USH.1 Identify SDA Christian principles and values in correlation with social studies.
|USH.1.1||Recognize God’s purpose in the dynamics of human history.|
|USH.1.2||Explore God’s role in the political, social, economic, and spiritual areas of societies.|
|USH.1.3||Apply Biblical principles of Christian morality, integrity, and ethical behavior to all aspects of life.|
|USH.1.4||Equip students with a Christian approach toward social issues.|
USH.2 Develop abilities in social studies.
|USH.2.1||Develop critical and creative thinking skills (research, analysis, evaluation, correlation).|
|USH.2.2||Utilize the principles and methodologies of cooperative learning (benefiting from others’ experiences).|
|USH.2.3||Develop effective communication skills (speaking, writing, listening, debating, using technology, etc.).|
USH.3 Be able to apply social studies knowledge and skills.
|USH.3.1||Read, research, analyze, write, and present using primary, secondary, and technological sources.|
|USH.3.2||Identify key concepts and themes.|
|USH.3.3||Demonstrate an appreciation of life through diverse perspectives.|
|USH.3.4||Correlate relevant concepts from past to present.|
USH.4 Be able to conduct historical inquiry and analysis to develop an understanding of past and current events.
|USH.4.1||Evaluate God’s continuous role in the dynamics of United States history.|
|USH.4.2||Study the factors that led to the founding of the United States.|
|USH.4.3||Identify key people and events.|
|USH.4.4||Examine the origins and influence of ideas (social, religious/SDA, philosophical, political, etc.).|
|USH.4.5||Distinguish key domestic and foreign conflicts/resolutions and their causes/effects (wars, racial conflicts, economic turmoil, social unrest, etc.).|
|USH.4.6||Synthesize the influence of significant historic documents that impact the framework of the nation.|
USH.5 Be able to understand the flow of time and events, including God’s involvement and biblical prophecy.
|USH.5.1||Trace the logical progression of historical events and the United States’ role in prophecy.|
|USH.5.2||Form valid generalizations about various eras in United States history.|
|USH.5.3||Relate key influences and themes to past, present, and possible future events.|
USH.6 Be able to utilize various literacy skills for interpreting historical data.
|USH.6.1||Exhibit appropriate skills for interpreting maps, charts, graphs, etc.|
|USH.6.2||Select, validate, and effectively use a variety of sources to formulate a position or course of action on an issue.|
|USH.6.3||Identify bias in written, oral, or visual material.|
|USH.6.4||Communicate information logically using basic language arts skills.|
USH.7 Be able to recognize the significant role and contributions of the nation’s diverse cultures.
|USH.7.1||Understand the influence of geography on regional culture.|
|USH.7.2||Examine the roots of cultural conflict and the nation’s treatment of ethnic groups.|
|USH.7.3||Differentiate between myths and facts related to prejudicial notions.|
|USH.7.4||Develop an appreciation for diversity through an exposure to various cultures.|
|USH.7.5||Recognize an individual role in fostering the strength of cultural diversity.|
USH.8 Be able to assess and integrate the impact of historical themes into practical applications.
|USH.8.1||Evaluate trends and their influence on the United States (immigration, environmentalism, pop culture, etc.).|
|USH.8.2||Analyze examples of how the arts reflect the history of the nation’s diverse cultures.|
|USH.8.3||Analyze the evolution of innovations in science, technology, industry, and economics.|
|USH.8.4||Trace the rise of the United States to its role as a world power.|
|USH.8.5||Reevaluate information in light of new insights and discoveries.|