Illinois Learning Standards
Stage H - Social Science
Social Science Classroom Assessments Aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards
The assessments are coded according to standard and stage. Example: 14A.H is aligned to standard 14A, Stage H (eighth grade). Sample student work, when available, will follow the assessment. Items indicated with (U) address United States history; (W) address world history.
Research the case of Ex Parte Milligan and explain why it has become a standard for protecting individuals from arbitrary arrest.
Construct a poster and write a description on the powers and responsibilities assigned to both houses of the U. S. Congress.
Create a presentation demonstrating a method political parties attempt to influence voters and illustrate how the voter should make an intelligent analysis of the information.
Write a letter about the movement of Native Americans during the time of the Trail of Tears.
Add real events to a chart displaying a likely chain of events starting with low prices for resources.
Write an editorial taking a position either supporting a policy of free trade by the United States or a program of barriers to trade during its early years.
Review major laws passed during important reform periods and categorize them in chart form according to the features they support.
Write an expository essay on river transportation in the United States from the late 1700s through the middle 1800s.
Showing how immigration to the United States changed after 1880 and explain how this immigration changed both Europe and America.
Create a poster after reading a description of the realities of the institution of indentured servitude.
Complete a climograph for two cities in the United States, compare the locations and climates of the two cities, and explain in a short essay the differences in climates.
Draw a map with a 100-mile northeast-southwest oriented coastline.
Formulate hypotheses about the relationship between natural resources and the location of cities and transportation arteries in the United States.
Compare the settlement patterns of different ethnic groups and explain why they are concentrated in certain regions of the country.
Write an essay describing the characteristics of each of three global communities.
Write about two examples of cultural exchange.