District standards for Social Studies align with the State Common Core Standards for Language Arts, as well as follow the CT Social Studies Curriculum Framework.
CT Social Studies Framework Standards
Dimension 1: Developing Questions and Planning Inquiry
Throughout the unit students will develop questions that can frame and advance their inquiry.
INQ 9-12.1 Throughout the unit students will construct arguments using precise and knowledgeable claims, with evidence from multiple sources, while acknowledging counterclaims and evidentiary weaknesses.
Dimension 3: Evaluating Sources and using Evidence
During the unit, students will need to analyze information and come to conclusion in inquiry. These skills focus on gathering and evaluating sources, and then developing claims and using evidence to support these claims.
INQ 9-12.6 gather relevant information from multiple sources representing a wide range of views while sing the origin, authority, structure, context, and corroborative value to guide the selection.
Common Core State Standards
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Students will multiply opportunities throughput the unit to practice this standard.
Students will use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others. Additionally, they will use the notes collected in their identity journals to build and defend their final definition of identity. Students final project will allow for this standard to be implemented into the unit.