Social Studies lessons should include a content standard and a skills standard.

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The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by 

a)  analyzing and interpreting artifacts and primary and secondary sources to understand events in Virginia history; 

b) analyzing the impact of geographic features on people, places, and events to support an understanding of events in Virginia history; 

c) interpreting charts, graphs, and pictures to determine characteristics of people, places, or events in Virginia history;   

d) recognizing points of view and historical perspectives; 

e) comparing and contrasting ideas and cultural perspectives in Virginia history; 

f) determining relationships with multiple causes or effects in Virginia history;  

g) explaining connections across time and place; 

h) using a decision-making model to identify costs and benefits of a specific choice made; 

i) practicing good citizenship skills and respect for rules and laws while collaborating, compromising, and participating in classroom activities; and

j) investigating and researching to develop products orally and in writing.