Courses of Study : Social Studies

Number of Standards matching query: 13
Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 7
Civics
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
1 ) Compare influences of ancient Greece, the Roman Republic, the Judeo-Christian tradition, the Magna Carta, federalism, the Mayflower Compact, the English Bill of Rights, the House of Burgesses, and the Petition of Rights on the government of the United States.


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.7.1- Identify and recognize the various countries and cultures that influenced the government of the United States.


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 7
Civics
All Resources: 4
Classroom Resources: 4
2 ) Explain essential characteristics of the political system of the United States, including the organization and function of political parties and the process of selecting political leaders.

•  Describing the influence of John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Paine, Niccolò Machiavelli, Charles de Montesquieu, and François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire) on the political system of the United States

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.7.2- Define political parties; identify that political leaders are elected in the United States and that political parties work to get their candidates elected.


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 7
Civics
All Resources: 6
Learning Activities: 1
Classroom Resources: 5
3 ) Compare the government of the United States with other governmental systems, including monarchy, limited monarchy, oligarchy, dictatorship, theocracy, and pure democracy.


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.7.3- Describe the basic ideals of American democracy, including natural rights, basic freedoms, and democratic representation; identify characteristics of other government systems including, monarchy, dictatorship, and democracy.


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 7
Civics
All Resources: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
4 ) Describe structures of state and local governments in the United States, including major Alabama offices and officeholders. (Alabama)

•  Describing how local and state governments are funded (Alabama)

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.7.4- Recognize that there are different levels of government, including local and state government.


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 7
Civics
All Resources: 7
Classroom Resources: 7
5 ) Compare duties and functions of members of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of Alabama's local and state governments and of the national government. (Alabama)

•  Locating political and geographic districts of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of Alabama's local and state governments and of the national government (Alabama)
•  Describing the organization and jurisdiction of courts at the local, state, and national levels within the judicial system of the United States (Alabama)
•  Explaining concepts of separation of powers and checks and balances among the three branches of state and national governments (Alabama)

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.7.5- Define the three branches of government; recognize the function of each branch of government as making laws, enforcing laws, or reviewing laws; identifying concepts of separation of powers and checks and balances.


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 7
Civics
All Resources: 12
Lesson Plans: 2
Classroom Resources: 10
6 ) Explain the importance of juvenile, adult, civil, and criminal laws within the judicial system of the United States.

•  Explaining rights of citizens as guaranteed by the Bill of Rights under the Constitution of the United States
•  Explaining what is meant by the term rule of law
•  Justifying consequences of committing a civil or criminal offense
•  Contrasting juvenile and adult laws at local, state, and federal levels (Alabama)

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.7.6- Identify the basic rights under the Bill of Rights; recognize how government protects individual rights; recognize that citizens have a responsibility to follow laws and that there are consequences for breaking laws.


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 7
Civics
All Resources: 0
7 ) Determine how people organize economic systems to address basic economic questions regarding which goods and services will be produced, how they will be distributed, and who will consume them.

•  Using economic concepts to explain historical and current developments and issues in global, national, state, or local contexts (Alabama)
Example: increase in oil prices resulting from supply and demand

•  Analyzing agriculture, tourism, and urban growth in Alabama for their impact on economic development (Alabama)

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.7.7- Define goods and services; identify the basic modern economic system based around currency; identify goods and services and ways consumers get access to them.


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 7
Civics
All Resources: 1
Lesson Plans: 1
8 ) Appraise the relationship between the consumer and the marketplace in the economy of the United States regarding scarcity, opportunity cost, trade-off decision making, and the stock market.

•  Describing effects of government policies on the free market
•  Identifying laws protecting rights of consumers and avenues of recourse when those rights are violated
•  Comparing economic systems, including market, command, and traditional

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.7.8- Recall that consumers have to make decisions based on resources and scarcity; recognize examples of consumer and marketplace interaction; identifying economic systems, including market, command, and traditional.


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 7
Civics
All Resources: 2
Lesson Plans: 1
Classroom Resources: 1
9 ) Apply principles of money management to the preparation of a personal budget that addresses housing, transportation, food, clothing, medical expenses, insurance, checking and savings accounts, loans, investments, credit, and comparison shopping.


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.7.9- Identify the principles and purposes of a budget; identify wants and needs and recognize that each has a cost, including food, clothing, shelter, entertainment, utilities.


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 7
Civics
All Resources: 7
Classroom Resources: 7
10 ) Describe individual and civic responsibilities of citizens of the United States.

Examples: individual—respect for rights of others, self-discipline, negotiation, compromise, fiscal responsibility

civic—respect for law, patriotism, participation in political process, fiscal responsibility

•  Differentiating rights, privileges, duties, and responsibilities between citizens and noncitizens
•  Explaining how United States' citizenship is acquired by immigrants
•  Explaining character traits that are beneficial to individuals and society
Examples: honesty, courage, compassion, civility, loyalty


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.7.10- Demonstrate that individuals have a responsibility to be good citizens and community members; identify the legal definition of a United States citizen and non-citizen.


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 7
Civics
All Resources: 0
11 ) Compare changes in social and economic conditions in the United States during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Examples: social—family values, peer pressure, education opportunities, women in the workplace

economic—career opportunities, disposable income, consumption of goods and services

•  Determining benefits of Alabama's role in world trade (Alabama)
•  Tracing the political and social impact of the modern Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to the present, including Alabama's role (Alabama)

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.7.11- Recognize modern social and economic opportunities and define what they are. Examples include legal protections for workers with disabilities and anti-discrimination laws.
SS.AAS.7.11a- Recognize Alabama's growing role in the world politically and socially including its impact of the modern Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to the present.


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 7
Civics
All Resources: 5
Classroom Resources: 5
12 ) Describe how the United States can be improved by individual and group participation in civic and community activities.

•  Identifying options for civic and community action
Examples: investigating the feasibility of a specific solution to a traffic problem, developing a plan for construction of a subdivision, using maps to make and justify decisions about best locations for public facilities

•  Determining ways to participate in the political process
Examples: voting, running for office, serving on a jury, writing letters, being involved in political parties and political campaigns


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.7.12- Recognize opportunities for participation in community and civic action.


Social Studies (2010)
Grade(s): 7
Civics
All Resources: 0
13 ) Identify contemporary American issues since 2001, including the establishment of the United States Department of Homeland Security, the enactment of the Patriot Act of 2001, and the impact of media analysis.


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.7.13- Demonstrate an awareness of current events at the local, state, or national level.