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Skills available for Wisconsin seventh-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.m Formulate open-ended questions for further research within one of the social studies disciplines.

    • SS.Inq1.b Plan inquiry

      • SS.Inq1.b.m Identify additional questions that support the research and possible resources to guide the inquiry.

  • SS.Inq2 Wisconsin students will gather and 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.m Develop a debatable and defensible claim based upon the analysis of sources.

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

      • SS.Inq3.b.m Support claim with evidence from multiple reliable sources representing a range of mediums (electronic, digital, print, and other mass media).

    • SS.Inq3.c Elaborate how evidence supports claim

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

    • SS.Inq4.a Communicate conclusions

      • SS.Inq4.a.m Communicate conclusions using a variety of media (i.e. video or online, documentaries, exhibits, research papers, or web pages).

    • SS.Inq4.b Critique conclusions

      • SS.Inq4.b.m Analyze and evaluate the logic, relevance, and accuracy of others' claims, taking into consideration potential bias.

  • SS.Inq5 Wisconsin students will be civically engaged.

    • SS.Inq5.a Civic engagement

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