Explain how a question represents key ideas in the field.
Explain points of agreement experts have about interpretations and applications of disciplinary concepts and ideas associated with a compelling question.
Explain points of agreement experts have about interpretations and applications of disciplinary concepts and ideas associated with a supporting question.
Explain how the relationship between supporting questions and compelling questions is mutually reinforcing.
Determine the kinds of sources that will be helpful in answering compelling and supporting questions, taking into consideration multiple points of views represented in the sources.
Examine the origins, purposes, and impact of constitutions, laws, treaties, and international agreements.
Describe the roles of political, civil, and economic organizations in shaping people's lives.
Explain how economic decisions affect the well-being of individuals, businesses, and society.
Explain why standards of living increase as productivity improves.
Evaluate alternative approaches or solutions to current economic issues in terms of benefits and costs for different groups and society as a whole.
Analyze the ways in which cultural and environmental characteristics vary among various regions of the world.
Explain how global changes in population distribution patterns affect changes in land use in particular places.
Analyze the combinations of cultural and environmental characteristics that make places both similar to and different from other places.
Explain how changes in transportation and communication technology influence the spatial connections among human settlements and affect the diffusion of ideas and cultural practices.
Analyze how relationships between humans and environments extend or contract spatial patterns of settlement and movement.
Use questions generated about individuals and groups to analyze why they, and the developments they shaped, are seen as historically significant.
Develop claims and counterclaims while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both.
Construct arguments using claims and evidence from multiple sources, while acknowledging the strengths and limitations of the arguments.
Present adaptations of arguments and explanations on topics of interest to others to reach audiences and venues outside the classroom using print and oral technologies (e.g., posters, essays, letters, debates, speeches, reports, and maps) and digital technologies (e.g., Internet, social media, and digital documentary).