History: A student should understand that history is a record of human experiences that links the past to the present and the future. A student who meets the content standard should:
Understand that history is dynamic and composed of key turning points.
Know that history is a bridge to understanding groups of people and an individual's relationship to society.
Understand that history is a fundamental connection that unifies all fields of human understanding and endeavor.
History: A student should understand historical themes through factual knowledge of time, places, ideas, institutions, cultures, people, and events. A student who meets the content standard should:
Comprehend the forces of change and continuity that shape human history through the following persistent organizing themes:
The development of culture, the emergence of civilizations, and the accomplishments and mistakes of social organizations.
Recognize the importance of time, ideas, institutions, people, places, cultures, and events in understanding large historical patterns.
Evaluate the influence of context upon historical understanding.
History: A student should develop the skills and processes of historical inquiry. A student who meets the content standard should:
Apply thinking skills, including classifying, interpreting, analyzing, summarizing, synthesizing, and evaluating, to understand the historical record.
Use historical perspective to solve problems, make decisions, and understand other traditions.