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Delaware: 10th-Grade Standards

  • DE.10.C1. Content Standard: Civics

    Students will examine the structure and purposes of governments with specific emphasis on constitutional democracy.

    • 10.C1.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students identify differences in structure and purpose of a government from analyzing its culture or history.

    • 10.C1.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students analyze the structure of different governments to explain why they differ.

    • 10.C1.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students analyze the ways in which the structure and purposes of different governments around the world reflect differing ideologies, cultures, values, and histories.

  • DE.10.C2. Content Standard: Civics

    Students will understand the principles and ideals underlying the American political system.

    • 10.C2.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain why political parties exist in a democracy.

    • 10.C2.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how political parties contribute to democratic government.

    • 10.C2.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students examine and analyze the extra-Constitutional role that political parties play in American politics.

    • 10.C2.4. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how the structures of government have adapted over time to reflect changes in American society and culture.

    • 10.C2.5. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students understand that the functioning of the government is a dynamic process which combines the formal balances of power incorporated in the Constitution with traditions, precedents, and interpretations which have evolved over the past 200 years.

  • DE.10.C3. Content Standard: Civics

    Students will understand the responsibilities, rights, and privileges of United States citizens.

    • 10.C3.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain why citizens need to participate in a democratic society.

    • 10.C3.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain ways in which citizens can participate in a democratic society.

    • 10.C3.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students understand that citizens are individually responsible for keeping themselves informed about public policy issues on the local, state, and federal levels; participating in the civic process; and upholding the laws of the land.

  • DE.10.C4. Content Standard: Civics

    Students will develop and employ the civic skills necessary for effective, participatory citizenship.

    • 10.C4.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students identify situations in which communicating with government agencies would benefit citizens.

    • 10.C4.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how to communicate with government agencies.

    • 10.C4.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students develop and employ the skills necessary to work with government programs and agencies.

    • 10.C4.4. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how to organize or work within a political party to elect a candidate.

    • 10.C4.5. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how different citizen's groups have engaged in protest against a government or other official group.

    • 10.C4.6. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students argue for or against a proposed policy to an appropriate commission or task-force.

    • 10.C4.7. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students understand the process of working within a political party, a commission engaged in examining public policy, or a citizen's group.

  • DE.10.E1. Content Standard: Economics

    Students will analyze the potential costs and benefits of personal economic choices in a market economy.

    • 10.E1.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how markets create incentives that impact decisions of individual consumers, producers, and government.

    • 10.E1.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how competition creates efficiency in markets.

    • 10.E1.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how government policies can impact economic choices.

    • 10.E1.4. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students demonstrate how individual economic choices are made within the context of a market economy in which markets influence the production and distribution of goods and services.

  • DE.10.E2. Content Standard: Economics

    Students will examine the interaction of individuals, families, communities, businesses, and governments in a market economy.

    • 10.E2.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain why an economy is interdependent.

    • 10.E2.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how government policies can impact economic stability.

    • 10.E2.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students develop an understanding of how economies function as a whole, including the causes and effect of inflation, unemployment, business cycles, and monetary and fiscal policies.

  • DE.10.E3. Content Standard: Economics

    Students will understand different types of economic systems and how they change.

    • 10.E3.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students identify challenges faced by a country transitioning from a command to a market economy, and explain why the economic goals will change in that country.

    • 10.E3.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how emphasizing specific economic goals will affect a country's economy, and analyze a country's effectiveness in achieving its economic goals.

    • 10.E3.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how emphasizing specific economic goals in a country will change incentives for producers and consumers.

    • 10.E3.4. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students analyze the wide range of opportunities and consequences resulting from the current transitions from command to market economies in many countries.

  • DE.10.E4. Content Standard: Economics

    Students will examine the patterns and results of international trade.

    • 10.E4.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain why producers and consumers in different nations choose to trade.

    • 10.E4.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how international trade will affect a nation's standard of living.

    • 10.E4.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how governments impact the economic decisions of producers and consumers engaging in international trade.

