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Topic: Historical investigation 

Thinking and Reasoning

 Standard 5.  Applies basic trouble-shooting and problem-solving techniques
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 2.Analyzes the problems that have confronted people in the past in terms of the major goals and obstacles to those goals
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Analyzes the problems that have confronted people in the past in terms of the major goals
     2.Analyzes the problems that have confronted people in the past in terms of the obstacles to the goals
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 9.Examines different options for solving problems of historical importance and determines why specific courses of action were taken
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Examines different options for solving problems of historical importance
     2.Determines why specific courses of action were taken for problems of historical importance
 Standard 6.  Applies decision-making techniques
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 1.Studies past and present decisions that were made in the community in terms of the alternatives that were considered
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Studies past decisions that were made in the community in terms of the alternatives that were considered
     2.Studies present decisions that were made in the community in terms of the alternatives that were considered
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Analyzes decisions that were major turning points in history and describes how things would have been different if other alternatives had been selected
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Analyzes decisions that were major turning points in history
     2.Describes how things would have been different if other alternatives had been selected for decisions that were major turning points in history