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Skills available for Nevada sixth-grade social studies standards

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1 Constructing compelling questions

  • 1.SS.6-8.EWC.1 Construct compelling questions based upon disciplinary concepts.

  • 1.SS.6-8.EWC.2 Evaluate various interpretations in answer to compelling questions within and across disciplines.

2 Creating supporting questions

  • 2.SS.6-8.EWC.3 Generate supporting questions that will lead to inquiry and research on compelling issues within the discipline in order to answer compelling questions.

3 Gathering and evaluating sources

  • 3.SS.6-8.EWC.4 Gather relevant information from multiple texts and evaluate the sourcing, context and corroboration of the texts with close reading and disciplinary skills.

  • 3.SS.6-8.EWC.5 Seek multiple media sources when investigating current issues and evaluate the credibility and reliability of each.

4 Developing claims and using evidence

  • 4.SS.6-8.EWC.6 Using varied source material, develop an argument based on substantive claims, with strong evidence, and clear reasoning.

  • 4.SS.6-8.EWC.7 Examine different arguments while pointing out the strengths and limitations of each.

5 Communicating and critiquing conclusions

  • 5.SS.6-8.EWC.8 Construct organized explanations for various audiences and purposes using evidence and reasoning.

  • 5.SS.6-8.EWC.9 Participate in rigorous academic discussions, emphasizing multiple viewpoints in which claims and evidence is acknowledged and critiqued.

6 Taking informed action

  • 6.SS.6-8.EWC.10 Draw on disciplinary concepts to explain the challenges people have faced, are facing, and opportunities they have created in addressing local, regional and global problems at various times and places.

  • 6.SS.6-8.EWC.11 Apply a range of deliberative and democratic procedures to make decisions and take action regarding important contemporary issues.

H History

M Multicultural

C Civics

G Geography

E Economics