This WebQuest is designed in keeping with the following Arizona Department of Education Standards and the Five Strands for Social Studies. The target student group is 7th graders.
Strand 1: American History
Concept 6: Civil War and Reconstruction. Regional conflicts led to the Civil War and resulted in significant changes to American social, economic and political structures. Grade 7. PO 3. Describe significance of the following individuals or groups in the Civil War:
a. political leaders - Abraham Lincoln
Strand 2: World History
Concept 1: Research Skills for History. Historical research is a process in which students examine topics of questions related to historical studies and/or current issues. By using primary and secondary sources effectively students obtain accurate and relevant information. An understanding of chronological order is applied to the analysis of the interrelatedness of events. These performance objectives also appear in Strand 1: U.S. History. They are intended to be taught in conjunction with appropriate American or World History content, when applicable. Grade 7.
PO 1. Construct charts, graphs, and narratives using historical data of the historical being studied.
PO 3. Construct timelines (e.g. presidents/world leaders, key events, people.)
Strand 3: Civics/Government
Concept 1: Foundations of Government. The United States democracy is based on principles and ideals that are embodied by symbols, people, and documents. Grade 7.
PO 1. Analyze the significance of the principles and ideals of the following documents:
a. Bill of Rights (as related to specific time periods.)
b. Emancipation Proclamation
Strand 4: Geography
Concept 4: Human Systems. Human culture, their nature, and distribution affect societies and the Earth. Grade 7.
PO 2. Describe the push and pull factors (e.g., need for raw materials, enslavement, employment opportunities, impact of war, religious freedom, political freedom) that causes human migration.
Strand 5: Economics
Concept 5: Personal Finance. Decision making skills foster a person's individual standard of living. Using information wisely leads to better informed decisions as consumers, workers, investors and effective participants in society.