| Skill Competency Goal 1
|| The learner will acquire strategies for reading social studies materials and for increasing social studies vocabulary.
1.01 Read for literal meaning.
1.02 Summarize to select main ideas.
1.03 Draw inferences. 1.04 Detect cause and effect.
1.05 Recognize bias and propaganda.
1.06 Recognize and use social studies terms in written and oral reports.
1.07 Distinguish fact and fiction.
1.08 Use context clues and appropriate sources such as glossaries, texts, and dictionaries to gain meaning.
| Skill Competency Goal 2
|| The learner will acquire strategies to access a variety of sources, and use appropriate research skills to gather, synthesize, and report information using diverse modalities to demonstrate the knowledge acquired.
2.01 Use appropriate sources of information.
2.02 Explore print and non-print materials.
2.03 Utilize different types of technology.
2.04 Utilize community-related resources such as field trips, guest speakers, and interviews.
2.05 Transfer information from one medium to another such as written to visual and statistical to written.
2.06 Create written, oral, musical, visual, and theatrical presentations of social studies information.
| Skills Competency Goal 3
|| The learner will acquire strategies to analyze, interpret, create, and use resources and materials.
3.01 Use map and globe reading skills.
3.02 Interpret graphs and charts.
3.03 Detect bias.
3.04 Interpret social and political messages of cartoons.
3.05 Interpret history through artifacts, arts, and media.
| Skill Competency Goal 4
|| The learner will acquire strategies needed for applying decision-making and problem-solving techniques both orally and in writing to historic, contemporary, and controversial world issues.
4.01 Use hypothetical reasoning processes.
4.02 Examine, understand, and evaluate conflicting viewpoints.
4.03 Recognize and analyze values upon which judgments are made.
4.04 Apply conflict resolutions.
4.05 Predict possible outcomes.
4.06 Draw conclusions.
4.07 Offer solutions.
4.08 Develop hypotheses.
| Skill Competency Goal 5
|| The learner will acquire strategies needed for effective incorporation of computer technology in the learning process.
5.01 Use word processing to create, format, and produce classroom assignments/projects.
5.02 Create and modify a database for class assignments.
5.03 Create, modify, and use spreadsheets to examine realworld problems.
5.04 Create nonlinear projects related to the social studies content area via multimedia presentations.