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.5. Analyze how conflict and cooperation shape social, economic, and political use of space.
AK.D. Government and Citizenship: A student should understand the role of the United States in international affairs. A student who meets the content standard should:
D.1. Analyze how domestic politics, the principles of the United States Constitution, foreign policy, and economics affect relations with other countries.
D.2. Evaluate circumstances in which the United States has politically influenced other nations and how other nations have influenced the politics and society of the United States.
D.3. Understand how national politics and international affairs are interrelated with the politics and interests of the state.
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.1. Understand chronological frameworks for organizing historical thought and place significant ideas, institutions, people, and events within time sequences.
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.
A.9. Understand that history is a fundamental connection that unifies all fields of human understanding and endeavor.
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.d. The consequences of peace and violent conflict to societies and their cultures.
B.3. Recognize that historical understanding is relevant and valuable in the student's life and for participating in local, state, national, and global communities.
B.4. Recognize the importance of time, ideas, institutions, people, places, cultures, and events in understanding large historical patterns.
B.5. Evaluate the influence of context upon historical understanding.
AK.C. History: A student should develop the skills and processes of historical inquiry. A student who meets the content standard should:
C.3. Apply thinking skills, including classifying, interpreting, analyzing, summarizing, synthesizing, and evaluating, to understand the historical record.
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.