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Social Studies: 9th-12th Grade

I can explain how a question reflects an enduring issue in the field.

I can explain points of agreement and disagreement experts have about interpretations and applications of disciplinary concepts.

I can explain points of agreement and disagreement an issue with a supporting question.

I can determine the kinds of sources that will be helpful in answering questions, taking into account multiple points of view represented in the sources and  the types of sources available.

I can gather relevant information from multiple sources representing a wide range of views.

I can evaluate the credibility of a source by examining how experts value the source.

I can refine claims and counterclaims while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both.

I can construct arguments using precise and knowledgeable claims, with evidence from multiple sources, while acknowledging counterclaims and evidentiary weaknesses.

I can construct explanations using sound reasoning, examples, and details with significant and pertinent information and data, while acknowledging the strengths and weaknesses of the explanation given its purpose.

I can present arguments and explanations that feature evocative ideas and perspectives on issues and topics to reach a range of audiences and venues outside the classroom using print and oral technologies and digital technologies.

I can critique the use of claims and evidence in arguments for credibility.