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All Hands on Deck: Learning Adventures Aboard "Old Ironsides" and State of Missouri Social Studies Curriculum Framework

Strand 1A
"Why Have People Established Governance Systems?”

Civic-Political Perspective
Students should be able to address the following:

  • What are Governments?
  • What purposes do governments serve?
  • How are governments different from one another?
  • How is the United States Government organized?
  • What is a Constitution and what does it do?
  • What are the guiding principles of Democracy in the United States?
  • How are different nations around the world politically organized

K-4
Let’s Decide, a role-playing activity (10)

5-8
Understanding Freedom (11)
A Navy of Six, reading a table (21)
What Happened When? creating a time line (22)

9-12
Category: American History, a quiz show activity (11)
Evaluating, Taking and Defending a Position, holding a debate (22)

Historical Perspective
Students should be able to address the following:

  • How and why have governance systems changed or remained stable?
  • How and why have the concepts of democracy changed over time?
  • How and why have the rights and responsibilities of citizens changed over time?
  • How have individuals and groups affected change in governance systems?

K-4
USS Constitution — What Do You Know? (10)
Speaking In Colors, understanding symbols (85)

5-8
Understanding Freedom (11)
A Personal Point of View, conveying the facts (57)
Victory in the News, reading an historical, secondary source (62)

9-12
Does America Need Warships? comparing yesterday and today (22)
Evaluating, Taking and Defending a Position, holding a debate (22)
To Fight or not to Fight, class discussion (58)

Geographic Perspective
Students should be able to address the following:
  • How do geographic factors affect the formation of governance systems?
  • What impact have geographic factors had on people’s lives, policy issues and politics?
  • How do political decisions affect patterns of human movement and uses of natural resources?
  • Why are geopolitical relationships in a constant state of flux?

5-8
Navigating the Mediterranean, reading a map (56)

9-12
Blow Ye Winds, geography and earth science (70)

 

Strand 2
How Do Individuals Relate and Interact with Groups

Civic Political Perspective
Students should be able to address the following:

  • How do groups to which people belong relate and interact with governments?
  • How does societies distinctiveness affect its system of governance?
  • What issues pertaining to relationships between groups and governments have confronted and continue to confront people of this nation?

9-12
Evaluating, Taking and Defending a Position, holding a debate (22)
To Fight or Not to Fight, class discussion (58)

Historical Perspective
Students should be able to address the following:

  • How have social institutions changed over time? What factors contributed to those changes? What consequences resulted?
  • How has the role of the individual and self changed over time?
  • How have forces of conflict and cooperation and change interacted over time?
  • How does an awareness of ones heritage or a nations heritage contribute to a sense of self-identity and a shared sense of community?
K-4
First, Second, Third…, making a time line (18)

5-8
Poetry Power, understanding the power of words (104)

9-12
Where Does the Time Go? time and goal analysis (82)
Our Town, an oral history project (100)
Where Yesterday is Tomorrow, paradox and the international date line (100)

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Strand 3
How Do Events and Developments in This and Other Places Relate to Us and Each Other?

Civic/Political Perspective
Students should be Able to Address the Following:

  • How do various factors including public opinion affect politics?
  • How do actions and decisions of the different branches of government affect one another in the United States?
  • How do decisions and actions of governments affect people in this and other nations?
  • How do events and actions in other nations affect the United States and its citizens?
  • How do the policies of the United States affect other nations and people around the world?

K-4
Let’s Decide, a role playing activity (10)
Constitution Concentration, a game of memory and matching pairs (18)
First, Second, Third…, making a time line (18)

5-8
What Happened When? creating a timeline (22)
Victory in the News, reading an historical secondary source (62)
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! writing a broadside (69)

9-12
Does America Need Warships? comparing yesterday and today (22)
Evaluating, Taking and Defending a Position, holding a debate (22)
Striking Parallels in History, compare and contrast (58)
Fulton: No Folly to Brits, interpreting a political cartoon (64)

Historical Perspective
Students should be able to address the following:

  • Why did historical events and developments take place? Why did they occur when they did?
  • What are the relationships among causes and consequences of historical events?
  • What have been the roles of individuals, social trends, chance and other factors in shaping events?
  • How did people of the past view the events occurring around them?
  • How does an understanding of the past allow us to comprehend the present and plan for the future?

K-4
First, Second, Third…, making a time line (18)
Draw What You Hear, a listening and drawing exercise (61)
Good Luck, Bad Luck, writing about personal experiences (67)
USS Constitution — What Do You Know? (10)
Let’s Decide, a role-playing activity (10)

5-8
Understanding Freedom (11)
What Happened When, creating a timeline (22)
A Personal Point of View, conveying the facts (57)
Victory in the News, reading an historical secondary source (62)
Eyewitness Account, reading a primary source (63)
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! writing a broadside (69)
Spin to Win, a memory building team activity (98)

9-12
Does America Need Warships? comparing yesterday and today (22)
Evaluating, Taking and Defending a Position, holding a debate (22)
Striking Parallels in History, compare and contrast (58)
To Fight or not To Fight, class discussion (58)
Fulton: No Folly to Brits, interpreting a political cartoon (64)
What a Glorious/Tragic Day! working with rhyme and meter (70)
Our Town, an oral history project (100)

Geographic Perspective
Students should be able to address the following:

  • Where are the locations of current and historical events?
  • What are the characteristics of the places of events? Why are both physical and cultural characteristics important?
  • Why are geographic factors important to us when we analyze current and historical events?

5-8
Navigating the Mediterranean, reading a map (56)

9-12
Blow Ye Winds, geography and earth science (70)

 

Strand 4
How Do the Lives of Individuals and Conditions Affect Each Other?

Civic-Political Perspective
Students should be able to address the following:

  • What are the rights and responsibilities of students?
  • How can citizens participate in public life?

K-4
Let’s Decide, a role playing activity (10)

5-8
Understanding Freedom (11)

9-12
Evaluating, Taking and Defending a Position, holding a debate (22)
To Fight or not To Fight, class discussion (58)

Historical Perspective
Students should be able to address the following

  • How have relationships between individuals and governments varied in different times and places?
  • Why have individuals been motivated to engage in political activity and public service?
  • How have individuals and groups taken action to influence public policy?

K-4
Let’s Decide, a role playing activity (10)

5-8
Understanding Freedom (11)
A Personal Point of View, conveying the facts (57)
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! writing a broadside (69)

9-12
Evaluating, Taking and Defending a Position, holding a debate (22)
To Fight or not To Fight, class discussion (58)
Fulton: No Folly to Brits, interpreting a political cartoon (64)

Design A Figurehead, creating a design concept, incorporating symbolic representation (106)

Geographic Perspective
Students should be able to address the following:

  • How do human activities affect places and regions, sometimes giving rise to public policy issues and controversies?
  • How may geographic skills, knowledge and perspective help individuals to make responsible decisions?
  • What is the practical role of geography in planning for the future?

5-8
Navigating the Mediterranean, reading a map (56)
Can You Fathom This? measuring nautical speed and ocean depth (81)
Play Spin to Win, a memory building team activity (98)

9-12
Blow Ye Winds, geography and earth science (70)
Where Yesterday is Tomorrow, paradox and international date line (100)

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