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RULE §113.20Social Studies, Grade 8, Adopted 2018

    (C) analyze how technological innovations brought about economic growth such as the development of the factory system and the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad.

  (28) Science, technology, and society. The student understands the impact of scientific discoveries and technological innovations on daily life in the United States. The student is expected to:

    (A) compare the effects of scientific discoveries and technological innovations that have influenced daily life in different periods in U.S. history; and

    (B) identify examples of how industrialization changed life in the United States.

  (29) Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired through established research methodologies from a variety of valid sources, including technology. The student is expected to:

    (A) differentiate between, locate, and use valid primary and secondary sources such as media and news services, biographies, interviews, and artifacts to acquire information about the United States;

    (B) analyze information by applying absolute and relative chronology through sequencing, categorizing, identifying cause-and-effect relationships, comparing, contrasting, finding the main idea, summarizing, making generalizations and predictions, and drawing inferences and conclusions;

    (C) organize and interpret information from outlines, reports, databases, and visuals, including graphs, charts, timelines, and maps;

    (D) identify bias and points of view created by the historical context surrounding an event;

    (E) support a point of view on a social studies issue or event;

    (F) evaluate the validity of a source based on corroboration with other sources and information about the author;

    (G) create a visual representation of historical information such as thematic maps, graphs, and charts representing various aspects of the United States; and

    (H) pose and answer questions about geographic distributions and patterns shown on maps, graphs, and charts.

  (30) Social studies skills. The student communicates in written, oral, and visual forms. The student is expected to:

    (A) use social studies terminology correctly;

    (B) use effective written communication skills, including proper citations and avoiding plagiarism; and

    (C) create written, oral, and visual presentations of social studies information.

  (31) Social studies skills. The student uses problem-solving and decision-making skills, working independently and with others. The student is expected to use problem-solving and decision-making processes to identify a problem, gather information, list and consider options, consider advantages and disadvantages, choose and implement a solution, and evaluate the effectiveness of the solution.

Source Note: The provisions of this §113.20 adopted to be effective August 23, 2010, 35 TexReg 7232; amended to be effective August 1, 2019, 44 TexReg 1988

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