Next Generation
Sunshine State Standards

Numerous social studies, language arts, and arts standards for grades 6–12 can be met when teachers involve their students in Florida History Day (FHD). The following list provides examples of standards relating to this year's theme, followed by social studies and arts standards that apply generally to participation in FHD. Language Arts Florida Standards (LAFS) for Literacy in History/Social Studies, with specific National History Day alignments, are presented in a separate document.

Standards Relating to "Conflict and Compromise in History"

SS.6.C.1.2

Identify how the government of the Roman Republic contributed to the development of democratic principles (separation of powers, rule of law, representative government, civic duty).

SS.6.C.2.1

Identify principles (civic participation, role of government) from ancient Greek and Roman civilizations which are reflected in the American political process today, and discuss their effect on the American political process.

SS.6.G.3.2

Analyze the impact of human populations on the ancient world's ecosystems.

SS.6.G.4.4

Map and analyze the impact of the spread of various belief systems in the ancient world.

SS.6.G.5.1

Identify the methods used to compensate for the scarcity of resources in the ancient world.

SS.6.W.2.4

Compare the economic, political, social, and religious institutions of ancient river civilizations.

SS.6.W.3.4

Explain the causes and effects of the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars.

SS.6.W.3.9

Explain the impact of the Punic Wars on the development of the Roman Empire.

SS.6.W.3.12

Explain the causes for the growth and longevity of the Roman Empire.

SS.6.W.3.15

Explain the reasons for the gradual decline of the Western Roman Empire after the Pax Romana.

SS.6.W.3.18

Describe the rise and fall of the ancient east African kingdoms of Kush and Axum and Christianity's development in Ethiopia.

SS.6.W.4.11

Explain the rise and expansion of the Mongol empire and its effects on peoples of Asia and Europe including the achievements of Ghengis and Kublai Khan.

SS.7.C.1.2

Trace the impact that the Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights, Mayflower Compact, and Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" had on colonists' views of government.

SS.7.C.1.3

Describe how English policies and responses to colonial concerns led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence.

SS.7.C.1.4

Analyze the ideas (natural rights, role of the government) and complaints set forth in the Declaration of Independence

SS.7.C.1.5

Identify how the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation led to the writing of the Constitution.

SS.7.C.1.7

Describe how the Constitution limits the powers of government through separation of powers and checks and balances.

SS.7.C.1.8

Explain the viewpoints of the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists regarding the ratification of the Constitution and inclusion of a bill of rights.

SS.7.C.2.13

Examine multiple perspectives on public and current issues.

SS.7.C.3.4

Identify the relationship and division of powers between the federal government and state governments.

SS.7.C.3.5

Explain the Constitutional amendment process.

SS.7.C.3.6

Evaluate Constitutional rights and their impact on individuals and society.

SS.7.C.3.7

Analyze the impact of the 13th, 14th, 15th, 19th, 24th, and 26th amendments on participation of minority groups in the American political process.

SS.7.C.3.8

Analyze the structure, functions, and processes of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.

SS.7.C.3.12

Analyze the significance and outcomes of landmark Supreme Court cases including, but not limited to, Marbury v. Madison, Plessy v. Ferguson, Brown v. Board of Education, Gideon v. Wainwright, Miranda v. Arizona, in re Gault, Tinker v. Des Moines, Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier, United States v. Nixon, and Bush v. Gore.

SS.7.C.4.2

Recognize government and citizen participation in international organizations.

SS.7.C.4.3

Describe examples of how the United States has dealt with international conflicts.

SS.7.E.2.3

Identify and describe United States laws and regulations adopted to promote economic competition.

SS.8.A.2.1

Compare the relationships among the British, French, Spanish, and Dutch in their struggle for colonization of North America.

SS.8.A.2.4

Identify the impact of key colonial figures on the economic, political, and social development of the colonies.

SS.8.A.2.5

Discuss the impact of colonial settlement on Native American populations.

SS.8.A.2.6

Examine the causes, course, and consequences of the French and Indian War.

SS.8.A.2.7

Describe the contributions of key groups (Africans, Native Americans, women, and children) to the society and culture of colonial America.

SS.8.A.3.1

Explain the consequences of the French and Indian War in British policies for the American colonies from 1763 - 1774.

SS.8.A.3.2

Explain American colonial reaction to British policy from 1763 - 1774.

