Idaho

Idaho Rules Governing Thoroughness:

IDAPA 08.02.03 105 f. High School Social Studies Graduation Requirements: Five credits required, including government (two (2) credits), United States history (two (2) credits), and economics (one (1) credit). Courses such as geography, sociology, psychology, and world history may be offered as electives, but are not to be counted as a social studies requirement.

 

 

Idaho State Social Studies Standards

Kindergarten

  • Goal 1.1. Build an understanding of the cultural and social development of the United States.
  • Goal 4.2 Build an understanding of the organization and formation of the American system of government.
    • K.SS.4.2.1 Identify symbols of the United States such as the flag, Pledge of Allegiance, Bald Eagle, red, white, and blue.
    • Recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
    • Describe holidays and tell why they are commemorated in the United States, such as Thanksgiving, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Independence Day, and Presidents’ Day.
  • Goal 4.3 Build an understanding that all people in the United States have rights and assume responsibilities.
    • K.SS.4.3.1 Identify individual who are helpful to people in their everyday lives.
    • K.SS.4.3.2 Identify ways to be helpful to family and school.
  • Goal 4.4 Build an understanding of the evolution of democracy.
  • Goal 4.5 Build an understanding of comparative government.

Grade 1

  • Goal 1.1. Build an understanding of the cultural and social development of the United States.
  • Goal 4.1 Build an understanding of the foundation principles of the American political system.
    • 1.SS.4.1.1 Explain why rules are necessary at home and school.
    • 1.SS.4.1.2 Create rules and explain why rules must be applied fairly.
    • 1.SS.4.1.3 Discuss how groups make decisions and solve problems, such as voting and consensus.
    • 1.SS.4.1.4 Identify personal traits, such as courage, honesty, and responsibility.
  • Goal 4.2 Build and understanding of the organization and formation of the American system of government.
    • 1.SS.4.2.1 Identify the significance of symbols in the United States.
    • 1.SS.4.2.2 Recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
    • 1.SS.4.2.3 Describe holidays and events and tell why they are commemorated in the United States.
  • Goal 4.3 Build an understanding that all people in the United States have rights and assume responsibilities.
    • 1.SS.4.3.1 Identify individuals who are helpful to people in their everyday lives.
    • 1.SS.4.3.2 Name some responsibilities that student have at home and school.
  • Goal 4.4 Build an understanding of the evolution of democracy.
  • Goal 4.5 Build an understanding of comparative government.

Grade 2

  • Goal 1.1. Build and understanding of the cultural and social development of the United States.
    • 2.SS.1.1.1 Discuss different groups that a person belongs to such as family and neighborhood and how those roles and/or groups have changed or stayed the same.
  • Goal 4.1 Build an understanding of the foundational principles of the American political system.
    • 2.SS.4.1.1 Explain why rules are necessary at home and school.
    • 2.SS.4.1.2 Explain that there are benefits for following the rules and consequences for breaking the rules at home and school.
    • 2.SS.4.1.3 Identify the people or groups that make, apply, and enforce rules at home and school.
  • Goal 4.2 Build an understanding of the organization and formation of the American system of government.
    • 2.SS.4.2.1 Explain important customs, symbols, and celebrations that represent the development of American beliefs and principles.
    • 2.SS.4.2.2 State the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Goal 4.3 Build an understanding that all people in the United States have rights and assume responsibilities.
  • 2.SS.4.3.1 Identify characteristics of good citizenship, such as courage, honesty, and responsibility.
  • 2.SS.4.3.2 Name historic and contemporary people who model characteristics of good citizenship.
  • Goal 4.4 Build an understanding of the evolution of democracy.
  • Goal 4.5 Build an understanding of comparative government.

