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Parents, these are the standards taught by Beyond Textbooks partner schools. This list is in alphanumeric order, and your school will likely teach them in a different order. For help deciphering the code in front of the standard, please click here.

Civics Standards

Semester 1 Standards: 
  1. HS.SS.C1.02: I can determine how civic virtue and democratic principles are laid out in founding documents.

  2. HS.SS.C1.03: I will mimic the processes used in government or civic groups to make decisions that impact society. (Legislative Branch) 

  3. HS.SS.C1.04: I can compare and contrast the changes in civil rights and civil liberties in America over time. (Democratic Principles & Constitutional Rights) 

  4. HS.SS.C2.01: I can explain why it is important to fulfill my responsibilities as a citizen. (Linkage)

  5. HS.SS.C2.02: I can compare citizen involvement in the US political system and two other political systems throughout a period of time.

  6. HS.SS.C2.03: I will critique the changes over time of rights and civic ideals as laid out in historical document, laws, executive order, and court rulings. (Historical Documents)

  7. HS.SS.C2.04: I can analyze the responsibilities of citizens.

  8. HS.SS.C2.05: I can compare the rights guaranteed in Arizona Constitution to those in the United States Constitution.

  9. HS.SS.C2.06: I can evaluate the contributions of individuals and groups, including Arizonans, who have played a role in promoting civic and democratic principles.

  10. HS.SS.C3.01: I can determine how the separation of powers and checks and balances were established by the Constitution and have evolved over time.

  11. HS.SS.C3.02: I can compare and contrast the different levels of government, including national, state, local, and tribal governments with other systems of government.

  12. HS.SS.C3.01: I can determine how the separation of powers and checks and balances were established by the Constitution and have evolved over time. (Powers and Responses - Legislative Branch)

  13. HS.SS.C3.02: I can compare and contrast the different levels of government, including national, state, local, and tribal governments with other systems of government. (Function & Structure - Legislative Branch)

  14. HS.SS.C3.03: I can analyze how political parties, interest groups, elections, and the media influence government. (Linkage)

  15. HS.SS.C4.02: I can critique the effectiveness of government policy in terms of intended and unintended consequences.

  16. HS.SS.C4.02: I can critique the effectiveness of government policy in terms of intended and unintended consequences. (Legislative Branch)

  17. HS.SS.C4.03: I can explain how elections are held at different levels of government. (Legislative Branch) 

  18. HS.SS.C4.06: I can evaluate ways to address problems at the local, regional, and global level through self-reflection, planning, and reasoning. (Linkage)

  19. HS.SS.C4.04a: I can analyze the purpose, process, and outcomes of the legislative branch. (Legislative Branch)


Semester 2 Standards:
  1. HS.SS.C1.01: I can explain the significance of civic virtues to a well-functioning constitutional republic.

  2. HS.SS.C1.04: I can compare and contrast the changes in civil rights and civil liberties in America over time. (Constitutional Rights & Human Rights, Civil Rights) 

  3. HS.SS.C2.01: I can explain why it is important to fulfill my responsibilities as a citizen. (Individual Participation)

  4. HS.SS.C2.01: I can explain why it is important to fulfill my responsibilities as a citizen. (Explain importance - Local)

  5. HS.SS.C2.03: I will critique the changes over time of rights and civic ideals as laid out in historical document, laws, executive order, and court rulings. (Executive Branch Actions)

  6. HS.SS.C2.03: I will critique the changes over time of rights and civic ideals as laid out in historical document, laws, executive order, and court rulings. (Court Cases - Judicial Branch) 

  7. HS.SS.C2.03: I will critique the changes over time of rights and civic ideals as laid out in historical document, laws, executive order, and court rulings. (Legislation)

  8. HS.SS.C3.01: I can determine how the separation of powers and checks and balances were established by the Constitution and have evolved over time. (Powers and Responses - Executive Branch)

  9. HS.SS.C3.01: I can determine how the separation of powers and checks and balances were established by the Constitution and have evolved over time. (Powers and Responses - Judicial Branch)

  10. HS.SS.C3.02: I can compare and contrast the different levels of government, including national, state, local, and tribal governments with other systems of government. (Function & Structure - Executive Branch)

  11. HS.SS.C3.02: I can compare and contrast the different levels of government, including national, state, local, and tribal governments with other systems of government. (Function & Structure - Judicial Branch)

  12. HS.SS.C3.02: I can compare and contrast the different levels of government, including national, state, local, and tribal governments with other systems of government. (Analyze the Origins - Local)

  13. HS.SS.C3.04: I can analyze the impact of constitutions, laws, treaties, charters, and agreements on foreign policy. (Executive Branch)

  14. HS.SS.C4.01: I can evaluate multiple procedures for making governmental decisions in all three branches and at the local, state, tribal, national, and international levels in terms of the civic purpose achieved. 

