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SNC - SOCIAL STUDIES - Curriculum

Grade 4



DOMAIN 1: Citizenship

Standard 1: All students will develop an understanding of citizenship, good character, responsibilities,

diversity and tolerance by observing some common etiquettes.

Student Learning Outcomes: Citizenship and Rights

Knowledge:

Students will understand...

The difference between the terms/concept citizen, global citizen, and digital/cyber citizenship.


Definition of the term ‘Human Rights.


Skills:

Students will be able to...

Differentiate between the terms/concept citizen, global citizen, and digital/cyber citizenship.


Define the term ‘Human Rights.


Differentiate between rights and responsibilities


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Student Learning Outcomes: Civic Sense, Nationalism, Conflict Management, and Common Etiquettes

Knowledge:

Students will understand...

Definition the term ‘Tolerance.


Concept of peace and conflict.


Advantages of living in harmony with groups of different gender, religion, ethnicity, and ability.

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Civic Sense by giving examples (traffic rules, keep the environment clean, WASH)




Skills:

Students will be able to...


* Understand the term ‘Tolerance


Describe the importance of living in harmony with each other by accepting difference in gender, religion, ethnicity, and ability.

Explain that attitudes affect and create conflict and peace


Recognize the causes of disagreements at the personal and peer level, household and neighborhood level.


Resolve conflicts through discussions.


Identify common etiquettes for example: good manners, politeness, respect for elders, helping others, dignity of labor, and discipline.



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DOMAIN 2: Culture and Diversity

Standard 2: All students will learn about the coexistence of diverse groups of people in Pakistan as a nation.


Student Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to define culture along with its components, will be able to understand the cultural diversity of Pakistan regarding diverse cultural groups (their crafts, language, festivals, clothes, foods, customs etc.) and reflect on norms of multicultural societies

Knowledge:


Concept of nation and nationalism

Concept of culture and its components (religion, crafts, languages, festival, clothing, popular events, folk songs, foods, and art)

Concept of diversity


Major diverse groups and their key characteristics in Pakistani society (gender - including transgenders, religions, ethnicities, mixed abilities - physical and mental)

Festivals celebrated by religious and ethnic minorities

Skills:

Students will be able to...

Describe the concept of nation and nationalism


Relate with being a proud part of a nation

Describe culture and its components.


Understand the term diversity


Understand the cultural diversity of Pakistan (religion, crafts, languages, festival, clothing, popular events, folk songs, foods, and art)

Identify the major diverse groups and their key characteristics in Pakistani society (gender - including transgenders, religions, ethnicities, mixed abilities – physical and mental)


Recognize how different minorities celebrate their festivals


Explain how diversity aids society to prosper.

Identify and appreciate aspects of diverse cultures of Pakistan in different regions.

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Student Learning Outcomes: Student will be able to understand the term ‘means of communication and state various examples of means of communication

Knowledge:

Students will understand...


Definition of communication

Means of communication - Letter, phone, internet, radio, TV etc.

Skills:

Students will be able to...

List and describe the forms of communication

investigate how forms of communication have evolved with time.

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DOMAIN 3: State and Government

Standard 3: All students will identify the purpose of a government and describe the components of a democratic government i.e. legislature, executive and judiciary used to make decisions, seek consensus and resolve conflicts.

Student Learning Outcomes: State and Government

Knowledge:

Students will understand...

Define and Differentiate between State and Government

Describe a constitution


The definition and dynamics of General Elections


Definition of the term Leader



Additional/Advanced SLOs



Concept of constitution


Skills:

Students will be able to...

Demonstrate the voting process and government formation by doing class elections


Define and Differentiate between State and Government


Discuss the qualities of a good leader


Additional/Advanced SLOs


Describe the concept of a constitution

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DOMAIN 4: History

Standard 4: All students will learn major historical events chronologically and enlist key historical events from pre-historic man and early civilizations to date. The students will also be able to recognize the international and national events and personalities.

Student Learning Outcomes: Ancient Civilizations

Knowledge:

Students will understand...

Information on ancient civilizations along major rivers of the world (Mesopotamia/Nile Valley (Egyptian)/ Indus valley/Gandhara) along with their timeline


Skills:

Students will be able to...

