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: Conduct short research projects that use several resources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
LA: Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.
SS: Give examples of the role of institutions in furthering both continuity and change.
SS: Describe ways in which language, stories, folktales, music, and artistic creations serve as expressions of culture and influence behavior of people living in a particular culture.
SS: Identify and use various sources for reconstructing the past, such as documents, letters, diaries, maps, textbooks, photos, and others.
SS: Use appropriate resources, data sources, and geographic tools to generate, manipulate, and interpret information.
VA: Intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of experiences and ideas.
VA: Integrate visual, spatial, and temporal concepts with content to communicate intended meaning in artworks.
VA: Describe and place a variety of art objects in historical and cultural contexts.
VA: Use subjects, themes, and symbols that demonstrate knowledge of contexts, values, and aesthetics that communicate intended meaning in artworks.