Social Studies Power Standards

  • Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.


  • Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts


  • Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content


  • Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation