Social Studies Benchmarks

Wyckoff Public Schools

Grade 5 Marking Period Social Studies Benchmarks

 

 

 

MP #1

MP #2

MP #3

Report Card Indicators

Exploration & Colonization

Revolution & the New Nation

Expansion & Reform

Draws on information from multiple print or digital resources demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question or solve a problem

  • Recalls relevant information from print and digital sources (charts, maps, and timelines)

     

  • Applies relevant information to written and oral responses
  • Recalls relevant information from print and digital sources (artifacts, maps, and videos)

     

  • Applies relevant information to written/oral responses and problem solving

     

  • Conducts short research projects about an historical event using and citing several sources
  • Recalls relevant information from print and digital sources (artifacts, maps, and photographs)

     

  • Applies relevant information to written/oral responses and problem solving

     

  • Conducts short research projects on an historical event, integrating information from at least two print or digital sources. Cites sources using MLA format (easybib.com)

Determines the meaning of academic and domain-specific words relevant to a subject area

  • Consults reference materials for the precise meaning of unit academic and domain-specific words

     

  • Applies content vocabulary to written and oral responses
  • Consults reference materials for the precise meaning of unit academic and domain-specific words

     

  • Applies content vocabulary to written and oral responses
  • Consults reference materials for the precise meaning of unit academic and domain-specific words

     

  • Applies content vocabulary to written and oral responses

Analyzes multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting similarities and differences in the point of view they represent as supported by evidence

  • Compares and contrasts two or more accounts of the same event or topic

     

  • Draws evidence from informational text* to support point of view of the same event
  • Compares and contrasts two or more accounts of the same event or topic

     

  • Draws evidence from informational text* to support point of view of the same event
  • Compares and contrasts two or more accounts of the same event or topic

     

  • Draws evidence from informational text* to support point of view of the same event

*Informational texts- including, but not limited to: grade level work texts, articles, recordings, diaries, oral histories, letters, speeches, biographies and online resources (Library of Congress www.loc.govwww.Britannica.com, etc.)



                  

 

 

Wyckoff Public Schools

Grade 4 Marking Period Social Studies Benchmarks

 

 

 

MP #1

MP #2

MP #3

Report Card Indicators

Early Peoples

History of New Jersey

Immigration

Explains relationships between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in informational texts*

  • Uses cause and effect and problem-solution text structures to understand the relationship between unit concepts
  • Interprets information presented visually and orally to explain how it contributes to an understanding of the text
  • Begins to integrate information across texts to explain relationships
  • Interprets information presented visually and orally to explain how it contributes to an understanding of the text
  • Synthesizes information from various sources to make connections
  • Compares and contrasts a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event describing the differences in focus and information provided

Determines the meaning of academic and domain-specific words relevant to a subject area

  • Consults reference materials for the precise meaning of unit academic and domain-specific words
  • Applies content vocabulary to written and oral responses
  • Consults reference materials for the precise meaning of unit academic and domain-specific words
  • Applies content vocabulary to written and oral responses
  • Consults reference materials for the precise meaning of unit academic and domain-specific words
  • Applies content vocabulary to written and oral responses

Uses information from multimedia elements or digital sources to answer questions or solve problems

  • Recalls relevant information from print and digital sources (maps, graphs, timelines, and photographs, recordings)
  • Applies relevant information to written/oral responses, and problem solving
  • Takes notes to categorize unit information
  • Draws evidence from informational texts* to support analysis
  • Recalls relevant information from print and digital sources (maps, graphs, diagrams, illustrations)
  • Applies relevant information to written/ oral responses and problem solving
  • Takes notes and categorizes information
  • Draws evidence from informational texts* to support analysis, reflection, and research
  • Recalls relevant information from print and digital sources (maps, biographies, videos)
  • Applies relevant information to written/oral responses and problem solving
  • Takes notes and categorizes information
  • Draws evidence from informational texts* to support analysis, reflection, and research. Cites sources.

Integrates information from several texts on the same topic

 

 

  • Examines a topic to convey ideas and information clearly
  • Identifies the point of view in different sources on the same topic
  • Selects and use appropriate sources to answer questions
  • Uses skim/scan to locate information
  • Examines and develops the topic to convey ideas and information clearly
  • Compares the points of view in different sources on the same topic
  • Distinguishes between fact and opinion
  • Uses various note-taking strategies
  • Paraphrases and summarizes information
  • Examines, develops and links ideas on a topic to convey ideas and information clearly
  • Analyzes different points of view to form conclusions based on multiple sources
  • Interprets, applies, and synthesizes information from multiple sources

 

Responses to informational text is reflective and supported by evidence

  • Responses reflect literal and inferential understanding of informational unit texts* supported by evidence
  • Responses reflect literal and inferential understanding of informational unit texts* supported by evidence
  • Responses reflect literal and inferential understanding of informational unit texts* supported by evidence

 

*Informational texts- including, but not limited to: grade level work texts, articles, recordings, diaries, oral histories, letters, speeches, biographies and online resources (Library of Congress www.loc.govwww.Britannica.com, etc.)

 

 

Wyckoff Public Schools

Grade 3 Marking Period Social Studies Benchmarks

 

 

 

 

MP #1

MP #2

MP #3

Report Card Indicators

Citizenship/Continents & Maps

Regions of New Jersey

Northeastern Region of U.S.

Determines the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words in a text

  • Consults reference materials for the precise meaning of unit academic and domain-specific word

     

  • Applies content vocabulary to written and oral responses
  • Consults reference materials for the precise meaning of unit academic and domain-specific words

     

  • Applies content vocabulary to written and oral responses
  • Consults reference materials for the precise meaning of unit academic and domain-specific words

     

  • Applies content vocabulary to written and oral responses

Uses text features and search tools to locate information

  • Identifies and uses text features (captions, sidebars, glossary, table of contents, index) to locate information

     

  • Selects and uses appropriate sources to answer questions

     

  • Questions text during reading and listening

     

  • Uses simple note-taking strategies and determines important information
  • Interprets and explains main idea and supports with evidence

     

  • Practices note-taking skills to determine relevant information

     

  • Recalls and gathers information from multiple sources
  • Draws conclusions and cites evidence based on gathered information

     

  • Sorts and synthesizes evidence

     

  • Conducts a research project on a unit topic

     

  • Cites information by author and title

Uses illustrations and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding

  • Compares and contrasts communities and practices

     

  • Examines the role of citizens in communities and appreciate individual differences

     

  • Identifies basic map features: landforms, key and legend, compass rose, hemispheres, boundaries, oceans and continents
  • Identifies and locates regions of New Jersey

     

  • Examines physical features and climate

     

  • Uses informational texts to see how geography influences communities

 

 

*Informational texts- including, but not limited to: grade level work texts, articles, recordings, diaries, oral histories, letters, speeches, biographies and online resources (Library of Congress www.loc.govwww.Britannica.com, etc.)



              

 

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2019 Intrado Corporation. All rights reserved.