Illinois Learning Standards
Stage D - Social Science
Social Science Classroom Assessments Aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards
The assessments are coded according to standard and stage. Example: 14A.D is aligned to standard 14A, Stage D (fourth grade). Sample student work, when available, will follow the assessment. Items indicated with (U) address United States history; (W) address world history.
Students will identify symbols and identify how they relate to the Declaration of Independence and United States Constitution.
Illustrate and summarize the functions of the three branches of government.
Complete the Candidate Profile Form including three key campaign issues of each of the two most recent candidates for President of the United States.
Write a brief paragraph describing the goals and objectives of the United Nations and include an explanation as to why the United States is a member.
Create a three-column chart and classify items from a list of productive resources into the appropriate resource category.
Review newspaper want ads and note information about wages and salaries.
Plan a lemonade stand in competition with another stand and analyze decisions from both a consumer and producer point of view.
Write a description of examples of the division of labor in the school or community.
Using a T-chart, students will list six world political and six world social events and make a timeline of the events.
Create a chart listing how hunter/gatherer groups use the environment for food, shelter, clothing and tools.
Gather information on how the people of Illinois from the time of statehood to the present have used the physical environment to meet their needs.
Write a paper comparing and contrasting the lives of children in the past with childrens lives today.
Draw a map to go with a set of written directions to get to a location in a community.
Write a description of how a local environment has changed over time and why these changes have occurred.
Create a chart showing the similarities and differences among examples of primary, secondary, and reference group members.
In addition to defining the purpose of various groups, students will use pictures to further identify group affiliation and describe group characteristics.