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1 (1) History - Traditional pts. of reference through 1877 (2) History - causes of exploration and colonization (3) History - foundations of representative gov't (4) History - pol. & eco. issues of Revolutionary Era (5) History - challenges confronted in early years of the Republic Texas TEKS Correlation to 1 A. ID major eras through 1877 & describe characteristics B. apply absolute & relative chronology: sequencing sig. individuals, events, time pds. C. explain sig. of dates: 1607, 1776, 1787, 1803, A. ID reasons for Euro. exploration & colonization B. compare pol., eco., soc., reasons for est. of 13 colonies pp. 2-3, 36-37, 51, 68-69, , , , , , , pp. 54, 57, 127, , , pp.21-35, pp , 67 A. explain reasons for growth of rep. gov't and inst. during colonial pd pp B. evaluate imp. of Mayflower Compact, Fundamental Orders of Connecticut*, and Virginia House of pp. 59, 141 Burgesses* to growth of rep. gov't (*not covered) C. describe how religion contributed to growth of rep gov't pp. 55, A. analyze causes of Amer. Rev., incl. mercantilism, Brit. economic policies pp after French and Indian War B. explain roles of sig. indiv. such as Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, pp , 151, 114, 127, 130, King George III, Thomas Jefferson, the 171 Marquis de Lafayette, Thomas Paine, and George Washington C. explain issues of events such as American Revolution, declaring independence, writing of Articles of Confederation; battles of Lexington, pp , 141 Concord, Saratoga, and Yorktown; signing of the Treaty of Paris Transparency T-12 D. analyze issues of Philadelphia Convention of 787, incl. major compromises and arguments for and pp against ratification A. describe major domestic problems: nat'l security, stable economic system, setting up court system, defining pp authority of central gov't B. summarize arguments regarding protective tariffs, taxation, and pp banking system C. explain origin and devp't of American political parties pp D. explain causes and issues surrounding imp. events of War of pp Transparency T-11 E. tracce foreign policies of Pres. Washington through Monroe; impact of pp. 178, 180, 187, 189, , Washington's Farewell Address and the 218, Monroe Doctrine F. explain impact of elect. of Andrew Joackson & beg. of mod. Democratic Party G. analyze federal & state Indian policies and removal and resettlement of Cherokee Indians pp p 227

2 Texas TEKS Correlation to 1 Strand (6) History - westward expansion & its A. explain how Northwest Ordinance effects on pol., eco., and soc. devp't of est. orderly expansion of U.S. nation pp , 142 B. explain pol., eco., soc. roots of Manifest Destiny pp C. analyze rel. b/n Manifest Destiny and westward growth CAH 1 pp Black Line Masters p. 138 D. explain issues & events of Mexican War, and impact of pp E. identify areas that were acquired to form the U.S. pp.285; 291 Transparency T-2 (7) History - pol., eco., soc. factors that led to sectionalism and Civil War A. analyze impact of tariff policies on sections of U.S. before Civil War B. compare effects of pol., eco., & soc. factors on slaves and free blacks pp C. analyze impact of slavery on diff't sections of U.S. pp D. compare provisions & effects of congressional conflicts and compromises prior to CW, incl. John C. pp Calhoun, Henry Clay, and Daniel Webster A. explain roles of sig. indiv. during (8) History - individuals, issues, and CW, incl. Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. events of the Civil War Grant, Robert E. Lee, and Abraham pp Lincoln B. explain issue of sig. events, incl. firing on Fort Sumter, battles of Gettysburg and Bicksburg, announcement of Emancipation pp Proclamation, assassination of Lincoln, Lee's surrender at Appomattox Transparency T-3, T-6 C. analyze Lincoln's ideas about liberty, equality, union, and gov't as contained in first & second inaugural addresses and the Gettysburg Address p 311 A. evaluate legislative reform (9) History - Effects of Reconstruction programs of Radical Reconstruction Congress and reconstructed state gov'ts B. economic difficulties during Reconstruction C.social problems in the South during Reconstruction and their impact on diff't groups A. create thematic maps, graphs, (10) Geography - use geogrpahic tools charts, models, and databases rep. to collect, analyze, and interpret data varying aspects of the U.S. Black Line Masters pp 109, 125, 149, 157 (11) Geography - location and characteristics of places and regions of the U.S. B. pose and anser questions about geographic distributions and patterns shown on maps, graphs, charts, models, and ddatabases A. Places and regions of importance during 18th and 19th centuries Black Line Masters pp. 133, 141 Transparency T-7 pp. 35, 73, 91, 101, 109, 277 pp. 133, 141 pp. 44, 108, , 321 Transparency T-2, T-9, T-10, T-11, T-12

