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Objectives

MISSISSIPPI STUDIES

-one semester-

COMPETENCIES and Suggested Objectives

1.   Explain how geography, economics, history, and politics have influenced the development of Mississippi. (C, H, G, E)

a.       Explain how changing conditions can result in a region taking on a new identity

            (e.g., the Delta, the Coast, etc.).

b.       Identify the state’s role in the global economy (e.g., catfish production, foreign industry, agricultural production, industrial development, etc.).

c.       Distinguish renewable (e.g., trees, etc.) from non-renewable (e.g., minerals, etc.) resources of the state. d.       Analyze statewide economic activities (e.g., timber industry, shipping industry, gaming industry, catfish industry, space industry, TVA, Grand Gulf, etc.).

e.       Analyze the historical and political significance of key events in our state’s development

      (e.g., Civil War, the Great Depression, Civil Rights Movement, etc.).

2.     Describe the impact of science and technology on the development of Mississippi. (H, G, E)

a.       Identify the influence of the industrial and agricultural revolution in our state.

b.       Discuss the economic impact of agribusiness and industry.

3.   Describe the relationship of people, places, and environment through time. (G)

a.       Trace the effects of migration to and from the state (e.g., the Great Migration, Hispanic, Asian, etc.).

b.       Identify how patterns of settlement are associated with locations of resources.

c.       Compare various cultures who have had an influence on Mississippi history

      (e.g., African American, Native American, European, Asian, Hispanic, etc.).

d.       Analyze Mississippians’ reactions to key events in our nation’s history (World War I, World War II, Ingalls, etc.).

e.       Analyze the ways Mississippians have resolved conflict, adapted to change, and continue to address cultural issues unique to our state (e.g., flag issues, economics, politics, cultural traditions, Civil War, etc.).

f.         Identify how changes in one environment can produce changes in another

      (e.g., human, physical).

4.   Demonstrate the ability to apply and interpret social studies tools

      (e.g., timelines, maps, globes, graphs, a compass, technology, primary and secondary documents, charts, political cartoons, etc.). (C, H, G, E)

a.       Develop maps and graphs to show the spatial relationships within and between regions of the state (e.g., counties of the state, congressional districts).

b.       Create or use flow charts, pictograms, photographs, graphs, and documents to analyze patterns of trade, production, and resource distribution.

c.       Analyze political cartoons.

5.     Explain how civic responsibilities are important to Mississippians as citizens of the United States and residents of a global setting.  (C, H)

a.       Explain the necessity of politics and government.

b.       Describe the roles of citizens in the state and nation.

c.       Explain how the United States Constitution grants and distributes power to national and state government.

d.       Identify the major responsibilities of state and local government.

6.     Examine the cultural impact of Mississippi artists and writers.  (H, E)

a.       Evaluate the impact of Mississippians on the fine arts (e.g., visual arts, drama, dance, music, folk art, etc.).

b.       Analyze the contributions of Mississippi authors (e.g., Faulkner, Welty, Walker, Wright, Baldwin, etc.).

c.       Give examples of contributions made by selected Mississippians

(e.g., Walter Anderson, B.B. King, Leontyne Price, Rod Paige, William Tolliver, Kathy Thibodeaux, etc.).