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  1. I can analyze primary and secondary sources and draw appropriate conclusions.

  2. I can explain that historical perspectives vary based upon the time period in which the person lived and that those perspectives shaped the historical sources they created.

  3. I can analyze, use, and construct timelines to explain how events are related chronologically to each other and to explain probable causes and effects of events and developments.

  4. I can analyze and explain changes in society and how they impact people in the past and present.

  5. I can describe how citizens can participate in the government.

  6. I can identify, explain, and analyze the core civic practices and foundational principles that guide governments and communities.

  7. I can analyze, use, and construct maps and other geographic representations to explain relationships between people and the environment.

  8. I can investigate and describe basic economic principles and explore how they impact communities.

  9. I can ask questions about issues and processes of concern to me, create a strategy to answer them, and carry out my plan, eventually making a claim and presenting my evidence and analysis.

  10. I can recognize how media communicate values, information, and ideology.

These model social studies competencies have been created by the New Hampshire Historical Society, as the NH Department of Education does not currently have model competencies in this subject area.