Alaska Content and Performance Standards
AK.A. Geography: A student should be able to make and use maps, globes, and graphs to gather, analyze, and report spatial (geographic) information. A student who meets the content standard should:
A.5. Evaluate the importance of the locations of human and physical features in interpreting geographic patterns.
AK.B. Geography: A student should be able to utilize, analyze, and explain information about the human and physical features of places and regions. A student who meets the content standard should:
B.1. Know that places have distinctive geographic characteristics.
B.4. Discuss how and why groups and individuals identify with places.
B.5. Describe and demonstrate how places and regions serve as cultural symbols, such as the Statue of Liberty.
B.7. Understand that a region is a distinct area defined by one or more cultural or physical features.
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.1. Know that the need for people to exchange goods, services, and ideas creates population centers, cultural interaction, and transportation and communication links.
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.7. Understand that history is dynamic and composed of key turning points.
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.2. Understand the people and the political, geographic, economic, cultural, social, and environmental events that have shaped the history of the state, the United States, and the world.
AK.AH.HI.1 Historical Inquiry: The student demonstrates an understanding of the methods of documenting history by planning and developing history projects, utilizing research tools such as: interviewing protocols, oral history, historical context, pre-interview research, primary sources, secondary sources, proper citation, corroboration, and cause and effect of historical events. [DOK 4] (H. C1-4)
AH.HI.1.1. Indigenous Alaskans before western contact (time immemorial - contact) - People, Places, Environment: The student demonstrates an understanding of the interaction between people and their physical environment by:
AH.PPE.1. Comparing and contrasting geographic regions of Alaska. [DOK 2] (G. B4, B8)
AH.HI.1.15. Alaska as a State (1959-present) - People, Places, Environment: The student demonstrates an understanding of the interaction between people and their physical environment by:
AH.PPE.5. Comparing and contrasting the differing perspectives between rural and urban areas. [DOK 2] (H. B1b, C. E4)
AH.PPE.7 Using texts/sources to explain the political, social, cultural, economic, geographic, and historic characteristics of the student's community or region. [DOK 3] (H. B1b, C. E2, E8)