Alaska Content and Performance Standards
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.4. Analyze how changes in technology, transportation, and communication impact social, cultural, economic, and political activity.
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.e. Major developments in societies as well as changing patterns related to class, ethnicity, race, and gender.
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.6-8.5. 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.