LA: Analyze the author’s purpose in providing an explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an experiment in a text, identifying important issues that remain unresolved.
LA: Write routinely over extended time frames (time for reflection and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
LA: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.
LA: Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating a command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
SCI: Construct scientific claims for how increases in the value of water, mineral, and fossil fuel resources due to increases in population and rates of consumption have sometimes led to the development of new technologies to retrieve resources previously thought to be economically or technologically unattainable.
SCI: Construct scientific claims about the impacts of human activities on the frequency and intensity of some natural hazards.
SCI: Construct arguments about how engineering solutions have been and could be designed and implemented to mitigate local or global environmental impacts.
SS: Observe and speculate about social and economic effects of environmental changes and crises resulting from phenomena such as floods, storms, and drought.
SS: Identify and describe factors that contribute to cooperation and cause disputes within and among groups and nations.
VA: Apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in artworks and use the sills gained to solve problems in daily life.
VA: Compare characteristics of visual arts within a particular historical period or style with ideas, issues, or themes in the humanities or sciences.
VA: Communicate ideas regularly at a high level of effectiveness in at least one visual arts medium.