Common Core State Standards

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.

Analyze in detail how a complex primary source is structured, including how key sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text contribute to the whole.

Evaluate an author’s premises, claims, and evidence by corroborating or challenging them with other information.

NH Social Studies Essential Skills

2.1 Acquiring Information : B
Students will be able to comprehend the wide range of social studies-related materials by using skills: 1. Distinguish between primary and secondary sources. 2. Detect cause and effect relationships 3. Distinguish between facts, interpretations, and opinions 4. Recognize author bias; recognize propaganda 5. Test the validity of information by using such criteria as source, objectivity, technical correctness, currency 6. Draw from the source information at a level appropriate to the task at hand, i.e., skimming for facts or probing for deeper meaning 7. Utilize various types of sources such as documents, charts, images, artifacts, and maps 8. Cite sources, particularly from the Internet, accurately and completely

2.2 Organizing and Communicating Information: G
Students will be able to interpret information: 1. Draw inferences from factual material 2. Recognize that more than one reasoned interpretation of factual material is valid 3. Compare and contrast credibility of differing accounts of the same event 4. Form opinion based on critical examination of relevant information 5. State hypothesis for further study 6. Reinterpret events in terms of what might have happened, and show the likely effects on subsequent events 7. Take into account when interpreting events or behaviors context of their time and place

2.2 Organizing and Communicating Information: I
Students will be make informed decisions: 1. Secure needed factual information relevant to making the decision 2. Identify alternative courses of action and predict likely consequences of each 3. Take into account relevant ethical values and principles 4. Justify interpretation by citing evidence