Illinois Learning Standards
Stage I - Social Science
Social Science Classroom Assessments Aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards
The assessments are coded according to standard and stage. Example: 14A.I is aligned to standard 14A, Stage I (ninth and tenth grades). Sample student work, when available, will follow the assessment. Items indicated with (U) address United States history; (W) address world history.
Analyze pros and cons of the environmental self-audit policy in terms of its impacts.
Examine attempts to increase voting registration through Motor-Voter registration.
Present an argument in support of or against the position taken on an issue by an author of an article.
Examine the space race and areas of cooperation in space exploration between the U.S. and the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
Make a chart of government acts and other developments that were either Market oriented or Command oriented.
Write an essay about a significant current event that may have an impact on the price of a particular consumer item.
Write a letter using economic reasoning to convince a state legislator to take a particular action.
Observe a group of working people and make recommendations for improving productivity.
Observe and analyze a photograph of the Chicago stockyards and maps showing United States corn and hog distribution.
Write an essay on Christopher Columbus.
Answer questions and write an explanation regarding the constitutional principles and results of the Supreme Court case of Dred Scott v. Sandford.
Write about the family history of a famous person back to his/her roots after defining cultural diffusion.
Make a poster and prepare a presentation that shows instances of cultural diffusion and analyze a specific instance.
Show the cause-effect relationship of the colonial settlement of the United States and the development of environmental issues over time.
Plot the approximate location of earthquakes and volcanoes on a world outline map and compare the pattern to a map showing the Earth's tectonic plates.
Show the similarities and differences in effectiveness of how two types of social institutions meet a similar social need.