Next Generation
Sunshine State Standards

Numerous social studies, language arts, and arts standards for grades 6–12 can be met when teachers involve their students in the Florida History Fair (FHF). Because this year's theme is broad, topics about all time periods and geographic regions are possible. The following list begins with examples of standards relating to this year's theme, followed by social studies and arts standards that apply generally to participation in FHF. Language Arts Florida Standards (LAFS) for Literacy in History/Social Studies, with specific National History Day alignments, are presented in a separate document.

Standards Relating to "Leadership and Legacy in History"

SS.6.W.2.8

Determine the impact of key figures from ancient Mesopotamian civilizations.

SS.6.W.2.9

Identify key figures and basic beliefs of the Israelites and determine how these beliefs compared with those of others in the geographic area.

SS.6.W.3.1

Analyze the cultural impact the ancient Phoenicians had on the Mediterranean world with regard to colonization (Carthage), exploration, maritime commerce (purple dye, tin), and written communication (alphabet).

SS.6.W.3.6

Determine the impact of key figures from ancient Greece.

SS.6.W.3.8

Determine the impact of significant figures associated with ancient Rome.

SS.6.W.3.13

Identify key figures and the basic beliefs of early Christianity and how these beliefs impacted the Roman Empire.

SS.6.W.4.9

Identify key figures from classical and post classical China.

SS.7.C.2.9

Evaluate candidates for political office by analyzing their qualifications, experience, issue-based platforms, debates, and political ads.

SS.7.C.2.10

Examine the impact of media, individuals, and interest groups on monitoring and influencing government.

SS.8.A.2.4

Identify the impact of key colonial figures on the economic, political, and social development of the colonies.

SS.8.A.2.7

Describe the contributions of key groups (Africans, Native Americans, women, and children) to the society and culture of colonial America.

SS.8.A.3.3

Recognize the contributions of the Founding Fathers (John Adams, Sam Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, George Mason, George Washington) during American Revolutionary efforts.

SS.8.A.3.5

Describe the influence of individuals on social and political developments during the Revolutionary era.

SS.8.A3.8

Examine individuals and groups that affected political and social motivations during the American Revolution.

SS.8.A.4.3

Examine the experiences and perspectives of significant individuals and groups during this era of American History.

SS.8.A.4.8

Describe the influence of individuals on social and political developments of this era in American History.

SS.8.A.4.17

Examine key events and peoples in Florida history as each impacts this era of American history.

SS.8.A.5.7

Examine key events and peoples in Florida history as each impacts this era of American history.

SS.8.C.1.2

Compare views of self-government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens held by Patriots, Loyalists, and other colonists.

SS.912.A.2.2

Assess the influence of significant people or groups on Reconstruction.

SS.912.A.3.5

Identify significant inventors of the Industrial Revolution including African Americans and women.

SS.912.A.3.13

Examine key events and peoples in Florida history as they relate to United States history.

SS.912.A.4.11

Examine key events and peoples in Florida history as they relate to United States history.

SS.912.5.10

Analyze support for and resistance to civil rights for women, African Americans, Native Americans, and other minorities.

SS.912.A.5.12

Examine key events and people in Florida history as they relate to United States history.

SS.912.A.6.13

Analyze significant foreign policy events during the Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations.

SS.912.A.6.15

Examine key events and peoples in Florida history as they relate to United States history.

SS.912.A.7.6

Assess key figures and organizations in shaping the Civil Rights Movement and Black Power Movement.

SS.912.A.7.17

Examine key events and key people in Florida history as they relate to United States history.

SS.912.W.2.2

Describe the impact of Constantine the Great's establishment of "New Rome" (Constantinople) and his recognition of Christianity as a legal religion.

SS.912.W.2.4

Identify key figures associated with the Byzantine Empire.

SS.912.W.2.17

Identify key figures, artistic, and intellectual achievements of the medieval period in Western Europe.

SS.912.W.3.19

Determine the impact of significant Meso and South American rulers such as Pacal the Great, Moctezuma I, and Huayna Capac.

SS.912.W.4.10

Identify the major contributions of individuals associated with the Scientific Revolution.

SS.912.W.4.11

Summarize the causes that led to the Age of Exploration, and identify major voyages and sponsors.

SS.912.W.7.5

Describe the rise of authoritarian governments in the Soviet Union, Italy, Germany, and Spain, and analyze the policies and main ideas of Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, and Francisco Franco.

