Vital Results Standards for
Lesson 19
Theme: Is their way better?

State Vital Results Standards to which this lesson relates:

Communications
Reading Comprehension

1.3 Students read for meaning, demonstrating both initial understanding and personal response to what is read. This is evident when students:
1.3.g. Analyze, interpret, and evaluate texts produced for a wide range of purposes and audiences, including their cultural, political, and aesthetic contexts.

Reading Range of Text
1.4 Students comprehend and respond to a range of media, images, and text (e.g., poetry, narrative, information, technical) for a variety of purposes (e.gReports
1.8 In written reports, students organize and convey information and ideas accurately and effectively. This is evident when students:
1.8.j. Use a variety of strategies to develop the report; and
1.8.k. Organize text in a framework appropriate to purpose, audience, and content.

Persuasive Writing
1.11 In persuasive writing, students judge, propose, and persuade. This is evident when students:
1.11.e. Take an authoritative stand on a topic;
1.11.f. Support the statement with sound reasoning; and
1.11.g. Use a range of strategies to elaborate and persuade.
., reading for pleasure as well as reading to develop understanding and expertise). This is evident when students:
1.4.c. Read primary and secondary sources

Reports
1.8 In written reports, students organize and convey information and ideas accurately and effectively. This is evident when students:
1.8.j. Use a variety of strategies to develop the report; and
1.8.k. Organize text in a framework appropriate to purpose, audience, and content.Persuasive

Writing
1.11 In persuasive writing, students judge, propose, and persuade. This is evident when students:
1.11.e. Take an authoritative stand on a topic;
1.11.f. Support the statement with sound reasoning; and
1.11.g. Use a range of strategies to elaborate and persuade.

Research
1.17 Students use organizational systems to obtain information from various sources (including libraries and the Internet). This is evident when students:
1.19.b. Develop an effective search strategy to satisfy their informational needs;
1.19.c. Conduct effective searches for information and ideas;
1.19.d. Evaluate information for timeliness, relevance, bias, accuracy, quality, and accessibility
1.19.e. Synthesize and organize information;
1.19.f. Present information in appropriate formats

Reasoning and Problem Solving
Improving Effectiveness

2.4 Students devise and test ways of improving the effectiveness of a system. This is evident when students:
2.4.a. Evaluate the effectiveness of a system;
2.4.b. Identify possible improvements

Personal Development
Teamwork

3.10 Students perform effectively on teams that set and achieve goals, conduct investigations, solve problems, and create solutions (e.g., by using consensus-building and cooperation to work toward group decisions).

Civic and Social Responsibility
Service

4.1 Students take an active role in their community. This is evident when students:
4.1.b. Use academic skills and knowledge in real-life community situations.

Democratic Processes
4.2 Students participate in democratic processes. This is evident when students:
4.2.a. Work cooperatively and respectfully with people of various groups to set community goals and solve common problems.

Continuity and Change
4.5 Students understand continuity and change. This is evident when students:
4.5.aaa. Analyze personal, family, systemic, cultural, environmental, historical, and societal changes over time - both rapid, revolutionary changes and those that evolve more slowly.

Understanding Place
4.6 Students demonstrate understanding of the relationship between their local environment and community heritage and how each shapes their lives. This is evident when students:
4.6.bbb. Evaluate and predict how current trends (e.g., environmental, economic, social, political, technological) will affect the future of their local community and environment.

History and Social Sciences
Uses of Evidence and Data

6.2 Students understand the varied uses of evidence and data, and use both to make interpretations concerning public issues. This is evident when students:
6.2.c. Distinguish among fact, bias, stereotyping, generalizing, and categorizing in gathering and presenting evidence and data;
6.2.d. Find evidence to support claims; and
6.2.e. Judge credibility of sources.

Analyzing Knowledge
6.3 Students analyze knowledge as a collection of selected facts and
interpretations based on a particular historical or social setting. This is evident when students:
6.3.e. Identify and distinguish among the uses and forms (official and unofficial) of propaganda.