LA: Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
LA: Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
LA: Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
LA: Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
LA: Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
SS: Explore and describe similarities and differences in the ways groups, societies, and cultures address similar human needs and concerns.
SS: Describe ways in which language, stories, folktales, and artistic creations serve as expressions of culture and influence behavior of people living in a particular culture.
SS: Describe how people create places that reflect ideas, personality, culture, and wants and needs as they design homes, playgrounds, classrooms, and the like.
VA: Use subjects, themes, and symbols that demonstrate knowledge of contexts, values, and aesthetics that communicate intended meaning in artworks.
VA: Analyze, describe, and demonstrate how factors of time and place influence visual characteristics that give meaning and value to a work of art.
VA: Describe ways in which the principles and subject matter of other disciplines taught in the school are interrelated with the visual arts.