Alaska Content and Performance Standards
AK.D. Geography: A student should understand and be able to interpret spatial (geographic) characteristics of human systems, including migration, movement, interactions of cultures, economic activities, settlement patterns, and political units in the state, nation, and world. A student who meets the content standard should:
D.4. Analyze how changes in technology, transportation, and communication impact social, cultural, economic, and political activity.
AK.A. 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:
A.1. Understand chronological frameworks for organizing historical thought and place significant ideas, institutions, people, and events within time sequences.
A.7. Understand that history is dynamic and composed of key turning points.
A.8. Know that history is a bridge to understanding groups of people and an individual's relationship to society.
A.9. Understand that history is a fundamental connection that unifies all fields of human understanding and endeavor.
AK.B. 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:
B.4. Recognize the importance of time, ideas, institutions, people, places, cultures, and events in understanding large historical patterns.
B.5. Evaluate the influence of context upon historical understanding.
AK.C. History: A student should develop the skills and processes of historical inquiry. A student who meets the content standard should:
C.3. Apply thinking skills, including classifying, interpreting, analyzing, summarizing, synthesizing, and evaluating, to understand the historical record.
C.4. Use historical perspective to solve problems, make decisions, and understand other traditions.
AK.D. History: A student should be able to integrate historical knowledge with historical skill to effectively participate as a citizen and as a lifelong learner. A student who meets the content standard should:
D.6. Create new approaches to issues by incorporating history with other disciplines, including economics, geography, literature, the arts, science, and technology.