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:
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.