7.20 Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired through established research methodologies from a variety of valid sources, including technology. The student is expected to:

7.20(A) differentiate between, locate, and use valid primary and secondary sources such as media and news services, biographies, interviews, and artifacts to acquire information about Texas;

Standards: Long Strand Concept

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

Standards: Anchoring Long Strand Concept

7.20(C) organize and interpret information from outlines, reports, databases, and visuals, including graphs, charts, timelines, and maps;

7.20(D) identify bias and points of view from the historical context surrounding an event that influenced the participants;

7.20(E) support a point of view on a social studies issue or event; and

7.20(F) evaluate the validity of a source based on corroboration with other sources and information about the author.