Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
- recognizing, analyzing, and solving problems that arise in completing assigned tasks
- identifying resources that may help solve a specific problem
- using a logical approach to make decisions and solve problems.
- What are some examples of problem-solving and decision-making methods, and how are they alike and different?
- What are the consequences of using a reasoning approach to problem solving and decision making? What are some potential consequences of using a non-reasoning approach?
- What steps are involved in implementing the solution to a problem?
- Why do you need to test a solution or decision?
Related Standards of Learning
History and Social Science
The student will develop the social studies skills responsible citizenship requires, including the ability to
- examine and interpret primary and secondary source documents;
- create and explain maps, diagrams, tables, charts, graphs, and spreadsheets;
- analyze political cartoons, political advertisements, pictures, and other graphic media;
- distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information;
- review information for accuracy, separating fact from opinion;
- identify a problem, weigh the expected costs and benefits and possible consequences of proposed solutions, and recommend solutions, using a decision-making model;
- formulate an informed, carefully reasoned position on a community issue;
- select and defend positions in writing, discussion, and debate.
The student will demonstrate knowledge of personal character traits that facilitate thoughtful and effective participation in civic life by
- practicing trustworthiness and honesty;
- practicing courtesy and respect for the rights of others;
- practicing responsibility, accountability, and self-reliance;
- practicing respect for the law;
- practicing patriotism;
- practicing decision making;
- practicing service to the school and/or local community.