WHS.1 Identify SDA Christian principles and values in correlation with social studies.
|WHS.1.1||Recognize God’s purpose in the dynamics of human history.|
|WHS.1.2||Explore God’s role in the political, social, economic, and spiritual areas of societies.|
|WHS.1.3||Apply Biblical principles of Christian morality, integrity, and ethical behavior to all aspects of life.|
|WHS.1.4||Equip students with a Christian approach toward social issues.|
WHS.2 Develop abilities in social studies.
|WHS.2.1||Develop critical and creative thinking skills (research, analysis, evaluation, correlation).|
|WHS.2.2||Utilize the principles and methodologies of cooperative learning (benefiting from others’ experiences).|
|WHS.2.3||Develop effective communication skills (speaking, writing, listening, debating, using technology, etc.).|
WHS.3 Be able to apply social studies knowledge and skills.
|WHS.3.1||Read, research, analyze, write, and present using primary, secondary, and technological sources.|
|WHS.3.2||Identify key concepts and themes.|
|WHS.3.3||Demonstrate an appreciation of life through diverse perspectives.|
|WHS.3.4||Correlate relevant concepts from past to present.|
WHS.4 Be able to conduct historical inquiry and analysis to develop an understanding of past and current events.
|WHS.4.1||Acknowledge God as Creator and Sustainer of life and the natural world.|
|WHS.4.2||Investigate the origin and formation of civilizations.|
|WHS.4.3||Identify key people and events.|
|WHS.4.4||Examine the origins and influence of ideas (social, religious, philosophical, political, etc.).|
|WHS.4.5||Distinguish key conflicts/resolutions and their causes/effects.|
WHS.5 Be able to understand the flow of time and events, including God’s involvement and biblical prophecy.
|WHS.5.1||Trace the logical progression of historical events.|
|WHS.5.2||Form valid generalizations about various eras in time.|
|WHS.5.3||Relate key influences and themes to past, present, and possible future events.|
|WHS.5.4||Recognize that while change occurs over time, there is continuity to the basic structure of societies.|
WHS.6 Be able to utilize various literacy skills for interpreting historical data.
|WHS.6.1||Exhibit appropriate skills for interpreting maps, charts, graphs, etc.|
|WHS.6.2||Select, validate, and effectively use a variety of sources to formulate a position or course of action on an issue.|
|WHS.6.3||Identify bias in written, oral, or visual material.|
|WHS.6.4||Communicate information logically using basic language arts skills.|
WHS.7 Be able to recognize the significant roles and contributions of the world’s diverse cultures.
|WHS.7.1||Develop an appreciation for diversity through an exposure to various cultures.|
|WHS.7.2||Differentiate between myths and facts related to prejudicial notions.|
|WHS.7.3||Understand the influence of geography in cultural development.|
|WHS.7.4||Recognize an individual role in fostering the strength of cultural diversity.|
|WHS.7.5||Analyze examples of how the arts and architecture reflect the history of diverse cultures.|
WHS.8 Be able to assess and integrate the impact of historical events into practical and spiritual applications.
|WHS.8.1||Identify global trends and evaluate their influence on world cultures.|
|WHS.8.2||Connect developments in science and technology with the growth of industrial economies.|
|WHS.8.3||Reevaluate information in light of new insights and discoveries.|
|WHS.8.4||Apply lessons of historical patterns through practical applications.|