Illinois Learning Standards
Stage E - Social Science
Social Science Classroom Assessments Aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards
The assessments are coded according to standard and stage. Example: 14A.E is aligned to standard 14A, Stage E (fifth grade). Sample student work, when available, will follow the assessment. Items indicated with (U) address United States history; (W) address world history.
Categorize activities of adults and students as civic responsibilities, personal responsibilities, or both.
Make a diagram that identifies separation of powers by using a treaty the United States has signed with another country.
Examine two historical photographs of a white school and a black school to compare the education of an African American to that of a Caucasian American.
Rank methods of communication in terms of effectiveness.
Write an essay on the knowledge and skills needed for a career.
Respond to a large increase in the price of an item that students typically buy with letters of protest.
Survey the classroom and determine the relative amount of items produced in the United States and produced in other nations.
Prepare an assessment of public goods and services in the community for a company thinking of moving to the community.
Create a poster recognizing the contributions made by historical figures to the Bill of Rights.
Answer questions about the meaning and intended use of a political cartoon as it relates to the American Revolution.
Make a presentation explaining why a person was important to social history in Illinois and/or the United States.
Select a historically significant person whose actions changed a social institution and identify the turning point in world social history for which the individual was a catalyst.
Identify urban centers, list their latitude and longitude, and explain five ways that an urban center in Illinois is connected to two urban centers outside Illinois by using an outline map with a latitude and longitude grid system.
Construct a model of Earth that contains the principal parallels and explain relationships between the Sun and Earth.
Identify natural hazards on a map of Illinois or the United States and write a paragraph listing several ways people can be affected by natural hazards.
Use different thematic maps to respond to a series of questions about the spatial relationships between population and physical geography.
Make a poster and a T-chart comparing Independence Day in the United States with Canada Day in Canada.