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Skills available for Arizona sixth-grade social studies standards

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6.SP Disciplinary Skills and Processes

  • Chronological reasoning requires understanding processes of change and continuity over time, which means assessing similarities and differences between historical periods and between the past and present.

  • Thinking within the discipline involves the ability to identify, compare, and evaluate multiple perspectives about a given event to draw conclusions about that event since there are multiple points of view about events and issues.

    • 6.SP2.1 Explain how and why perspectives of people have changed throughout different historical eras.

    • 6.SP2.2 Analyze how people's perspective influenced what information is available in the historical sources they created.

  • Historians and Social Scientist gather, interpret, and use evidence to develop claims and answer historical, economic, geographical, and political questions and communicate their conclusions.

    • 6.SP3.1 Define and frame compelling and supporting questions about issues and events in the time-period and region studied.

    • 6.SP3.2 Use evidence to develop claims and counterclaims in response to compelling questions in the time period and region studied.

    • 6.SP3.3 Classify the kinds of historical sources used in secondary interpretations.

    • 6.SP3.4 Use information about a historical source including the author, date, place of origin, intended audience, and purpose to judge the extent to which the source is useful for studying a topic and evaluate the credibility of the source.

    • 6.SP3.5 Use questions generated about multiple sources to identify further areas of inquiry and additional sources.

    • 6.SP3.6 Construct and present arguments using claims and evidence from multiple sources.

    • 6.SP3.7 Construct and present explanations using reasoning, correct sequence, examples and details with relevant information and data.

  • Thinking within the discipline involves the ability to analyze relationships among causes and effects and to create and support arguments using relevant evidence.

    • 6.SP4.1 Explain the multiple causes and effects of events and developments in the past.

    • 6.SP4.2 Organize applicable evidence into a coherent argument about the past.

6.C Civics

6.E Economics

6.G Geography

6.H History