LA: Read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grade level text complexity band independently and proficiently.
LA: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade level topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
MATH: Understand that statistics can be used to gain information about a population by examining a sample of the population; generalizations about a population from a sample are valid only if the sample is representative of that population. Understand that random sampling tends to produce representative samples and support valid inferences.
MATH: Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context.
MATH: Fluently add, subtract, multiply, and divide multi-digit decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation.
SCI: Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
SCI: Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.
SS: Recognize andinterpret how the "common good" can be strengthened through various forms of citizen action.
SS: Apply knowledge of economic concepts in developing a response to a current local economic issue, such as how to reduce the flow of trash into a rapidly filling landfill.
VA: Select media, techniques, and processes; analyze what makes them effective or not effective in communicating ideas; and reflect upon the effectiveness of choices.
VA: Integrate visual, spatial, and temporal concepts with content to communicate intended meaning in artworks.
VA: Describe ways in which the principles and subject matter of other disciplines taught in the school are interrelated with the visual arts.