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.9-12.1. Create compelling questions representing key ideas within the disciplines.

Constructing Supporting Questions

EE.SS.9-12.2. Create supporting questions that contribute to the compelling question representing key ideas within the disciplines.

Gathering and Evaluating Sources

EE.SS.9-12.3. Gather relevant information to constructs response(s) to a compelling question using credible source(s).

EE.SS.9-12.4. N/A

Developing Claims and Using Evidence

EE.SS.9-12.5. Identify and compare evidence from multiple sources to revise or strengthen claims.

EE.SS.9-12.6. N/A

Communicating and Critiquing Conclusions

EE.SS.9-12.7. Construct an argument using evidence from 2 or more sources.

EE.SS.9-12.8. N/A

EE.SS.9-12.9. N/A

EE.SS.9-12.10. Determine if a claim and/or evidence in an argument is true.

Taking Informed Action

EE.SS.9-12.11. Identify challenges and opportunities faced by others when taking action to address the problem.

EE.SS.9-12.12. Choose a democratic strategy and procedure to make a decision and take action in their classroom.

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Alternate Content Anchor Standard

Behavioral Sciences

Recognize the Interaction and Influence Between Individuals and Various Groups

Psychology Strand

EE.SS-Psy.9-12.13. N/A

EE.SS-Psy.9-12.14. N/A

EE.SS-Psy.9-12.15. N/A

Sociology Strand

EE.SS-Soc.9-12.13. Identify a group and their societal norms and values for behavior within that group.

EE.SS-Soc.9-12.14. Identify how individuals and groups can have an influence on a person’s behavior.

EE.SS-Soc.9-12.15. Identify different social inequalities and how they impact individuals and groups.

EE.SS-Soc.9-12.16. N/A

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

Psychology Strand

EE.SS-Psy.9-12.16. N/A

EE.SS-Psy.9-12.17. N/A

EE.SS-Psy.9-12.18. N/A

EE.SS-Psy.9-12.19. N/A

EE.SS-Psy.9-12.20. N/A

Sociology Strand

EE.SS-Soc.9-12.17. N/A

EE.SS-Soc.9-12.18. N/A

EE.SS-Soc.9-12.19. N/A

EE.SS-Soc.9-12.20. N/A

Apply Appropriate Research Procedures and Skills of a Behavioral Scientist

Psychology Strand

EE.SS-Psy.9-12.21. N/A.

EE.SS-Psy.9-12.22. N/A

EE.SS-Psy.9-12.23. Identify social issues within society and propose ethical solutions to address the problem.

Sociology Strand

EE.SS-Soc.9-12.21. N/A

EE.SS-Soc.9-12.22. N/A

EE.SS-Soc.9-12.23. Identify social issues within society and propose ethical solutions to address the problem.

Civics and Government

Analyze Civic and Political Institutions

EE.SS-Gov.9-12.13. Compare the powers and responsibilities of local, state, and national political institutions and the role of government in maintaining order.

EE.SS-Gov.9-12.14. Determine the role of citizens in the U.S. political system, with attention to the definition of who is a citizen and how that definition has changed over time.

EE.SS-Gov.9-12.15. N/A.

EE.SS-Gov.9-12.16. Determine how the US Constitution establishes laws, governmental powers and responsibilities, as well as limits to a government.

EE.SS-Gov.9-12.17. N/A

EE.SS-Gov.9-12.18. N/A

Apply Civic Virtues and Democratic Principles

EE.SS-Gov.9-12.19. Indicate how political actions (voting, debate, contacting officials, etc.) can lead to change in government/policy.

EE.SS-Gov.9-12.20. Identify how civic value helps support a well-functioning democracy.

EE.SS-Gov.9-12.21. N/A

EE.SS-Gov.9-12.22. N/A

Interpret Processes, Rules and Laws

EE.SS-Gov.9-12.23. N/A

EE.SS-Gov.9-12.24. N/A

EE.SS-Gov.9-12.25. N/A

EE.SS-Gov.9-12.26. N/A

Iowa History

EE.SS-Gov.9-12.27. Identify the unique systems and institutions in Iowa government and politics (i.e. presidential selection).

