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