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Skills available for Vermont second-grade social studies standards

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D1 Developing Questions and Planning Inquiries

  • Constructing Compelling Questions

    • D1.1.K-2 Explain why the compelling question is important to the student.

    • D1.2.K-2 Identify disciplinary ideas associated with a compelling question.

  • Constructing Supporting Questions

    • D1.3.K-2 Identify facts and concepts associated with a supporting question.

    • D1.4.K-2 Make connections between supporting questions and compelling questions.

  • Determining Helpful Sources

    • D1.5.K-2 Determine the kinds of sources that will be helpful in answering compelling and supporting questions.

D2 Applying Disciplinary Concepts and Tools

D3 Evaluating Sources and Using Evidence

  • Gathering and Evaluating Sources

    • D3.1.K-2 Gather relevant information from one or two sources while using the origin and structure to guide the selection.

    • D3.2.K-2 Evaluate a source by distinguishing between fact and opinion.

  • Developing Claims and Using Evidence

    • D3.3.K-2 Begins in grades 3–5

    • D3.4.K-2 Begins in grades 3–5

D4 Communicating Conclusions and Taking Informed Action

  • Communicating Conclusions

    • D4.1.K-2 Construct an argument with reasons.

    • D4.2.K-2 Construct explanations using correct sequence and relevant information.

    • D4.3.K-2 Present a summary of an argument using print, oral, and digital technologies.

  • Critiquing Conclusions

    • D4.4.K-2 Ask and answer questions about arguments.

    • D4.5.K-2 Ask and answer questions about explanations.

  • Taking Informed Action

    • D4.6.K-2 Identify and explain a range of local, regional, and global problems, and some ways in which people are trying to address these problems.

    • D4.7.K-2 Identify ways to take action to help address local, regional, and global problems.

    • D4.8.K-2 Use listening, consensus-building, and voting procedures to decide on and take action in their classrooms.