Alaska Content and Performance Standards
AK.A. Geography: A student should be able to make and use maps, globes, and graphs to gather, analyze, and report spatial (geographic) information. A student who meets the content standard should:
A.6. Use spatial (geographic) tools and technologies to analyze and develop explanations and solutions to geographic problems.
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.4. Determine the influence of human perceptions on resource utilization and the environment.
E.5. Analyze the consequences of human modification of the environment and evaluate the changing landscape.
AK.F. Geography: A student should be able to use geography to understand the world by interpreting the past, knowing the present, and preparing for the future. A student who meets the content standard should:
F.3. Analyze resource management practices to assess their impact on future environmental quality.
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.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.