9th-12th Grade Social Studies Learning Targets
Social Studies, 9-12 CORE
(CO) ALT 1 - Verbal-Written Communication
(Communication) I can communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
AST 1.1 - Organizing Ideas : I can organize ideas in a logically sequenced manner and in a way that is appropriate to the content area.
AST 1.2 - Language and Style : I can use language and style that is appropriate to the content area.
AST 1.3 - Writing Conventions : I can effectively use the conventions of writing.
AST 1.4 - Verbal Communication : I can communicate verbally.
(CT/A) ALT 1 - Multiple Perspectives
(Critical Thinking/Analysis ) I can explain multiple perspectives and viewpoints.
AST 1.1 - Bias : I can recognize bias in a variety of sources (texts/media).
AST 1.2 - Multiple Perspectives : I can identify multiple perspectives on an issue or subject.
AST 1.3 - Bias and Ideas : I can explain how my personal bias and the bias of others influences the way in which ideas are presented or discussed.
(CT/A) ALT 2 - Connections
(Critical Thinking/Analysis) I can explain connections between events, issues, problems and concepts.
AST 2.1 - Cause and Effect : I can identify cause and effect and explain the relationship between them.
AST 2.2 - Similarities and Differences : I can identify relevant and significant similarities and differences between concepts, events or points of view.
AST 2.3 - Thematic Relationships : I can recognize thematic relationships in a variety of contexts.
AST 2.4 - Connections between Past and Present : I can describe and discuss connections between past and present.
(CT/A) ALT 3 - Applying Understanding
(Critical Thinking/Analysis ) I can apply understanding of ideas and concepts to a new context or problem.
AST 3.1 - Theoretical Ideas : I can take theoretical ideas and explain practical applications of them.
AST 3.2 - Proposing Solutions : I can propose solutions to a problem based on background information and research.
AST 3.3 - Evaluate Solutions : I can evaluate solutions for their potential consequences.
(CT/A) ALT 4 - Evaluations and Conclusions
(Critical Thinking/Analysis ) I can evaluate information and explanations within a given context and develop a relevant conclusion.
AST 4.1 - Strengths-Weaknesses of Ideas : I can recognize strengths and weaknesses of ideas.
AST 4.2 - Information and Explanations : I can explain the purpose, credibility, accuracy, relevance, value and/or limitations of information and explanations.
AST 4.3 - Synthesize Judgments : I can synthesize judgments and opinions into an appropriate conclusion.
(CT/A) ALT 5 - Supporting Arguments with Evidence
(Critical Thinking/Analysis) I can justify and support arguments or interpretation with appropriate evidence.
AST 5.1 - Using Evidence : I can use evidence that is appropriate to the opinion or conclusion.
AST 5.2 - Refuting Alternate Positions : I can support a conclusion by explaining and refuting alternate positions.
(KN) ALT 1 - Interplay of Citizens and Government
(Knowledge) I can demonstrate an understanding of the interplay between citizens and their governments.
AST 1.1 - Individual Rights : I can explain the rights of an individual at different levels of government, including civil and human rights, and differences among states’ rights.
AST 1.2 - Individual Responsibilities : I can explain the responsibilities of an individual at different levels of government, including civic participation, voting, taxes, initiative, referendum and recall, amending the constitution, lobbying, and advocacy.
AST 1.3 - Role of Citizenship : I can define the changing role of citizenship, including historical definitions of a “citizen,” benefits and responsibilities, and the process of becoming a citizen.
(KN) ALT 2 - Role of Government
(Knowledge) I can demonstrate an understanding of the role of governments in current issues.
AST 2.1 - Current Issues : I can identify current issues relevant to different levels of government (Local, State, Federal).
AST 2.2 - Government Action : I can understand how government action impacts individuals and society.
AST 2.3 - Historical Evidence : I can use historical evidence to support a position about political issues, political action, or civic values (freedom, democracy, equality or justice).
(KN) ALT 3 - Non-Gov't and Gov't Institutions
(Knowledge) I can demonstrate an understanding of how individuals and non-governmental institutions interact with each other and the government in shaping politics.
AST 3.1 - Viewpoints of Stakeholders : I can identify and explain the viewpoints of stakeholders in an issue, event or problem.
AST 3.2 - Political Process : I can explain the roles and activities of individuals in the political process.
AST 3.3 - Political Parties : I can explain the roles and activities of political parties.
AST 3.4 - Interest Groups : I can explain the roles and activities of interest groups.
AST 3.5 - Mass Media : I can explain the roles and activities of mass media.
AST 3.6 - Behaviors and Beliefs : I can describe how each institution impacts the others behaviors and beliefs.
(KN) ALT 4 - Ideological Movements
(Knowledge) I can explain how different ideological movements and philosophies shape politics.
AST 4.1 - Purpose of Government : I can identify and explain different philosophies about the purposes of government.
AST 4.2 - Early Political Philosophies : I can identify examples of early political philosophies and governments that influenced U.S. government.
AST 4.3 - Past Political Philosophies : I can explain how past political philosophies have impacted U.S. government.
