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Skills available for Nevada eighth-grade social studies standards

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1 Constructing compelling questions

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

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

2 Creating supporting questions

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

3 Gathering and evaluating sources

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

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

5 Communicating and critiquing conclusions

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

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

H History

M Multicultural

  • Social justice, consciousness, and action

    • M.SS.6-8.WGGS.20 Explore instances of oppression in the modern world as well as individual and group resistance movements for social justice which have developed in response.

  • Respectful engagement with diverse people

    • M.SS.6-8.WGGS.21 Investigate the ways in which individuals and nations build communities of respect, equity, and diversity across the world today.

  • 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.6-8.WGGS.22 Discuss the contributions of racially and ethnically diverse leaders to the advancement of communities and nations around the world.

C Civics

  • Analyze civic and political institutions

    • C.SS.6-8.WGGS.23 Distinguish and apply the powers and responsibilities of global citizens, interest groups, and the media in a variety of governmental and nongovernmental contexts.

    • C.SS.6-8.WGGS.24 Describe the roles of political, civil, and economic organizations in shaping people's lives.

  • Apply civic dispositions and democratic principles

    • C.SS.6-8.WGGS.25 Investigate a current global issue and propose a course of action to solve it.

  • Interpret processes, rules, and laws

    • C.SS.6-8.WGGS.26 Examine the origins, purposes, and impact of laws, treaties, and international agreements.

G Geography

E Economics