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DRAFTOSPI Social Studies Elementary Standards, Grades K-2 | Rev. 8/15/181SOCIAL STUDIES SKILLS Anchor Standard:The student understands and applies reasoning skills to conduct research, deliberate, and form and evaluate positions through the processesof reading, writing, and communicating.SSS1:Uses critical reasoning skills to analyze and evaluate positions.By the end of kindergarten, students will:SSS1.K.1 State and clarify one’s point of view.SSS1.K.2 Evaluate the fairness of one’s point of view.SSS1.K.3 State own viewpoints on fairness and listen to the viewpoints of classmates andteacher.SSS1.K.4 Retell a sequence of events that have happened over time.By the end of first grade, students will:SSS1.1.1 Distinguish different points of view on one eventSSS1.1.2 Use questioning strategies.SSS1.1.3 Retell the sequence of event that have happened over time.By the end of second grade, students will:SSS1.2.1 Explain how multiple points of view on local issues shape decisions made within acommunitySSS1.2.2 Construct an argument with reasons to support a point of view.SSS1.2.3 Develop an explanation about an historical outcome using correct sequence andrelevant information to support a point of view.Enduring Understanding:I know that there are many points of view to an argument and I can share my position withevidence.Sample QuestionsGeneral Questions:Why is it important to listen to different positions (and to be curious about different points ofview) before I make up my mind?Why do people take different positions in an argument?How do I finally make up my mind? What should I keep in mind when making a final decision?Since Time Immemorial: What are sacred spaces and why are they important?Kindergarten:Civics: What are my classroom rules? Are these rules fair to everyone in the classroom?Economics: How do wants and needs affect my decisions? Why did I make those choices?How are my choices different from the choices of my classmates, and why might that be?Geography: How can I change my geographic surroundings? What are the steps that lead tothe change?History: What is an important event on the calendar? What is coming up after that? How isthis event connected to another?1st Grade:Civics: Who should make rules?Economics: What are the costs and benefits of family choices?Geography: What are some unique natural and man-made features in our community? Howmight the features change over time?History: How do prior events affect our lives and different members of our communitydifferently?2nd Grade:Civics: What rights and responsibilities do I have in and to my community? Where did thoserights and responsibilities come from?Economics: Why does the government help to support our schools and parks? How shouldthat support be distributed?