SS.8.A.3.3

Recognize the contributions of the Founding Fathers (John Adams, Sam Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, George Mason, George Washington) during American Revolutionary efforts.

SS.8.A.3.4

Examine the contributions of influential groups to both the American and British war efforts during the American Revolutionary War and their effects on the outcome of the war.

SS.8.A.3.5

Describe the influence of individuals on social and political developments during the Revolutionary era.

SS.8.A.3.6

Examine the causes, course, and consequences of the American Revolution.

SS.8.A.3.7

Examine the structure, content, and consequences of the Declaration of Independence.

SS.8.A.3.8

Examine individuals and groups that affected political and social motivations during the American Revolution.

SS.8.A.3.9

Evaluate the structure, strengths, and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and its aspects that led to the Constitutional Convention.

SS.8.A.3.10

Examine the course and consequences of the Constitutional Convention (New Jersey Plan, Virginia Plan, Great Compromise, Three-Fifths Compromise, compromises regarding taxation and slave trade, Electoral College, state vs. federal power, empowering a president).

SS.8.A.3.11

Analyze support and opposition (Federalists, Federalist Papers, AntiFederalists, Bill of Rights) to ratification of the U.S. Constitution.

SS.8.A.3.12

Examine the influences of George Washington's presidency in the formation of the new nation.

SS.8.A.3.13

Explain major domestic and international economic, military, political, and socio-cultural events of John Adams's presidency.

SS.8.A.3.14

Explain major domestic and international economic, military, political, and socio-cultural events of Thomas Jefferson's presidency.

SS.8.A.3.15

Examine this time period (1763-1815) from the perspective of historically under-represented groups (children, indentured servants, Native Americans, slaves, women, working class).

SS.8.A.3.16

Examine key events in Florida history as each impacts this era of American history.

SS.8.A.4.1

Examine the causes, course, and consequences of United States westward expansion and its growing diplomatic assertiveness (War of 1812, Convention of 1818, Adams-Onis Treaty, Missouri Compromise, Monroe Doctrine, Trail of Tears, Texas annexation, Manifest Destiny, Oregon Territory, Mexican American War/Mexican Cession, California Gold Rush, Compromise of 1850, Kansas Nebraska Act, Gadsden Purchase).

SS.8.A.4.2

Describe the debate surrounding the spread of slavery into western territories and Florida.

SS.8.A.4.3

Examine the experiences and perspectives of significant individuals and groups during this era of American History.

SS.8.A.4.10

Analyze the impact of technological advancements on the agricultural economy and slave labor.

SS.8.A.4.11

Examine the aspects of slave culture including plantation life, resistance efforts, and the role of the slaves' spiritual system.

SS.8.A.4.12

Examine the effects of the 1804 Haitian Revolution on the United States acquisition of the Louisiana Territory.

SS.8.A.4.13

Explain the consequences of landmark Supreme Court decisions (McCulloch v. Maryland [1819], Gibbons v. Odgen [1824], Cherokee Nation v. Georgia [1831], and Worcester v. Georgia [1832]) significant to this era of American history.

SS.8.A.4.14

Examine the causes, course, and consequences of the women's suffrage movement (1848 Seneca Falls Convention, Declaration of Sentiments).

SS.8.A.4.15

Examine the causes, course, and consequences of literature movements (Transcendentalism) significant to this era of American history.

SS.8.A.4.16

Identify key ideas and influences of Jacksonian democracy.

SS.8.A.4.17

Examine key events and peoples in Florida history as each impacts this era of American history.

SS.8.A.5.1

Explain the causes, course, and consequence of the Civil War (sectionalism, slavery, states' rights, balance of power in the Senate).

SS.8.A.5.2

Analyze the role of slavery in the development of sectional conflict.

SS.8.A.5.3

Explain major domestic and international economic, military, political, and socio-cultural events of Abraham Lincoln's presidency.

SS.8.A.5.4

Identify the division (Confederate and Union States, Border states, western territories) of the United States at the outbreak of the Civil War.

SS.8.A.5.6

Compare significant Civil War battles and events and their effects on civilian populations.

SS.8.A.5.7

Examine key events and peoples in Florida history as each impacts this era of American history.

SS.912.A.2.1

Review causes and consequences of the Civil War.

SS.912.A.2.2

Assess the influence of significant people or groups on Reconstruction.

