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Skills available for Wisconsin third-grade social studies standards

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Inq Social Studies Inquiry Practices and Processes

  • SS.Inq1 Wisconsin students will construct meaningful questions that initiate an inquiry.

    • SS.Inq1.a Develop questions based on a topic

      • SS.Inq1.a.i Develop a list of open- and closed-ended questions on a topic or issue.

    • SS.Inq1.b Plan inquiry

      • SS.Inq1.b.i Develop a list of questions that support the research through discussion and investigation to guide inquiry.

  • SS.Inq2 Wisconsin students will gather and evaluate sources.

    • SS.Inq2.a Gather diverse sources (electronic, digital, print, and other mass media) applicable to the inquiry

      • SS.Inq2.a.i Gather a variety of resources into categories to guide the inquiry.

    • SS.Inq2.b Evaluate sources

  • SS.Inq3 Wisconsin students will develop claims using evidence to support reasoning.

    • SS.Inq3.a Develop claims to answer inquiry question

      • SS.Inq3.a.i Create a thesis statement based on evidence found in sources to make a claim.

    • SS.Inq3.b Cite evidence from multiple sources to support claim

    • SS.Inq3.c Elaborate how evidence supports claim

      • SS.Inq3.c.i Assess how evidence supports a claim.

  • SS.Inq4 Wisconsin students will communicate and critique conclusions.

    • SS.Inq4.a Communicate conclusions

      • SS.Inq4.a.i Communicate conclusions from a variety of teacher-provided presentation options.

    • SS.Inq4.b Critique conclusions

      • SS.Inq4.b.i Evaluate the strength of claim, evidence, and communication using criteria established by both teacher and student.

  • SS.Inq5 Wisconsin students will be civically engaged.

    • SS.Inq5.a Civic engagement

      • SS.Inq5.a.i Explore opportunities for personal or collaborative civic engagement with community, school, state, tribal, national, and/or global implications.