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Course Alignment Examples

Course: 2100310 United States History

Standards (125)   Alignment Evidence
SS.912.A.2.1: Review causes and consequences of the Civil War. Where the standard (benchmark) is taught: Semester 1, Quarter 1. Unit Title: The Civil War 1861-1865.
How the standard (benchmark) is taught: 30 minute direct instruction. Cooperative Learning Jigsaw Timeline: each member in a group of three will research either the social, political, or economic milestones in the United States from 1861-1865. Students will provide identifying terms relevant to the unit.
How mastery of the standard (benchmark) is assessed: In class writing assignment answering, “Describe the continuity and change over time from 1861-1865 in the United States socially, politically, and economically.”
SS.912.A.3.3: Compare the first and second Industrial Revolutions in the United States. Where the standard (benchmark) is taught: Semester 1, Quarter 1. Unit Title: Industrialization and Urbanization.
How the standard (benchmark) is taught: Direct instruction. Student research on key industrial figures of the era (e.g. Carnegie, Morgan, Vanderbilt, Rockefeller). Students will determine if the historical figures researched are considered “Captains of Industry” or “Robber Barons.” Students will use their conclusions to generate a results graph. Students will provide identifying terms (3-5 sentences for each) relevant to the unit.
How mastery of the standard (benchmark) is assessed: Pretest and post test.
SS.912.A.6.14: Analyze causes, course, and consequences of the Vietnam War. Where the standard (benchmark) is taught: Semester 2, Quarter 4. Unit Title: Vietnam.
How the standard (benchmark) is taught: Direct instruction. Students will analyze political cartoons and government announcements from the era via the US archives website. They will assess them for the Origin, Purpose, Historical Limitations, and Historical Values.
How mastery of the standard (benchmark) is assessed: Pretest and post test. Small group debate in which students will be assigned either a “pro” or “anti” war position relating to the Vietnam War. Students will be scored on established rubric which includes, facts used, contextual relevance, and style.
LACC.1112.WHST.1.2: Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/experiments, or technical processes. Where the standard (benchmark) is taught: Throughout the course, but as an example: Semester 1, Quarter 1. Unit Title: The Civil War 1861-1865.
How the standard (benchmark) is taught: Integrated with benchmark SS.912.A.2.1; 30 minute direct instruction. Cooperative Learning Jigsaw Timeline: each member in a group of three will research either the social, political, or economic milestones in the United States from 1861-1865. Students will provide identifying terms relevant to the unit.
How mastery of the standard (benchmark) is assessed: Integrated with benchmark SS.912.A.2.1; In class writing assignment answering, "Describe the continuity and change over time from 1861-1865 in the United States socially, politically, and economically."