Social Studies and Technology Standards Addressed in this Podcast

Social Studies National Standards
NSS-C.5-8.5 Roles of the Citizen\
•What are the Roles of the Citizen in American Democracy?
•How can citizens take part in civic life?
NSS-USH.5-12.5 ERA 5: Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
NSS-USH.5-12.7 ERA 7: The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
NSS-USH.5-12.8 ERA 8: The Great Depression and WW II (1929-1945)
NSS-USH.9-12.10 ERA 10: Contemporary United States (1968 to the Present)
Wisconsin State Standards:
Social Studies, Standard B: History -Performance Standards - Grade 8
B.8.1 Interpret the past using a variety of sources, such as biographies, diaries, journals, artifacts, eyewitness interviews, and other primary source materials, and evaluate the credibility of sources used.
B.8.3 Describe the relationships between and among significant events, such as the causes and consequences of wars in United States and world history
B.8.6 Analyze important political values such as freedom
1. Creativity and Innovation: Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
a. apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
b. create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
c. use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues.
2. Communication and Collaboration: Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
b. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
d. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.

3. Research and Information Fluency: Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
a. plan strategies to guide inquiry.
b. locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.
c. evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
d. process data and report results.
4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making: Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.
a. identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.
b. plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.
c. collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions.
d. use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions.
5. Digital Citizenship: Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.
a. advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.
b. exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.
c. demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.
d. exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.