Sample Responses

 

Historical and Social Sciences Analysis Skills

Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies

Grades 6–8

Research, Evidence, and Point of View 4. Students assess the credibility of primary and secondary sources and draw sound conclusions from them

Historical and Social Sciences Analysis Skills: Research, Evidence, and Point of View 5. Students detect the different historical points of view on historical events and determine the context in which the historical statements were made (the questions asked, sources used, author’s perspectives).

RH6-8.8. Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.



RH6-8.6 Identify aspects of a text that reveals an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).

Grades 11–12

 

Historical and Social Sciences Analysis Skills: Research, Evidence, and Point of View 3. Students evaluate major debates among historians concerning alternative interpretations of the past, including an analysis of authors’ use of evidence and the distinctions between sound generalizations and misleading oversimplifications.

Historical and Social Sciences Analysis Skills: Research, Evidence, and Point of View 4.
Students construct and test hypotheses; collect, evaluate, and employ information from multiple primary sources and secondary sources; and apply it in oral and written presentations.*

RH11-12.6 Evaluate authors’ differing points of view on the same historical event or issue by assessing the authors’ claims, reasoning, and evidence.








RH11-12.9 Integrate information from diverse sources, both primary and secondary, into a coherent understanding of an idea or event, noting discrepancies among sources.

 

*See the Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects and the Speaking and Listening Standards for more related standards.