Alaska Content and Performance Standards
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.2. Distinguish the functions, forces, and dynamics of the physical processes that cause variations in natural regions.
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.
A.8. Know that history is a bridge to understanding groups of people and an individual's relationship to society.
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.a. The development of culture, the emergence of civilizations, and the accomplishments and mistakes of social organizations.
B.4. Recognize the importance of time, ideas, institutions, people, places, cultures, and events in understanding large historical patterns.
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.