Alaska Content and Performance Standards
AK.D. Government and Citizenship: A student should understand the role of the United States in international affairs. A student who meets the content standard should:
D.1. Analyze how domestic politics, the principles of the United States Constitution, foreign policy, and economics affect relations with other countries.
D.2. Evaluate circumstances in which the United States has politically influenced other nations and how other nations have influenced the politics and society of the United States.
D.3. Understand how national politics and international affairs are interrelated with the politics and interests of the state.
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.1. Comprehend the forces of change and continuity that shape human history through the following persistent organizing themes:
B.1.d. The consequences of peace and violent conflict to societies and their cultures.
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.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.