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Connections to Standards
SCAN addresses the Common Core and a variety of social studies and technology standards. It is uniquely positioned to help address standards that deal with critical thinking, multiple perspectives, problem-solving, using information, thinking, evaluating, etc. SCAN lesson content helps meet content-based standards in science, social studies and language arts.
Social studies standards—see a sample of social studies and civics standards which SCAN addresses
- All students will utilize historical thinking, problem solving, and research skills to maximize understanding of civics, history, geography, and economics.
- Use critical thinking skills to interpret events, recognize bias, point of view, and context.
- Examine current issues, events, or themes and relate them to past events.
- Compare and contrast competing interpretations of current and historical events.
- Interpret events considering continuity and change, the role of change, oversight and error, and changing interpretations by historians.
- Formulate questions and hypotheses from multiple perspectives, using multiple sources.
- Evaluate current issues, events, or themes and trace their evolution through historical periods.
- Apply problem-solving skills to national, state, or local issues and propose reasoned solutions.
- Describe major conflicts that have arisen from diversity (e.g., land and suffrage for Native Americans, civil rights, women’s rights) and discuss how these have been addressed.
- Discuss contemporary issues involving personal, political, and economic rights of American citizens (e.g., dress codes, sexual harassment, fair trial, free press, minimum wage).
- Develop critical thinking skills so students can function as lifelong learners and examine and evaluate issues of importance to all Americans.
- Appreciate complexities of social and historical issues.
- Examine current issues, events or themes and relate them to past events.
- Identify current issues that may have global impact (e.g. pollution, diseases) and discuss ways to address them.
- Propose and justify new local state or federal government policies on a variety of contemporary issues (definition of marriage, voting systems and procedures, censorship, religion in public places)