ideas on the development of the United States (for example, Thomas Jefferson, Manifest Destiny).

Benchmark SS.A.4.3.4: The student understands ways state and federal policy influenced various Native American tribes (e.g., the Cherokee and Choctaw removals, the loss of Native American homelands, the Black Hawk War, and removal policies in the Old Northwest).
Grade Level Expectations The student:
Sixth
Content addressed in eighth grade.
Seventh
Content addressed in eighth grade.
Eighth
1. understands ways state and federal policy influenced various Native American nations throughout United States history (for example, Cherokee and Choctaw removals, loss of Native American homelands, Black Hawk War, removal policies in the Old Northwest).

Standard 5: The student understands United States history from 1880 to the present day.

Benchmark SS.A.5.3.1: The student understands the role of physical and cultural geography in shaping events in the United States since 1880 (e.g., Western settlement, immigration patterns, and urbanization).
Grade Level Expectations The student:
Sixth
Content addressed in eighth grade.
Seventh
Content addressed in eighth grade.
Eighth
1. understands the role of physical and cultural geography in shaping events in the United States since 1880 (for example, western settlement, immigration patterns, urbanization).
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Benchmark SS.A.5.3.2: The student understands ways that significant individuals and events influenced economic, social, and political systems in the United States after 1880.
Grade Level Expectations The student:
Sixth
Content addressed in eighth grade.
Seventh
Content addressed in eighth grade.
Eighth
1. understands the impact of significant people, events, and ideas on the development of the United States after 1880 (for example, Andrew Carnegie, Martin Luther King, the Great Depression, isolationism).

Benchmark SS.A.5.3.3: The student knows the causes and consequences of urbanization that occurred in the United States after 1880 (e.g., causes such as industrialization; consequences such as poor living conditions in cities and employment conditions).
Grade Level Expectations The student:
Sixth
Content addressed in eighth grade.
Seventh
Content addressed in eighth grade.
Eighth
1. knows the causes and consequences of urbanization that occurred in the United States after 1880 (for example, industrialization; consequences such as poor living conditions in cities, health and safety aspects of working conditions).

 

 

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Sample History Textbook Content


History Perspectives

History's Frameworks

Hazards of History


Standards
Content

Era 1
Era 2
Era 3
Era 4
Era 5
Era 6
Era 7

Era 8
Era 9

Era 10

Thinking

Standard 1: Chronological Thinking

Standard 2: Historical Comprehension

Standard 3: Historical Analysis and Interpretation

Standard 4: Historical Research Capabilities

Standard 5: Historical Issues-Analysis and Decision-Making


NCSS Recourse

The NCSS Themes of Social Studies

The NCSS Democratic Beliefs and Values

The NCSS Essentials of Social Studies Education