IL.16. History: Understand events, trends, individuals and movements shaping the history of Illinois, the United States and other nations.
16.A. Apply the skills of historical analysis and interpretation.
16.A.2c. Ask questions and seek answers by collecting and analyzing data from historic documents, images and other literary and non-literary sources.
16.B. Understand the development of significant political events.
16.B.2d. Local, State, and United States History: Identify major political events and leaders within the United States historical eras since the adoption of the Constitution, including the westward expansion, Louisiana Purchase, Civil War, and 20th century wars as well as the roles of Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
IL.17. Geography: Understand world geography and the effects of geography on society, with an emphasis on the United States.
17.A. Locate, describe and explain places, regions and features on the Earth.
17.A.2a. Compare the physical characteristics of places including soils, land forms, vegetation, wildlife, climate, natural hazards.
17.A.2b. Use maps and other geographic representations and instruments to gather information about people, places and environments.