New Jersey Student Learning Standards
NJ.SS.6.3.8. Active Citizenship in the 21st Century: All students will acquire the skills needed to be active, informed citizens who value diversity and promote cultural understanding by working collaboratively to address the challenges that are inherent in living in an interconnected world.
Active citizens in the 21st century: Recognize the causes and effects of prejudice on individuals, groups, and society; Recognize the value of cultural diversity, as well as the potential for misunderstanding; Critically analyze media to assess different viewpoints and detect bias, opinion, and stereotypes; Listen open-mindedly to views contrary to their own; Collaboratively develop and practice strategies for managing and resolving conflict; Demonstrate understanding of democratic values and processes; Recognize that the actions or inactions of individuals, groups, and nations can have intended and unintended consequences; Challenge unfair viewpoints and behaviors by taking action; Make informed and reasoned decisions; Accept decisions that are made for the common good.
6.3.8.B. Geography, People and the Environment
6.3.8.B.1. Evaluate alternative land use proposals and make recommendations to the appropriate governmental agency regarding the best course of action.
NJ.6-8.RH. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
6-8.RH.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
6-8.RH.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.