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Skills available for Kansas fifth-grade social studies standards

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Fifth Grade Skills:

  • Evaluation of Historical Evidence Skills:

    • 1 Sourcing. Consider who wrote a document as well as the circumstances of its creation.

    • 2 Contextualization. Locate a document in time and place, and understand how these factors shape its content.

    • 3 Close reading. Examine the author's claims and evaluate the evidence used by the author to support those claims.

    • 4 Corroboration. Consider details across multiple sources to determine points of agreement and disagreement.

    • 5 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text

    • 6 Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical...text based on specific information in the text.

    • 7 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text.

    • 8 Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.

    • 9 Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

    • 10 Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

    • 11 Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources

    • 12 Draw evidence from literary or informational text to support analysis, reflection, and research.

  • Geography Skills which apply to human (cultural) and natural (physical) systems:

    • 1 Ask geographic questions such as spatial distributions, place, location, and scale.

    • 2 Acquire geographic information from sources such as primary and secondary sources, photographs, observation, maps, etc.

    • 3 Organize geographic information using a variety of methods including maps, graphs, diagrams, tables, charts, etc.

    • 4 Analyze geographic information to seek patterns, infer relationships, make predictions, make inferences, evaluate bias, and synthesize information.

    • 5 Answer geographic questions to construct knowledge and connect to the real world.

  • Economic Skills:

    • 1 Ask economic questions about choices and consequences, incentives, and voluntary exchange.

    • 2 Acquire economic information from sources such as primary and secondary sources, surveys, reference material and observation.

    • 3 Analyze economic information using a variety of methods including diagrams, charts, graphs, and tables.

    • 4 Answer economic questions by presenting economic information in oral and written reports and through charts and diagrams.

    • 5 Exhibit decision making based on an understanding of consequences and cost/benefit.

  • Civics Skills:

    • 1 Use criteria to make judgments about the strengths and weaknesses of a position on an issue.

    • 2 Use criteria to arrive and defend a position that you can support.

    • 3 Adhere to the fundamental principles of common good and justice for all.

    • 4 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing your own clearly.