  15. HS.SS.C4.02: I can critique the effectiveness of government policy in terms of intended and unintended consequences. (Executive Branch)

  16. HS.SS.C4.02: I can critique the effectiveness of government policy in terms of intended and unintended consequences. (Judicial Branch)

  17. HS.SS.C4.02: I can critique the effectiveness of government policy in terms of intended and unintended consequences. (Local)

  18. HS.SS.C4.03: I can explain how elections are held at different levels of government. (Executive Branch) 

  19. HS.SS.C4.04b: I can analyze the purpose, process, and outcomes of the executive branch. (Executive Branch) 

  20. HS.SS.C4.04c: I can analyze the purpose, process, and outcomes of the judicial branch. (Judicial Branch)

  21. HS.SS.C4.07: I can apply a range of deliberative and democratic strategies and procedures to make decisions in the classroom, school, and out-of-school civic contexts.


Yearly Standards (taught throughout the school year):
  1. HS.SS.C4.05 (Yearly): I can evaluate ways to address problems at the local, regional, and global level in multiple contexts as they are addressed over time and place. 

  2. HS.SS.G1.01 (Yearly): I can use maps and geographic information to analyze the relationships between places.


US History Standards

Quarter 1 Standards: 
  1. HS.SS.G2.03: I can evaluate how people changed the environment (Colonization). 

  2. HS.SS.G2.02: I can evaluate the outcome of political and economic decisions on the environment and culture (New Government). 

  3. HS.SS.G2.04: I can evaluate the use and sustainability of natural resources.

  4. HS.SS.H1.07: I can explain how technology has driven the U.S. economy and increased the standard of living (Inventions). 

  5. HS.SS.H2.01: I can explain causes and effects of an event (American Revolution). 

  6. HS.SS.H2.03: I can explain short- and long-term effects of American conflict (American Revolution). 

  7. HS.SS.H3.03: I can explain the various economic philosophies of capitalism and how that impacted politics, economy, and society (Nationalism).

  8. HS.SS.H3.05: I can explain what different labor systems are and how they have affected society (Antebellum South and Slavery).

  9. HS.SS.H4.01: I can explain how various groups have created political and social change (Antebellum South and Slavery). 


Quarter 2 Standards:
  1. HS.SS.G2.04: I can evaluate the use and sustainability of natural resources.

  2. HS.SS.H1.04: I can examine the impact of cultural diffusion in U.S. History (Imperialism).

  3. HS.SS.H2.01: I can explain causes and effects of an event (West Expansion/Civil War). 

  4. HS.SS.H2.03: I can explain short- and long-term effects of American conflict (Reconstruction).

  5. HS.SS.H2.04: I can identify the causes and effects of changes from isolationism to globalism (Imperialism). 

  6. HS.SS.H3.03: I can explain the various economic philosophies of capitalism and how that impacted politics, economy, and society (Gilded Age/Progressive Era).

  7. HS.SS.H4.03: I can identify how information and technology has changed and evolved society (Gilded Age/Progressive Era).


Quarter 3 Standards:
  1. HS.SS.G2.04: I can evaluate the use and sustainability of natural resources.

  2. HS.SS.G3.01: I can analyze why and how ideas spread and were shared creating new opportunities and population movement to specific areas. 

  3. HS.SS.G3.03: I can analyze the impact of the changes on climate conditions on human migration and the impact on the environment and its changes.

  4. HS.SS.H2.01: I can explain causes and effects of an event (WWI).

  5. HS.SS.H3.03: I can explain the various economic philosophies of capitalism and how that impacted politics, economy, and society (Depression). 