Identify ancient civilizations along major rivers of the world (Mesopotamia/Nile Valley (Egyptian)/ Indus valley/Gandhara) in the sequence of their existence

Describe significant aspects of daily life and social organization/governance of at least one of the early civilizations



Additional/Advanced SLOs

Mesopotamia/Chinese/Egyptian/Indus valley

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Student Learning Outcomes: Pakistan History

Knowledge:

Students will understand...

Brief description of events that led to the creation of Pakistan


The role of minorities in the creation of Pakistan

Describe the role of certain historical personalities in the creation of Pakistan (Sir Syed A. Khan, Ch. Rehmat Ali, Hafeez Jalhandari, Fatima Jinnah, Begum Liaqat Ali)


Skills:

Students will be able to...

Describe the main events that led to the creation of Pakistan

Explain the regions/provinces contribution in the creation of Pakistan.

Explain the role of minorities in the creation of Pakistan

Match the historical personalities with their contribution in creation of Pakistan.


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DOMAIN 5: Geography

Standard 5: All students will learn to read the globe/map, along with the ability to use it to enhance their understanding of geography, landforms and various physical features of Pakistan. They will understand the interaction between land and its people, weather, and climate. They will develop an awareness of the prevalence and management of natural disasters and the required safety measures. Students will be able to develop an understanding of population and its implications. Teacher will adapt standard and benchmarks according to individual needs of the students

Student Learning Outcomes: Maps and Globes

Knowledge:


Use of maps and globes

Key elements of maps

Major continents and oceans

Concept of BOLTS

Compass and cardinal points




Skills:

Students will be able to...

Enlist the uses of maps and globes

Identify the key elements of a map/globe

locate all continents and major oceans/seas

Recognize the concept of directions with the help of cardinal points and Compass

Apply the concept of BOLTS with the help of a map.

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Student Learning Outcomes

Knowledge:

Students will understand...

Features of physical regions in Pakistan


Major land forms and their types in Pakistan: Plain, Plateau, Mountain, Valley, Hill, Desert, Glacier, River, Island




Skills:

Students will be able to...

Identify major land forms and their types in Pakistan.

Identify the distinctive characteristics / features of each physical region of Pakistan.

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Student Learning Outcomes: Weather, Climate, Environment, and Sustainability

Knowledge:


Definition of weather and climate


Effects of physical environment on the lifestyle of people in Pakistan


Ways in which human activities can have positive and negative impact on the environment


Importance and interconnectedness of Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)


Skills:

Students will be able to...

  • Define and distinguish between weather and climate.

Explain the effect of the physical environment on the lifestyle of people in Pakistan.

* Explain how human activities have changed the natural environment (e.g. deforestation, building dams, industry etc. (Positive and negative impact)

Identify the importance and interconnectedness of Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Additional/Advanced SLOs



Emphasize the importance of sustainability global warming in how people interact with their natural environment

Describe the consequences of non-sustainable actions


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Student Learning Outcomes: Population and Census

Knowledge:


* Definition of the terms Population and Census

Importance of Consensus

Definition of the term Growth Rate and Population Density

Factors affecting population

Problems caused by over population






Skills:

Students will be able to...

Explain the importance of Census.

* Describe the distribution of population in the region and give a map of the region/province.

* Describe the factors affecting population increase in Pakistan.

* Enlist the major problems caused by over population.

* Describe the impact of population increase on quality of daily life in the students community.


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DOMAIN 6: Economics

Standard 6: All students will describe how resources and choices regarding production, distribution and consumption of goods and services affect the well-being of the individual and society

Student Learning Outcomes: Scarcity, choices, interdependence between consumers and producers.

Knowledge:

Students will understand...

Scarcity


Relation between needs and resources



Definition of the terms Goods and Services

Skills:

Students will be able to...

Recall the concept of scarcity

Recognize how choices are made according to ones personal needs and resources

Differentiate between producers and consumers;



Additional/Advanced SLOs

demonstrate their interdependence through an activity in class


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Student Learning Outcomes: entrepreneurship

Knowledge:


Different types of entrepreneurships (production, trade, services, manufacturing)


Success stories of at least one male and one female entrepreneur from Pakistan


Definition of banking

Services provided by banks






Skills:

Students will be able to...

Differentiate between different types of entrepreneurships (production, trade, services, manufacturing) with examples of businesses from Pakistan

Describe the role and importance of money in peoples lives.

