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   The primary focus of Social Studies in our Catholic schools is to teach students about
membership in God’s family. Students will develop skills enabling them to love and serve as
Christ did.

Standard 1: Civics and Government
The student will:

   1. Read Deuteronomy 31:9. Discuss the implications to student life.
   2. Demonstrate respect for American symbols, songs, traditions, etc.
   3. Understand the difference between criminal and civil law as it applies to individual
   4. ▲ Compare how juveniles and adults are treated differently under law.
   5. Evaluate the importance of the rule of law in protecting individual rights and
       promoting the common good.
   6. ▲ Define the rights guaranteed, granted, and protected by the Kansas Constitution
       and its amendments.
   7. Explain the three branches of Kansas government.
   8. Explain how authority and responsibility are balanced and divided between national
       and state governments in a federal system.
   9. Explain why separation of powers and a system of checks and balances are important
       to limit government.
   10. Describe how citizens, legislators, and interest groups are involved in a bill becoming
       a law at the state level.
   11. Design, research, and complete a civic project related to a public issue at the state or
       local level (e.g., designs and carries out a civic-oriented project).
   12. Know various procedures for contacting appropriate representatives for the purpose of
       expressing ideas or asking for help at the state or local level.
   13. Recognize that cities are formed through a process of incorporation, establishing
       boundaries, creating a government, levying taxes.
   14. Identify the types of local government.
   15. ▲ Identify the goods and services provided by local government in the community.
   16. Research the roles of people who make up local government.
   17. Understand the role of school boards.

Standard 2: Economics
The student will:

   1. Understand the importance of stewardship in meeting the needs of the others in the
      Parish community.
   2. Identify substitutes and complements for selected goods and services.
   3. Explain that how people choose to use resources has both present and future
   4. Analyze the impact of inflation or deflation on the value of money and people’s
      purchasing power.
   5. ▲ Describe examples of factors that might influence international trade (e.g., United
       States economic sanctions, weather, exchange rates, war, boycotts, embargos).
   6. Explain the costs and benefits of trade between people across nations.
   7. Give examples of factors that might influence international trade.
   8. Give examples of how tariffs, quotas, and other trade barriers affect consumers and
       the prices of goods.
   9. Identify goods and services provided by local, state, and national governments.
   10. Examine relationship between local and state revenues and expenditures.
   11. ▲ Compare the benefits and costs of spending, saving, or borrowing decisions based
       on information about products and services.
   12. Explain how an individual’s income will differ in the labor market depending on
       supply of and demand for his/her human capital.

Standard 3: Geography
The student will:

   1. Locate major political and physical features of Earth from memory and describe the
       relative location of those features (see list of geography locations attached).
   2. Develop and use different kinds of maps, globes, graphs, charts, databases, and
   3. Use mental maps of Kansas to answer questions about the location of physical and
       human features.
   4. Select and explain reasons for using different geographic tools, graphic representation,
       and/or technologies to analyze selected geographic problems.
   5. Use geographic tools, graphic representation, and/or technologies to pose and answer
       questions about past and present spatial distributions and patterns.
   6. Identify and compare the physical characteristics of world regions.
   7. Identify and compare the human characteristics of world regions (e.g., people,
       religion, language, customs, government, etc.).
   8. Identify and explain how Kansas, United States, and world regions are interdependent.
   9. ▲ Identify the various physical and human criteria that can be used to define a region.
   10. Identify ways technology or culture has influenced regions.
   11. Explain the effects of a label on the image of a region (e.g., Tornado Alley, Sun Belt,
       the Great “American” Desert).
   12. Explain how earth-sun relationships affect earth’s physical processes and create
       physical patterns.
   13. Explain patterns in the physical environment in terms of physical processes.
   14. Describe the characteristics of ecosystems in terms of their biodiversity.
   15. Explain the challenges faced by ecosystems.
   16. Describe and analyze population characteristics through the use of demographic
   17. Explain how the spread of cultural elements results in distinctive cultural landscapes.
   18. ▲ Identify the geographic factors that influence world trade and interdependence.
   19. ▲ Identify ways in which technologies have modified the physical environment of
       various world cultures (e.g., dams, levees, aqueducts, irrigation, roads, bridges, plow).
   20. Describe the consequences of having or not having particular resources.
Standard 4: History
The student will:

