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Skills available for Washington sixth-grade social studies standards

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EALR 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.

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

EALR 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.

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

EALR 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 positions on an issue or event.

    • 5.1.2 Evaluates the significance of information used to support positions on an issue or event.

  • 5.2 Uses inquiry-based research.

    • 5.2.1 Creates and uses research questions to guide inquiry on an historical event.

    • 5.2.2 Analyzes the validity, reliability, and credibility of information from a variety of primary and secondary sources while researching an issue or event.

  • 5.3 Deliberates public issues.

    • 5.3.1 Engages in discussions that clarify and address multiple viewpoints on public issues.

  • 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 Analyzes multiple factors, compares two groups, generalizes, and connects past to present to formulate a thesis in a paper or presentation.

    • 5.4.2 Understands and demonstrates the ethical responsibility one has in using and citing sources and the rules related to plagiarism and copyright.