* Apply economics and money management in personal life (pocket money, expenditure, and savings).

Identify services provided by banks.

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SNC - SOCIAL STUDIES Curriculum

Grade 5

DOMAIN : Citizenship

Standard 1: All students will develop an understanding of citizenship, good character, responsibilities, diversity and tolerance by observing some common etiquettes.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to develop an understanding of good character and common etiquettes


Knowledge:

Students will understand...


  • Rights of a Pakistani citizen

  • Things to remember while practicing freedom of speech


  • Good character (respect, truthfulness, humility, justice, and inclusion) shown through a story that incorporates the following aspects:

  • Respect of women

  • Inclusion of Khwajasira community in a positive light

  • Inclusion of mixed ability/special needs individuals in a positive light

  • Conflict resolution through discussion


  • Ethics of a digital citizenship - privacy, consent, respect etc.





Skills:


Understand that all individuals have equal rights, irrespective of religious and ethnic differences, and learn to respect individual differences in opinion


Explain the importance of freedom of speech and demonstrate using it appropriately.

Recognize the ethics of being digital citizens when connected online, and how to deal with difference of opinion.


Propose ways to create peace and harmony.



Understand the importance of discussion and negotiation as tools for resolving conflicts at home and school.



Reflect on their own and the societys common etiquettes in todays world.

Additional/Advanced SLOs



Identify the fundamental human rights as stated by UN Charter.


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Domain 2: Culture and Diversity


Standard 2: All students will learn about the coexistence of diverse groups of people in Pakistan as a nation.




Student Learning Outcomes: Nation, Nationalism, cultural diversity, and religious inclusion

Knowledge:

Students will understand...


Concept of nationalism, and the ways people get along with one another.


Concept of a multi-cultural society


Concept of inclusion


Shared values and norms amongst diverse cultures of Pakistan (hospitality, sports, events, resilience)


Concept of Interfaith Harmony


Skills:


Describe inclusion and explain its benefits for a nation

List ways in which Pakistan can be made more inclusive for women, transgenders, religious and ethnic minorities, and mixed abilities individuals.

Explain shared values and norms amongst diverse cultures of Pakistan (hospitality, sports, events, resilience)

Identify the norms and advantages of a multicultural society.

Express ways in which different religions can coexist peacefully in Pakistan


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Student Learning Outcomes: Student will be able to define the term ‘means of communication and state various examples of means of communication with their advantages and disadvantages

Knowledge:


Concept of mass media and social media

Additional/Advanced SLOs


Ways to verify information received through social media and mass media

Skills:


Investigate the advantages and disadvantages of mass media and social media

Additional/Advanced SLOs


Recognize the need to verify information received through social media and mass media






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Domain : State and Government


Standard : All students will identify the purpose of a government and describe the components of a democratic government i.e. legislature, executive and judiciary used to make decisions, seek consensus and resolve conflicts.




Student Learning Outcomes: Structure of Government

Knowledge:

Students will understand...


Components of a democratic government i.e. legislature, executive and judiciary


Concept of provincial and federal governments and their interdependence


Concept of Democracy






Skills:


.Compare the formation of government at federal, provincial and local levels.

Give reasons for the need of a federal government



Explain the interdependence between federal, provincial and local governments in Pakistan

Additional/Advanced SLOs



Describe the concept of democracy as the most popular system of government and describe why it is the preferred form




* Discuss the rights and responsibilities of a Pakistani citizen according to the 1973 Constitution. * Describe the Importance of Rule of law against unjust and illegal activities.



Describe the organs of a government, Legislature, Executive, Judiciary


Describe the formation and function of political parties, how do they contest elections according to their Manifesto


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Student Learning Outcomes: : All students will identify the key characteristics and spirit of the Constitution of Pakistan

Knowledge:

Students will understand...


Concept of constitution




Skills:


Describe and analyze the need and importance of a constitution

Additional/Advanced SLOs


* Distinguish between rules and laws and how they help create a just and healthy political environment in a country.



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Domain : History


Standard : All students will learn major historical events chronologically and enlist key historical events from pre-historic man and early civilizations to date. The students will also be able to recognize the international and national events and personalities.




Student Learning Outcomes: Describe the salient features of at least one of the ancient civilizations and



Knowledge:

Students will understand...