   1. Demonstrate an understanding of periods in Church History – See religion outcomes.
   2. Compare and contrast nomadic and sedentary tribes in Kansas (e.g., food, housing, art,
       customs, religions).
   3. Describe the social and economic impact of Spanish, French and American explorers
       and traders on the Indian tribes in Kansas.
   4. Explain how Stephen H. Long’s classification of Kansas as the “Great American
       Desert” influenced later United States government policy on American Indian
   5. ▲ Analyze the impact of the Indian Removal Act of 1830 on the way of life for
       emigrant Indian tribes relocated to Kansas.
   6. Describe the role of early Kansas forts in carrying out the United States government’s
       policies in regards to relocated Indian tribes and travel on the Santa Fe and Oregon-
       California trails.
   7. Describe the concept of popular sovereignty under the Kansas-Nebraska Act and its
       impact on developing a state constitution.
   8. ▲ Describe how the dispute over slavery shaped life in Kansas Territory (e.g., border
       ruffians, bushwhackers, jayhawkers, the Underground Railroad, free-staters,
   9. Analyze the importance of “Bleeding Kansas” to the rest of the United States in the
       years leading up to the Civil War.
   10. Describe the role of important individuals during the territorial period:
          a. Charles Robinson
          b James Lane
          c John Brown
          d. Clarina Nichols
          e. Samuel Jones
          f. David Atchison
          g. Andrew H. Reeder
   10. Analyze the Wyandotte Constitution with respect to the civil rights of women and
       African Americans.
   11. Describe important events in Kansas during the Civil War.
   12. ▲ Describe the reasons for tension between the American Indians and the United
       States government over land in Kansas (e.g., encroachment on Indian lands, depletion
       of the buffalo and other natural resources, the Sand Creek massacre, broken promises
   13. Describe the United States government’s purpose for establishing frontier military
       forts in Kansas.
   14. Determine the significance of the cattle drives in post-Civil war Kansas and their
       impact on the American identity.
   15. Trace the migration patterns of at least one European ethnic group to Kansas.
   16. ▲ Describe the reasons for the Exoduster movement from the South to Kansas (e.g.,
       relatively free land, symbol of Kansas as a free state, the rise of Jim Crow laws in the
       South, promotions of Benjamin “Pap” Singleton).
   17. Explain the impact of government policies and the expansion of the railroad on
       settlement and town development.
18. Use primary source documents to determine the challenges faced by settlers and their
    means of adaptations.
19. Describe the movement for women’s suffrage and its effect on Kansas politics.
20. ▲ Describe the development of Populism in Kansas (e.g., disillusionment with big
    Eastern business, railroads, government corruption, high debts and low prices for
21. Explain the accomplishments of the Progressive movement in Kansas.
22. Analyze the impact of Kansas reformers on the nation (e.g., Populists: Mary E. Lease,
    Annie Diggs, William Peffer, “Sockless” Jerry Simpson; Progressives: Carry A.
    Nation, Samuel Crumbine, William Allen White, Socialists: J.A. Wayland, Kate
    Richards O’Hare, Emanuel and Marcet Haldeman-Julius).
23. Describe the significance of farm mechanization in Kansas.
24. Explain the significance of the work of entrepreneurial Kansans in the aviation
    industry (e.g., Alvin Longren, Clyde Cessna, Walter and Olive Beech, Lloyd
25. Describe the contributions made by Mexican immigrants to agriculture and the
    railroad industry.
26. ▲ Compare agricultural practices before and after the dust storms of the 1930s (e.g.,
    rotation of crops, shelter belts, irrigation, terracing, stubble mulch).
27. Use local resources to describe condition in his/her community during the Great
28. Research the contributions of Kansans during the 1930s & 1940s (e.g., Amelia
    Earhart, Osa and Martin Johnson, Glenn Cunningham, Walter Chrysler, Langston
    Hughes, John Steuart Curry, Dwight Eisenhower, Alf Landon, Arthur Capper, Birger
29. Summarize the effects of New Deal programs on Kansas life.
30. Explain how World War II acted as a catalyst for change in Kansas.
31. Analyze the concept of “separate but equal is inherently unequal” in regards to the
    Supreme Court case Brown v. Topeka Board of Education and how it continues to
    impact the nation.
32. Describe major flood control projects in the 1950s.
33. Describe the role of Kansas culture in the dramas of Pulitzer prize-winning playwright
    William Inge and the writings, photos, and films of Gordon Parks.
34. Analyze the effect of rural depopulation and increased urbanization and
    suburbanization on Kansas.
35. Explain the reasons Southeast Asians immigrated to Kansas after 1975 (e.g., church,
    community, organizations, jobs, the fall of Southeast Asian governments).
36. Identify issues facing Kansas state government in the 2000s.
37. Analyze changes over time to make logical inferences concerning cause and effect
    by examining a topic in Kansas History.
38. ▲ Examine different types of primary sources in Kansas history and analyze them in
    terms of credibility, purpose, and point of view (e.g., census records, diaries,
    photographs, letters, government documents).
39. Use at least three primary sources to interpret the impact of a person or event from
    Kansas history to develop an historical narrative.
40. Compare contrasting descriptions of the same event in Kansas history to understand
    how people differ in their interpretations of historical events.

