| (B) describe how the free enterprise system drives
technological innovation and its application in the marketplace such
as cell phones, inexpensive personal computers, and global positioning
(28) Social studies skills. The student understands
how historians use historiography to interpret the past and applies
critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired
from a variety of valid sources, including technology. The student
is expected to:
(A) analyze primary and secondary sources such as maps,
graphs, speeches, political cartoons, and artifacts to acquire information
to answer historical questions;
(B) analyze information by applying absolute and relative
chronology through sequencing, categorizing, identifying cause-and-effect
relationships, comparing and contrasting, finding the main idea, summarizing,
making generalizations, making predictions, drawing inferences, and
(C) apply the process of historical inquiry to research,
interpret, and use multiple types of sources of evidence;
(D) evaluate the validity of a source based on corroboration
with other sources and information about the author, including points
of view, frames of reference, and historical context; and
(E) identify bias and support with historical evidence
a point of view on a social studies issue or event.
(29) Social studies skills. The student communicates
in written, oral, and visual forms. The student is expected to:
(A) create written, oral, and visual presentations
of social studies information using effective communication skills,
including proper citations and avoiding plagiarism; and
(B) use social studies terminology correctly.
(30) Social studies skills. The student uses geographic
tools to collect, analyze, and interpret data. The student is expected
(A) create a visual representation of historical information
such as thematic maps, graphs, and charts; and
(B) pose and answer questions about geographic distributions
and patterns shown on maps, graphs, charts, and available databases.
(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.