  6. HS.SS.H4.01: I can explain how various groups have created political and social change (Roaring 20’s/Harlem).

  7. HS.SS.H4.03: I can identify how information and technology has changed and evolved society (Roaring 20’s/Harlem). 

  8. HS.SS.H4.04: I can explain how a diverse society can cause both unity and disunity among peoples (Roaring 20’s/Harlem). 


Quarter 4 Standards:
  1. HS.SS.G2.02: I can evaluate the outcome of political and economic decisions on the environment and culture (Vietnam/Nixon/End of Cold War). 

  2. HS.SS.G2.04I can evaluate the use and sustainability of natural resources.

  3. HS.SS.H1.06: I can analyze the contributions of multiple peoples across regional, ethnic, and social areas and how that affected American identity (Civil Rights).

  4. HS.SS.H2.01: I can explain causes and effects of an event (Cold War). 

  5. HS.SS.H2.01: I can explain causes and effects of an event (Vietnam/Nixon/End of Cold War). 

  6. HS.SS.H2.03: I can explain short- and long-term effects of American conflict (Civil Rights). 

  7. HS.SS.H2.03: I can explain short- and long-term effects of American conflict (Vietnam/Nixon/End of Cold War). 

  8. HS.SS.H2.04: I can identify the causes and effects of changes from isolationism to globalism (Vietnam/Nixon/End of Cold War). 

  9. HS.SS.H3.03: I can explain the various economic philosophies of capitalism and how that impacted politics, economy, and society (Vietnam/Nixon/End of Cold War). 

  10. HS.SS.H4.03: I can identify how information and technology has changed and evolved society (Red Scare/1950’s). 

  11. HS.SS.H4.04: I can explain how a diverse society can cause both unity and disunity among peoples (Red Scare/1950’s). 


Yearly Standards (taught throughout the school year):
  1. None

 

World History Standards

Quarter 1 Standards: 
  1. HS.SS.G1.02: I can use various technologies to construct geographic data and explain patterns and relationships.

  2. HS.SS.H1.05: I can explain how Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Confucianism, Christianity, Islam have affected the origins of societies. 

  3. HS.SS.H1.01: I can explain how social, cultural, and environmental factors influenced the process of state-building, expansion, and dissolution in Western and Non-Western regions in the 1400’s and 1600’s. 

  4. HS.SS.H1.03a: I can evaluate the consequences that resulted from civilizational and cultural interactions along trade routes between 1400-1600. 

  5. HS.SS.H1.03bc: I can evaluate the causes and consequences that resulted from civilizational and cultural interactions resulting from European exploration and the Columbian Exchange 1450-1800. 

  6. HS.SS.H4.02abc: I can explain how the ideas of the Renaissance, Scientific Revolution, and Enlightenment developed and then shaped societies and institutions. 


Quarter 2 Standards:
  1. HS.SS.H1.02: I can explain how social, cultural, and environmental factors influenced the process of state-building, expansion, and dissolution in Western and Non-Western regions between the 1700’s to the 1900’s. 

  2. HS.SS.H1.07abc: I can analyze the causes and effects of the Industrial Revolution. 

  3. HS.SS.H1.07d: I can analyze the political and economic effects of the Industrial Revolution. 

  4. HS.SS.H2.04ab: I can compare the causes and consequences of isolationism and globalism as European and American countries imperialized and colonized less developed nations.

  5. HS.SS.H3.04a: I can evaluate how the shift from absolute monarchies to more representative governments balanced individual freedoms, responsibilities, and human dignity. 

  6. HS.SS.H3.04b: I can compare how the French, American, and Latin American Revolutions influenced each other and represented a shift from absolute monarchies to more representative governments. 


Quarter 3 Standards:
  1. HS.SS.H2.01a: I can analyze and explain the causes of WWI. 

  2. HS.SS.H2.01b: I can analyze and explain the causes of the Russian Revolution. 


Quarter 4 Standards:
  1. HS.SS.G2.01: I can analyze effects of overpopulation, and environmental disaster, etc on human populations in the 21st century. 

  2. HS.SS.G3.05: I can evaluate how social, political, and economic decisions cause conflict such as terrorism. 

  3. HS.SS.H3.02: I can analyze the way China (21st Century) has changed due to the influence of the transformation of ideology, religion and belief systems. 

  4. HS.SS.H3.04c: I can compare how states interact in a global world, utilize or contract technology and information, and protect or abuse human rights in the 21st century. 


