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Progress Amidst Prejudice:
Portraits of African Americans in Missouri, 1880-1920

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Framework for Curriculum Development in Social Studies

The Show-Me Standards: Social Studies

Performance (Process) Standards

Goal 1: Students in Missouri public schools will acquire the knowledge and skills to gather, analyze and apply information and ideas.


develop questions and ideas to initiate and refine research


conduct research to answer questions and evaluate information and ideas


use technological tools and other resources to locate, select, and organize information


comprehend and evaluate written, visual and oral presentations and works


discover and evaluate patterns and relationships in information, ideas, and structures


evaluate the accuracy of information and the reliability of its sources


organize data, information and ideas into useful forms (including charts, graphs, outlines) for analysis or presentation


identify, analyze, and compare institutions, traditions and art forms of past and present societies

Knowledge (Content) Standards: Social Studies

In Social Studies, students in Missouri public schools will acquire a solid foundation that includes knowledge of:


Continuity and change in the history of Missouri, the United States and the world

SS6 Relationships of the individual and groups to institutions and cultural traditions

SS7 The use of tools of social science inquiry (such as surveys, statistics, maps, documents)

The Social Studies Strands

Social Studies I.C Why Have People Established Governance Systems?

(Historical Perspective)

Grades 5-8

  1. How have the rights and responsibilities of citizens changed over time in the history of the United States?

Grades 9-12

  1. How have the qualifications, rights, and responsibilities of citizens and non-citizens of different ethnic and gender groups changed over time in the United States and other places?

Social Studies II.C How Do Individuals Relate To and Interact with Groups?

(Historical Perspective)

Grades 5-8

  1. How have social institutions changed over time?

  2. How have the United States and other nations been modified by immigration and internal migrations?

  3. In this and other eras, what issues have been created by changes in social institutions and in patterns of interaction among individuals and groups?

Grades 9-12

  1. How have major social institutions changed over time? What were causes and results of those changes?

  2. What factors have led to change in patterns of cultural diversity and relationships in this and other societies? What have been the consequences and resulting issues?

Social Studies IV.A How Do the Lives of Individuals and Conditions in Society Affect Each Other?

(Civic-Political Perspective)

Grades 5-8

  1. What are personal, political, and economic rights and responsibilities of United States citizens—adults and children?

Grades 9-12

  1. What are the personal, political, and economic rights of citizens? What are the sources of those rights? In what historical and contemporary issues are those rights involved?