- Use language to communicate, express, and exchange ideas in a variety of forms for different audiences.
- Access, organize, and evaluate information.
- Use language to work individually and cooperatively to analyze and interpret information, to make decisions, to solve problems, and to reflect.
- Read and respond to literature and other forms of print.
- Examine the historical development of the United States of America.
- Explain how geography, economics, and politics have influenced the historical development of the United States in the global community.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply and interpret social studies tools.
- Explain how politics have influenced the domestic development and international relationships of the United States since 1877.
- Analyze the civic contributions and responsibilities of Americans to the ongoing democratic process.