Social Studies


To be used with ALL levels


Acquiring Information: involves locating, gathering, observing, comprehending, organizing, and processing information from a variety of primary and secondary sources. Sources may include printed materials, maps, graphic representations, artifacts, people, media and technology.


• uses picture clues and captions

• reads for information

• uses maps, graphs, globes, media, and technology

• reads from a variety of sources

• recognizes primary and secondary sources

• uses chapter and section headings and topic sentences to select main ideas

• recognizes cause and effect relationships

• distinguishes fact from opinion

·  recognizes propaganda

• identifies author bias

Analysis of Data and Problem Solving:  involves the comprehension, analysis, interpretation, synthesis, summary, and evaluation of data to develop a solution or conclusion.


• determines whether information is pertinent to the topic

• compares and contrasts

• classifies by source, chronology, and importance

• critically examines data from a variety of sources

• makes predictions

• forms conclusions

·  makes inferences

• separates significant ideas from supporting details

• applies data to new situations

• understands various interpretations

• recognizes bias

Communication: is conveying ideas, value judgments, beliefs, and emotions through individual expression, group dialogue, cultural communities, and global networks.


• dramatizations

• discussions

• multimedia productions

• written compositions

• speeches

• debates