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.
Power and politics
H.SS.6-8.WGGS.12 Compare rise and fall of governmental systems and political developments across the world.
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.
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.
Create geographic representations
G.SS.6-8.WGGS.27 Utilize and construct maps, charts, and other geographic representations to explain and analyze regional, environmental, and cultural characteristics in various places around the world.