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Skills available for Nevada fifth-grade social studies standards

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1 Constructing compelling questions

  • 1.SS.5.1 Generate compelling questions to explore the creation of the United States.

2 Creating supporting questions

  • 2.SS.5.2 Generate and answer supporting questions that help address the compelling question.

3 Gathering and evaluating sources

  • 3.SS.5.3 Determine the credibility of multiple sources by using corroboration and close reading.

  • 3.SS.5.4 Gather primary and secondary sources and use them to construct a response to support a compelling question.

4 Developing claims and using evidence

  • 4.SS.5.5 Cite evidence from multiple sources in response to compelling questions.

  • 4.SS.5.6 Craft an argument to answer a compelling question, using evidence and reasoning skills.

5 Communicating and critiquing conclusions

  • 5.SS.5.7 Construct organized explanations for various audiences and purposes using evidence and reasoning.

  • 5.SS.5.8 Participate in a structured academic discussion using evidence and reasoning to share and critique ideas.

6 Taking informed action

  • 6.SS.5.9 List and discuss group or individual action to help address local, regional, and/or national problems.

  • 6.SS.5.10 Use deliberative and democratic procedures to take action about an issue.

H History

M Multicultural

  • Social justice, consciousness, and action

  • Respectful engagement with diverse people

    • M.SS.5.18 Evaluate how individuals and groups used ideas in foundational documents to create communities of respect, equity and diversity throughout U.S. History.

  • Recognize diverse contributions and impact including, without limitation, information relating to contributions made by men and women from various racial and ethnic backgrounds

    • M.SS.5.19 Discuss the contributions of culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse people to the advancement of the nation.

C Civics

  • Analyze civic and political institutions

    • C.SS.5.20 Analyze how individuals, groups, and institutions have influenced the interpretation of foundational documents has changed over time.

    • C.SS.5.21 Describe representative government and explore debates in the formation of the U.S. Constitution.

  • Apply civic dispositions and democratic principles

  • Interpret processes, rules, and laws

    • C.SS.5.24 Investigate methods by which individuals can influence rules and laws in classroom, school, government, and/or society.

    • C.SS.5.25 Analyze how the Bill of Rights shaped American rights.

    • C.SS.5.26 Explain the structures of constitutional government and the role of checks and balances.

    • C.SS.5.27 Describe how the nation has changed in the past and continues to change in order to limit and/or protect individual rights.

G Geography

E Economics