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Back to the index of the TEKS Curriculum Alignment Tool for Seventh Grade Social Studies.
(7.21) 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 electronic technology.
The student is expected to:Related Handbook of Texas Online articles:
A: differentiate between, locate, and use valid primary and secondary sources such as computer software, databases, media and news services, biographies, interviews, and artifacts to acquire information about Texas;
B: analyze information by 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 points of view from the historical context surrounding an event and the frame of reference that influenced the participants;
E: support a point of view on a social studies issue or event;
F: identify bias in written, oral, and visual material;
G: evaluate the validity of a source based on language, corroboration with other sources, and information about the author; and
H: use appropriate mathematical skills to interpret social studies information such as maps and graphs.

Created by Michel Hinton, Hogg Middle School, Houston ISD, April 2002, modified June 2011.

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