3 (12) Geography - physical characteristics of the U.S. during 18th and 19th centuries (13) Economics - why various aspects of the U.S. developed different patterns of economic activity Texas TEKS Correlation to 1 B. Compare places and regions in terms of physical and human characteristics C. analyze effects of physical and human geographic factors on major historical and contemporary events A. how physical characteristics of the environment influenced population distribution, settlement patterns and economic activities B. consequences of human modification of the physical environment of the U.S. C. how different immigrant groups interacted with the environment in the U.S. A. ID economic differences among different regions of the U.S. pp. 67, 189, 196 Transparency T-2 Black Line Masters p 37 Transparency T-8, T-10 pp. 56, 78, 123, 131, 215, 287, 296 pp. 35, 71-87, 97-98, 107, , , 287 pp. 81, pp , 81 Transparency T-8, T-9 pp , 93-94, 236 B. explain reasons for development of plantation system, growth of slave trade, and the spread of slavery pp (14) Economics - various economic forces resulted in the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century (15) Economics - origins and development of the free enterprise system (16) Gov't - the American beliefs and principles reflected in the U.S. Constitution and other imp. historical docs C. causes and effects of economic differences among different regions of the U.S. at selected times in history A. analyze War of 1812 as a cause of economic change in the nation B. ID factors that brought about rapid industrialization and urbanization A. explain why a free enterprise system of economics developed in the new nation B. characteristics and benefits fo the U.S. free enterprise system during the 18th and 19th centuries A. influence of ideas from hist. docs. incl. Magna Carta, the English Bill of Rights, the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers, & selected antifederalist writings B. strengths and weaknesses of Articles of Confederation C. ID colonial grievences listed in Dec. of Independence and explain how those grievances were addressed in the Constitution & the Bill of Rights pp , 93-94, 143, Black Line Masters p 85 p 217 pp , pp pp , 59, 139, 150 p 140 pp. 128, , D. analyze how the Constitution reflects the principles of limited gov't, republicanism, checks and balances, federalism, separation of powers, popular sovreignty, & individual rights pp , Black Line Masters pp. 74, 75

4 (17) Gov't - process of changing the Constitution and the impact of amendments on American society (18) Gov't - dynamic nature of powers of nat'l gov'ts and state gov'ts in a federal system (19) Gov't - landmark Supreme Court cases (20) Citizenship - rights and responsibilities of citizens of the U.S. (21) Citizenship - imp. of voluntary individual participation (22) Citizenship - imp. of expression of diff't pts of view in a democratic soc. (23) Citizenship - importance of effective leadership Texas TEKS Correlation to 1 A. purposes for and processes of changing the Constitution pp B. impact of 19th cent. amendments incl. the 13th, 14th, & 15th amendments on life in the U.S. C. ID origin of judicial review & analyze examples of congressional and p 160 presidential responses A. arguments of the Federalists and Anti-Federalists, incl. Alexander hamilton, Patrick Henry, James pp , Madison, & George Mason B. descirbe historical conflicts arising f/ issues of states' rights, incl. Nullification Crisis and the Civil War A. issues, decisions, and sig. of Marbury v. Madison, McCullock v. Maryland, and Gibbons v. Ogden B. impact of selected decisions, incl. Dred Scott v. Sandford on life in the U.S. pp , 311 pp. 188, 218 pp. 304, 307 Black Line Masters p 146 A. define & give examples of inalienable rights p 128 B. summarize rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights pp C. explain imp. of personal resp. for one's behavior and supporting one's family D. ID ex. of responsible citizenship, incl. obeying rules and laws, voting, p 61 and serving on juries E. summarize criteria and explain process for becoming a naturalized citizen F. explain how rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens reflect our nat'l identity Black Line Masters p 90 A. sig. individuals such as William Penn in the devp't of self-governemnt in p 64 colonial America B. contributions of Founding Fathers as models of civic virtue pp. 117, 151, 179 C. ID reasons for and impact of examples of Civil Disobedience such as Henry David thoreau's refusal to pay a p 111 tax A. different pts. of view of pol. parties and interest groups on imp. historical pp , and contemporary issues Black Line Masters p 121 B. imp. of free speech and press in a democratic soc. Black Line Masters p 121 C. summarize a historical event in which a compromise resulted in a peaceful resolution A. analyze leadership qualities of elected and appointed leaders such as Lincoln, John Marshall, and George pp. 171, 218 Washington Black Line Masters p 97

