Social Studies: 9th-12th Grade

  • I can explain how a question reflects an enduring issue in the field.

  • I can explain points of agreement and disagreement experts have about interpretations and applications of disciplinary concepts.

  • I can explain points of agreement and disagreement an issue with a supporting question.

  • I can determine the kinds of sources that will be helpful in answering questions, taking into account multiple points of view represented in the sources and  the types of sources available.

  • I can gather relevant information from multiple sources representing a wide range of views.

  • I can evaluate the credibility of a source by examining how experts value the source.

  • I can refine claims and counterclaims while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both.

  • I can construct arguments using precise and knowledgeable claims, with evidence from multiple sources, while acknowledging counterclaims and evidentiary weaknesses.

  • I can construct explanations using sound reasoning, examples, and details with significant and pertinent information and data, while acknowledging the strengths and weaknesses of the explanation given its purpose.

  • I can present arguments and explanations that feature evocative ideas and perspectives on issues and topics to reach a range of audiences and venues outside the classroom using print and oral technologies and digital technologies.

  • I can critique the use of claims and evidence in arguments for credibility.