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SOCIAL STUDIES SELF-REFLECTION

GRADE 8 STANDARDS FOR HISTOaRY/SOCIAL STUDIES


STUDENT SELF-REFLECTION
For each standard listed below, please highlight the appropriate letter that describes your current skill
level:

Approaching (A)

Meeting (M)

Exceeding (E)

Students recognize and understand the basic requirements or expectations but


apply these inconsistently or do so only in part.
Students understand the requirements or expectations and apply their skills
consistently, showing mastery of the concept.
Students understand the requirements and expectations and have not only
shown mastery, but have extended their skills and knowledge in a
sophisticated manner that displays and enhances their understanding.

INQUIRY SKILLS
A M E IS.4.MdC. Determine credibility of sources based upon their origin, authority, and context.
A M E IS.5.MdC. Identify evidence from multiple sources to support claims.
A M E WH.7. Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated
question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused
questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.

A M E WH.8. Gather relevant information from multiple sources, using search terms effectively;
assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; quote or paraphrase the information
while avoiding plagiarism; follow a standard format for citation.

A M E SL.8.2. Analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media and formats

(e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and evaluate the motives (e.g., social, commercial, political)
behind its presentation.

DISCIPLINARY CONCEPTS
A M E CV.5.MdC. Analyze the purposes, implementation, and consequences of public policies in
historic and contemporary settings.

A M E H.1.MdC. Analyze connections among events and developments in broader historical contexts.
A M E H.1.MC. Use questions generated about individuals and groups to analyze why they, and
the

developments they shaped, are seen as historically significant.

A M E H.4.LC. Explain multiple causes and effects of historical events.


A M E RH.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including

vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

COMMUNICATING CONCLUSION
A M E RH.1. Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
A M E WH.1. Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
A M E WH.2. Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events.
A M E SL.8.1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups,
and

teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others'
ideas and expressing their own clearly.

A M E H.4.MC. Organize applicable evidence into a coherent argument about the past.
Which of the three academic categories do you find to be the most challenging? Create a goal
to improve your scores in that area.
GOAL:

STUDENT HABITS
How successful are you in the following areas? Rate yourself 1-10 (10 high)
NOTEBOOK
10 1. I always listened in class and took complete notes during lectures or discussions.
10 2. I kept my notebook organized on a daily basis.
10 3. I completed work when it was assigned.
TESTS/QUIZZES
10 1. I started studying a couple days before a test.
10 2. I asked questions about items I didnt know or understand.
PROJECTS/ASSIGNMENTS
10 1. I listened to instructions and followed the guidelines on assignments and activities..
10 2. I started projects when assigned and did not put it off until the last minute.
10 3. I read articles and assignments thoroughly, making sure I understand the information.

Write a goal to improve your student habits in one of the above areas.
GOAL:My goal is to get more 4s by going above and beyond.