C make predictions about future social, political, economic, cultural, and environmental impacts that may result from future scientific discoveries and technological innovations.
Social studies skills
19 The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired through established research methodologies from a variety of valid sources, including technology. The student is expected to:
A differentiate between, locate, and use valid primary and secondary sources such as oral, print, and visual material and artifacts to acquire information about various world cultures;
B analyze information by sequencing, categorizing, identifying cause-and-effect relationships, comparing, contrasting, finding the main idea, summarizing, making generalizations and predictions, and drawing inferences and conclusions;
D identify different points of view about an issue or current topic.
20 The student uses geographic tools to collect, analyze, and interpret data. The student is expected to:
A answer geographic questions, including: Where is it located? Why is it there? What is significant about its location? How is its location related to the location of other people, places, and environments? Using latitude and longitude, where is it located?;
B pose and answer questions about geographic distributions and patterns for various world regions and countries shown on maps, graphs, and charts;
C compare various world regions and countries using data from maps, graphs, and charts; and
D create and interpret regional sketch maps, thematic maps, graphs, and charts depicting aspects such as population, disease, and economic activities of various world regions and countries.
21 The student communicates in written, oral, and visual forms. The student is expected to:
A use social studies terminology correctly;
B incorporate main and supporting ideas in verbal and written communication based on research;
C express ideas orally based on research and experiences;
D create written and visual material such as journal entries, reports, graphic organizers, outlines, and bibliographies based on research; and
E use effective written communication skills, including proper citations to avoid plagiarism.
22 The student uses problem-solving and decision-making skills, working independently and with others. The student is expected to use problem-solving and decision-making processes to identify a problem, gather information, list and consider options, consider advantages and disadvantages, choose and implement a solution, and evaluate the effectiveness of the solution.