    • 10.E4.4. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students analyze and interpret the influence of the distribution of the world's resources, political stability, national efforts to encourage or discourage trade, and the flow of investment on patterns of international trade.

  • DE.10.G1. Content Standard: Geography

    Students will develop a personal geographic framework, or 'mental map,' and understand the uses of maps and other geo-graphics.

    • 10.G1.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students identify the geographic principles of 'hierarchy,' 'accessibility,' 'diffusion,' and 'complementarity' found in mapped patterns.

    • 10.G1.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students identify geographic patterns which emerge when data is mapped, and analyze mapped patterns through the application of such common geographic principles as 'hierarchy,' 'accessibility,' 'diffusion' and 'complementarity.'

    • 10.G1.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students identify the correct data to apply to a geographic problem.

    • 10.G1.4. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how a societal problem can be solved through geographic analysis of mapped patterns.

    • 10.G1.5. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how technology can be used to create and analyze mapped patterns.

    • 10.G1.6. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students apply the analysis of mapped patterns to the solution of problems.

  • DE.10.G2. Content Standard: Geography

    Students will develop a knowledge of the ways humans modify and respond to the natural environment.

    • 10.G2.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how a human change to the environment alters the way energy is used in natural ecosystems.

    • 10.G2.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students predict the consequences of human alterations to the natural environment.

    • 10.G2.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how understanding the ways in which people perceive the natural environment will help to understand their behavior.

    • 10.G2.4. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students understand the Earth's physical environment as a set of interconnected systems (ecosystems) and the ways humans have perceived, reacted to, and changed environments at local to global scales.

  • DE.10.G3. Content Standard: Geography

    Students will develop an understanding of the diversity of human culture and the unique nature of places.

    • 10.G3.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how different cultural values shape the character of places.

    • 10.G3.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how the geographic convergence and divergence of cultures will affect changes in the character of places.

    • 10.G3.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how places are globally interdependent.

    • 10.G3.4. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students understand the processes which result in distinctive cultures, economic activity and settlement form in particular locations across the world.

  • DE.10.G4. Content Standard: Geography

    Students will develop an understanding of the character and use of regions and the connections between and among them.

    • 10.G4.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain the advantages and disadvantages of using human and physical features as boundaries for regions.

    • 10.G4.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students demonstrate an ability to construct a region from a given data set.

    • 10.G4.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how and why regions change over time in order to analyze and solve problems.

    • 10.G4.4. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students apply knowledge of the types of regions and methods of drawing boundaries to interpret the Earth's changing complexity.

  • DE.10.H1. Content Standard: History

    Students will employ chronological concepts in analyzing historical phenomena.

    • 10.H1.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain the causes and effects of historical ideas or trends.

    • 10.H1.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students apply the interpretation of historical materials, ideas, and trends to contemporary issues.

    • 10.H1.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students analyze historical materials to trace the development of an idea or trend across space or over a prolonged period of time in order to explain patterns of historical continuity and change.

  • DE.10.H2. Content Standard: History

    Students will gather, examine, and analyze historical data.

    • 10.H2.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how to identify the differences between historical facts and historical interpretations.

    • 10.H2.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how to use documents and artifacts to conduct research and draw conclusions.

    • 10.H2.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students analyze a given historical problem, explain how to research solutions, and identify difficulties encountered during research.

    • 10.H2.4. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students develop and implement effective research strategies for investigating a given historical topic.

    • 10.H2.5. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students examine and analyze primary and secondary sources in order to differentiate between historical facts and historical interpretations.

  • DE.10.H3. Content Standard: History

    Students will interpret historical data.

    • 10.H3.1. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students explain how the way that historical research is conducted will affect the conclusions drawn from that research.

    • 10.H3.2. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students analyze a historian's personal background to explain how it will affect the historian's conclusions.

    • 10.H3.3. Performance Indicator / Gle:

      Students compare competing historical narratives, by contrasting different historian's choice of questions, use and choice of sources, perspectives, beliefs, and points of view, in order to demonstrate how these factors contribute to different interpretations.

 
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