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Wyoming's Tenth Grade Standards

  • WY.1. Content Standard: Citizenship/Government/Democracy

    Students demonstrate how structures of power, authority, and governance have developed historically and continue to evolve.

    • 1.1. Benchmark:

      Students describe unique freedoms, rights, and responsibilities of living in a democratic society and explain their interrelationships.

    • 1.2. Benchmark:

      Students explain and/or demonstrate how to participate in the political processes and express personal beliefs and convictions.

    • 1.3. Benchmark:

      Students explain the historical development of the U.S. Constitution and how it has shaped the U.S. and Wyoming governmental systems.

    • 1.4. Benchmark:

      Students demonstrate an understanding of the major distinguishing characteristics of the United States and Wyoming Constitutions.

    • 1.5. Benchmark:

      Students demonstrate an understanding of the U.S. civil and criminal legal systems and distinguish differences between those systems.

  • WY.2. Content Standard: Culture/Cultural Diversity

    Students demonstrate an understanding of different cultures and how these cultures have contributed and continue to contribute to the world in which they live.

    • 2.1. Benchmark:

      Students explain how various cultural influences impact society.

    • 2.2. Benchmark:

      Students communicate how shared cultural experiences influence peoples' perceptions of prominent historical figures, groups, institutions, and world events.

  • WY.3. Content Standard: Production, Distribution, and Consumption

    Students demonstrate an understanding of economic principles and concepts and describe the influence of economic factors on individuals and societies.

    • 3.1. Benchmark:

      Students explain how different economic systems are organized for production, distribution and consumption of goods and services.

    • 3.2. Benchmark:

      Students formulate solutions to economic problems.

    • 3.3. Benchmark:

      Students describe the impacts of global economic interdependence.

    • 3.4. Benchmark:

      Students demonstrate an understanding of economic principles that influence individual financial planning.

  • WY.4. Content Standard: Time, Continuity and Change

    Students demonstrate an understanding of the people, events, problems, ideas, and cultures that were significant in the history of our community, state, nation and world.

    • 4.1. Benchmark:

      Students analyze the interactions among individuals and groups and their impact on significant historical events.

    • 4.2. Benchmark:

      Students analyze current events to better understand the world in which they live.

    • 4.3. Benchmark:

      Students evaluate the impact of technology and how it has shaped history and influenced the modern world.

    • 4.4. Benchmark:

      Students explain how past events impact the present and the future.

  • WY.5. Content Standard: People, Places, and Environments

    Students demonstrate an understanding of interrelationships among people, places, and environments.

    • 5.1. Benchmark:

      Students interpret charts, maps, and graphs to answer questions dealing with people, places, events, or environments.

    • 5.2. Benchmark:

      Students analyze how physical characteristics of the earth and human interactions with the environment have affected the development of societies, cultures, and individuals.

    • 5.3. Benchmark:

      Students demonstrate an ability to organize and process information about people, places, and environments.