This resource appears to be designed to build towards this performance expectation, though the resource developer has not explicitly stated so.
Comments about Including the Performance Expectation
This activity allows students to create a visual, interactive model of how animals form groups to help members survive. As noted in the lesson on page 130, this activity does not accurately model the behavior of muskox as written. (It shows only the bulls protecting the young, when, in real life, the cows also vigorously defend the young.) It is recommended that the activity be modified as noted in the Variation section (page 132) to reflect actual muskox behavior. In addition, the activity can be modified for use with 3rd grade students by providing photo cards with labels (bull, cow, calf, wolf) that can be hung around student’s necks with string. (This will help show students who is playing the role of which animal.) Students could also be provided with directions cards, defining their role in the activity. Finally, the teacher could read a script to help cue the students on what each participant (bull, cow, calf, wolf) should do. This lesson could be used along with other resources to allow students to gather evidence about how other animals in groups protect their young. The evidence about various types of animals could then be used to construct an argument.
Have students construct an argument from evidence collected from the activity and other sources to support the claim that some animals form groups to help individual members survive.