CT.1. History: Historical Thinking: Students will develop historical thinking skills, including chronological thinking and recognizing change over time; contextualizing, comprehending and analyzing historical literature; researching historical sources; understanding the concept of historical causation; understanding competing narratives and interpretation; and constructing narratives and interpretation.
1.2. Engage in reading challenging primary and secondary historical source materials, some of which is contradictory and requires questioning of validity.
1.4. Identify the main idea in a source of historical information.
CT.2. History: Local, United States and World History: Students will use historical thinking skills to develop an understanding of the major historical periods, issues and trends in United States history, world history, and Connecticut and local history.
2.1. Demonstrate a familiarity with peoples, events and places from a broad spectrum of human experience through selected study from historical periods and from the various regions (e.g., East Asia, Europe, the Americas, Africa, South Asia, and West Asia).
2.2. Locate the events, peoples and places they have studied in time and place (e.g., on a time line and map) relative to their own location.
CT.3. History: Historical Themes: Students will apply their understanding of historical periods, issues and trends to examine such historical themes as ideals, beliefs and institutions; conflict and conflict resolution; human movement and interaction; and science and technology in order to understand how the world came to be the way it is.
3.1. Recognize that people develop traditions that transmit their beliefs and ideals.
CT.4. History: Applying History: Students will recognize the continuing importance of historical thinking and historical knowledge in their own lives and in the world in which they live.
4.1. Exhibit curiosity and pose questions about the past when presented with artifacts, records or other evidence of the past.
4.2. Seek historical back-ground when confronted with problems and issues of the past, as well as of today's world and their own lives.
4.4. Display empathy for people who have lived in the past.
4.5. Recognize relationships between events and people of the past and present circumstances, concerns and developments.