EE.SS-Gov.9-12.28. Identify local and state issues in Iowa.


Engage in Economic Decision Making

EE.SS-Econ.9-12.13. Identify what scarcity is and how it affects personal economic choices.

EE.SS-Econ.9-12.14. N/A

Critique Exchange and Markets

EE.SS-Econ.9-12.15. Identify the factors that need to be considered when producing a good or service.

EE.SS-Econ.9-12.16. Identify how competition and supply and demand can affect the price of a product.

EE.SS-Econ.9-12.17. N/A

EE.SS-Econ.9-12.18. Identify how government policies can alter market outcomes.

EE.SS-Econ.9-12.19. N/A

Evaluate the National Economy

EE.SS-Econ.9-12.20. N/A

EE.SS-Econ.9-12.21. N/A

Assess the Global Economy

EE.SS-Econ.9-12.22. N/A

EE.SS-Econ.9-12.23. N/A

Iowa History

EE.SS-Econ.9-12.24. N/A

Financial Literacy

Develop Financial and Career Goals

SS-FL.9-12.13. Develop financial and career goals considering career options and the effect on the standard of living.

SS-FL.9-12.14. N/A

Create a Saving and Spending Plan

SS-FL.9-12.15. N/A

SS-FL.9-12.16. Develop a saving and spending plan based the effect of different factors on income such as taxes.

SS-FL.9-12.17. N/A

Analyze Credit and Debt Levels

SS-FL.9-12.18. Identify the difference between credit and debt, wants and needs, and the impacts of those concepts, and how they can affect your income level.

SS-FL.9-12.19. N/A

SS-FL.9-12.20. N/A

Evaluate Savings and Long Term Investments

SS-FL.9-12.21. Identify short-term savings tools.

SS-FL.9-12.22. N/A

Measure Risk Management Tools

SS-FL.9-12.23. Identify a reason to use health, auto, home, and life insurance.

SS-FL.9-12.24. Identify multiple strategies for protection of personal identify and fraud.


Create Geographic Representations

EE.SS-Geo.9-12.13. N/A

EE.SS-Geo.9-12.14. Utilize a geographic representation (such as a map or globe) to explain how different places and regions are connected.

EE.SS-Geo.9-12.15. N/A

Evaluate Human Environment Interaction

EE.SS-Geo.9-12.16. Describe how humans living in a particular area can impact their environment, and how their physical environment can influence how humans live in that area.

EE.SS-Geo.9-12.17. Describe how humans living in a particular area can impact their environment, and how their physical environment can influence how humans live in that area.

EE.SS-Geo.9-12.18. Describe how humans living in a particular area can impact their environment, and how their physical environment can influence how humans live in that area.

Analyze Human Population Movement and Patterns

EE.SS-Geo.9-12.19. Describe how a historical event can lead to the spreading of ideas, technologies, and cultural practices, as well as the distribution of human population.

EE.SS-Geo.9-12.20. Explain the impact of economic activities and political decisions within an urban, suburban and/or rural region.

Analyze Global Interconnections

EE.SS-Geo.9-12.21. Determine how a change in the environment and cultural characteristic influence trade and land use.

EE.SS-Geo.9-12.22. Determine how using scarce resources contributes to conflict within and among countries.

EE.SS-Geo.9-12.23. Determine how human-made and natural catastrophes affect trade, politics, and human migration.

Iowa History

EE.SS-Geo.9-12.24. Provide facts and details about the impact Iowans have had on Iowa's environmental or cultural geography.

United States History

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

EE.SS-US.9-12.13. Determine how diverse ideologies impacted political and social institutions during eras such as, Reconstruction, the Progressive Era, and the Civil Rights movement.

Recognize the Interaction Between Individuals and Various Groups

EE.SS-US.9-12.14. Describe the impact of gender roles on economic, political, and social life in the U.S.

