Standards

NCSS Standards:
 
V. Individuals, Groups, & Institutions
The learner can:
a) give examples of and explain group and institutional influences such as religious beliefs, laws, and peer pressure, on people, events, and elements of culture.  
b) identify and describe examples of tensions between and individual's beliefs and government policies and laws.
 
    -Through this WebQuest, students will see examples of different religious beliefs and laws and will see how peer pressure to say certain things results in tension between groups and eventually have negative consequences.
VI. Power, Authority, & Governance
The learner can: 
a) identify and describe factors that contribute to cooperation and cause disputes within and among groups and nations.
b) recognize and give examples of the tensions between the wants and needs of individuals and groups, and concepts such as fairness, equity, and justice.
 
    -Through this WebQuest, students will investigate the factors that led to the Salem Witch Trials and will read about the tensions between the accused and the accusers.
 
 X. Civic Ideals & Practices
The learner can:
a) explain actions citizens can take to influence public policy decisions.
b) examine the influence of public opinion on personal decision-making and government policy on public issues.
 
    -Through this WebQuest, students will learn about peaceful protests for or against policies and will read about the influence that public opinion and peer pressure can have on the decisions people make.
 
WV CSOs:

Social Studies
6th grade:
SS.O.6.1.5: analyze citizen actions (e.g., petitions, lobbying, demonstrations, civil disobedience) and public opinion (Expressed through various media and meetings) and evaluate these influences on public policy and decision-making. 
 
7th grade:
SS.O.7.1.4: Research and organize information about an issue of public concern from multiple points of view.
 
8th grade:
SS.O.8.1.4: Compare and contrast the relationship between policy statements and action plans used to address issues of public concern. 
 
Reading and Language Arts
6th grade:
RLA.O.6.2.3: From a prompt, use the writing process to develop a composition that contains specific details and transitions. 
RLA.O.6.2.8: Demonstrate the ability to use electronic and non-electronic reference materials to locate information, analyze the source, evaluate the data, and create a product based upon an assigned task.
RLA.O.6.3.5: Create and present an age-appropriate media product that demonstrates format, purpose, and audience.
 
7th grade:
RLA.O.7.2.6: From a prompt use the five-step writing process to develop a focused composition that contains specific, relevant details and vivid and precise words.  
RLA.O.7.1.7: Summarize explicit and implied information from literary and informational texts to recognize the relationships among the facts, ideas, events and concepts (e.g., names, dates, events, organizational patters, graphical representations as found in photographs, captions, maps or time lines, textual features including table of contents, headings or side bars).
RLA.0.7.3.6: Plan, create and present an age-appropriate media product that demonstrates format, purpose, and audience.
 
8th grade:
RLA.O.8.1.9: Summarize explicit and implied information from literary and informational texts to recognize the relationships among the facts, ideas, events and concepts (e.g., names, dates, events, organizational patters, graphical representations as found in photographs, captions, maps or time lines, textual features including table of contents, headings or side bars).
RLA.O.8.2.4: From a prompt, use the five-step writing process to develop a focused composition that contains specific, relevant details, and vivid, precise words.
RLA.O.8.3.7: Plan, create and present an age-appropriate media product that demonstrates format, purpose, and audience.