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

SS.7.1. Identify how the different social studies disciplines would answer a compelling question.

Constructing Supporting Questions

SS.7.2. N/A

Gathering and Evaluating Sources

SS.7.3. With guided practice, gather relevant information from multiple sources after determining their credibility.

SS.7.4. N/A

Developing Claims and Using Evidence

SS.7.5. With guided practice, identify evidence that strengthens a claim.

SS.7.6. With guided practice, identify a limitation of a claim.

Communicating and Critiquing Conclusions

SS.7.7. Construct a response to a compelling question based on credible sources.

SS.7.8. Present a response to a compelling question using a variety of media.

SS.7.9. N/A

SS.7.10. Compares the consequence(s) of their (group) actions when taking action to address problems.

Taking Informed Action

SS.7.11. N/A

SS.7.12. Choose a democratic procedure to make decisions in the classroom or community.

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Alternate Content Anchor Standard

Behavioral Science

Examine Factors that Led to Continuity and Change in Human and Group Behavior

SS.7.13. Identify one factor such as social, political or economic that can influence behavior.

Recognize the Interaction Between Individuals and Various Groups

SS.7.14. Identify a cause of social inequality.


Analyze Civic and Political Institutions

SS.7.15. N/A

SS.7.16. N/A

SS.7.17. N/A


Engage in Economic Decision Making

SS.7.18. N/A

Critique Exchange and Markets

SS.7.19. N/A

Assess the Global Economy

SS.7.20. Identify how trade policies impact the availability of goods and services.


Analyze Human Population Movements and Patterns

SS.7.21. N/A

Analyze Global Interconnections

SS.7.22. Describe how the location of natural resources and the production of goods influences world trade.

SS.7.23. Identify how changes in global populations affect land use in particular areas.


Analyze Change, Continuity, and Context

SS.7.24. N/A

Compare Perspectives

SS.7.25. Identify how perspectives on contemporary issues have changed over time.

Justify Causation and Argumentation

SS.7.26. N/A

Iowa History

SS.7.27. Determine a connection between Iowa and a contemporary world issue.

Financial Literacy

Develop Financial and Career Goals

SS.7.28. N/A

Create a Saving and Spending Plan

SS.7.29. Identify external factors that might influence a person's spending decisions.

Analyze Credit and Debt Levels

SS.7.30. Identify rights and responsibilities of consumers.

Evaluate Savings and Long Term Investments

SS.7.31. N/A

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