SS.912.W.9.1

Identify major scientific figures and breakthroughs of the 20th century, and assess their impact on contemporary life.

 

Standards Relating to Participation in National History Day

Social Studies

SS.6.W.1.1

Use timelines to identify chronological order of historical events.

SS.6.W.1.3

Interpret primary and secondary sources.

SS.6.W.1.4

Describe the methods of historical inquiry and how history relates to the other social sciences.

SS.6.W.1.6

Describe how history transmits culture and heritage and provides models of human character.

SS.8.A.1.1

Provide supporting details for an answer from text, interview for oral history, check validity of information from research/text, and identify strong vs. weak arguments.

SS.8.A.1.2

Analyze charts, graphs, maps, photographs, and timelines; analyze political cartoons; determine cause and effect.

SS.8.A.1.3

Analyze current events relevant to American History topics through a variety of electronic and print media resources.

SS.8.A.1.4

Differentiate fact from opinion, utilize appropriate historical research and fiction/nonfiction support materials.

SS.8.A.1.5

Identify, within both primary and secondary sources, the author, audience, format, and purpose of significant historical documents.

SS.8.A.1.6

Compare interpretations of key events and issues throughout American History.

SS.8.A.1.7

View historic events through the eyes of those who were there as shown in their art, writings, music, and artifacts.

SS.8.G.6.2

Illustrate places and events in U.S. history through the use of narratives and graphic representations.

SS.912.A.1.1

Describe the importance of historiography, which includes how historical knowledge is obtained and transmitted, when interpreting events in history.

SS.912.A.1.2

Utilize a variety of primary and secondary sources to identify author, historical significance, audience, and authenticity to understand a historical period. strong>

SS.912.A.1.3

Utilize timelines to identify the time sequence of historical data.

SS.912.A.1.4

Analyze how images, symbols, objects, cartoons, graphs, charts, maps, and artwork may be used to interpret the significance of time periods and events from the past.

SS.912.A.1.5

Evaluate the validity, reliability, bias, and authenticity of current events and Internet resources.

SS.912.A.1.6

Use case studies to explore social, political, legal, and economic relationships in history.

SS.912.A.1.7

Describe various socio-cultural aspects of American life including arts, artifacts, literature, education, and publications.

SS.912.W.1.1

Use timelines to establish cause and effect relationships of historical events

SS.912.W.1.3

Interpret and evaluate primary and secondary sources.

SS.912.W.1.4

Explain how historians use historical inquiry and other sciences to understand the past.

SS.912.W.1.5

Compare conflicting interpretations or schools of thought about world events and individual contributions to history (historiography)

SS.912.W.1.6

Evaluate the role of history in shaping identity and character.

SS.912.H.1.2

Describe how historical events, social context, and culture impact forms, techniques, and purposes of works in the arts, including the relationship between a government and its citizens.

Arts

VA.B.1.3.1

Knows how different subjects, themes, and symbols (through context, value, and aesthetics) convey intended meanings for ideas in works of art.

VA.E.1.3.1

Understands how knowledge, skills, and attitudes gained from the visual arts can enhance and deepen understanding of life.

VA.A.1.4.1

Uses two- and three-dimensional media, techniques, tools, and processes to communicate an idea or concept based on research, environment, personal experience, observation, and imagination.

VA.B.1.4.2

Understands that works of art can communicate an idea and elicit a variety of responses through the use of selected media, techniques, and processes.

VA.E.1.3.1

Understands how knowledge, skills, and attitudes gained from the visual arts can enhance and deepen understanding of life.

TH.A.1.3.1

Develops characters, relationships, and environments from written sources (e.g., plays, stories, poems, and history).

TH.A.3.3.1

Selects and creates elements of scenery, properties, lighting, costumes, make-up, and sound to signify a character and setting.

TH.D.1.3.1

Understands a character in a play through exploration of internal characterization (e.g., emotions and motivations) and external characterization (e.g., background, posture, mannerisms, and dress).

TH.A.1.4.1

Uses classical, contemporary, and vocal acting techniques and methods to portray the physical, emotional, and social dimensions of characters from various genres and media.

TH.A.2.4.1

Uses unified production concepts and techniques for various media.

TH.A.3.4.1

Uses scientific and technological advances to develop visual and aural staging elements that complement the interpretation of a text.

TH.A.3.4.3

Designs, implements, and integrates all sound effects into the production concept.

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