C&I

Curriculum and Instruction

Standard 1, Key Idea 3

Key Idea 3: Study about the major social, political, economic, cultural, and religious developments in New York State and United States history involves learning about the important roles and contributions of individuals and groups.

Performance Indicators--Students will:

Elementary

  • gather and organize information about the important accomplishments of individuals and groups, including Native American Indians, living in their neighborhoods and communities
  • classify information by type of activity: social, political, economic, technological, scientific, cultural, or religious
  • identify individuals who have helped to strengthen democracy in the United States and throughout the world

Intermediate

  • complete well-documented and historically accurate case studies about individuals and groups who represent different ethnic, national, and religious groups, including Native American Indians, in New York State and the United States at different times and in different locations
  • gather and organize information about the important achievements and contributions of individuals and groups living in New York State and the United States
  • describe how ordinary people and famous historic figures in the local community, State, and the United States have advanced the fundamental democratic values, beliefs, and traditions expressed in the Declaration of Independence, the New York State and United States Constitutions, the Bill of Rights, and other important historic documents
  • classify major developments into categories such as social, political, economic, geographic, technological, scientific, cultural, or religious

Commencement

  • compare and contrast the experiences of different ethnic, national, and religious groups, including Native American Indians, in the United States, explaining their contributions to American society and culture
  • research and analyze the major themes and developments in New York State and United States history (e.g., colonization and settlement; Revolution and New National Period; immigration; expansion and reform era; Civil War and Reconstruction; The American labor movement; Great Depression; World Wars; contemporary United States)
  • prepare essays and oral reports about the important social, political, economic, scientific, technological, and cultural developments, issues, and events from New York State and United States history
  • understand the interrelationships between world events and developments in New York State and the United States (e.g., causes for immigration, economic opportunities, human rights abuses, and tyranny versus freedom)
Last Updated: April 24, 2009