AST 4.4 - Positions on the Political Spectrum : I can explain the characteristics of various positions on the political spectrum.
AST 4.5 - Political Ideologies : I can explain how political ideologies are reflected in peoples’ beliefs and actions.
(KN) ALT 5 - Branches of US Government
(Knowledge) I can demonstrate an understanding of the principles, structures, and functions of different branches of U.S. government.
AST 5.1 - 3 Branches of Government - : I can explain the structure and function of the three branches of U.S. government.
AST 5.2 - Checks and Balances - : I can explain how the three branches interact: checks and balances.
AST 5.3 - Supreme Court : I can identify and analyze the significance of key Supreme Court decisions.
AST 5.4 - Constitution : I can identify and analyze the significance of documents related to the Constitution.
(KN) ALT 6 - Different Levels of US Government
(Knowledge) I can demonstrate an understanding of the principles, structures, and functions of different levels of U.S. government.
AST 6.1 - Define and Apply Concept : I can define and apply the concept of federalism.
AST 6.2 - Government Interaction : I can explain how governments interact at the local, state, national and global levels.
AST 6.3 - Structures and Functions : I can examine the structures and functions of Oregon's levels of government.
AST 6.4 - Significance of the Constitution : I can identify and analyze the significance of documents related to the Constitution.
(KN) ALT 7 - Characteristics of Regions
(Knowledge) I can demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of locations and regions.
AST 7.1 - Identify a Place : I can identify absolute and relative location of a place.
AST 7.2 - Identify a Place : I can identify the physical and human characteristics of a place.
AST 7.3 Define Distinctions and Characteristics : I can define different distinctions (Formal & Functional) and characteristics (Physical & Human) of a region.
AST 7.4 - Interpretation : I can interpret a map, chart and graph.
AST 7.5 - Distinguish Maps : I can distinguish among different types of maps.
AST 7.6 - Geographic Inferences : I can use maps, charts and graphs to make geographic inferences.
(KN) ALT 8 - Technological Innovation
(Knowledge) I can identify how technological knowledge and innovation shapes a society, place, or region.
AST 8.1 - Identify a Place : I can identify examples of new technologies in a society, place, or region.
AST 8.2 - Explain the Effects : I can explain the effects of new technologies on a society, place, or region.
(KN) ALT 9 - Demographic Changes
(Knowledge) I can explain demographic changes in the world and their effects.
AST 9.1 - Identify a Place : I can identify and explain different demographic trends around the world.
AST 9.2 - Explain Trends and Issues : I can explain the relationship between demographic trends and current issues.
AST 9.3 - Making Inferences about Society : I can use demographic information to make inferences about society.
(KN) ALT 10 - Physical and Human Systems
(Knowledge) I can demonstrate an understanding of the connection between the physical and human systems.
AST 10.1 - Identify Systems : I can identify and explain physical and human systems.
AST 10.2 - Influence Actions : I can explain how physical environments influence human actions (trade, culture, economic choices).
AST 10.3 - Identify Actions : I can identify how human actions impact the sustainability of a physical environment. (deforestation, erosion, urbanization, pollution, infrastructure, dams).
AST 10.4 - Explain the Impact of Development : I can explain the impact of resource development, use and management.
AST 10.5 - Demonstrate Understanding : I can demonstrate an understanding of how the utilization and distribution of natural resources play a role in society and/or conflict.
(KN) ALT 11 - Economics
(Knowledge) I can demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of economics.
AST 11.1 - Identify Components : I can identify the components of the 'circular flow' of economic activity.
AST 11.2 - Describe Functions : I can describe the function and relationship between producers and consumers.
AST 11.3 - Using Concepts : I can use supply and demand concepts to analyze examples of market activity.
AST 11.4 - Define Supply and Demand : I can define supply and demand and the factors that cause them to shift.
AST 11.5 - Assess Impact Demand : I can assess how price and elasticity impact demand.
AST 11.6 - Examine Economic Issues : I can examine how current economic issues relate to the concepts of supply and demand.
(KN) ALT 12 - Different Economic Systems
(Knowledge) I can demonstrate an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of various economic systems.
AST 12.1 - Describe Characteristics : I can describe the distinguishing characteristics of command, market, traditional and mixed economies.
AST 12.2 - Explain Availability : I can explain the availability and choices of employment options in different economic systems.
AST 12.3 - Determine Impact : I can determine the impact of various economic systems on standards of living.
AST 12.4 - Identify Characteristics : I can identify the characteristics of different economic systems and the variables that impact them.
(KN) ALT 13 - International Economic Systems
(Knowledge) I can explain how international economic systems interact in a global economy.
AST 13.1 - Free Trade : I can explain the concept of free trade.
AST 13.2 - Economic Institutions : I can explain the functions of global economic institutions such as the IMF, WTO, and World Bank.
AST 13.3 - Impact of Technology : I can describe the ways in which technology has impacted the global economy.
AST 13.4 - Labor Systems : I can identify how labor systems impact trade and comparative advantage.
