(1) A graduating student at the proficient level in social studies demonstrates solid academic performance. He/she:
(a) analyzes and adapts an inquiry process to locate and evaluate information from a variety of sources and applies that information to various decision making situations;
(b) analyzes and critiques the principles and structure of power, authority, and governance;
(c) demonstrates civic responsibility by participating meaningfully as a citizen across various communities;
(d) makes meaningful geographic inferences and actively conducts geography-related research to develop and adequately support a position on an issue;
(e) analyzes historical patterns and conducts research to develop and adequately defend a position on an issue;
(f) analyzes various impacts of the application of economic principles on decision making in national and global economies; and
(g) analyzes and critiques the impact of human interaction on society and evaluates the effects of cultural diversity on individuals and society.