Alaska Content and Performance Standards
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.3. Relate how people create similarities and differences among places.
AK.C. Geography: A student should understand the dynamic and interactive natural forces that shape the earth's environments. A student who meets the content standard should:
C.3. Recognize the concepts used in studying environments and recognize the diversity and productivity of different regional environments.
AK.E. Geography: A student should understand and be able to evaluate how humans and physical environments interact. A student who meets the content standard should:
E.1. Understand how resources have been developed and used.
E.2. Recognize and assess local, regional, and global patterns of resource use.
E.5. Analyze the consequences of human modification of the environment and evaluate the changing landscape.
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.b. Human communities and their relationships with climate, subsistence base, resources, geography, and technology.
AK.RH.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies 6-12
Craft and Structure
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.