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Standard                                             Description                                        Level   Montessori Unit   Montessori Lesson     Meet Standard     Conf'd
           Use reference points, latitude and longitude, direction, size, shape, and scale to locate
A.4.1      positions on various representations of the earth's surface
           Locate on a map or globe physical features such as continents, oceans, mountain ranges, and
           land forms, natural features such as resources, flora, and fauna; and human features such as
A.4.2      cities, states, and national borders
           Construct a map of the world from memory, showing the location of major land masses,
A.4.3      bodies of water, and mountain ranges

           Describe and give examples of ways in which people interact with the physical environment,
A.4.4      including use of land, location of communities, methods of construction, and design of shelters
           Use atlases, databases, grid systems, charts, graphs, and maps to gather information about
A.4.5      the local community, Wisconsin, the United States, and the world
           Identify and distinguish between predictable environmental changes, such as weather patterns
           and seasons, and unpredictable changes, such as floods and droughts, and describe the
A.4.6      social and economic effects of these changes
           Identify connections between the local community and other places in Wisconsin, the United
A.4.7      States, and the world

           Identify major changes in the local community that have been caused by human beings, such
           as a construction project, a new highway, a building torn down, or a fire; discuss reasons for
A.4.8      these changes; and explain their probable effects on the community and the environment

           Give examples to show how scientific and technological knowledge has led to environmental
A.4.9      changes, such as pollution prevention measures, air-conditioning, and solar heating
           Use a variety of geographic representations, such as political, physical, and topographic
           maps, a globe, aerial photographs, and satellite images, to gather and compare information
A.8.1      about a place
           Construct mental maps of selected locales, regions, states, and countries and draw maps
A.8.2      from memory, representing relative location, direction, size, and shape
           Use an atlas to estimate distance, calculate scale, identify dominant patterns of climate and
A.8.3      land use, and compute population density
           Conduct a historical study to analyze the use of the local environment in a Wisconsin
A.8.4      community and to explain the effect of this use on the environment
           Identify and compare the natural resource bases of different states and regions in the United
           States and elsewhere in the world, using a statistical atlas, aerial photographs, satellite
A.8.5      images, and computer databases

           Describe and distinguish between the environmental effects on the earth of short-term
           physical changes, such as those caused by floods, droughts, and snowstorms, and long-term
A.8.6      physical changes, such as those caused by plate tectonics, erosion, and glaciation
A.8.7      Describe the movement of people, ideas, diseases, and products throughout the world
           Describe and analyze the ways in which people in different regions of the world interact with
A.8.8      their physical environments through vocational and recreational activities
           Describe how buildings and their decoration reflect cultural values and ideas, providing
A.8.9      examples such as cave paintings, pyramids, sacred cities, castles, and cathedrals
         Identify major discoveries in science and technology and describe their social and economic
A.8.10   effects on the physical and human environment
         Give examples of the causes and consequences of current global issues, such as the
         expansion of global markets, the urbanization of the developing world, the consumption of
         natural resources, and the extinction of species, and suggest possible responses by various
A.8.11   individuals, groups, and nations
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Standard                                              Description                                           Level   Montessori Unit   Montessori Lesson     Meet Standard     Conf'd
           Identify and examine various sources of information that are used for constructing an
           understanding of the past, such as artifacts, documents, letters, diaries, maps, textbooks,
B.4.1      photos, paintings, architecture, oral presentations, graphs, and charts
B.4.2      Use a timeline to select, organize, and sequence information describing eras in history
           Examine biographies, stories, narratives, and folk tales to understand the lives of ordinary and
           extraordinary people, place them in time and context, and explain their relationship to
B.4.3      important historical events
           Compare and contrast changes in contemporary life with life in the past by looking at social,
B.4.4      economic, political, and cultural roles played by individuals and groups
           Identify the historical background and meaning of important political values such as freedom,
B.4.5      democracy, and justice
           Explain the significance of national and state holidays, such as Independence Day and Martin
           Luther King, Jr. Day, and national and state symbols, such as the United States flag and the
B.4.6      state flags
           Identify and describe important events and famous people in Wisconsin and United States
B.4.7      history
           Compare past and present technologies related to energy, transportation, and
           communications and describe the effects of technological change, either beneficial or harmful,
B.4.8      on people and the environment
           Describe examples of cooperation and interdependence among individuals, groups, and
B.4.9      nations
           Explain the history, culture, tribal sovereignty, and current status of the American Indian tribes
B.4.10     and bands in Wisconsin
           Interpret the past using a variety of sources, such as biographies, diaries, journals, artifacts,
           eyewitness interviews, and other primary source materials, and evaluate the credibility of
B.8.1      sources used
           Employ cause-and-effect arguments to demonstrate how significant events have influenced
B.8.2      the past and the present in United States and world history
           Describe the relationships between and among significant events, such as the causes and
B.8.3      consequences of wars in United States and world history
           Explain how and why events may be interpreted differently depending upon the perspectives
B.8.4      of participants, witnesses, reporters, and historians

