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: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade level topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
LA: Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
LA: Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
SS: Give examples of the role of institutions in furthering both continuity and change.
SS: Explain the purpose of government.
SS: Give examples of how government does or does not provide for the needs and wants of people, establish order and security, and manage conflict.
SS: Identify and use various sources for reconstructing the past, such as documents, letters, diaries, maps, textbooks, photos, and others.
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: Use visual structures of art to communicate ideas.
VA: Employ organizational structures and analyze what makes them effective or not effective in the communication of ideas.
VA: Describe ways in which the principles and subject matter of other disciplines taught in the school are interrelated with the visual arts.