IA.SS.8-USH. 8th Grade: United States History and Civic Ideals
Inquiry Anchor Standard
Constructing Compelling Questions
SS.8.1. Explain points of agreement and disagreement of disciplinary concepts and ideas associated with a compelling question.
Constructing Supporting Questions
SS.8.2. Construct supporting questions that demonstrate the relationship between them and the compelling question in an inquiry.
Gathering and Evaluating Sources
SS.8.3. Gather relevant information from multiple sources using the origin, authority, structure, context, and corroborative value of the sources to guide the selection.
SS.8.4. Independently, evaluate the credibility of primary and secondary sources by determining their relevance and intended use.
Developing Claims and Using Evidence
SS.8.5. Independently, identify evidence that draws information from multiple perspectives and sources to support claims, noting evidentiary limitations.
SS.8.6. Independently, develop claims and counterclaims while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both.
SS.8.7. Independently, construct arguments using claims and evidence from multiple sources.
Communicating and Critiquing Conclusions
SS.8.8. Construct responses to compelling questions supported by reasoning and evidence while acknowledging the strengths and weaknesses of the explanations.
SS.8.9. Present original arguments based on credible sources using a variety of media to authentic audiences.
SS.8.10. Independently, analyze disciplinary arguments of peers for credibility.
Critique historical sources and evidence
SS.8.24. Critique primary and secondary sources of information with attention to the source of the document, its context, accuracy, and usefulness such as the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, the Constitution, Washington’s Farewell address, the Louisiana Purchase treaty, Monroe Doctrine, Indian Removal Act, Missouri Compromise, Dred Scott v. Sanford, and the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo.