NCSCS Grade 4 Geography and History Objectives
1.02 Describe and compare physical and cultural characteristics of the regions.
1.04 Evaluate ways the people of North Carolina used, modified, and adapted to the physical environment, past and present.
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.

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

NCSCS Grade 8 North Carolina History Objectives
1.01 Assess the impact of geography on the settlement and developing economy of the Carolina colony.
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.

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:
Evaluating what impact genre-specific characteristics have on the meaning of the text.