Salient features of Indus Valley

Additional/Advanced SLOs

Salient features of other ancient civilizations: Mesopotamia, Nile Valley etc.



Skills:


Describe the salient features of at least one of the ancient civilizations




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Student Learning Outcomes: Describe the role of certain historical personalities

Knowledge:

Students will understand...


The role of at least two historical personalities in the creation of Pakistan (Sir Syed A. Khan, Ch. Rehmat Ali, Hafeez Jalhandari, Fatima Jinnah, Begum Liaqat Ali, Begum Jahan Ara shahnawaz)



Skills:


Describe the role of at least two historical personalities in the formation of Pakistan.


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Domain: Geography


Standard : All students will learn to read the globe/map, along with the ability to use it to enhance their understanding of geography, landforms and various physical features of Pakistan. They will understand the interaction between land and its people, weather, and climate. They will develop an awareness of the prevalence and management of natural disasters and the required safety measures. Students will be able to develop an understanding of population and its implications. Teacher will adapt standard and benchmarks according to individual needs of the students..




Student Learning Outcomes:

Knowledge:


Students will be able to understand scale in reading maps



Skills:


Apply the concept of BOLTS with the help of a political or physical map.

Recognize the characteristics of latitudes, longitudes and time Zone

Use latitudes and longitudes in determining location through Grid Reference.

Additional/Advanced SLOs

Recognize different types of maps e.g. Road map, Tourist map, Weather map, Political map, Topographical map

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Student Learning Outcomes: impact of Global Warming on climate change.


Knowledge:

Students will understand...


The factors determining/affecting climate (Distance from the Sea, Distance from the equator etc.)


Factors of climate change


Concept of Global Warming


Skills:


Describe factors that determine/affect climate


Explain the concept of global warming


Analyze impact of Global Warming on climate change.




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Student Learning Outcomes: Occupations

Knowledge:

Students will understand...


Different occupations of people (agriculture, mining and industry)


Examples of people in different professions, including minority groups, women, khwajasira community, and mixed ability individuals




Skills:


Reflect on which occupation appeals the most to them


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Student Learning Outcomes: Natural Disasters and Safety Measures

Knowledge:


how common natural disasters occur (Floods, Earthquakes, Cyclones, Avalanches).and how they affect human life.

the concept and need for food security in Pakistan

* safety measures that can be taken in case of natural disasters (such as Floods and Earthquakes (before, during and after)).


Skills:


Explain how common natural disasters occur (Floods, Earthquakes, Cyclones, Avalanches).and how they affect human life


Suggest safety measures that can be taken in case of natural disasters (such as Floods and Earthquakes (before, during and after)).

Additional/Advanced SLOs


Investigate how at lease one natural disaster in the past affected the affected areas and its population

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Domain: Economics


Standard : All students will describe how resources and choices regarding production, distribution and consumption of goods and services affect the well-being of the individual and society


Student Learning Outcomes: Goods, Services, Trade, and Entrepreneurship

Knowledge:

Students will understand...



Define trade, entrepreneurship, E-commerce export and imports.

Recall the terms Goods and Services.

contribution of at least two Pakistani entrepreneurs (one man and one woman)


Skills:


Differentiate between public and private goods and services

Identify the major imports and exports of Pakistan.

Discuss the contribution of at least two Pakistani entrepreneurs (one male and one female)



Describe the importance of International Trade for the development of Pakistan.



* Identify major means of Transportation in Trade and Business

Recognize entrepreneurial skills and competencies


Create and present their own hypothetical business/enterprise


Additional/Advanced SLOs


Identify the importance of taxes and government loans to pay for goods and services (roads, hospitals, schools, electricity etc.)

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Student Learning Outcomes: Money and Inflation

Knowledge:

Students will understand...


  • the term “Inflation” and how it affects purchasing power of people


  • different causes and types of inflation


Additional/Advanced SLOs



  • the currencies of different countries.


Skills:




Enumerate different causes and types of inflation

Trace the history of coins and paper money in the sub-continent


Narrate with examples the evolution of money, trade via barter system before money was introduced

Additional/Advanced SLOs



Identify the currencies of different countries.


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Student Learning Outcomes: Banking

Knowledge:

Students will understand...

role of Commercial Banks in the lives of individuals and businesses.




Skills:




Identify the role of The State Bank of Pakistan

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