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SKELETON CREW: HISTORY TEKS

United States History

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Understanding Economic Effects

(18)  Economics. The student understands the economic effects of increased worldwide interdependence as the United States enters the 21st century. The student is expected to:

(B)  identify the impact of international events, multinational corporations, government policies, and individuals on the 21st century economy.

Science, Technology, & Society

(27)  Science, technology, and society. The student understands the impact of science, technology, and the free enterprise system on the economic development of the United States. The student is expected to:

(A)  explain the effects of scientific discoveries and technological innovations such as electric power, telephone and satellite communications, petroleum-based products, steel production, and computers on the economic development of the United States;

 (C)  understand the impact of technological and management innovations and their applications in the workplace and the resulting productivity

Critical Thinking Skills

(29)  Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired from a variety of valid sources, including electronic technology. The student is expected to:

(A)  use a variety of both primary and secondary valid sources to acquire information and to analyze and answer historical questions;

(B)  analyze information by sequencing, categorizing, identifying cause-and-effect relationships, comparing and contrasting, finding the main idea, summarizing, making generalizations, making predictions, drawing inferences, and drawing conclusions;

(E)  evaluate the validity of a source based on language, corroboration with other sources, and information about the author, including points of view, frames of reference, and historical context;

(F)  identify bias in written, oral, and visual material;

(G)  identify and support with historical evidence a point of view on a social studies issue or event; and

(H)  use appropriate skills to analyze and interpret social studies information such as maps, graphs, presentations, speeches, lectures, and political cartoons.

Problem Solving and Decision Making

(32)  Social studies skills. The student uses problem-solving and decision-making skills, working independently and with others, in a variety of settings. The student is expected to:

(A)  use a problem-solving process to identify a problem, gather information, list and consider options, consider advantages and disadvantages, choose and implement a solution, and evaluate the effectiveness of the solution; and

(B)  use a decision-making process to identify a situation that requires a decision, gather information, identify options, predict consequences, and take action to implement a decision.