Note: The Iowa Core Essential Elements are intended only for students with significant cognitive disabilities and who participate in alternate assessments.

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Alternate Inquiry Anchor Standard

Constructing Questions

EE.SS.1.1. With guidance and support identify the compelling question about a familiar topic.

Constructing Supporting Questions

EE.SS.1.2. N/A

Gathering and Evaluating Sources

EE.SS.1.3. With guidance and support, identify a primary factual source.

Communicating and Critiquing Conclusions

EE.SS.1.4. With guidance and support, identify an example that could be used to answer a compelling question.

Taking Informed Action

EE.SS.1.5. With guidance and support, identify the decision about a civic problem in the classroom.

EE.SS.1.6. N/A

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Alternate Content Anchor Standard

Behavioral Science

Recognize the Interaction Between the Individual and Various Groups

EE.SS.1.7. N/A

Examine Factors that Led to Continuity and Change on Human Development and Behavior

EE.SS.1.8. With guidance and support, identify one cultural practice within your community or around the world.


Apply Civic Virtues and Democratic Principles

EE.SS.1.9. N/A

Interpret Processes, Rules and Laws

EE.SS.1.10. Determine a procedure for how people can effectively work together to make decisions to improve their classrooms or communities.


Engage in Economic Decision Making

EE.SS.1.11. With guidance and support, identify local goods and services.

Assess the Global Economy

EE.SS.1.12. With guidance and support, identify what goods and services are traded with other countries.

Financial Literacy

Develop Financial and Career Goals

EE.SS.1.13. With guidance and support, identify different jobs in the community.

Analyze Credit and Debt Levels

EE.SS.1.14. With guidance and support, identify the meaning of borrow.

Evaluate Savings and Long-Term Investments

EE.SS.1.15. With guidance and support, identify the purpose of banks in the community.


Create Geographic Representations

EE.SS.1.16. With guidance and support, identify the difference between maps, globes, and other simple geographic models.

Evaluate Human Environment Interaction

EE.SS.1.17. N/A

Analyze Human Population Movement and Patterns

EE.SS.1.18. With guidance and support, identify a route on a map.

EE.SS.1.19. With guidance and support, identify goods that are made locally and in distant places.


Analyze Change, Continuity, and Context

EE.SS.1.20. Categorize events as past or present.

EE.SS.1.21. N/A

Critique Historical Sources and Evidence

EE.SS.1.22. Identify who created documents.

Iowa History

EE.SS.1.23. Identify past and present groups in Iowa.


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