CT.1. Economics: Limited Resources: Students will demonstrate that because human, natural and capital resources are limited, individuals, households, businesses and governments must make choices.
1.2. Identify goods and services and give an example of each.
CT.1. History: Historical Thinking: Students will develop historical thinking skills, including chronological thinking and recognizing change over time; contextualizing, comprehending and analyzing historical literature; researching historical sources; understanding the concept of historical causation; understanding competing narratives and interpretation; and constructing narratives and interpretation.
1.2. Engage in reading challenging primary and secondary historical source materials, some of which is contradictory and requires questioning of validity.
1.4. Identify the main idea in a source of historical information.
CT.2. Economics: Economic Systems: Students will demonstrate that various economic systems coexist, and that economic decisions are made by individuals and/or governments, influenced by markets, cultural traditions, individuals and governments in the allocation of goods and services.
2.2. Explain that there are different economic systems in the world and that these systems use different means to produce, distribute and exchange goods and services.
2.3. Explain that a market exists whenever buyers and sellers exchange goods and services.
2.4. Define a consumer and a producer and their roles in a market system.
CT.3. Economics: Economic Interdependence: Students will demonstrate how the exchange of goods and services by individuals, groups and nations create economic interdependence and change.
3.2. Describe how the ex-change of goods and services around the world creates interdependence among people in different places.
CT.3. Geography: Human Systems: Students will interpret spatial patterns of human migration, economic activities and political units in Connecticut, the nation and the world.
3.5. Explain locations and characteristics of human settlements and how they have changed over time.
CT.3. History: Historical Themes: Students will apply their understanding of historical periods, issues and trends to examine such historical themes as ideals, beliefs and institutions; conflict and conflict resolution; human movement and interaction; and science and technology in order to understand how the world came to be the way it is.
3.5. Describe some goods, products and ideas which were exchanged as the result of movement.
3.6. Describe the impact of various technological developments on the local community and on the nation.
3.7. Identify individual achievements of scientists and inventors from many cultures and different historical periods and describe their achievements.
CT.4. Civics and Government: International Relations: Students will demonstrate an understanding of how the major elements of international relations and world affairs affect their lives and the security and well-being of their community, state and nation.
4.1. Explain how communities and nations interact with one another.
4.2. Describe ways in which communities and nations influence each other.