OUSD K-12 History / Social Studies Standards
9th-12th GRADE HISTORICAL THINKING STANDARDS
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2) Students understand the relationships between a year (e.g., 1865) and the century (e.g., the nineteenth) in which it occurred. They use the terms "early (mid, late) ___ century."
3) Students use maps to identify physical and cultural features of neighborhoods, cities, states, and countries that they are studying, both historically and in the present.
4) Students understand that change happens at different rates at different times; that some aspects of a thing can change while others remain the same; that change is complicated and not always what it seems. They understand that change affects not only technology and politics, but also values and beliefs.
5) Students understand that we use periodization to divide the past into meaningful chunks of time (e.g., Middle Ages, the Civil Rights Era, the Reagan years). They understand that periods can be divided differently, depending on our purposes in examining the past.
6) Students understand that the present is connected to the past. They identify both similarity (continuity) and difference (change) between past and present.
1) Students are familiar with
a wide range of artifacts, photographs, stories, music, historical maps,
and written sources from the periods they are studying. They use these
sources to generate questions about the past.
5) Students understand that
primary sources also tell us about the person or people who created them.
They use sources to help figure out the purposes and perspectives of their
author(s). They explain how sources attempt to persuade audiences through
use of vocabulary and other strategies.