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Social Studies
 
  Grade Level:   12  
  EALR:   4. HISTORY The student understands and applies knowledge of historical thinking, chronology, eras, turning points, major ideas, individuals, and themes in local, Washington State, tribal, United States, and world history in order to evaluate how history shapes the present and future.  
  Component:   4.3 Understands that there are multiple perspectives and interpretations of historical events.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   4.3.2 Evaluates the ramifications of mono-causal explanations of contemporary events in the world.  
 
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Examples
-Weighs the validity of the attacks on 9/11 being the sole cause of the War on Terror.
-Weighs the validity of oil as the sole cause of conflicts in the Middle East.
-Evaluates arguments attributing the responsibility of the economic recession in the early 1990s solely to George H. W. Bush.
-Evaluates the acceptance of diversity as the sole solution to bigotry and racism.
Suggested Unit
  • CWP—Globalization and the Economy