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Skills available for Washington fifth-grade social studies standards

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1 The student understands and applies knowledge of government, law, politics, and the nation's fundamental documents to make decisions about local, national, and international issues and to demonstrate thoughtful, participatory citizenship.

2 The student applies understanding of economic concepts and systems to analyze decision-making and the interactions between individuals, households, businesses, governments, and societies.

3 The student uses a spatial perspective to make reasoned decisions by applying the concepts of location, region, and movement and demonstrating knowledge of how geographic features and human cultures impact environments.

4 The student understands and applies knowledge of historical thinking, chronology, eras, turning points, major ideas, individuals, and themes in local, Washington State, tribal, United States, and world history in order to evaluate how history shapes the present and future.

5 The student understands and applies reasoning skills to conduct research, deliberate, form, and evaluate positions through the processes of reading, writing, and communicating.

  • 5.1 Uses critical reasoning skills to analyze and evaluate positions.

    • 5.1.1 Understands Reasoning

    • 5.1.2 Evaluates Reasoning

      • Evaluates the relevance of facts used in forming a position on an issue or event.

  • 5.2 Uses inquiry-based research.

    • 5.2.1 Forms Questions

      • Understands how essential questions define the significance of researching an issue or event.

    • 5.2.2 Analyzes Sources

  • 5.3 Deliberates public issues.

    • 5.3.1 Deliberation

      • Engages others in discussions that attempt to clarify and address multiple viewpoints on public issues based on key ideals.

  • 5.4 Creates a product that uses social studies content to support a thesis and presents the product in an appropriate manner to a meaningful audience.

    • 5.4.1 Creates Position and Product

      • Researches multiple perspectives to take a position on a public or historical issue in a paper or presentation.

    • 5.4.2 Citing Sources

      • Prepares a list of resources, including the title, author, type of source, date published, and publisher for each source, and arranges the sources alphabetically.