LA: Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
LA: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization and analysis of content.
LA: Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
LA: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
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: Compare ways in which people from different cultures think about and deal with their physical environment and social conditions.
SS: Examine the interaction of human beings and their physical environment, the use of land, building of cities, and ecosystem changes in selected locales and regions.
SS: Consider existing uses and propose and evaluate alternative uses of resources and land in home, school, community, the region, and beyond.
VA: Intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas.
VA: Select and use the qualities of structures and functions of art to improve communication of their ideas.
VA: Describe ways in which the principles and subject matter of other disciplines taught in the school are interrelated with the visual arts.
VA: Analyze contemporary and historic meanings in specific artworks through cultural and aesthetic inquiry.