Illinois Learning Standards
Stage C - Social Science
Social Science Classroom Assessments Aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards
The assessments are coded according to standard and stage. Example: 14A.C is aligned to standard 14A, Stage C (third grade). Sample student work, when available, will follow the assessment. Items indicated with (U) address United States history; (W) address world history.
Prepare a chart about an historical figure that includes major events, contributions and changes that person brought about.
Identify two laws in the community to illustrate and explain why the laws are necessary.
Design the front and back of a tee shirt that promotes the idea that democracy is cool.
Students define culture and collect information from home to illustrate some of their family customs and traditions by creating a cultural collage.
Create a chart and write a statement of the kinds of goods and services offered in the community.
Create a chart of five personal wants, goods or services that satisfied the wants and ways to pay for each without using money.
Draw a map of the neighborhood around the school using icons to identify physical and human characteristics and public goods and services.
Make a Venn diagram and write a brief statement to compare and contrast family life in the past with family life today.
Read a story or article about Mahatma Gandhi and complete a worksheet with information about Gandhi, the geography of India/Pakistan and how these led to independence.
Show how jobs changed from the past to the present time.
Construct a timeline of the major developments in transportation history and write a statement about how improvements in transportation have brought about changes in the world.
Draw a picture of an environmental problem in the community and a picture of a possible solution(s) and write a short explanation of the importance of the solution(s) for the community.
Draw a picture of the physical and human characteristics of an area in the community as it appears today and what it could look like in the future and write a statement explaining how and why the changes would improve the area.
Make a simple flow chart to illustrate the division of labor.