AST 13.5 - Decision Making : I can explain how global economic systems and institutions impact decision-making and outcomes.
(KN) ALT 14 - US Gov't and the Economy
(Knowledge) I can demonstrate an understanding of the role of the U.S. government in the U.S. economy.
AST 14.1 - Manipulate the Economy : I can describe how Congress uses the tools of Fiscal Policy to manipulate the economy.
AST 14.2 - Tools of Monetary Policy : I can describe how the Federal Reserve uses the tools of Monetary Policy to manipulate the economy.
AST 14.3 - Impact of Decisions : I can predict the impact of government decisions on production/consumption.
AST 14.4 - Utilize Economic Indicators : I can demonstrate an ability to utilize economic indicators to predict and identify changes in business cycles.
(KN) ALT 15 - Culture and Society
(Knowledge) I can explain how culture both reflects and shapes society.
AST 15.1 - Components of Culture : I can identify the critical components of culture using specific examples.
AST 15.2 - Influence Within a Culture : I can describe the influence of art, literature, music and intellectual thought associated within a culture.
AST 15.3 - Cultural Values : I can describe the influence of cultural values and norms on society.
(KN) ALT 16 - Process of Change
(Knowledge) I can explain the process of change and continuity in a society, place or region.
AST 16.1 - Identify Events : I can identify the significant events, ideas, and people of a society, place, or region.
AST 16.2 - Explain and Describe History : I can explain and describe history chronologically.
AST 16.3 - Historical Context : I can place significant events, ideas, and people in correct historical context.
AST 16.4 - Identifying Themes : I can correctly identify the response of a society, place, or region to historical themes such as power, belief, conflict, economics, technology, and trade.
(KN) ALT 17 - How Societies Organize
(Knowledge) I can explain how and why world societies organize themselves and how power is established and maintained.
AST 17.1 - Identifying Systems : I can identify and distinguish between different government systems.
AST 17.2 - Explaining Strategies : I can explain strategies used by individuals and societies to maintain power.
AST 17.3 - Evaluate How Power was Established : I can evaluate how power was established and maintained using multiple specific historical case studies.
(KN) ALT 18 - Social Hierarchies
(Knowledge) I can explain the role and impacts of social hierarchies.
AST 18.1 - Identifying Groups : I can identify various groups in society.
AST 18.2 - Societal Hierarchies : I can identify the reasons, consequences, and interactions of societal hierarchies.
AST 18.3 - Explain Impact : I can explain the impact of a social hierarchy using a specific historical case study.
AST 18.4 - Examine Treatment : I can examine how societies treat those with the least power.
(KN) ALT 19 - Nationalism and Revolutions
(Knowledge) I can explain the impacts of nationalism and revolutionary movements.
AST 19.1 - Identifying Components : I can identify and define the components involved in nationalism and revolutionary movements.
AST 19.2 - Identifying Events : I can identify key revolutionary events.
AST 19.3 - Describe Relationships : I can describe the relationship between nationalism and/or revolutionary movements.
(KN) ALT 20 - Imperialism
(Knowledge) I can identify the critical components of imperialism.
AST 20.1 - Identifying Components : I can identify the key components (who, what, when, where, why) of a specific historical case study.
AST 20.2 - Empires : I can describe the expansion, collapse, effect, and reasons for empires.
AST 20.3 - Explain Comparisons : I can explain how modern Imperialism compares and contrasts to historical empires.
(KN) ALT 21 - Religious Ideas
(Knowledge) I can explain how religious ideas impact the shaping of societies.
AST 21.1 - Describe Components : I can describe the key components of the world’s major religions.
AST 21.2 - Identifying Links : I can identify links between religious ideas and a society’s customs and traditions.
AST 21.3 - Impact of Ideas : I can explain the impact of religious ideas on government using a specific historical case study.
AST 21.4 - Examine Ideas and Movements : I can examine the relationship between religious ideas and social movements using specific historical examples.
AST 21.5 - Describe Impact : I can describe how religious ideas have impacted the establishment and rule of law.
(KN) ALT 22 - Historical Conflicts
(Knowledge) I can describe the influences, impacts and resolutions of historical conflicts.
AST 22.1 - Historical Conflicts : I can describe the context of historical conflicts with sufficient accurate detail.
AST 22.2 - Impact of Historical Conflicts : I can identify both immediate and long-term specific political, social, economic, geographic, technological, military or environmental impacts of historical conflicts.
AST 22.3 - Positive/Negative Influences : I can make a judgment about the positive and negative influences of historical conflicts.
AST 22.4 - Resolving Historical Conflicts : I can describe the ways historical conflicts were resolved.
(RES) ALT 1 - Research
(Research) I can effectively conduct and apply research.
AST 1.1 - Question or Topic : I can develop and refine a research question or topic.
AST 1.2 - Access Information : I can access relevant information from multiple and varied sources.
AST 1.3 - Cite Resources : I can responsibly and accurately cite sources.
AST 1.4 - Addressing Topics : I can use evidence from my research to effectively address the research topic.