Strands: Cultures and Diversity, Historical Perspectives, Geographic Relationships, Economics and Development, Global Connections, Technological Influences, Government and Active Citizenship


Competency Goal 1 The learner will identify and exhibit qualities of responsible citizenship in the classroom, school, and other social environments.


1.01 Identify and describe attributes of responsible citizenship.

1.02 Demonstrate responsible citizenship in the school, community, and other social environments.

1.03 Analyze and evaluate the effects of responsible citizenship in the school, community, and other social environments.

1.04 Identify responsible courses of action in given situations and assess the consequences of irresponsible behavior.

Competency Goal 2 The learner will evaluate relationships between people and their governments.


2.01 Identify and explain the functions of local governmental bodies and elected officials.

2.02 Recognize and demonstrate examples of the elective process.

2.03 Describe the interdependence among individuals, families, and the community.

2.04 Evaluate rules and laws and suggest appropriate consequences for noncompliance.

2.05 Identify examples of responsible citizen participation in society and social environments.

Competency Goal 3 The learner will analyze how individuals, families, and communities are alike and different.


3.01 Compare similarities and differences between oneself and others.

3.02 Describe similarities and differences among families in different communities.

3.03 Compare similarities and differences among cultures in various communities.

3.04 Identify multiple roles performed by individuals in their families and communities.

3.05 Identify historical figures and events associated with various cultural traditions and holidays celebrated around the world.

3.06 Identify individuals of diverse cultures and describe on their contributions to society.

Competency Goal 4 The learner will exhibit an understanding of change in communities over time.


4.01 Analyze the effects of change in communities and predict future changes.

4.02 Analyze environmental issues, past and present, and determine their impact on different cultures.

4.03 Describe human movement in the establishment of settlement patterns such as rural, urban, and suburban.


Competency Goal 5 The learner will understand the relationship between people and geography in various communities.


5.01 Define geography and use geographic terms to describe landforms, bodies of water, weather, and climate.

5.02 Describe the role of a geographer and apply geographic tools, such as maps, globes, compasses and photographs, in the understanding of locations and characteristics of places and regions.

5.03 Compare and contrast the physical features of communities and regions.

5.04 Identify the absolute and relative location of communities.

5.05 Interpret maps, charts, and pictures of locations.

5.06 Identify and describe the people, vegetation, and animal life specific to certain regions and describe their interdependence.

Competency Goal 6 The learner will analyze how people depend on the physical environment and use natural resources to meet basic needs.


6.01 Identify natural resources and cite ways people conserve and replenish natural resources.

6.02 Cite ways people modify the physical environment to meet their needs and explain the consequences.

6.03 Identify means and methods of human movement as they relate to the physical environment.

Competency Goal 7 The learner will apply basic economic concepts and evaluate the use of economic resources within communities.


7.01 Distinguish between producers and consumers and identify ways people are both producers and consumers.

7.02 Distinguish between goods produced and services provided in communities.

7.03 Describe different types of employment and ways people earn an income.

7.04 Identify the sources and use of revenue in the community.

7.05 Analyze the changing uses of a community's economic resources and predict future changes.

Competency Goal 8 The learner will recognize how technology is used at home, school, and in the community.


8.01 Identify uses of technology in communities.

8.02 Explain how technology has affected the world in which we live.

8.03 Interpret data on charts and graphs and make predictions.