Grade 3

  • Goal 1.1 Build an understanding of the cultural and social development of the United States.
    • 3.SS.1.1.1 Explain that people in the United States share a common heritage through patriotic holidays and symbols.
    • 3.SS.1.1.2 Investigate the history of your community.
    • 3.SS.1.1.3 Compare different cultural groups in the community, including their distinctive foods, clothing styles, and traditions.
    • 3.SS.1.1.4 Identify and describe ways families, groups, tribes and communities influence the individual’s daily life and personal choices.
  • Goal 4.1 Build an understanding of the foundational principles of the American political system.
    • 3.SS.4.1.1 Explain why communities have laws.
    • 3.SS.4.1.2 Explain that there are benefits for following the laws and consequences for breaking the laws of the community.
    • 3.SS.4.1.3 Identify the people or groups that make, apply, and enforce laws in the community.
  • Goal 4.2 Build and understanding of the organization and formation of the American system of government.
    • 3.SS.4.2.1 Identify and explain the functions of local government.
    • 3.SS.4.2.2 Explain how local government officials are chosen, e.g., election, appointment.
    • 3.SS.4.2.3 Describe services commonly and primarily provided by government for the community.
  • Goal 4.3 Build an understanding that all people in the United States have rights and assume responsibilities.
    • 3.SS.4.3.1 Identify ways children and adults can participate in their community and/or local governments.
  • Goal 4.4 Build an understanding of the evolution of democracy.
  • Goal 4.5 Build an understanding of comparative government.

Grade 4

  • Goal 1.1 Build an understanding of the cultural and social development of the United States.
    • 4.SS.1.1.1 Describe ways that cultural and social groups influenced and impacted each other.
    • 4.SS.1.1.2 Explain the role of missionaries in the development of Idaho.
  • Goal 4.1 Build an understanding of the foundational principles of the American political system.
    • 4.SS.4.1.1 Identify the people and groups who make, apply, and enforce laws within state and tribal governments.
    • 4.SS.4.1.2 Explain that rules and laws can be used to protect rights, provide benefits, and assign responsibilities.
  • Goal 4.2 Build an understanding of the organization and formation of the American system of government.
    • 4.SS.4.2.1 Explain the significance of Idaho symbols.
    • 4.SS.4.2.2 Describe the difference between state, local, and tribal governments.
    • 4.SS.4.2.3 Identify and explain the basic functions of state and tribal governments.
    • 4.SS.4.2.4 Identify the three branches of state government and explain the major responsibilities of each.
  • Goal 4.3 Build an understanding that all people in the United States have rights and assume responsibilities.
    • 4.SS.4.3.1 Name elected state representatives at the legislative and branches.
    • 4.SS.4.3.2 Explain ways to contact elected state representatives.
    • 4.SS.4.3.3 Identify ways people can monitor and influence the decisions and actions of their state and tribal governments.
  • Goal 4.4 Build an understanding of the evolution of democracy.
    • 4.SS.4.4.1 Discuss the concept of popular consent, respect for the individual, equality of opportunity, and personal liberty.
  • Goal 4.5: Build an understanding of comparative government.

Grade 5

  • Goal 1.1 Build an understanding of the cultural and social development of the United States.
    • 5.SS.1.1.1 Describe the interactions between European colonists and established societies in North America.
    • 5.SS.1.1.2 Discuss significant individuals who have been responsible for bringing about cultural and social changes in the United States.
    • 5.SS.1.1.3 Identify and explain influential political and cultural groups and their impact on American history.
    • 5.SS.1.1.4 Identify different examples of how religion has been an important influence in American history.
    • 5.SS.1.1.5 Discuss how the establishment of the 13 original colonies contributed to the founding of the nation.
    • 5.SS1.1.6 Discuss the causes and effects of various compromises and conflicts in American history.
  • Goal 4.1 Build an understanding of the foundational principles of the American political system.
    • 5.SS.4.1.1 Identify the people and groups who make, apply, and enforce laws within federal and tribal governments.
    • 5.SS.4.1.2 Identify and explain the importance concepts in the Declaration of Independence.
    • 5.SS.4.1.3 Discuss the significance of the Articles of Confederation as the transitional form of government.
    • 5.SS.4.1.4 Identify the basic principles of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights, such as popular sovereignty, limited government, separation of powers, majority rule with minority rights, and federalism.
  • Goal 4.2 Build an understanding of the organization and formation of the American system of government.
    • 5.SS.4.2.1 Distinguish and compare responsibilities among state, national, and tribal governments in a federal system.
    • 5.SS.4.2.2 Identify the three branches of government and the functions and powers of each.
  • Goal 4.3 Build an understanding that all people in the United States have rights and assume responsibilities.
    • 5.SS.4.3.1 Name the President and Vice President of the United States and the United States senators and congressional representatives from Idaho.
    • 5.SS.4.3.2 Identify some of the personal responsibilities and basic rights of individual freedoms that belong to American citizens.
    • 5.SS.4.3.3 Describe ways in which citizens participate in public life.
  • Goal 4.4 Build an understanding of the evolution of democracy.
    • 5.SS.4.4.1 Explain how the United States is a democratic republic.
    • 5.SS.4.4.2 State the difference between direct democracy and the constitutional representative democracy of today’s United States.
    • 5.SS.4.4.3 Discuss the concepts of popular consent, respect for the individual, equality of opportunity, and personal liberty.
  • Goal 4.5 Build an understanding of comparative government.

