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DCMS Social Studies

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Mastery Check I - October 12th

E.7.2.1  Analyzes the impact of inflation or deflation on the value of money and people’s purchasing power

E. 7.3.1 Describe examples of factors that might influence international trade

E. 7. 5. 1  Compares the benefits and costs of spending, saving, or borrowing decisions based on information about products and services

E. 7.5.2 Explains how an individual’s income will differ in the labor market depending on supply of/and demand for his/her human capital.


Mastery Check II - December 14th

 G. 7.1.1 Locates major political and physical features of Earth from memory and describes the relative location of those features

G. 7.1.2  Develops and uses different kinds of maps, globes, graphs, charts, databases, and models 

G. 7.2.1  Identifies and compares the physical characteristics of world regions

G.7.2.2   Identifies and compares the human characteristics of world regions              

G.7.2.4   Identifies the various physical and human criteria that can be used to define a region                                                                                               

G.7.4.3  Identifies the geographic factors that influence world trade and interdependence                                                                                                

G.7.5.1  Identifies ways in which technologies have modified the physical environment of various world cultures.


Mastery Check III - January 31st 

H.7.2.2 Describes how the dispute over slavery shaped life in the Kansas territory

H.7.2.3 Analyzes the importance of “Bleeding Kansas” to the rest of the United States in the years leading up to the Civil War.

H.7.3.1 Determines the significance of the cattle drives in post Civil War Kansas and their impact on the American identity.

H.7.3.5 Describes the reasons for the Exoduster movement from the South to Kansas

H.7.4.2 Describes the development of populism in Kansas


Mastery Check IV - March  28th

   H. 7.4.7  Describes the contributions made by Mexican immigrants to agriculture and the railroad industry

H.7.5.1 Compares agricultural practices before and after the dust storms of the 1930’s

H.7.6.1 Analyzes the concept of separate but equal is inherently unequal in regards to the Supreme Court case Brown v. BOE, Topeka and how it continues to impact the nation                                                                                     

H.7.7.1  Analyzes changes over time to make logical inferences concerning cause and effect by examining a topic in Kansas history                                               

H7.7.2 Examines different types of primary sources in Kansas history and analyzes them in terms of credibility, purpose, and point of view


Mastery Check V - May 16th

 C.G.7.1.1   Compares how juveniles and adults are treated differently under the law

C.G.7.1.2   Understands the difference between criminal and civil law as it applies to individuals

C.G.7.1.3   Evaluates the importance of the rule of law in protecting individual rights and promoting the common good.

C.G.7.3.2   Explains how authority and responsibility are balanced and divided between national and state governments in a federal system

C.G.7.3.3   Explains why separation of powers and a system of checks and balances are important to limit government

C.G.7.3.4   Describes how citizens, legislators, and interest groups are involved in a bill becoming a law at the state level



Mastery Check I - October 12th

C.G.8.3.1   Understands the U.S. constitution is written by & for the people & it defines the authority and power given to the government as well as recognizes the rights retained by the state governments and the people.

C.G.8.3.3   Explains how the U.S. constitution can be changed through amendments

C.G.8.3.4   Analyzes the Declaration of Independence & the U.S. constitution to identify essential ideas of American constitutional government

C.G.8.4.2   Researches and analyzes a current issue involving rights from an historical perspective

C.G.8.5.1   Examines government responses to international affairs from an historical perspective

H.8.1.4      Explains the impact of constitutional interpretation during the era


Mastery Check II - December 14th

 E.8.2.4      Describe the positive and negative incentives to which employees respond

G.8.4.1      Evaluates demographic data to analyze population characteristics in the U.S.

H.8.1.5      Analyzes how territorial expansion of the U.S. affected relations with external powers and American Indians

H.8.1.6      Explains how the Industrial Revolution and technological developments impacted different parts of society

H.8.1.8      Analyzes the development of nativism as a reaction to waves of Irish and German immigrants


Mastery Check III - February 29th

 C.8.2.1      Explains the recurring problems and solutions involving minority rights

E.8.1.1      Analyzes the effect of scarcity on the price, production, consumption, and distribution of goods and services

E.8.2.1      Explains how relative price, people’s economic decisions, and innovations influence the market system 

G.8.4.2      Analyzes push-pull factors including economic, political, and social factors that contribute to human migration and settlement in the U.S.

H.8.4.2      Examines a variety of different types of primary sources in U.S. history and analyzes them in terms of credibility, purpose, and point of view.

H.8.4.4      Compares contrasting descriptions of the same event in U.S. history to understand how people differ in their interpretations of historical events.


Mastery Check IV - May 16th

 H.8.2.3      Retraces events that led to sectionalism and secession prior to the Civil War

H.8.2.5      Describes the turning points to the Civil War

H.8.2.6      Compares and contrasts various points of view during the Civil War era Understand the Civil War era

H.8.2.9      Analyzes the impact of the end of slavery on African Americans

H.8.3.2      Explains the impact of the railroad on the settlement and development of the West

H.8.4.1      Examines a topic in U.S. history to analyze changes over time and makes logical inferences concerning cause and effect 



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