4th Grade Social Studies
Goal 3: The learner will trace the history of colonization in North Carolina and evaluate its significance for diverse people's ideas.
3.01 Assess changes in ways of living over time and determine whether the changes are primarily political, economic, or social.
3.02 Identify people, symbols, events, and documents associated with North Carolina's history.
3.04 Compare and contrast ways in which people, goods, and ideas moved in the past with their movement today.
3.05 Describe the political and social history of colonial North Carolina and analyze its influence on the state today.
Goal 4: The learner will analyze social and political institutions in North Carolina such as government, education, religion, and family and how they structure society, influence behavior, and response to human needs.
4.01 Assess and evaluate the importance of regional diversity on the development of economic, social, and political institutions in North Carolina.
4.02 Identify religious groups that have influenced life in North Carolina and assess the impact of their beliefs.
4.03 Explain the importance of responsible citizenship and identify ways North Carolinians can participate in civic affairs.
4.04 Examine ways North Carolinians govern themselves and identify major government authorities at the local and state level.
4.05 Identify and assess the role of prominent persons in North Carolina, past and present.

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).
2.04 Identify and interpret elements of fiction and nonfiction and support by referencing the text to determine the:
main idea and supporting details.
author's choice of words.
author's use of figurative language.

8th Grade Social Studies
Goal 3: The learner will identify key events and evaluate the impact of reform and expansion in North Carolina during the first half of the 19th century.
3.02 Investigate the conditions that led to North Carolina's economic, political, and social decline during this period and assess the implications for the future development of the state.
3.03 Identify and evaluate the impact of individual reformers and groups and assess the effectiveness of their programs.
3.04 Describe the development of the institution of slavery in the State and nation, and assess its impact on the economic, social, and political conditions.
3.05 Compare and contrast different perspectives among North Carolinians on the national policy of Removal and Resettlement of American Indian populations.
3.06 Describe and evaluate the geographic, economic, and social implications of the North Carolina Gold Rush.

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.