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Student Expectation
identify the historical origins and characteristics of the free enterprise system, including the contributions of Adam Smith, especially the influence of his ideas found in The Wealth of Nations;
identify the historical origins and characteristics of communism, including the influences of Karl Marx;
identify the historical origins and characteristics of socialism;
identify the historical origins and characteristics of fascism;
explain why communist command economies collapsed in competition with free market economies at the end of the 20th century; and
formulate generalizations on how economic freedom improved the human condition, based on students' knowledge of the benefits of free enterprise in Europe's Commercial Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, and 20th-century free market economies, compared to communist command communities.
identify the characteristics of monarchies and theocracies as forms of government in early civilizations; and
identify the characteristics of the following political systems: theocracy, absolute monarchy, democracy, republic, oligarchy, limited monarchy, and totalitarianism.
explain the development of democratic-republican government from its beginnings in the Judeo-Christian legal tradition and classical Greece and Rome through the English Civil War and the Enlightenment;
identify the impact of political and legal ideas contained in the following documents: Hammurabi's Code, the Jewish Ten Commandments, Justinian's Code of Laws, Magna Carta, the English Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen;
explain the political philosophies of individuals such as John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, Voltaire, Charles de Montesquieu, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin, Thomas Jefferson, and William Blackstone; and
explain the significance of the League of Nations and the United Nations.
describe how people have participated in supporting or changing their governments;
describe the rights and responsibilities of citizens and noncitizens in civic participation throughout history; and
identify examples of key persons who were successful in shifting political thought, including William Wilberforce.
summarize the development of the rule of law from ancient to modern times;
identify the influence of ideas regarding the right to a 'trial by a jury of your peers' and the concepts of 'innocent until proven guilty' and 'equality before the law' that originated from the Judeo-Christian legal tradition and in Greece and Rome;
identify examples of politically motivated mass murders in Cambodia, China, Latin America, the Soviet Union, and Armenia;
identify examples of genocide, including the Holocaust and genocide in the Balkans, Rwanda, and Darfur;
identify examples of individuals who led resistance to political oppression such as Nelson Mandela, Mohandas Gandhi, Oscar Romero, Natan Sharansky, Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo, and Chinese student protestors in Tiananmen Square; and
assess the degree to which American ideals have advanced human rights and democratic ideas throughout the world.
describe the historical origins, central ideas, and spread of major religious and philosophical traditions, including Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, and the development of monotheism; and
identify examples of religious influence on various events referenced in the major eras of world history.
describe the changing roles of women, children, and families during major eras of world history; and
describe the major influences of women such as Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria, Mother Teresa, Indira Gandhi, Margaret Thatcher, and Golda Meir during major eras of world history.
summarize the fundamental ideas and institutions of Eastern civilizations that originated in China and India;
summarize the fundamental ideas and institutions of Western civilizations that originated in Greece and Rome;
explain the relationship among Christianity, individualism, and growing secularism that began with the Renaissance and how the relationship influenced subsequent political developments; and
explain how Islam influences law and government in the Muslim world.
identify significant examples of art and architecture that demonstrate an artistic ideal or visual principle from selected cultures;
analyze examples of how art, architecture, literature, music, and drama reflect the history of the cultures in which they are produced; and
identify examples of art, music, and literature that transcend the cultures in which they were created and convey universal themes.
identify the origin and diffusion of major ideas in mathematics, science, and technology that occurred in river valley civilizations, classical Greece and Rome, classical India, and the Islamic caliphates between 700 and 1200 and in China from the Tang to Ming dynasties;
summarize the major ideas in astronomy, mathematics, and architectural engineering that developed in the Maya, Inca, and Aztec civilizations;
explain the impact of the printing press on the Renaissance and the Reformation in Europe;
describe the origins of the Scientific Revolution in 16th century Europe and explain its impact on scientific thinking worldwide; and
identify the contributions of significant scientists such as Archimedes, Copernicus, Eratosthenes, Galileo, Pythagoras, Isaac Newton, and Robert Boyle.
explain the role of textile manufacturing and steam technology in initiating the Industrial Revolution and the role of the factory system and transportation technology in advancing the Industrial Revolution;
explain the roles of military technology, transportation technology, communication technology, and medical advancements in initiating and advancing 19th century imperialism;
explain the effects of major new military technologies on World War I, World War II, and the Cold War;
explain the role of telecommunication technology, computer technology, transportation technology, and medical advancements in developing the modern global economy and society; and
identify the contributions of significant scientists and inventors such as Marie Curie, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Louis Pasteur, and James Watt.
identify methods used by archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, and geographers to analyze evidence;
explain how historians, when examining sources, analyze frame of reference, historical context, and point of view to interpret historical events;
explain the differences between primary and secondary sources and examine those sources to analyze frame of reference, historical context, and point of view;
evaluate the validity of a source based on language, corroboration with other sources, and information about the author;
identify bias in written, oral, and visual material;
analyze information by sequencing, categorizing, identifying cause-and-effect relationships, comparing, contrasting, finding the main idea, summarizing, making generalizations and predictions, drawing inferences and conclusions, and developing connections between historical events over time;
construct a thesis on a social studies issue or event supported by evidence; and
use appropriate reading and mathematical skills to interpret social studies information such as maps and graphs.