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 "Taking a Stand in History"

SS.6.W.2.6

Determine the contributions of key figures from ancient Egypt.

SS.6.W.2.8

Determine the impact of key figures from ancient Mesopotamian civilizations.

SS.6.W.3.13

Identify key figures and the basic beliefs of early Christianity and how these beliefs impacted the Roman Empire.

SS.6.W.3.6

Determine the impact of key figures from ancient Greece.

SS.6.W.4.9

Identify key figures from classical and post classical China.

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.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, Tinker v. Des Moines, Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier, United States v. Nixon, and Bush v. Gore.

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.E.2.4

Identify entrepreneurs from various gender, social, and ethnic backgrounds who started a business seeking to make a profit.

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.2.7

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

SS.8.A.3.3

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.4.1

Examine the causes, course, and consequences of United States westward expansion and its growing diplomatic assertiveness…

SS.8.A.4.13

Explain the consequences of landmark Supreme Court decisions (McCulloch v. Maryland [1819], Gibbons v. Ogden [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.4.5

Explain the causes, course, and consequences of the 19th century transportation revolution on the growth of the nation's economy.

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.5.8

Explain and evaluate the policies, practices, and consequences of Reconstruction…

SS.8.E.2.1

Analyze contributions of entrepreneurs, inventors, and other key individuals from various gender, social, and ethnic backgrounds in the development of the United States economy.

SS.8.E.2.3

Assess the role of Africans and other minority groups in the economic development of the United States.

SS.912.A.2.2

Assess the influence of significant people or groups on Reconstruction.

SS.912.A.3.5

Identify significant inventors of the Industrial Revolution including African Americans and women.

SS.912.A.3.12

Compare how different nongovernmental organizations and progressives worked to shape public policy, restore economic opportunities, and correct injustices in American life.

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.4.3

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.5.6

Analyze the influence that Hollywood, the Harlem Renaissance, the Fundamentalist movement, and prohibition had in changing American society in the 1920s.

SS.912.A.5.7

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

SS.912.A.5.11

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

SS.912.A.6.1

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

SS.912.A.7.3

Examine the changing status of women in the United States from post-World War II to present.

SS.912.A.7.6

Assess key figures and organizations in shaping the Civil Rights Movement and Black Power Movement.

SS.912.A.7.8

Analyze significant Supreme Court decisions relating to integration, busing, affirmative action, the rights of the accused, and reproductive rights.

SS.912.C.2.4

Evaluate, take, and defend positions on issues that cause the government to balance the interests of individuals with the public good.

SS.912.W.2.17

Identify key figures, artistic, and intellectual achievements of the medieval period in Western Europe.

SS.912.W.4.10

Identify the major contributions of individuals associated with the Scientific Revolution.

SS.912.W.4.3

Identify the major artistic, literary, and technological contributions of individuals during the Renaissance.

SS.912.W.4.8

Summarize religious reforms associated with Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, Henry VIII, and John of Leyden and the effects of the Reformation on Europe.

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.6.4

Describe the 19th and early 20th century social and political reforms and reform movements and their effects in Africa, Asia, Europe, the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

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.8.8

Describe the rise and goals of nationalist leaders in the post-war era and the impact of their rule on their societies.

SS.912.W.9.1

Identify major scientific figures and breakthroughs of the 20th century, and assess their impact on contemporary life.

Standards Relating to Participation
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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