Grades 6-12: US History I

  • Goal 1.1 Build an understanding of the cultural and social development of the United States.
    • 6-12.USH1.1.1.1 Compare and contrast the different cultural and societal influences that emerged in the North American colonies.
    • 6-12.USH1.1.1.2 Describe the experiences of culturally, ethnically, and racially different groups existing as part of American society prior to the Civil War.
    • 6-12.USH1.1.1.3 Analyze the common traits, beliefs, and characteristics that unite the United States as a nation and a society.
    • 6-12.USH1.1.1.4 Discuss the causes and effects of various compromises and conflicts in American history such as the American Revolution, Civil War and Reconstruction.
    • 6-12.USH1.1.1.5 Compare and contrast early culture and settlements that existed in North American prior to European contact.
  • Goal 4.1 Build an understanding of the foundational principles of the American political system.
    • 6-12.USH1.4.1.1 Trace the development of constitutional democracy in the United States, such as the Mayflower Compact, colonial assemblies, Bacon’s Rebellion.
    • 6-12.USH1.4.1.2 Identify fundamental values and principles as expressed in basic documents such as the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution.
    • 6-12.USH1.4.1.3 Evaluate issues in which fundamental values and principles are in conflict, such as between liberty and equality, individual interests and the common good, and majority rule and minority protections.
  • Goal 4.2 Build an understanding of the organization and formation of the American system of government.
    • 6-12.USH1.4.2.1 Explain how the executive, legislative, and judicial powers are distributed and shared among the three branches of national government.
    • 6-12.USH1.4.2.2 Explain how and why powers are distributed and shared between national and state governments in a federal system.
  • Goal 4.3 Build an understanding that all people in the United States have rights and assume responsibilities.
    • 6-12.USH1.4.3.1 Provide and evaluate examples of social and political leadership in early American history.
    • 6-12.USH1.4.3.2 Describe ways in which citizens participated in early American public life.
  • Goal 4.4 Build an understanding of the evolution of democracy.
    • 6-12.USH1.4.4.1 Describe the role of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, and national origin on the development of individual/political rights.
  • Goal 4.5 Build an understanding of comparative government.

Grades 9-12: US History II

  • Goal 1.1. Build an understanding of the cultural and social development of the United States.
    • 9-12.USH2.1.1.1 Analyze ways in which language, literature, the arts, traditions, beliefs, values and behavior patterns of diverse cultures have enriched American society.
    • 9-12.USH2.1.1.2 Discuss the causes and effects of various compromises and conflicts in American history.
    • 9-12.USH2.1.1.3 Analyze significant movements for social change.
  • Goal 4.1 Build an understanding of the foundational principles of the American political system.
  • Goal 4.2 Build an understanding of the organization and formation of the American system of government.
    • 9-12.USH2.4.2.1 Analyze the relationship between the three branches of government.
  • Goal 4.3 Build an understanding that all people in the United States have rights and assume responsibilities.
    • 9-12.USH2.4.3.1 Identify the impact of landmark United States Supreme Court cases, including Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.
    • 9-12.USH2.4.3.2 Provide and evaluate examples of social and political leadership in American history.
  • Goal 4.4 Build an understanding of the evolution of democracy.
    • 9-12.USH2.4.4.1 Trace the development and expansion of political, civil, and economic rights.
  • Goal 4.5 Build an understanding of comparative government.