           Use historical evidence to determine and support a position about important political values,
B.8.5      such as freedom, democracy, equality, or justice, and express the position coherently
           Analyze important political values such as freedom, democracy, equality, and justice
           embodied in documents such as the Declaration of Independence, the United States
B.8.6      Constitution, and the Bill of Rights

B.8.7      Identify significant events and people in the major eras of United States and world history
           Identify major scientific discoveries and technological innovations and describe their social
B.8.8      and economic effects on society
B.8.9      Explain the need for laws and policies to regulate science and technology
           Analyze examples of conflict, cooperation, and interdependence among groups, societies, or
B.8.10     nations
          Summarize major issues associated with the history, culture, tribal sovereignty, and current
B.8.11    status of the American Indian tribes and bands in Wisconsin
          Describe how history can be organized and analyzed using various criteria to group people
B.8.12    and events chronologically, geographically,thematically, topically, and by issues
          Explain different points of view on the same historical event, using data gathered from various
          sources, such as letters, journals, diaries, newspapers, government documents, and
B.12.1    speeches
          Analyze primary and secondary sources related to a historical question to evaluate their
          relevance, make comparisons, integrate new information with prior knowledge, and come to a
B.12.2    reasoned conclusion

B.12.3    Recall, select, and analyze significant historical periods and the relationships among them
B.12.4    Assess the validity of different interpretations of significant historical events
          Gather various types of historical evidence, including visual and quantitative data, to analyze
          issues of freedom and equality, liberty and order, region and nation, individual and community,
          law and conscience, diversity and civic duty; form a reasoned conclusion in the light of other
          possible conclusions; and develop a coherent argument in the light of other possible
B.12.5    arguments
          Select and analyze various documents that have influenced the legal, political, and
B.12.6    constitutional heritage of the United States
          Identify major works of art and literature produced in the United States and elsewhere in the
B.12.7    world and explain how they reflect the era in which they were created
          Recall, select, and explain the significance of important people, their work, and their ideas in
          the areas of political and intellectual leadership, inventions, discoveries, and the arts, within
B.12.8    each major era of Wisconsin, United States, and world history
          Select significant changes caused by technology, industrialization, urbanization, and
          population growth, and analyze the effects of these changes in the United States and the
B.12.9    world

          Select instances of scientific, intellectual, and religious change in various regions of the world
B.12.10   at different times in history and discuss the impact those changes had on beliefs and values
          Compare examples and analyze why governments of various countries have sometimes
B.12.11   sought peaceful resolution to conflicts and sometimes gone to war
          Analyze the history, culture, tribal sovereignty, and current status of the American Indian tribes
B.12.12   and bands in Wisconsin

          Analyze examples of ongoing change within and across cultures, such as the development of
B.12.13   ancient civilizations; the rise of nation-states; and social, economic, and political revolutions
          Explain the origins, central ideas, and global influence of religions, such as Buddhism, Islam,
B.12.14   Hinduism, Judaism, and Christianity
          Identify a historical or contemporary event in which a person was forced to take an ethical
          position, such as a decision to go to war, the impeachment of a president, or a presidential
B.12.15   pardon, and explain the issues involved
          Describe the purpose and effects of treaties, alliances, and international organizations that
B.12.16   characterize today's interconnected world
          Identify historical and current instances when national interests and global interests have
B.12.17   seemed to be opposed and analyze the issues involved
          Explain the history of slavery, racial and ethnic discrimination, and efforts to eliminate
B.12.18   discrimination in the United States and elsewhere in the world
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Standard                                                 Description                                            Level   Montessori Unit   Montessori Lesson     Meet Standard     Conf'd
           Identify and explain the individual's responsibilities to family, peers, and the community,
C.4.1      including the need for civility and respect for diversity
           Identify the documents, such as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the
C.4.2      Bill of Rights, in which the rights of citizens in our country are guaranteed.
           Explain how families, schools, and other groups develop, enforce, and change rules of
C.4.3      behavior and explain how various behaviors promote or hinder cooperation
           Explain the basic purpose of government in American society, recognizing the three levels of
C.4.4      government

