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Skills available for Iowa fifth-grade social studies standards

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Constructing Compelling Questions

  • SS.5.1 Identify the disciplinary concepts and ideas associated with a compelling question.

Constructing Supporting Questions

  • SS.5.2 Use supporting questions to help answer the compelling question in an inquiry.

Gathering and Evaluating Sources

  • SS.5.3 Determine the credibility of multiple sources.

Developing Claims and Using Evidence

  • SS.5.4 Identify evidence that draws information from multiple perspectives and sources in response to a compelling question.

Communicating and Critiquing Conclusions

  • SS.5.5 With teacher direction, construct responses to compelling questions supported by reasoning and evidence.

Taking Informed Action

  • SS.5.6 Identify challenges and opportunities when taking action to address problems, including predicting possible results.

  • SS.5.7 Use a range of consensus-building and democratic procedures to make decisions about and act on civic problems in the classroom.

BS Behavioral Sciences

CG Civics/Government

  • Apply Civic Virtues and Democratic Principles

  • Interpret Processes, Rules and Laws

    • CG.SS.5.11 Explain the processes people use to change rules and laws in the classroom, school, government, and/or society.

    • CG.SS.5.12 Describe how laws, rules and processes have changed over time in order to restrict, protect, or extend rights.

E Economics

  • Critique Exchange and Markets

  • Evaluate the National Economy

    • E.SS.5.14 Explain how various levels of government use taxes to pay for the goods and services they provide.

  • Assess the Global Economy

FL Financial Literacy

  • Create a Saving and Spending Plan

    • FL.SS.5.16 Demonstrate ways to monitor how money is spent and saved.

  • Measure Risk Management Tools

    • FL.SS.5.17 Give examples of financial risks that individuals and households face.

    • FL.SS.5.18 Investigate ways that personal information is fraudulently obtained.

G Geography

  • Create Geographic Representations

    • G.SS.5.19 Create geographic representations to illustrate how cultural and environmental characteristics of a region impacted a historical event.

  • Analyze Human Population Movements and Patterns

    • G.SS.5.20 Analyze how rules and laws encourage or restrict human population movements to and within the United States of America.

H History