Apply Civic Virtues and Democratic Principles

EE.SS-US.9-12.15. Explain how individuals and/or reform movements influenced changes to civil rights and liberties.

Evaluate the National Economy

EE.SS-US.9-12.16. Describe key events during the Great Depression that impacted the economic system.

Analyze Human Population Movement and Patterns

EE.SS-US.9-12.17. Identify the patterns and/or responses to immigration (on the development of American culture and law).

EE.SS-US.9-12.18. Identify how changes in population patterns, urbanization, segregation, types of migration within regions of the US impacted social, political and/or economic structures.

Analyze Global Interconnections

EE.SS-US.9-12.19. Describe how the role of the US in the world has changed over time.

EE.SS-US.9-12.20. N/A

Analyze Change, Continuity, and Context

EE.SS-US.9-12.21. Identify a change across eras from Civil War to modern America.

EE.SS-US.9-12.22. Determine the impact of an invention on the American society.

Critique Historical Sources and Evidence

EE.SS-US.9-12.23. N/A

EE.SS-US.9-12.24. Utilize a primary source of information and provide 2-3 details about one of the following: The Reconstruction amendments, Emancipation Proclamation, Treaty of Fort Laramie, Chinese Exclusion Act, Roosevelt’s Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, Wilson’s Fourteen Points, New Deal Program Acts, Roosevelt’s Declaration of War, Executive Order 9066,Truman Doctrine, Eisenhower’s Farewell Speech, Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, Test Ban Treaty of 1963, Brown vs. Board of Education decision, Letter from a Birmingham Jail, and the Voting Act of 1965.

Compare Perspectives

EE.SS-US.9-12.25. Describe how regional, racial, ethnic, and gender perspectives influenced American history and/or culture.

Justify Causation and Argumentation

EE.SS-US.9-12.26. Determine multiple causes and effects of historical events in American history including, but not limited to Civil War, World War I and II the Korean Way and the Vietnam War.

Iowa History

EE.SS-US.9-12.27. Provide facts and details about Iowans or groups of Iowans who have influenced U.S. history.

World History

Recognize the Interaction Between Individuals and Various Groups

EE.SS-WH.9-12.13. Describe the impact of culture on societies.

Analyze Civic and Political Institutions

EE.SS-WH.9-12.14. Compare how two systems of government, (such as monarchies, democracies/republics, empires, and dictatorships) maintain order and/or control.

Assess the Global Economy

EE.SS-WH.9-12.15. Compare various economic and/or labor systems within societies.

EE.SS-WH.9-12.16. Describe ways in which trade, commerce, and/or industrialization affected societies.

Analyze Global Interconnections

EE.SS-WH.9-12.17. Determine the consequences of human made and/or natural catastrophes on global trade, politics, and/or human migration.

EE.SS-WH.9-12.18. Determine the impact of conflict on international relations.

Analyze Human Population Movement and Patterns

EE.SS-WH.9-12.19. Explain how movement of people affects culture.

Analyze Change, Continuity, and Context

EE.SS-WH.9-12.20. Identify methods used to change or expand systems of power and/or authority.

EE.SS-WH.9-12.21. Identify how belief systems, ideologies, the arts and sciences, and/or technology can lead to cultural advancements within a society.

EE.SS-WH.9-12.22. Identify the influence of social, political, and/or economic developments on gender roles and/or social status.

Critique Historical Sources and Evidence

EE.SS-WH.9-12.23. Describe primary and secondary sources of information with attention to the sources, the context, and how useful it is throughout world history.

Compare Perspectives

EE.SS-WH.9-12.24. Describe how the perspective of individuals and societies impact world history.

Justify Causation and Argumentation

EE.SS-WH.9-12.25. Provide facts, and details about multiple causes of historical events within world history.

Iowa History

EE.SS-WH.9-12.26. Provide facts and details of how Iowans or groups of Iowans have influenced world history and their contribution.

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