SOUTH DAKOTA CONTENT STANDARDS
- Content Standards For Public Speaking
- plan formal oral presentations using
various supporting strategies. (example: well-structured, logical arguments, details,
examples, illustrations, statistics, comparisons, analogies)
- choose logical patterns of organization to
inform, persuade, or unite audiences. (example: chronological, topical, cause/effect)
- use specific rhetorical devices to back up
assertions. (example: an appeal to logic through reasoning; an appeal to emotional or
ethical belief; a personal anecdote; a case study; an analogy)
- clarify and defend positions with precise
and relevant evidence.
- monitor audience for non-verbal feedback
- seek feedback on clarity and coherence of
presentation or speech.
- use vocabulary and terminology appropriate
for the audience.
- use explicit non-verbal techniques for
effective presentations. (example: eye contact, gestures, body movement, platform
movement, facial expressions)
- use visual aids and/or technology to
support presentations. (example: props, charts, multimedia)
- use interpersonal etiquette and maintain
an open mind when listening and viewing.
- ask appropriate, focused, and
subject-related questions to interpret the intent of the communication.
- analyze the effect of eye contact, facial
expression, gestures, and posture used in oral communication.
- evaluate types of evidence speakers use
for credibility, validity, and relevance. (example: statistics, testimonies, specific
- analyze types of arguments used by various
speakers. (example: argument by causation, analogy, authority, emotion, logic)
- distinguish between various forms of
logical and critical thinking used in persuasion/debate. (example: inductive and deductive
reasoning, reasoning from syllogisms and analogies)
equations for lines meeting certain conditions.
- Solve problems using the quadratic formula including
graphic representation and analysis.
the graphical impact of the xy term in a quadratic equation.
- Explore and
analyze the properties of triangles.
proportions to solve problems.
tools or applications processes to solve problems that defy direct measurement.
estimation strategies in complex situations to predict results and to check the
reasonableness of results.
logic strategies to develop and defend mathematical arguments.
transformations to the graph of a basic function and predict and analyze the results.
which type of function best models a situation, write an equation, and use this equation
to answer questions about the situation.
contrast, and extend arithmetic and geometric patterns of growth and use them to make
successive approximation techniques to solve problems.
implement, and defend a plan for gathering data to answer relevant questions.
multiple one-variable data sets, using statistical techniques including measures of
central tendency and dispersion.
scatterplots, regression lines, and correlation coefficients to model data and support
1. explain how observation and evidence are essential for reaching a
2. apply basic science process skills. (example: observing,
classifying, measuring, communicating, predicting, inferring)
3. select and use appropriate instruments to extend observations and
4. apply appropriate mathematical techniques in evaluating
5. use written, oral, and technological communication skills to
explain scientific phenomena and concepts. .
6. analyze factors that can affect cellular activities.
7. analyze relationships of the structures and of functions of
different cells, tissues, organs, and systems.
8. analyze the impact of scientific investigations and findings on
9. explain how progress in science and technology can be affected by
social issues and by challenges.
10. describe immediate and long-term consequences of potential
solutions for technological-related issues.