All Hands on Deck: Learning Adventures Aboard Old Ironsides
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All Hands on Deck: Learning Adventures Aboard "Old Ironsides" and Montana Standards for Social Studies

Social Studies Content Standard 1
Students access, synthesize, and evaluate information to communicate and apply social studies knowledge to real world situations.

Grade 4
1. Identify and practice the steps of an inquiry process.

Grade 8
1. Apply the steps of an inquiry process.
2. Assess the quality of information.

Grade 12
1. Analyze and adapt an inquiry process.
2. Apply criteria to evaluate information.


Social Studies Content Standard 2
Students analyze how people create and changed structures of power, authority, and governance to understand the operation of government and to demonstrate civic responsibility.

Grade 4
4. Explain how governments provide for needs and wants of people by establishing order and security and managing conflict.
7. Explore the roles of technology in communications, transportation, information processing or other areas as it contributes to or helps resolve problems.

Grade 8
4. Analyze and explain governmental mechanisms used to meet the needs of citizens, manage conflict, and establish order and security.


Social Studies Content Standard 3
Students apply geographic knowledge and skills.

Grade 8
1. Analyze and use various representations of the Earth to gather and compare information about a place.
5. Use appropriate geographic resources to interpret and generate information explaining the interaction of physical and human systems.

Grade 12
1. Interpret, use, and synthesize information from various representations of the Earth.
4. Analyze how human settlement patterns create cooperation and conflict which influence the division and control of the Earth.

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Social Studies Content Standard 4
Students demonstrate an understanding of the effects of time, continuity, and change on historical and future perspectives and relationships.

Grade 4
1. Identify and use various sources of information to develop an understanding of the past.
2. Use a timeline to select, organize, and sequence information describing eras in history.
3. Examine biographies, stories, narratives, and folk tales to understand the lives of ordinary people and  extraordinary people, place them in time and context, and explain their relationship to important historical events.
4. Identify and describe famous people, important democratic values symbols and holidays, in the history of Montana, American Indian tribes, and the United States.
5. Identify and illustrate how technologies have impacted the course of history.
6. Recognize that people view and report historical events differently.

Grade 8
1. Interpret the past using a variety of sources and evaluate the credibility of sources used.
2. Describe how history can be organized and analyzed using various criteria to group people and events.
3. Use historical facts and concepts and apply methods of inquiry to make informed decisions as responsible citizens.
4. Identify significant events and people and important democratic values in the major eras/civilizations of Montana, American Indian, United States, and world history.
5. Identify major scientific discoveries and technological innovations and describe their social and economic effects on society.
6. Explain how and why events may be interpreted differently according to the points of view of participants, witnesses, reporters, and historians.

Grade 12
2. Interpret how selected cultures, historical events, periods, and patterns of change influence each other.
3. Apply ideas, theories, and methods of inquiry to analyze historical and contemporary developments, and to formulate and defend reasoned decisions on public policy issues.
4a. Analyze the significance of important people, events, and ideas in the major eras/civilizations in the history of Montana, American Indian tribes, the United States, and the world.
4b. Analyze issues using historical evidence to form and support a reasoned position.


Social Studies Content Standard 5
Students make informed decisions based on an understanding of the economic principles of production, distribution, exchange, and consumption.

Grade 4
3. Distinguish between private goods and services and public goods and services.

Grade 8
2. Apply economic concepts to explain historical events, current situations, and social issues in local, Montana, tribal, national, or global concerns.
6. Analyze the influences of technological advancements on household, state, national, and global economics.

Grade 12
2. Use basic economic concepts to compare and contrast local, regional, national, and global economics across time and at the present time.


Social Studies Content Standard 6
Students demonstrate an understanding of the impact of human interaction and cultural diversity on societies.

Grade 4
1. Identify the ways groups meet human needs and concerns and contribute to personal identity.
3. Identify and describe ways families, groups, tribes and communities influence the individual’s daily life and personal choices.
6. Identify roles in group situations.

Grade 8
1. Compare and illustrate the ways various groups meet human needs and concerns and contribute to personal identity.
6. Identify and describe the stratification of individuals within social groups.

Grade 12
1. Analyze and evaluate the ways various groups meet human needs and concerns and contribute to personal identity.
2. Analyze human experience and cultural expression and create a product which illustrates an integrated view of a specific culture.
6. Analyze the interactions of individuals, groups and institutions in society.

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