           Explain how various forms of civic action such as running for political office, voting, signing an
C.4.5      initiative, and speaking at hearings, can contribute to the well-being of the community
           Locate, organize, and use relevant information to understand an issue in the classroom or
           school, while taking into account the viewpoints and interests of different groups and
C.4.6      individuals
           Identify and explain democracy's basic principles, including individual rights, responsibility for
           the common good, equal opportunity, equal protection of the laws, freedom of speech, justice,
C.8.1      and majority rule with protection for minority rights
           Identify, cite, and discuss important political documents, such as the Constitution, the Bill of
           Rights, and landmark decisions of the Supreme Court, and explain their function in the
C.8.2      American political system

           Explain how laws are developed, how the purposes of government are established, and how
C.8.3      the powers of government are acquired, maintained, justified, and sometimes abused
           Describe and explain how the federal system separates the powers of federal, state, and local
           governments in the United States, and how legislative, executive, and judicial powers are
C.8.4      balanced at the federal level
           Explain how the federal system and the separation of powers in the Constitution work to
C.8.5      sustain both majority rule and minority rights
C.8.6      Explain the role of political parties and interest groups in American politics
           Locate, organize, and use relevant information to understand an issue of public concern, take
C.8.7      a position, and advocate the position in a debate
C.8.8      Identify ways in which advocates participate in public policy debates
           Describe the role of international organizations such as military alliances and trade
C.8.9      associations
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Standard                                             Description                                            Level   Montessori Unit   Montessori Lesson     Meet Standard     Conf'd
D.4.1    Describe and explain of the role of money, banking, and savings in everyday life
         Identify situations requiring an allocation of limited economic resources and appraise the
         opportunity cost (for example, spending one's allowance on a movie will mean less money
D.4.2    saved for a new video game)
           Identify local goods and services that are part of the global economy and explain their use in
D.4.3      Wisconsin
           Give examples to explain how businesses and industry depend upon workers with specialized
D.4.4      skills to make production more efficient
           Give examples to explain how businesses and industry depend upon workers with specialized
D.4.5      skills to make production more efficient
           Identify the economic roles of various institutions, including households, businesses, and
D.4.6      government
           Describe how personal economic decisions, such as deciding what to buy, what to recycle, or
           how much to contribute to people in need, can affect the lives of people in Wisconsin, the
D.4.7      United States, and the world
           Describe and explain how money makes it easier to trade, borrow, save, invest, and compare
D.8.1      the value of goods and services
           Identify and explain basic economic concepts: supply, demand, production, exchange, and
           consumption; labor, wages, and capital; inflation and deflation; market economy and
D.8.2      command economy; public and private goods and services
           Describe Wisconsin's role in national and global economies and give examples of local
D.8.3      economic activity in national and global markets
           Describe how investments in human and physical capital, including new technology, affect
D.8.4      standard of living and quality of life
           Give examples to show how government provides for national defense; health, safety, and
           environmental protection; defense of property rights; and the maintenance of free and fair
D.8.5      market activity
           Identify and explain various points of view concerning economic issues, such as taxation,
D.8.6      unemployment, inflation, the national debt, and distribution of income
           Identify the location of concentrations of selected natural resources and describe how their
D.8.7      acquisition and distribution generates trade and shapes economic patterns
           Explain how and why people who start new businesses take risks to provide goods and
D.8.8      services, considering profits as an incentive
           Explain why the earning power of workers depends on their productivity and the market value
D.8.9      of what they produce
           Identify the economic roles of institutions such as corporations and businesses, banks, labor
D.8.10     unions, and the Federal Reserve System
           Describe how personal decisions can have a global impact on issues such as trade
D.8.11     agreements, recycling, and conserving the environment
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Standard                                            Description                                              Level   Montessori Unit   Montessori Lesson     Meet Standard     Conf'd
           Explain the influence of prior knowledge, motivation, capabilities, personal interests, and other
E.4.1      factors on individual learning

           Explain the influence of factors such as family, neighborhood, personal interests, language,
E.4.2      likes and dislikes, and accomplishments on individual identity and development
           Describe how families are alike and different, comparing characteristics such as size, hobbies,
E.4.3      celebrations, where families live, and how they make a living
E.4.4      Describe the ways in which ethnic cultures influence the daily lives of people

           Identify and describe institutions such as school, church, police, and family and describe their
E.4.5      contributions to the well being of the community, state, nation, and global society
           Give examples of group and institutional influences such as laws, rules, and peer pressure on
E.4.6      people, events, and culture
           Explain the reasons why individuals respond in different ways to a particular event and the
E.4.7      ways in which interactions among individuals influence behavior