SS.912.A.2.3

Describe the issues that divided Republicans during the early Reconstruction era.

SS.912.A.2.6

Compare the effects of the Black Codes and the Nadir on freed people, and analyze the sharecropping system and debt peonage as practiced in the United States.

SS.912.A.2.7

Review the Native American experience.

SS.912.A.3.1

Analyze the economic challenges to American farmers and farmers' responses to these challenges in the mid to late 1800s. SS.912.A.3.13 Examine key events and peoples in Florida history as they relate to United States history.

SS.912.A.3.2

Examine the social, political, and economic causes, course, and consequences of the second Industrial Revolution that began in the late 19th century.

SS.912.A.3.3

Compare the first and second Industrial Revolutions in the United States.

SS.912.A.3.6

Analyze changes that occurred as the United States shifted from agrarian to an industrial society.

SS.912.A.3.8

Examine the importance of social change and reform in the late 19th and early 20th centuries (class system, migration from farms to cities, Social Gospel movement, role of settlement houses and churches in providing services to the poor).

SS.912.A.3.9

Examine causes, course, and consequences of the labor movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

SS.912.A.4.1

Analyze the major factors that drove United States imperialism.

SS.912.A.4.2

Explain the motives of the United States acquisition of the territories.

SS.912.A.4.3

Examine causes, course, and consequences of the Spanish American War.

SS.912.A.4.5

Examine causes, course, and consequences of United States involvement in World War I.

SS.912.A.4.10

Examine the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles and the failure of the United States to support the League of Nations.

SS.912.A.4.11

Examine key events and peoples in Florida history as they relate to United States history.

SS.912.A.5.3

Examine the impact of United States foreign economic policy during the 1920s.

SS.912.A.5.5

Describe efforts by the United States and other world powers to avoid future wars.

SS.912.A.5.7

Examine the freedom movements that advocated civil rights for African Americans, Latinos, Asians, and women.

SS.912.A.5.9

Explain why support for the Ku Klux Klan varied in the 1920s with respect to issues such as anti-immigration, anti-African American, anti-Catholic, anti-Jewish, anti-women, and anti-union ideas.

SS.912.A.5.11

Examine causes, course, and consequences of the Great Depression and the New Deal.

SS.912.A.5.12

Examine key events and people in Florida history as they relate to United States history.

SS.912.A.6.1

Examine causes, course, and consequences of World War II on the United States and the world.

SS.912.A.6.10

Examine causes, course, and consequences of the early years of the Cold War (Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, NATO, Warsaw Pact).

SS.912.A.6.12

Examine causes, course, and consequences of the Korean War.

SS.912.A.6.13

Analyze significant foreign policy events during the Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations.

SS.912.A.6.14

Analyze causes, course, and consequences of the Vietnam War.

SS.912.A.7.5

Compare nonviolent and violent approaches utilized by groups (African Americans, women, Native Americans, Hispanics) to achieve civil rights.

SS.912.A.7.7

Assess the building of coalitions between African Americans, whites, and other groups in achieving integration and equal rights.

SS.912.A.7.9

Examine the similarities of social movements (Native Americans, Hispanics, women, anti-war protesters) of the 1960s and 1970s.

SS.912.A.7.10

Analyze the significance of Vietnam and Watergate on the government and people of the United States.

SS.912.A.7.15

Analyze the effects of foreign and domestic terrorism on the American people.

SS.912.A.7.17

Examine key events and key people in Florida history as they relate to United States history.

SS.912.W.2.1

Locate the extent of Byzantine territory at the height of the empire.

SS.912.W.2.2

Describe the impact of Constantine the Great's establishment of "New Rome" (Constantinople) and his recognition of Christianity as a legal religion.

SS.912.W.2.3

Analyze the extent to which the Byzantine Empire was a continuation of the old Roman Empire and in what ways it was a departure.

SS.912.W.2.6

Describe the causes and effects of the Iconoclast controversy of the 8th and 9th centuries and the 11th century Christian schism between the churches of Constantinople and Rome.

SS.912.W.2.7

Analyze causes (Justinian's Plague, ongoing attacks from the "barbarians," the Crusades, and internal political turmoil) of the decline of the Byzantine Empire.

SS.912.W.2.8

Describe the rise of the Ottoman Turks, the conquest of Constantinople in 1453, and the subsequent growth of the Ottoman Empire under the sultanate including Mehmet the Conqueror and Suleyman the Magnificent.

