4th Grade Social Studies
Goal 1: The learner will apply the five themes of geography to North Carolina and its people.
1.01 Locate, in absolute and relative terms, major landforms, bodies of water and natural resources in North Carolina.
1.02 Describe and compare physical and cultural characteristics of the regions.
1.03 Suggest some influences that location has on life in North Carolina such as major cities, recreation areas, industry, and farms.
1.04 Evaluate ways the people of North Carolina used, modified, and adapted to the physical environment, past and present.
1.05 Assess human movement as it relates to the physical environment.

4th Grade English Language Arts
Goal 2: The learner will apply strategies and skills to comprehend text that is read, heard, and viewed.
2.01 Use metacognitive strategies to comprehend text and to clarify meaning of vocabulary (e.g., reread the text, consult other sources, ask for help, paraphrase, question).
2.02 Interact with the text before, during, and after reading, listening, and viewing by:
setting a purpose using prior knowledge and text information.
making predictions.
formulating questions.
locating relevant information.
making connections with previous experiences, information, and ideas.
2.03 Read a variety of texts, including:
fiction (legends, novels, folklore, science fiction).
nonfiction (autobiographies, informational books, diaries, journals).
poetry (concrete, haiku).
drama (skits, plays).

8th Grade Social Studies
Goal 1: The learner will analyze important geographic, political, economic, and social aspects of life in the region prior to the Revolutionary Period.
1.01 Assess the impact of geography on the settlement and developing economy of the Carolina colony.
1.02 Identify and describe American Indians who inhabited the regions that became Carolina and assess their impact on the colony.
1.03 Compare and contrast the relative importance of differing economic, geographic, religious, and political motives for European exploration.
1.04 Evaluate the impact of the Columbian Exchange on the cultures of American Indians, Europeans, and Africans.
1.05 Describe the factors that led to the founding and settlement of the American colonies including religious persecution, economic opportunity, adventure, and forced migration.
1.06 Identify geographic and political reasons for the creation of a distinct North Carolina colony and evaluate the effects on the government and economics of the colony.
1.07 Describe the roles and contributions of diverse groups, such as American Indians, African Americans, European immigrants, landed gentry, tradesmen, and small farmers to everyday life in colonial North Carolina, and compare them to the other colonies.

8th Grade English Language Arts
Goal 2: The learner will use and evaluate information from a variety of sources.
2.01 Analyze and evaluate informational materials that are read, heard, and/or viewed by:
monitoring comprehension for understanding of what is read, heard and/or viewed.
recognizing the characteristics of informational materials.
summarizing information.
determining the importance and accuracy of information.
making connections to related topics/information.
drawing inferences and/or conclusions.

English III (High School)
Goal 2: The learner will inform an audience by using a variety of media to research and explain insights into language and culture.
2.01 Research and analyze ideas, events, and/or movements related to United States culture by:
locating facts and details for purposeful elaboration.
organizing information to create a structure for purpose, audience, and context.
excluding extraneous information.
providing accurate documentation.