NCSCS Grade 4 Geography and History Objectives
2.04 Describe how different ethnic groups have influenced culture, customs and history of North Carolina.
4.02 Identify religious groups that have influenced life in North Carolina and assess the impact of their beliefs.

NCSCS Grade 4 Language Arts Objectives
2.03 Read a variety of texts, including:
Fiction (legends, novels, folklore, science fiction).
Nonfiction (autobiographies, informational books, diaries, journals).
Poetry (concrete).
4.10 Use technology as a tool to gather, organize, and present information.

NCSCS Grade 8 North Carolina History Objectives
1.03 Compare and contrast the relative importance of differing economic, geographic, religious, and political motives for European exploration.
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.

NCSCS Grade 8 Language Arts Objectives
2.01 Analyze and evaluate informational materials that are read, heard, and /or viewed by:
Summarizing information.
Determining the importance of information.
Making connections to related topics/information.
Monitoring comprehension.
Drawing inferences.
Generating questions.
Extending ideas.
5.02 Study the characteristics of literary genres( fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry) through:
Reading a variety of literature and other text (e.g., young adult novels, short stories, biographies, plays, free verse, narrative poems).