SS.912.W.2.9

Analyze the impact of the collapse of the Western Roman Empire on Europe.

SS.912.W.2.13

Explain how Western civilization arose from a synthesis of classical Greco-Roman civilization, Judeo-Christian influence, and the cultures of northern European peoples promoting a cultural unity in Europe.

SS.912.W.2.14

Describe the causes and effects of the Great Famine of 1315-1316, The Black Death, The Great Schism of 1378, and the Hundred Years War on Western Europe.

SS.912.W.2.20

Summarize the major cultural, economic, political, and religious developments in medieval Japan.

SS.912.W.3.3

Determine the causes, effects, and extent of Islamic military expansion through Central Asia, North Africa, and the Iberian Peninsula.

SS.912.W.3.4

Describe the expansion of Islam into India and the relationship between Muslims and Hindus.

SS.912.W.3.7

Analyze the causes, key events, and effects of the European response to Islamic expansion beginning in the 7th century.

SS.912.W.3.14

Examine the internal and external factors that led to the fall of the empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai.

SS.912.W.4.1

Identify the economic and political causes for the rise of the Italian city-states (Florence, Milan, Naples, Rome, Venice).

SS.912.W.4.9

Analyze the Roman Catholic Church's response to the Protestant Reformation in the forms of the Counter and Catholic Reformation.

SS.912.W.5.2

Identify major causes of the Enlightenment.

SS.912.W.5.5

Analyze the extent to which the Enlightenment impacted the American and French Revolutions.

SS.912.W.5.6

Summarize the important causes, events, and effects of the French Revolution including the rise and rule of Napoleon.

SS.912.W.5.7

Describe the causes and effects of 19th Latin American and Caribbean independence movements led by people including Bolivar, de San Martin, and L'Ouverture.

SS.912.W.6.2

Summarize the social and economic effects of the Industrial Revolution.

SS.912.W.6.5

Summarize the causes, key events, and effects of the unification of Italy and Germany.

SS.912.W.6.6

Analyze the causes and effects of imperialism.

SS.912.W.6.7

Identify major events in China during the 19th and early 20th centuries related to imperialism.

SS.912.W.7.1

Analyze the causes of World War I including the formation of European alliances and the roles of imperialism, nationalism, and militarism.

SS.912.W.7.3

Summarize significant effects of World War I.

SS.912.W.7.4

Describe the causes and effects of the German economic crisis of the 1920s and the global depression of the 1930s, and analyze how governments responded to the Great Depression.

SS.912.W.7.7

Trace the causes and key events related to World War II.

SS.912.W.7.8

Explain the causes, events, and effects of the Holocaust (1933-1945) including its roots in the long tradition of anti-Semitism, 19th century ideas about race and nation, and Nazi dehumanization of the Jews and other victims.

SS.912.W.7.10

Summarize the causes and effects of President Truman's decision to drop the atomic bombs on Japan.

SS.912.W.7.11

Describe the effects of World War II.

SS.912.W.8.4

Summarize the causes and effects of the arms race and proxy wars in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

SS.912.W.8.7

Compare post-war independence movements in African, Asian, and Caribbean countries.

SS.912.W.9.2

Describe the causes and effects of post-World War II economic and demographic changes.

SS.912.W.9.4

Describe the causes and effects of twentieth century nationalist conflicts.

SS.912.W.9.6

Analyze the rise of regional trade blocs such as the European Union and NAFTA, and predict the impact of increased globalization in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Standards Relating to Participation
in National History Day®

Social Studies

SS.6.W.1.1

Use timelines to identify chronological order of historical events.

SS.6.W.1.3

Interpret primary and secondary sources.

SS.6.W.1.4

Describe the methods of historical inquiry and how history relates to the other social sciences.

SS.6.W.1.5

Describe the roles of historians and recognize varying historical interpretations (historiography).

SS.6.W.1.6

Describe how history transmits culture and heritage and provides models of human character.

SS.7.C.2.13

Examine multiple perspectives on public and current issues.

SS.7.G.1.3

Interpret maps to identify geopolitical divisions and boundaries of places in North America.

SS.7.G.4.1

Use geographic terms and tools to explain cultural diffusion throughout North America.

SS.7.G.5.1

Use a choropleth or other map to geographically represent current information about issues of conservation or ecology in the local community.

