Standards Index: National Council for the Social Studies C3 Framework
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Explain points of agreement and disagreement experts have about interpretations and applications of disciplinary concepts and ideas associated with a compelling question.
Explain how supporting questions contribute to an inquiry and how, through engaging source work, new compelling and supporting questions emerge.
Evaluate public policies in terms of intended and unintended outcomes, and related consequences.
Analyze the role of citizens in the U.S. political system.
Analyze the impact of constitutions, laws, treaties, and interna-tional agreements on the maintenance of national and international order.
Explain how the U.S. Constitution establish a system of government that has powers and responsibilities that have changed over time and are still contested.
Evaluate citizens’ and institutions’ effectiveness in addressing social and political problems at the local, state, tribal, national, and/or international level.
Evaluate the consequences of human-made catastrophe on politics.
Evaluate how political and economic decisions have influenced cultural and environmental characteristics of various places and regions.
Evaluate how historical events and developments were shaped by unique circumstances of time and place as well as broader historical contexts.
Detect possible limitations in various kinds of historical evidence and differing secondary interpretations.
Use questions generated about multiple historical sources to pursue further inquiry and investigate additional sources.
Critique the appropriateness of the historical sources used in a secondary interpretation.
Analyze multiple and complex causes and effect of events in the past.
Integrate evidence from multiple relevant historical sources and interpretations into a reasoned argument about the past.
Critique the central arguments in secondary works of history in multi-media in terms of their historical accuracy.
Analyze change and continuity in historical eras.
Use questions generated about individuals and groups to assess how the significance of their actions changes over time and is shaped by the historical context
Analyze complex and interacting factors that influenced the perspectives of people during different historical eras.
Analyze how historical contexts shaped and continue to shape people’s perspectives.
Analyze how current interpretations of the past are limited by the extent to which available historical sources represent perspec-tives of people at the time.
Apply major theoretical approaches in psychology to social issues.
Describe how biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors influence behavior.
Evaluate the credibility of a source by examining how experts value the source.
Identify evidence from multiple sources to detect inconsistencies in order to revise or strengthen claims.