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Skills available for Montana sixth-grade social studies standards

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1 Students access, synthesize, and evaluate information to communicate and apply social studies knowledge to real world situations.

  • 1 apply the steps of an inquiry process (i.e., identify question or problem, locate and evaluate potential resources, gather and synthesize information, create a new product, and evaluate product and process).

  • 2 assess the quality of information (e.g., primary or secondary sources, point of view and embedded values of the author).

  • 3 interpret and apply information to support conclusions and use group decision making strategies to solve problems in real world situations (e.g., school elections, community projects, conflict resolution, role playing scenarios).

2 Students analyze how people create and change structures of power, authority, and governance to understand the operation of government and to demonstrate civic responsibility.

3 Students apply geographic knowledge and skills (e.g., location, place, human/environment interactions, movement, and regions).

4 Students demonstrate an understanding of the effects of time, continuity, and change on historical and future perspectives and relationships.

5 Students make informed decisions based on an understanding of the economic principles of production, distribution, exchange, and consumption.

6 Students demonstrate an understanding of the impact of human interaction and cultural diversity on societies.