Strand I: Reading and Literature
- The student will actively engage in the reading process and read, understand, respond to, analyze, interpret, evaluate and appreciate a wide variety of fiction, poetic and nonfiction texts.
- The student will understand the meaning of informational, expository or persuasive texts, using a variety of strategies and will demonstrate literal, interpretive, inferential and evaluative comprehension.
Strand III: Speaking, Listening and Viewing
- The student will critically analyze information found in electronic and print media, and will use a variety of these sources to learn about a topic and represent ideas.
and Social Studies
Strand I: U.S. History
- The student will understand the course, character, and outcome of the Civil War.
- The student will demonstrate knowledge of major events and people of the Civil War.
- The student will analyze the transformation of the American economy and the changing social and political conditions in response to the Industrial Revolution.
- The student will understand the changing dynamics of national politics in the late 19th Century.
- The student will demonstrate knowledge of the causes and consequences of immigration to the United States from 1870 to the first World War.
Strand IV: Historical Skills
- The student will analyze historical evidence and draw conclusions.
Strand VII: Government and Citizenship
- The student will know symbols, songs, traditions, and landmarks/monuments that represent the beliefs and principles of the United States.
Strand B: Music
- The student will understand the connection between a work of music, its purpose, and its cultural and historical contexts.
- The student will analyze and interpret music through its historical, cultural, or social context.
- The student will understand the cultural, historical, or social contexts that influence the creation, interpretation, or performance of music.