Yearly Standards (taught throughout the school year):
  1. HS.2SS.C4.P02: I can explain the effects the Reformation had on society and religion.

  2. HS.2SS.C8.P03: I can explain how WWI ended and the effect it had on the world.

  3. HS.2SS.C8.P04: I can connect the results of WWI to the rise of fascism and WWII.

  4. HS.2SS.C8.P05b: I can understand the importance of military strategies during WWII.

  5. HS.2SS.C8.P05cd: I can examine the treatment of civilian populations during WWII and the Holocaust.

  6. HS.2SS.C8.P07: I can identify the political, economic, and cultural effects of the Cold War. I can explain the effects of the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

  7. HS.2SS.C9.P01: I can explain why the Soviet Union fell and how it effected other countries.

  8. HS.SS.G3.04: I can evaluate the consequences of disasters on trade, politics, and migration.

  9. HS.SS.H2.02: I can compare the approaches to conflict within and between states and the implemented solutions in nations gaining independence around the world in the 1940’s-1980’s.

  10. HS.SS.H3.01: I can analyze how governments develop institutions and organizations in response to societal needs and changes.

 

Economics Standards

(Note: Standards are calendared in two-semester blocks - Fall and Spring - & repeat each semester):

Fall Semester:

Quarter 1:
  1. HS.SS.E1.01: I can evaluate how and why people make choices to improve their economic well-being.

  2. HS.SS.E1.02: I can analyze the factors that influence how and why people make budgeting and saving choices. 

  3. HS.SS.E1.03: I can evaluate the cost and benefits of using credit.

  4. HS.SS.E1.04: I can compare the costs and benefits of several types of investments. 

  5. HS.SS.E1.05: I can evaluate the ways insurance may minimize personal financial risk. -

  6. HS.SS.E2.01: I can explain how scarcity effects economic decisions, and evaluate the impact of scarcity on individuals, institutions, and societies.

  7. HS.SS.E2.02: I can explain how incentives impact choices for individuals, institutions, and society. 

  8. HS.SS.E2.03: I can use cost-benefit analysis and/or marginal analysis to evaluate an economic issue.

  9. HS.SS.E4.03Explain the roles of institutions in a market economy.

  10. HS.SS.E4.04Explain the effect of advancements in technology and training on economic growth and standards of living.

  11. HS.SS.E5.01Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of global trade. 

  12. HS.SS.E5.02Evaluate how interdependence impacts individuals, institutions, and societies.

  13. HS.SS.E5.04Explain how national economies influence trade. 

  14. HS.SS.G3.02Evaluate the impact of economic activities and political decisions on spatial patterns within and among urban, suburban, and rural regions.


Quarter 2:
  1. HS.SS.E3.01: I can explain how buyers and sellers interact to create markets and market structures. 

  2. HS.SS.E3.02: I can evaluate how numerous factors and conditions influence market prices.

  3. HS.SS.E3.03: I can evaluate the role of government in regulating market places.

  4. HS.SS.E3.04: I can explain the distinct types of business organizations and analyze the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in a market economy.

  5. HS.SS.E4.01: I can use economic data to analyze the health of a national economy.

  6. HS.SS.E4.02: I can evaluate the economic conditions that lead to fiscal and monetary policy choices and explain their impact on households and businesses.

  7. HS.SS.E4.03Explain the roles of institutions in a market economy.

  8. HS.SS.E4.04Explain the effect of advancements in technology and training on economic growth and standards of living.

  9. HS.SS.E5.01Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of global trade. 

  10. HS.SS.E5.02Evaluate how interdependence impacts individuals, institutions, and societies.

  11. HS.SS.E5.03: I can explain why nations choose to trade and how trade is regulated.

  12. HS.SS.E5.04Explain how national economies influence trade. 

  13. HS.SS.G3.02Evaluate the impact of economic activities and political decisions on spatial patterns within and among urban, suburban, and rural regions.

  14. HS.SS.G4.01: I can take an active stance on a geographic issue reflecting its scale.

  15. HS.SS.G4.02: I can analyze patterns of global power and influence in respect to trade, demographics, politics, and resource availability and use.

  16. HS.SS.G4.03: I can analyze patterns of interdependence.


Spring Semester:

Quarter 3:
  1. HS.SS.E1.01: I can evaluate how and why people make choices to improve their economic well-being. 