                                                                   ▲ Assessed Indicator

Benefit                         Location
Borrowing                       Map projections
Common good                     Market
Community                       Mental maps
Constitution                    Migration
Consumer                        Natural resource
Consumption                     Outsourcing
Cost                            Physical feature
Culture                         Physical process
Cultural diffusion              Places
Cultural landscape              Population distribution
Database                        Population pyramid
Debt                            Price
Deflation                       Primary source
Demand                          Production
Depletion                       Push-pull factors
Depression                      Quota
Diffusion                       Region
Distribution                    Relative location
Diversion                       Religion
Economic sanction               Resource
Economy                         Responsibility
Embargo                         Revenue
Emigrant                        Rights
Ethnic group                    Rule of law
Exchange rate                   Satellite image
Expenditures                    Services
Geographic Information System   Sovereignty
Geographic tools                Spatial distribution
Goods                           Spending
Government                      Supply
Human resource                  Tariff
Immigration                     Technology
Income                          Trade
Incorporation                   Trade barriers
International trade

K-6 Locations Plus:       Haiti
Amsterdam                 Iberian Peninsula
Argentina                 Johannesburg
Cairo                     Lagos
Cuba                      Lake Victoria
International dateline    Lisbon
Japan                     Madrid Morocco
Kenya                     Mt. Everest
London                    New Delhi
Paris                     Niger River
Rotterdam                 North Sea
Scandinavian Peninsula    Ob River
South Africa              Philippines
Tropic of Cancer          Po River
Tropic of Capricorn       Pyrenees Mountains
Beijing                   Rhine River
Berlin                    Rio de Janeiro
Black Sea                 Russia
Bosporus Strait           Sea of Japan
English Channel           Seine River
Geneva                    Strait of Gibraltar
Hong Kong                 Sydney
Iran Jordan               Thames River
Moscow                    The Hague
Panama Canal              Ural Mountains
Singapore                 Vancouver
Suez Canal                Volga River
Alps Mountains            Yellow Sea
Arabian Sea               Zaire River (Congo River)
Atlas Mountains
Baltic Sea
Bering Sea
Buenos Aires
Caspian Sea
Danube River
Dominican Republic
Gobi Desert
                    KANSAS HISTORY (7 OR 8)*

Arkansas River
Dodge City
Fort Hays
Fort Larned
Fort Leavenworth
Fort Scott
Garden City
Kansas City
Kaw River (Kansas River)
Missouri River
Ogallala Aquifer

* Please add locations important to your community or region.

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