Illinois Learning Standards
Stage F - Social Science
Social Science Classroom Assessments Aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards
The assessments are coded according to standard and stage. Example: 14A.F is aligned to standard 14A, Stage F (sixth grade). Sample student work, when available, will follow the assessment. Items indicated with (U) address United States history; (W) address world history.
Create a chart illustrating the characteristics of a limited and unlimited government and write a description of how leaders are chosen in each form.
Create an organizational chart that describes the roles, responsibilities, and relationships among the major offices of the executive branch of Illinois state government.
Prepare a visual display of the positions and motivations taken by various interest groups regarding the controversy over gun ownership.
Make a comparison of the political institutions found in ancient Greece and Rome and identify political institutions that are familiar in the contemporary United States.
Create a web-site to see the role incentives play in relating production to consumption.
Create a poster and write an essay showing how and why technology changes over time.
Create a chart comparing the primary taxes.
Construct a timeline of the significant life events of a slave during the 1700s.
Read and discuss several works regarding the life and political beliefs of George Mason and write a newspaper article about his contributions to the Constitutional Convention and the Bill of Rights.
Create a poster illustrating the economic impacts of five areas of cultural exchange on both Native Americans and the Spanish.
Create a poster depicting the contributions of George Washington Carver and write an essay on the impact of his contributions to our lives.
Read an excerpt from the 1965 autobiography of Malcolm X and have students create a Profile Poster of this late African American leader.
Make a timeline showing how major events and advancements in the development of the plow.
Write a paragraph explaining how a technological innovation in a region of the world has affected the region.
Interpret a satellite image of major land and water features on Earth.
Make collages of the local ecosystem and an ecosystem in another area of the United States and compare the two with a Venn diagram.
Identify types of associated technology and explain how migration was influenced by technology.
After viewing a national news broadcast and reading a newspaper/magazine article, students will write an essay comparing how television and newspapers portray events.
Describe situations where people do and do not internalize group norms.
Show differences between classifications of societies in India and the United States, giving examples of the different classifications.