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Skills available for Iowa sixth-grade social studies standards

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Constructing Compelling Questions

  • SS.6.1 Explain how disciplinary concepts and ideas are associated with a compelling question.

Constructing Supporting Questions

  • SS.6.2 Identify the relationship between supporting questions and compelling questions in an inquiry.

Gathering and Evaluating Sources

  • SS.6.3 Gather relevant information from primary and secondary sources using the origin and authority of the source to guide the selection.

  • SS.6.4 With teacher direction, evaluate the credibility of primary and secondary sources by determining their relevance and intended use.

Developing Claims and Using Evidence

  • SS.6.5 With teacher direction, identify evidence that draws information from multiple perspectives and sources to support claims, noting evidentiary limitations.

  • SS.6.6 With teacher direction, develop claims and counterclaims while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both.

Communicating and Critiquing Conclusions

  • SS.6.7 With teacher direction, construct arguments using claims and evidence from multiple sources.

  • SS.6.8 With guided practice, construct responses to compelling questions supported by reasoning and evidence.

  • SS.6.9 Present original arguments based on credible sources using a variety of media to authentic audiences.

  • SS.6.10 With teacher direction, analyze the disciplinary arguments of peers' for credibility.

Taking Informed Action

  • SS.6.11 Explain the challenges and opportunities people face when taking action to address problems, including predicting possible results.

  • SS.6.12 Apply a range of deliberative and democratic procedures to make decisions and take action in classrooms, schools, and communities.

BS Behavioral Sciences

E Economics

G Geography

H History

FL Financial Literacy

  • Develop Financial and Career Goals

    • FL.SS.6.24 Explain how personal financial decisions are influenced by an individual's interpretation of needs and wants.

  • Create a Saving and Spending Plan

    • FL.SS.6.25 Demonstrate how to allocate income for spending, saving and giving.

  • Analyze Credit and Debt Levels

    • FL.SS.6.26 Explain how debit cards differ from credit cards, gift cards, and savings accounts.

  • Evaluate Savings and Long Term Investments

    • FL.SS.6.27 Identify the advantages and disadvantages of various savings tools.

  • Measure Risk Management Tools

    • FL.SS.6.28 Describe how to protect one's identity from common threats.