5 (24) Culture - rel. b/n and among people from various groups, incl. racial, ethnic, and religious groups, during 17th, 18th and 19th centuries (25) Culture - major reform movements of the 19th century (26) Culture - impact of religion on the American way of life (27) Culture - rel. b/n the arts and the times they were created Texas TEKS Correlation to 1 B. describe contributions of leaders such as Frederick Douglass, John Paul Jones, James Monroe, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton pp 218, A. ID selected racial, ethnic, and religious groups that settled in the U.S. and reasons for their immigration B. rel. b/n urbanization and conflicts reulting f/ differences in religions, social class, and politics C. ID ways that conflicts b/n people from various rac., ethn., and rel. groups were resolved D. analyze contributions of various racial, ethnic, and religious groups to our nat'l identity pp 46, 94, 274 pp 81-83, , pp pp , 315 Black Line Masters p 153 E. ID pol., soc., and eco., contributions of women to American society pp , 315 Black Line Masters p 153 A. hist. development of abolitionist movement pp , B. impact of reform movements incl. public education, temperence, women's rights, prison reforms, and pp care of the disabled Black Line Masters p 125 A. trace the development of religious freedom B.describe religious influences on immigrations and on social movements, icl. the impact of the first and second Great Awakenings C. impact of the first amendment guarantees of religious freedom on the American way of life A. describe arts, music, lit., drama, and other cultural activities in the history of the U.S. B. rel. b/n fine arts and continuity and change in the American way of life C. ID examples of American art, music, lit. that transcend American culture and convey universal themes pp 59-62, 64-65, 90 pp 90, pp 96, 99, , 275 pp 99, pp Black Line Masters p 145 (28) Science, Tech., and Society - A. effects of sc. & tech. innovations impact of science and tech. on the eco. such as the steamboat, the cotton gin, pp , 235, 266, devp't of the U.S. and the Bessemer steel process B.impact of transportation systems on growth, development, and urbanization of the U.S. C. analyze how tech. innovations changed the way goods were manufactured and marketed D. explain how technological innovations led to rapid industrialization pp 97, 205, pp , Black Line Masters p 89 pp

6 Texas TEKS Correlation to 1 Strand (29) Science, Tech., and Society - impact of sc. disc. and tech. innovations on daily life in the U.S. (30) Social Studies s - applies critical thinking skills to organize and use info. acquired from a variety of sources, incl. electronic tech. (31) Social Studies s - communicate in written, oral, and visual forms A. compare effects of discoveries and innovations that have influenced daily life in diff't periods in U.S. hist. B. describe how scientific ideas influenced tech. developments during diff't periods in U.S. history C. ID examples of how industrialization changed life in the U.S. A. differentiate b/n, locate, and use primary and secondary sources such as computer software, databases, media and news services, biographies, interviews, and artifacts to acquire information about the U.S. B. analyze information by sequencing, categorizing, Iding cause and effect relationships, comparing, contrasting, finding the main idea, sumarizing, making generalizations and predictions, and drawing inferences and conclusions C. organize and interpret info. f/ outlines, reports, databases, and visuals incl. graphs, charts, timelines, and maps D. ID points of view from the hist. context surrounding an event and the frame of reference which influenced participants E. support a point of view on a social studies issue or event F. ID bias in written, oral, and visual material G. evaluate validity of a source based on language, corroboration w/ other sources, and info about the author H. use mathematical skills to interpret soc. studies info. such as maps and graphs pp Black Line Masters p 129 pp Black Line Masters p 129 pp , Black Line Masters pp 69, 106 pp 19, 49, 185 pp 19, 49, 58, 80, 92, 113, 165, 174, , 245, 261, 275, Transparency T-17, T-18, T-19, T-20 Black Line Masters pp 28, 35, 43, 91, 107, 115, 147, 155 pp 51, 67, 85, 101, 291, 309 Black Line Masters pp 45, 51, 53, 59, 77, 93 pp 84, 92, 125, 261, 282 Transparency T-14 pp 100, 125 Black Line Masters pp 95, 159 pp 119, 125, 135, 153, Black Line Masters p 139 pp 125, 199 pp 85, 247, 277, 325 A. use social studies terminology pp 100, 167 Black Line Masters pp 12, 20, 36, 44, 52, 60, 68, 76, 84, 92, 100, 108, 16, 124, 132, 140, 148, 156 B.use standard grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and punctuation pp 62, 100 Black Line Masters pp 47, 63, 99, 101

7 (32) Social Studies s - problemsolving and decision-making skills, working independently and with others Texas TEKS Correlation to 1 C. transfer info. f/ one medium to another, incl. written to visual and statistical to written or visual, using computer software as appropriate D. create written, oran, and visual presentations of socisl studies info. pp 82, 88 Black Line Masters pp 47, 63, 117 Black Line Masters pp 61, 109, 127, 135, 143 A. uses problem solving process to ID a problem, gather info., list and consider options, consider advantages p 65 and disadvantages, choose and implement a solution, and evaluate the effectiveness of the solution B. use a decision-making process to ID a situation that requires a decision, gather info., ID options, predict consequences, and take action to implement a decision Black Line Masters p 103 not applicable to text

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