E.4.8      Describe and distinguish among the values and beliefs of different groups and institutions
E.4.9      Explain how people learn about others who are different from themselves

E.4.10     Give examples and explain how the media may influence opinions, choices, and decisions.
           Give examples and explain how language, stories, folk tales, music, and other artistic
           creations are expressions of culture and how they convey knowledge of other peoples and
E.4.11     cultures
           Give examples of important contributions made by Wisconsin citizens, United States citizens,
E.4.12     and world citizens

E.4.13     Investigate and explain similarities and differences in ways that cultures meet human needs
           Describe how differences in cultures may lead to understanding or misunderstanding among
E.4.14     people
           Describe instances of cooperation and interdependence among individuals, groups, and
E.4.15     nations, such as helping others in famines and disasters
           Give examples to explain and illustrate the influence of prior knowledge, motivation,
E.8.1      capabilities, personal interests, and other factors on individual learning
           Give examples to explain and illustrate how factors such as family, gender, and
E.8.2      socioeconomic status contribute to individual identity and development
           Describe the ways in which local, regional, and ethnic cultures may influence the everyday
E.8.3      lives of people
           Describe and explain the means by which individuals, groups, and institutions may contribute
E.8.4      to social continuity and change within a community
           Describe and explain the means by which groups and institutions meet the needs of
E.8.5      individuals and societies
           Describe and explain the influence of status, ethnic origin, race, gender, and age on the
E.8.6      interactions of individuals
          Identify and explain examples of bias, prejudice, and stereotyping, and how they contribute to
E.8.7     conflict in a society
          Give examples to show how the media may influence the behavior and decision-making of
E.8.8     individuals and groups
          Give examples of the cultural contributions of racial and ethnic groups in Wisconsin, the
E.8.9     United States, and the world
          Explain how language, art, music, beliefs, and other components of culture can further global
E.8.10    understanding or cause misunderstanding
          Explain how beliefs and practices, such as ownership of property or status at birth, may lead
          to conflict among people of different regions or cultures and give examples of such conflicts
E.8.11    that have and have not been resolved
          Describe conflict resolution and peer mediation strategies used in resolving differences and
E.8.12    disputes
          Select examples of artistic expressions from several different cultures for the purpose of
E.8.13    comparing and contrasting the beliefs expressed
          Describe cooperation and interdependence among individuals, groups, and nations, such as
E.8.14    helping others in times of crisis
          Summarize research that helps explain how the brain's structure and function influence
E.12.1    learning and behavior
          Explain how such factors as physical endowment and capabilities, family, gender, ethnicity,
          religion, socioeconomic status, attitudes, beliefs, work, and motivation contribute to individual
E.12.2    identity and development

          Compare and describe similarities and differences in the ways various cultures define
E.12.3    individual rights and responsibilities, including the use of rules, folkways, mores, and taboos
          Analyze the role of economic, political, educational, familial, and religious institutions as
E.12.4    agents of both continuity and change, citing current and past examples
          Describe the ways cultural and social groups are defined and how they have changed over
E.12.5    time
          Analyze the means by which and extent to which groups and institutions can influence people,
E.12.6    events, and cultures in both historical and contemporary settings

E.12.7    Use scientific methods to assess the influence of media on people's behavior and decisions
          Analyze issues of cultural assimilation and cultural preservation among ethnic and racial
E.12.8    groups in Wisconsin, the United States, and the world
          Defend a point of view related to an ethical issue such as genetic engineering, declaring
E.12.9    conscientious objector status, or restricting immigration
          Describe a particular culture as an integrated whole and use that understanding to explain its
E.12.10   language, literature, arts, traditions, beliefs, values, and behaviors
E.12.11   Illustrate and evaluate ways in which cultures resolve conflicting beliefs and practices
          Explain current and past efforts of groups and institutions to eliminate prejudice and
          discrimination against racial, ethnic, religious, and social groups such as women, children, the
E.12.12   elderly, and individuals who are disabled
          Compare the ways in which a universal theme is expressed artistically in three different world
E.12.13   cultures
          Use the research procedures and skills of the behavioral sciences (such as gathering,
          organizing, and interpreting data from several sources) to develop an informed position on an
E.12.14   issue
E.12.15   Identify the skills needed to work effectively alone, in groups, and in institutions
E.12.16   Identify and analyze factors that influence a person's mental health
          Examine and describe various belief systems that exist in the world, such as democracy,
E.12.17   socialism, and capitalism

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