LA: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
LA: Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea.
LA: Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.
LA: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade level topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
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.
VA: Students will investigate, plan and work through materials and ideas to make works of art and design.
VA: Students demonstrate how creative thinking and artmaking skills transfer to many aspects of life.
VA: Students experience, analyze and interpret art and other aspects of the visual world.