M-STEP Comprehensive Social Studies Practice - Middle School

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Grade 6: The World in Spatial Terms 10%
Grade 6: Places & Regions 6%
Grade 6: Physical Systems 3%
Grade 6: Human Systems 7%
Grade 6: Environment & Society 3%
Grade 7: Era 1 3%
Grade 7: Era 2 5%
Grade 7: Era 3 10%
Grade 7: Era 4 10%
Grade 8: Era 3 6%
Grade 8: Era 4 12%
Grade 8: Era 5 17%
Also includes:
  • Grade 6: Civics/Government, Economics (Review)
  • Grade 7: Geography, Civics, & Economics (Review)
  • Grade 8: Political & Intellectual Transformation (Review)
  • Questions 3,435
  • Vocabulary Terms 915
  • Performance Tasks 354
  • Instructional Videos 321

Test Standards

Grade 6: The World in Spatial Terms
1. (6-G1.1.1 )  Globes & Maps
2. (6-G1.1.2)  Draw a Map
3. (6-G1.2.1)  Geographic Skills
4. (6-G1.2.2 )  Types of Maps
5. (6-G1.2.3)  Using Maps
6. (6-G1.2.4)  Using Images
7. (6-G1.2.5)  Geographic Information Systems
8. (6-G1.2.6&2.8)  Population Distribution
9. (6-G1.3.1)  Geographic Themes
10. (6-G1.3.3)  Interdependence
Grade 6: Places & Regions
1. (6-G2.1.1&1.3)  Ecosystems & Climates
2. (6-G2.1.2)  Plate Tectonics
3. (6-G2.2.1)  Human Characteristics
4. (6-G2.2.2 )  Technology's Impact
5. (6-G2.2.3 )  Perceptions of Places
6. (6-G2.2.4)  Population Pyramids
Grade 6: Physical Systems
1. (6-G3.1.1 )  Climate Locations
2. (6-G3.1.2 )  Causes of Climates
3. (6-G3.2.1&2.2)  Ecosystems
Grade 6: Human Systems
1. (6-G4.1.1)  Cultural Change
2. (6-G4.1.2)  Gender Roles
3. (6-G4.1.3&1.4)  Language & Religion
4. (6-G4.2.1)  Transportation & Communication
5. (6-G4.3.1)  Environmental Modifications
6. (6-G4.3.2 )  Settlement Patterns
7. (6-G4.3.3)  Migrations
8. (6-G4.4.1&4.2)  Cultural Conflict & Cooperation
Grade 6: Environment & Society
1. (6-G5.1.1&1.2)  Technology & the Environment
2. (6-G5.1.3&1.4)  Environmental Changes
3. (6-G5.2.2)  Natural Disasters
Grade 6: Civics/Government, Economics (Review)
1. (6- C1.1.1&.2)  Nature of Civic Life, Politics, & Government
2. (6-C3.6.1&.2)  Characteristics of Nation-States
3. (6-C4.3.1-.3)  Conflict and Cooperation Between and Among Nations
4. (6-E1.1.1)  Individual, Business, and Government Choices
5. (6-E2.3.1)  Role of Government
6. (6-E3.1.1)  Economic Interdependence
7. (6-E3.1.2)  Circular Flow
8. (6-E3.1.3)  Economic Interactions
9. (6-E3.3.1)  Economic Systems
10. (6-E3.3.2)  Ecological Costs
Grade 7: Era 1
1. (7-W1.1.1&1.2)  Paleolithic Era
2. (7-W1.2.1-2.3 )  The Agricultural Revolution
3. (7-W1.2.4)  River Valley Civilizations
Grade 7: Era 2
1. (7-W2.1.1)  Language Development
2. (7-W2.1.2)  Impact of Agriculture
3. (7-W2.1.3&1.4)  River Civilizations
4. (7-W2.1.5)  Cultural Diffusion
5. (7-W2.1.6)  Pastoralism
Grade 7: Era 3
1. (7-W3.1.1 & 1.2)  Cultural Similarities of Major Empires
2. (7–W3.1.3 )  Demographic Concept
