Illinois Learning Standards
Stage J - Social Science
Social Science Classroom Assessments Aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards
The assessments are coded according to standard and stage. Example: 14A.J is aligned to standard 14A, Stage J (eleventh and twelfth grades). Sample student work, when available, will follow the assessment. Items indicated with (U) address United States history; (W) address world history.
Contrast the governments of Germany and the United States just before the outbreak of World War II.
Create a political cartoon presenting a particular point of view regarding the presidential election procedure.
Present a pro or con position on a significant social issue affecting public policy.
Show the similarities and differences between the Democratic Republicans and the modern day Democratic Party by making and describing a Venn diagram.
Identify in newspaper articles examples of investments that can contribute to real economic growth.
Each student is in charge of a fund raising project and must examine his or her interest in buying (demand) and his or her willingness to sell (supply).
Present information about purchases that students made and the transaction costs associated with them.
Use the circular flow model of the U.S. economy to explain how government policy and decisions can affect economic conditions.
Show one major change and pattern occurring between the 19th and 20th centuries and give a written rationale.
Create a chart summarizing Supreme Court cases involving the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II and write an essay addressing two issues.
Students are informed that computers and satellites no longer function and will will list examples of the economic and social impact upon the United States and the rest of the world.
Analyze a graph showing global deforestation, and a photograph of deforestation in Brazils interior rain forest, and within the United States.
Develop maps, tables, graphs, or diagrams that represent changes in the cultural and physical geography of the Middle East resulting from the Gulf War.
List the major oil-producing and oil-consuming regions of the world and write an essay on how oil trade can lead to cooperation and conflict among nations of the world.
After researching students will present historical examples of how pluralistic societies have been both successful and unsuccessful.
Show how advancements in technology have both hurt and helped individuals.