SS.7.G.6.1

Use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or other technology to view maps of current information about the United States.

SS.8.A.1.1

Provide supporting details for an answer from text, interview for oral history, check validity of information from research/text, and identify strong vs. weak arguments.

SS.8.A.1.2

Analyze charts, graphs, maps, photographs, and timelines; analyze political cartoons; determine cause and effect.

SS.8.A.1.3

Analyze current events relevant to American History topics through a variety of electronic and print media resources.

SS.8.A.1.4

Differentiate fact from opinion, utilize appropriate historical research and fiction/nonfiction support materials.

SS.8.A.1.5

Identify, within both primary and secondary sources, the author, audience, format, and purpose of significant historical documents.

SS.8.A.1.6

Compare interpretations of key events and issues throughout American History.

SS.8.A.1.7

View historic events through the eyes of those who were there as shown in their art, writings, music, and artifacts.

SS.8.G.6.2

Illustrate places and events in U.S. history through the use of narratives and graphic representations.

SS.912.A.1.1

Describe the importance of historiography, which includes how historical knowledge is obtained and transmitted, when interpreting events in history.

SS.912.A.1.2

Utilize a variety of primary and secondary sources to identify author, historical significance, audience, and authenticity to understand a historical period. strong>

SS.912.A.1.3

Utilize timelines to identify the time sequence of historical data.

SS.912.A.1.4

Analyze how images, symbols, objects, cartoons, graphs, charts, maps, and artwork may be used to interpret the significance of time periods and events from the past.

SS.912.A.1.5

Evaluate the validity, reliability, bias, and authenticity of current events and Internet resources.

SS.912.A.1.6

Use case studies to explore social, political, legal, and economic relationships in history.

SS.912.A.1.7

Describe various socio-cultural aspects of American life including arts, artifacts, literature, education, and publications.

SS.912.W.1.1

Use timelines to establish cause and effect relationships of historical events

SS.912.W.1.3

Interpret and evaluate primary and secondary sources.

SS.912.W.1.4

Explain how historians use historical inquiry and other sciences to understand the past.

SS.912.W.1.5

Compare conflicting interpretations or schools of thought about world events and individual contributions to history (historiography)

SS.912.W.1.6

Evaluate the role of history in shaping identity and character.

SS.912.G.1.4

Analyze geographic information from a variety of sources including primary sources, atlases, computer, and digital sources, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and a broad variety of maps.

SS.912.G.4.7

Use geographic terms and tools to explain cultural diffusion throughout places, regions, and the world.

SS.912.G.4.9

Use political maps to describe the change in boundaries and governments within continents over time.

SS.912.H.1.2

Describe how historical events, social context, and culture impact forms, techniques, and purposes of works in the arts, including the relationship between a government and its citizens.

Arts

VA.B.1.3.1

Knows how different subjects, themes, and symbols (through context, value, and aesthetics) convey intended meanings for ideas in works of art.

VA.E.1.3.1

Understands how knowledge, skills, and attitudes gained from the visual arts can enhance and deepen understanding of life.

VA.A.1.4.1

Uses two- and three-dimensional media, techniques, tools, and processes to communicate an idea or concept based on research, environment, personal experience, observation, and imagination.

VA.B.1.4.2

Understands that works of art can communicate an idea and elicit a variety of responses through the use of selected media, techniques, and processes.

VA.E.1.3.1

Understands how knowledge, skills, and attitudes gained from the visual arts can enhance and deepen understanding of life.

TH.A.1.3.1

Develops characters, relationships, and environments from written sources (e.g., plays, stories, poems, and history).

TH.A.3.3.1

Selects and creates elements of scenery, properties, lighting, costumes, make-up, and sound to signify a character and setting.

TH.D.1.3.1

Understands a character in a play through exploration of internal characterization (e.g., emotions and motivations) and external characterization (e.g., background, posture, mannerisms, and dress).

TH.A.1.4.1

Uses classical, contemporary, and vocal acting techniques and methods to portray the physical, emotional, and social dimensions of characters from various genres and media.

TH.A.2.4.1

Uses unified production concepts and techniques for various media.

TH.A.3.4.1

Uses scientific and technological advances to develop visual and aural staging elements that complement the interpretation of a text.

TH.A.3.4.3

Designs, implements, and integrates all sound effects into the production concept.

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