8th Grade Social Studies
Goal 5: The learner will evaluate the impact of political, economic, social, and technological changes on life in North Carolina from 1870 to 1930.
5.01 Identify the role played by the agriculture, textile, tobacco, and furniture industries in North Carolina, and analyze their importance in the economic development of the state.
5.02 Examine the changing role of educational, religious, and social institutions in the state and analyze their impact.
5.03 Describe the social, economic, and political impact of migration on North Carolina.
5.04 Identify technological advances, and evaluate their influence on the quality of life in North Carolina.
5.05 Assess the influence of the political, legal, and social movements on the political system and life in North Carolina.

8th Grade English Language Arts
Goal 1: The learner will use language to express individual perspectives through analysis of personal, social, cultural, and historical issues.
1.02 Analyze expressive materials that are read, heard, and/or viewed by:
monitoring comprehension for understanding of what is read, heard and/or viewed.
reviewing the characteristics of expressive works.
determining the importance of literary effects on the reader/viewer/listener.
making connections between works, self and related topics
drawing inferences.
1.04 Reflect on learning experiences by:
evaluating how personal perspectives are influenced by society, cultural differences, and historical issues.
Goal 5: The learner will respond to various literary genres using interpretive and evaluative processes.
5.01 Increase fluency, comprehension, and insight through a meaningful and comprehensive literacy program by:
using effective reading strategies to match type of text.
analyzing the effects of elements such as plot, theme, characterization, style, mood, and tone.
discussing the effects of such literary devices as figurative language, dialogue, flashback, allusion, irony, and symbolism.
analyzing and evaluating themes and central ideas in literature and other texts in relation to personal and societal issues.
analyzing and evaluating the relationships between and among characters, ideas, concepts, and/or experiences.

English III (High School)
Goal 1: The learner will demonstrate increasing insight and reflection to print and non-print text through personal expression.
1.02 Reflect and respond expressively to texts so that the audience will:
discover multiple perspectives.
investigate connections between life and literature.
explore how the student's life experiences influence his or her response to the selection.
recognize how the responses of others may be different.
articulate insightful connections between life and literature.
consider cultural or historical significance.
Goal 4: The learner will critically analyze text to gain meaning, develop thematic connections, and synthesize ideas.
4.01 Interpret meaning for an audience by:
examining the functions and the effects of narrative strategies such as plot, conflict, suspense, point of view, characterization, and dialogue.
interpreting the effect of figures of speech (e.g., personification, oxymoron) and the effect of devices of sound (e.g., alliteration, onomatopoeia).
analyzing stylistic features such as word choice and links between sense and sound.
identifying ambiguity, contradiction, irony, parody, and satire.
demonstrating how literary works reflect the culture that shaped them.
Goal 5: The learner will interpret and evaluate representative texts to deepen understanding of literature of the United States.
5.01 Interpret the significance of literary movements as they have evolved through the literature of the United States by:
analyzing the characteristics of literary genres, including fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry, and how the selection of genre shapes meaning.
relating ideas, styles, and themes within literary movements of the United States.
understanding influences that progress through the literary movements of the United States.
evaluating the literary merit and/or historical significance of a work from Colonial Literature, the Romantic Era, Realism, the Modern Era, and Contemporary Literature.

U. S. History (High School)
Goal 7: The Progressive Movement in the United States (1890-1914) - The learner will analyze the economic, political, and social reforms of the Progressive Period.
7.01 Explain the conditions that led to the rise of Progressivism.
7.02 Analyze how different groups of Americans made economic and political gains in the Progressive Period.
7.03 Evaluate the effects of racial segregation on different regions and segments of the United States' society.