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 to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
LA: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade level topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
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: Explore and describe similarities and differences in the ways groups, societies, and cultures address similar human needs and concerns.
SS: Identify and use various sources for reconstructing the past, such as documents, letters, diaries, maps, textbooks, photos, and others.
SS: Identify examples of institutions and describe the interactions of people with institutions.
SS: Explore ways that language, art, music, belief systems, and other cultural elements may facilitate global understanding or lead to misunderstanding.
VA: Intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of experiences and ideas.
VA: Select and use the qualities of structures and functions of art to improve 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.
VA: Know and compare the characteristics of artworks in various eras and cultures.