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.5.1. N/A

Constructing Supporting Questions

EE.SS.5.2. Identify supporting questions that answer the compelling question in a familiar inquiry.

Gathering and Evaluating Sources

EE.SS.5.3. Determine how to tell if a source is credible.

Developing Claims and Using Evidence

EE.SS.5.4. Cite evidence from sources that support a response to a compelling question.

Communicating and Critiquing Conclusions

EE.SS.5.5. With teacher direction, construct responses to a compelling question.

Taking Informed Action

EE.SS.5.6. Predict outcomes when taking action to address a problem.

EE.SS.5.7. N/A

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Alternate Content Anchor Standard

Behavioral Science

Recognize the Interaction Between the Individual and Various Groups

EE.SS.5.8. N/A

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

EE.SS.5.9. Identify a strategy that one demographic group has used to ensure its rights.


Apply Civic Virtues and Democratic Principles

EE.SS.5.10. Determine a way in which the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution impacted society.

Interpret Processes, Rules and Laws

EE.SS.5.11. Identify a process people can use to change laws/rules in the classroom, school, government, and/or society.

EE.SS.5.12. Identify how a law has changed over time.


Critique Exchange and Markets

EE.SS.5.13. Identify how goods and services are produced and distributed.

Evaluate the National Economy

EE.SS.5.14. Determine the purpose of taxes and how the government uses taxes to provide goods and services.

Assess the Global Economy

EE.SS.5.15. Identify how countries benefit from trading.

Financial Literacy

Create a Saving and Spending Plan

EE.SS.5.16. Identify ways people can monitor how they save and spend money.

Measure Risk Management Tools

EE.SS.5.17. N/A

EE.SS.5.18. N/A


Create Geographic Representations

EE.SS.5.19. Using maps and other simple geographic models, create a route to a specific location.

Analyze Human Population Movements and Patterns

EE.SS.5.20. N/A


Analyze Change, Continuity, and Context

EE.SS.5.21. Identify the connection between historical developments that occurred within the same time period.

Compare Perspectives

EE.SS.5.22. Identify how someone's perspective can affect their view of historical events.

Critique Historical Sources and Evidence

EE.SS.5.23. N/A

Justify Causation and Argumentation

EE.SS.5.24. N/A

EE.SS.5.25. N/A

Iowa History

EE.SS.5.26. Identify Iowa's role in civil rights history.


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