Washington State K–12 Learning Standards and Guidelines
WA.8.5. SOCIAL STUDIES SKILLS - The student understands and applies reasoning skills to conduct research, deliberate, and form and evaluate positions through the processes of reading, writing, and communicating.
8.5.1. Uses critical reasoning skills to analyze and evaluate positions.
188.8.131.52. Understands reasons based on evidence for a position on an issue or event.
184.108.40.206. Evaluates the logic of reasons for a position on an issue or event.
WA.RH.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
RH.6-8.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
RH.6-8.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RH.6-8.10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.