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Social Studies at eStem

The acquisition of content knowledge and skills is paramount in a robust social studies program rooted in inquiry. The K-12 Curriculum is written around the practices of The College, Career, and Civic Life(3 C’s) framework for social studies state standards.

  • Construct compelling questions that promote inquiry around key ideas and issues
  • Develop supporting questions that contribute to inquiry: identifying facts, concepts, and interpretations
  • Answer compelling and supporting questions using appropriate and available sources that consider multiple points of view
  • Gather relevant information from multiple perspectives and a variety of sources; evaluate the credibility of the source by determining its relevance and intended use
  • Use evidence from multiple sources to answer compelling and supporting questions by developing arguments with claims and counterclaims and providing explanations
  • Construct arguments and explanations that convey ideas and perspectives to appropriate audiences using print, oral, and digital technologies
  • Critique the credibility, relevance, and use of evidence in arguments and explanations proposed by self and others
  • Use disciplinary lenses within the social sciences to understand local, regional, and global problems, proposing solutions or assessing strategies and options for action while applying deliberative processes