Alaska Content and Performance Standards
AK.F. Government and Citizenship: A student should understand the economies of the United States and the state and their relationships to the global economy. A student who meets the content standard should:
F.1. Understand how the government and the economy interrelate through regulations, incentives, and taxation.
F.2. Be aware that economic systems determine how resources are used to produce and distribute goods and services.
F.3. Compare alternative economic systems.
F.5. Understand the basic concepts of supply and demand, the market system, and profit.
F.6. Understand the role of economic institutions in the United States, including the Federal Reserve Board, trade unions, banks, investors, and the stock market.
F.7. Understand the role of self-interest, incentives, property rights, competition, and corporate responsibility in the market economy.
AK.G. Government and Citizenship: A student should understand the impact of economic choices and participate effectively in the local, state, national, and global economies. A student who meets the content standard should:
G.1. Apply economic principles to actual world situations.
G.2. Understand that choices are made because resources are scarce.
G.3. Identify and compare the costs and benefits when making choices.
G.4. Make informed choices on economic issues.
G.7. Understand that economic choices influence public and private institutional decisions.
AK.D. History: A student should be able to integrate historical knowledge with historical skill to effectively participate as a citizen and as a lifelong learner. A student who meets the content standard should:
D.6. Create new approaches to issues by incorporating history with other disciplines, including economics, geography, literature, the arts, science, and technology.
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.