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Social Studies test# 1
Study Guide for Social Studies Test
Define Social Studies
Social Studies is the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence
What is the purpose of S.S.
to help young people develop the ability to make informed and reasonable decisions for the public good
What are the strands in S.S.
Geography, civics, history, economics
Why is S.S. not being taught in schools?
Because it is not on the benchmarks and teachers do not have time for it
What does NCSS stand for?
National Council for Social Studies
What are some agencies we can contact to get free materials?
Secretary of State, Geological Commission, Farm Bureau, Parks and Tourism, Game and Fish Commission
What are some free materials that we can get?
Maps, coloring books, activity booklets, informational booklets
Who is the governor?
Who is the Secretary of State?
Who is the Attorney General?
Who is the auditor?
Who is the Lt. Governor?
Who is the Land Commissioner?
Who is the State Treasurer?
Who are the 2 state senators?
Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor
What are the standards found in Geography?
Physical & Spatial
Culture & Diversity
Interaction of People & Environment
What are the standards found in Civics?
What are the standards found in History?
What are the standards found in Economics?
What is the muscial review and how does it work?
Students will have just paper and pencil
Each student is given a numbered card face down on their desk.
They will flip it over and answer the question as soon as the music starts.
When the music ends, the students are to move to the next desk
What is a variation of the musical review?
The teacher can put on question on top and another question on the bottom and have the student choose which one to answer
The three branches of government and who has that role?
Executive = President
Legislative = Congress
Judicial = Supreme Court
How does a bill begin?
Begins as an idea
Where does a bill go first?
THe bill goes to a committee first
If a bill passess through the committee where does it go next?
It goes to the House of Represenatives
After it passess through the House of Rep. where does the bill go next?
it goes to the senate
Who signs a bill into law?
Who can veto a bill?
When was the declaration of Independence signed?
July 4, 1776
Who wrote common sense?
What are the unalienable rights provided for in the Declaration of Independence?
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
What year was the constitution signed?
What is the first part of the constitution called?
What is the formula in determining the number of electoral votes for each state?
# of Senators + # of House of Rep.
How many electoral votes does Arkansas have?
Which state has the most electoral votes and how many?
What was the name of the ship that the pilgrims sailed on?
Where did the pilgrims land?
What was the name of the King of England during the Mayflower?
Who said the famous line "the British are coming, the British are coming"?
Who said "hold your fire till you see the whites of their eyes"?
Who was the general of the American Revolution?
What countries loaned the colonies ships and guns?
Spain & France
Who was the British General that surrendered?
Which President made the Louisiana Purchase?
Who did Jefferson make the deal with and what year?
Napolean in 1803
Who volunteered to explore the Louisiana Purchase?
Lewis & Clark
Who did Lewis & Clark hire to be their guide?
Where did scientists think we would be living by now?
What are some NIE activities?
creating classified ads