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QUE - September 2001

MIDDLE GEORGIA CLUSTER

HISTORY STANDARDS FOR NON-MAJORS AND MAJORS

STANDARD #1:  Understands the Concept of History

NON-MAJOR LEVEL 14

MAJOR LEVEL 14

MAJOR LEVEL 16

*Discuss change over time

*Contextual understanding

*Identify the various historical interpretations

*Define basic historical terms

*Illustrate the continuity of historical facts

*Read critically and evaluate historical data

*Draw inferences and develop new conclusions

*Analyze, synthesize, and evaluate historical data

STANDARD #2:  Identify economic, political, and social forces which have influenced movements and significant events in the progression of history

NON-MAJOR LEVEL 14

MAJOR LEVEL 14

MAJOR LEVEL 16

*Discuss the influences of the major agricultural movements upon society

*Discuss the influence of the major industrial movement upon society

*Discuss the evolution and need for government

*Describe the influence of war upon the progression of civilization

*Illustrate the influence of religion on the development of civilization in the course of history

*Discuss the influences of the major agricultural movements upon society

*Discuss the influence of the major industrial movement upon society

*Discuss the evolution and need for government

*Describe the influence of war upon the progression of civilization

*Illustrate the influence of religion on the development of civilization in the course of history

*Discuss, analyze and evaluate the relationship between agricultural advancements, industry and technology and the progression of society

*Discuss specific conflicts and their influences on society and government

*Explain the role of religion and its impact upon global societies

STANDARD #3:  Demonstrate the ability to read maps and develop time lines

NON-MAJOR LEVEL 14

MAJOR LEVEL 14

MAJOR LEVEL 16

*Identify selected map locations

*Identify selected land masses and bodies of water

*Develop time lines illustrating an understanding of historical events and their relations to time and space

*Locate major political entities and major urban sites

*Establish relationships in a chronological order

*Plot the location of major land which bodies of water, political entities and major urban cities

*Illustrate the relationships between events occurring in different time periods

STANDARD #4:         Demonstrate the ability to separate fact from opinion by using the historical method

NON-MAJOR LEVEL 14

MAJOR LEVEL 14

MAJOR LEVEL 16

*Read critically, separate fact from opinion

*Identify historical significance of books

*Will do book reviews or use selected historical materials

*Define and explain how internal and external criticism are used in historical research

*SENIOR PROJECT: RESEARCH PAPER

* Collect and classify research data

*Analyze , synthesize, and evaluate historical data