  2. HS.SS.E1.02: I can analyze the factors that influence how and why people make budgeting and saving choices. 

  3. HS.SS.E1.03: I can evaluate the cost and benefits of using credit.

  4. HS.SS.E1.04: I can compare the costs and benefits of several types of investments. 

  5. HS.SS.E1.05: I can evaluate the ways insurance may minimize personal financial risk. 

  6. HS.SS.E2.01: I can explain how scarcity effects economic decisions, and evaluate the impact of scarcity on individuals, institutions, and societies. 

  7. HS.SS.E2.02: I can explain how incentives impact choices for individuals, institutions and society. 

  8. HS.SS.E2.03: I can use cost-benefit analysis and/or marginal analysis to evaluate an economic issue.

  9. HS.SS.E4.03Explain the roles of institutions in a market economy.

  10. HS.SS.E4.04Explain the effect of advancements in technology and training on economic growth and standards of living.

  11. HS.SS.E5.01Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of global trade. 

  12. HS.SS.E5.02Evaluate how interdependence impacts individuals, institutions, and societies.

  13. HS.SS.E5.04Explain how national economies influence trade. 

  14. HS.SS.G3.02Evaluate the impact of economic activities and political decisions on spatial patterns within and among urban, suburban, and rural regions.


Quarter 4:

 

  1. HS.SS.E3.01: I can explain how buyers and sellers interact to create markets and market structures. 

  2. HS.SS.E3.02: I can evaluate how numerous factors and conditions influence market prices.

  3. HS.SS.E3.03: I can evaluate the role of government in regulating market places. 

  4. HS.SS.E3.04: I can explain the distinct types of business organizations and analyze the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in a market economy. 

  5. HS.SS.E4.01: I can use economic data to analyze the health of a national economy.

  6. HS.SS.E4.02: I can evaluate the economic conditions that lead to fiscal and monetary policy choices and explain their impact on households and businesses. 

  7. HS.SS.E4.03Explain the roles of institutions in a market economy.

  8. HS.SS.E4.04Explain the effect of advancements in technology and training on economic growth and standards of living.

  9. HS.SS.E5.01Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of global trade. 

  10. HS.SS.E5.02Evaluate how interdependence impacts individuals, institutions, and societies.

  11. HS.SS.E5.03: I can explain why nations choose to trade and how trade is regulated. 

  12. HS.SS.E5.04Explain how national economies influence trade. 

  13. HS.SS.G3.02Evaluate the impact of economic activities and political decisions on spatial patterns within and among urban, suburban, and rural regions.

  14. HS.SS.G4.01: I can take an active stance on a geographic issue reflecting its scale.

  15. HS.SS.G4.02: I can analyze patterns of global power and influence in respect to trade, demographics, politics, and resource availability and use. 

  16. HS.SS.G4.03: I can analyze patterns of interdependence. 

 

Parents, these sites are free to use, or have at least some free options. Some may require creating a free account. Once you know the name of the standard your child is working on, try searching within the site for that standard. 

ReadWorks - thousands of free reading passages. You can sort by grade, topic, difficulty and more. Create a free account in the upper right corner. Mood and Tone: a list of words to use when describing mood and tone - descriptive words to pump up the quality of writing. Biology Corner - a very detailed source for Biology resources. Mostly high school level, but useful in middle school as well. 
Khan Academy - instructional videos on many standards. Search by subject and standard. History.com - a great source for Social Studies resources, documents, and video clips. Teachers Pay Teachers - many of these resources require purchase, but some are free to download and use.
The Science Spot - many resources based on science. Searchable by topic and subject. Text structures: types, outlines, and examples - very useful guidelines on writing and types of writing.  Purple Math - informative explanations of many math topics. Searchable by content and standard.
Parts of Speech - a good ELA resource based on parts of speech. YouTube - try searching for a specific topic, such as "how to add fractions". NewsELA - student-friendly articles based on news and current events.
LearnZillion - many resources for students and parents in grades 3-9, ELA and Math. Common Lit - many reading resources based on all content areas. Searchable by topic and subject.

ReadWriteThink - a very powerful website for ELA standards and practice.

Math Antics - a YouTube channel with great math how-to videos.  Educator.com - many of these resources require a paid subscription, but some are free to view. Good section on AP classes.

Big History Project - a comprehensive "history of the universe" project.

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