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Missouri State Archives
Ticket to the Past:
The First 25 Years of the Missouri State Fair

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Framework for Curriculum Development in Social Studies

The Show-Me Standards: Social Studies

Performance (Process) Standards

Goal 1: Students in Missouri public schools will acquire the knowledge and skills to gather, analyze and apply information and ideas.

1.1

develop questions and ideas to initiate and refine research

1.2

conduct research to answer questions and evaluate information and ideas

1.4

use technological tools and other resources to locate, select, and organize information

1.5

comprehend and evaluate written, visual and oral presentations and works

1.8

organize data, information and ideas into useful forms (including charts, graphs, outlines) for analysis or presentation

1.9

identify, analyze, and compare institutions, traditions and art forms of past and present societies

Goal 2: Students in Missouri public schools will acquire the knowledge and skills to communicate effectively within and beyond the classroom.

2.1

plan and make written, oral and visual presentations for a variety of purposes and audiences

2.2

review and revise communications to improve accuracy and clarity

2.3

exchange information, questions and ideas while recognizing the perspectives of others

2.4

present perceptions and ideas regarding works of the arts, humanities and sciences

2.5

perform or produce works in the fine and practical arts

Knowledge (Content) Standards: Social Studies

In Social Studies, students in Missouri public schools will acquire a solid foundation that includes knowledge of:

SS2 Continuity and change in the history of Missouri, the United States and the world
SS6 Relationships of the individual and groups to institutions and cultural traditions
SS7 The use of tools of social science inquiry (such as surveys, statistics, maps, documents)

The Social Studies Strands

Social Studies I.C Why Have People Established Governance Systems?

(Historical Perspective)

Grades K-4

  1. What common symbols, values, and beliefs have helped unify this and other nations?

  2. How have changes in communities and in communications, transportation, and other technologies led to changes in government and in the responsibilities of citizens?

Social Studies II.B How Do Individuals Relate To and Interact with Groups?

(Social-Cultural Perspective)

Grades K-4

  1. How do people learn to do things? How can we improve our strategies for learning new things?

  2. How do groups and organizations, when functioning properly, meet people’s needs?

Social Studies II.B How Do Individuals Relate To and Interact with Groups?

(Historical Perspective)

Grades K-4

  1. How has family life changed in the community and Missouri?

  2. How has the introduction of new technologies changed the way people do things at home, school, playground, place of work, and community? What issues have those changes created? How are those issues being addressed? How should they be addressed?

  3. How can people learn about their heritage?

Social Studies III.C How Do Events and Developments in this and Other Places Relate to Us and to Each Other?

(Historical Perspective)

Grades K-4

  1. Why may different people vary in how they describe the same event? How can we learn better “what really happened” by studying an event from different perspectives?

  2. What do I consider to be “the most important events” in the history of my family, my community, my state, and my nation?