3. (7-W3.1.4)  Greek Influence
4. (7-W3.1.5 )  Achievements & Contributions
5. (7-W3.1.6)  Trade Networks
6. (7-W3.1.7)  Cultural Integration
7. (7-W3.1.8&1.9)  State Authority
8. (7-W3.1.10)  Timelines of Classical Empires
9. (7-W3.1.11)  Economics in Classical Empires
10. (7–W3.2.1&2.2)  Six World Religions
Grade 7: Era 4
1. (7-W4.1.1)  Crisis in the Classical World
2. (7-W4.1.2)  World Religions
3. (7-W4.1.3)  Trade Networks and Contacts
4. (7-W4.2.1)  Growth of Islam and Dar al-Islam
5. (7-W4.2.2 )  Unification of Eurasia under the Mongols
6. (7-W4.2.3)  The Plague
7. (7-W4.3.1)  Africa to 1500
8. (7-W4.3.2 )  The Americas to 1500
9. (7-W4.3.3 )  China to 1500
10. (7-W4.3.4)  Western Europe to 1500
Grade 7: Geography, Civics, & Economics (Review)
1. (7H1.1.1)  Temporal Thinking
2. (H1.2.1-3)  Historical Sources
3. (H1.2.4-6)  Historical Perspectives
4. (H1.4.1-3)  Historical Understanding
5. (7-G1.2.1-G4.4.2)  Geographical Inquiry and Analysis
6. (7-C1.1-.2)  Nature of Civic Life, Politics, & Government
7. (7-C3.6.1&.2)  Characteristics of Nation-States
8. (7-C4.3.1&.2)  Conflict and Cooperation Between and Among Nations
9. (7-E2.&E.3)  Economics
Grade 8: Political & Intellectual Transformation (Review)
1. (F1.1)  Pre-Independence America
2. (F1.2 )  The Declaration of Independence
3. (F1.3 )  The Effects of the American Revolution
Grade 8: Era 3
1. (8-U3.3.1&3.2)  Articles of Confederation
2. (8-U3.3.3)  The Constitutional Convention
3. (8-U3.3.4)  Constitutional Compromises
4. (8-U3.3.5 )  Ratifying the Constitution
5. (8-U3.3.6 )  The Bill of Rights
6. (8-U3.3.7)  Foundational Documents
Grade 8: Era 4
1. (8-U4.1.1)  Washington’s Farewell
2. (8-U4.1.2)  Establishing America’s Place in the World
3. (8-U4.1.3)  Challenge of Political Conflict
4. (8-U4.1.4)  Establishing a National Judiciary and Its Power
5. (8-U4.2.1)  Comparing Northeast & the South
6. (8-U4.2.2)  The Institution of Slavery
7. (8-U4.2.3&2.4)  Westward Expansion & Its Consequences
8. (8-U4.3.1 )  America's Education System
9. (8-U4.3.2)  The Abolitionist Movement
10. (8-U4.3.3)  Antebellum Women's Movement
11. (8-U4.3.4)  Antebellum Temperance Movement
12. (8-U4.3.5)  Religion & Antebellum Movements
Grade 8: Era 5
1. (8-U5.1.1)  Free vs. Slave
2. (8-U5.1.2)  The Northwest Ordinance
3. (8-U5.1.3)  States' Rights
4. (8-U5.1.4)  Sectional Tension
5. (8-U5.1.5 )  Resistance to Slavery
6. (8-U5.1.6)  The Civil War & the Constitutional Convention
7. (8-U5.2.1 )  Secession
8. (8-U5.2.2)  Union Victory
9. (8-U5.2.3)  Lincoln's Presidency
10. (8-U5.2.4 )  African Americans in the Civil War
11. (8-U5.2.5)  Civil War: The Home Front
12. (8-U5.3.1 )  Reconstruction
13. (8-U5.3.2)  Responses to the War's End
14. (8-U5.3.3)  Resistance to Reconstruction
15. (8-U5.3.4)  The "Civil War" Amendments
16. (8-U5.3.5)  Ending Reconstruction