Alaska Content and Performance Standards
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.1. Comprehend the forces of change and continuity that shape human history through the following persistent organizing themes:
B.1.a. The development of culture, the emergence of civilizations, and the accomplishments and mistakes of social organizations.
B.3. Recognize that historical understanding is relevant and valuable in the student's life and for participating in local, state, national, and global communities.
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.2. Use historical data from a variety of primary resources, including letters, diaries, oral accounts, archeological sites and artifacts, art, maps, photos, historical sites, documents, and secondary research materials, including almanacs, books, indices, and newspapers.
C.3. Apply thinking skills, including classifying, interpreting, analyzing, summarizing, synthesizing, and evaluating, to understand the historical record.
AK.RH.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies 6-12
Craft and Structure
RH.6-8.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
RH.6-8.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally)
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RH.6-8.10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.