Social Studies Skills


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Our content is organized by Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) curriculum standards. Choose an expectation below to view our TSHA resources for each category of TEKS Texas History standards:

  • 7.20 (Statement)

    The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired through established research methodologies from a variety of valid sources, including technology.

    • 7.20A (Expectation)

      Differentiate between, locate, and use valid primary and secondary sources such as media and news services, biographies, interviews, and artifacts to acquire information about Texas.

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    • 7.20B (Expectation)

      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.

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    • 7.20C (Expectation)

      Organize and interpret information from outlines, reports, databases, and visuals, including graphs, charts, timelines, and maps.

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    • 7.20D (Expectation)

      Identify bias and points of view from the historical context surrounding an event that influenced the participants.

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    • 7.20E (Expectation)

      Support a point of view on a social studies issue or event.

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    • 7.20F (Expectation)

      Evaluate the validity of a source based on corroboration with other sources and information about the author.

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  • 7.21 (Statement)

    The student uses geographic tools to collect, analyze, and interpret data.

    • 7.21A (Expectation)

      Create and interpret thematic maps, graphs, and charts representing various aspects of Texas during the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.

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    • 7.21B (Expectation)

      Analyze and interpret geographic distributions and patterns in Texas during the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.

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  • 7.22 (Statement)

    The student communicates in written, oral, and visual forms.

    • 7.22A (Expectation)

      Use social studies terminology correctly.

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    • 7.22B (Expectation)

      Use effective written communication skills, including proper citations and avoiding plagiarism.

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    • 7.22C (Expectation)

      Create written, oral, and visual presentations of social studies information.

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  • 7.23 (Statement)

    The student uses problem-solving and decision-making skills, working independently and with others.

    • 7.23A (Expectation)

      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.

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