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Beaverton School District

Beaverton Schools

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.