SS.8.5 Independently, identify evidence that draws information from multiple perspectives and sources to support claims, noting evidentiary limitations.
SS.8.6 Independently, develop claims and counterclaims while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both.
SS.8.7 Independently, construct arguments using claims and evidence from multiple sources.
Communicating and Critiquing Conclusions
SS.8.8 Construct responses to compelling questions supported by reasoning and evidence while acknowledging the strengths and weaknesses of the explanations.
SS.8.9 Present original arguments based on credible sources using a variety of media to authentic audiences.
SS.8.10 Independently, analyze disciplinary arguments of peers for credibility.
Taking Informed Action
SS.8.11 Analyze how a specific problem can manifest itself at the local, regional, and global levels over time, identifying its characteristics and causes, and the challenges and opportunities faced by those trying to address the problem.
SS.8.12 Apply a range of deliberative and democratic procedures to make decisions and take action in classrooms, schools, and communities.
Analyze Civic and Political Institutions
CG.SS.8.13 Explain the powers and responsibilities of citizens, political parties, and the media in a variety of governmental and nongovernmental contexts.
CG.SS.8.14 Examine and explain the origins, functions and structure of government with reference to the US Constitution and other founding documents, branches of government, bureaucracies, and other systems and its effectiveness on citizens.
H.SS.8.24 Critique primary and secondary sources of information with attention to the source of the document, its context, accuracy, and usefulness such as the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, the Constitution, Washingtons Farewell address, the Louisiana Purchase treaty, Monroe Doctrine, Indian Removal Act, Missouri Compromise, Dred Scott v. Sanford, and the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo.