Social Studies Skills
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    Social Studies Skills

    Lesson 5

  • Question 2
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    What are critical thinking skills for?

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    help you gain greater insights for all subjects, including social studies, by how you approach and understand

    to help you pass a test

    to help you in science and math

    it does not help you approach or understand any subject, especially social studies and language arts

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    • placed in the order in which they occur, or sequential order

    • helps you put events from beginning to end

    • clue words like before, after, next, last

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    What does it mean to categorize?

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    using a table or graph

    sort facts, events, people, or other items into groups with similar traits

    label facts as "important" or "not important"

    comparing facts to other facts

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    Identifying Cause and Effect Relationships

    • causes—actions that lead to an event

    • effects—the results of an action

    • Examples are so, because, as a result, therefore, produced, and for the following reasons.

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    Comparing and Contrasting

    • analyzing two or more ideas, objects, or events

    • Signal words like similar and also tell you to compare

    • phrases however and on the other hand, you should contrast

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    Finding Main Idea and Summarizing

    • central focus of the text

    • what is most important, less important

    • Summarizing is restating a large amount of information in a few words.

    • most important information

    • remember the main points or events in a text

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    Which do you think would be a generalization? Select all that apply.

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    Everyone likes pizza.

    All people have technology at home.

    Dogs are smarter than cats.

    Boys are better than girls at sports.

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    Making Generalizations and Predictions

    • A statement is mostly, or generally, true

    • Somewhat based on facts

    • Also based on prior knowledge or experience

    • Predicting involves using clues from a text to make reasoned guesses about what will happen next- finding the pattern

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    Reports and Presentations

    • Plagiarism is copying someone else’s words

    • This includes using someone else’s sentence structures, even if you change the important words.

    • Must give them credit using citations,  or a bibliography (MLA, APA)

    • Attribution- giving credit with a direct "quotation"

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    Why do you need to give credit to someone that you get information from?

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    Because my teacher told me to.

    Because they are an expert.

    Because it is dishonest and is considered stealing.

    It is not a crime to take someone else's information as my own.

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    Which are the steps to solving a problem? Select all that apply.

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    gather information about your options

    identify your options

    use your findings to make a decision

    identify what you need to do

    predict the consequences

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    Steps to Solving a Problem

    • 1. Identify what you need to do.

    • 2. Identify your options.

    • 3. Gather information about your options.

    • 4. Predict consequences- "pros vs cons" chart

    • 5. Use findings and make a decision.

  • Question 16
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    What is your best option about choosing which pair of shoes to buy?

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    make a generalization

    make a "pros vs cons" chart

    include a citation

    identify the cause and effect

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