NCSCS Grade 4 Geography and History Objectives
1.01 Locate, in absolute and relative terms, major landforms, bodies of water, and natural resources in North Carolina.
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.
4.05 Identify and assess the role of prominent persons in North Carolina, past and present.

NCSCS Grade 4 Language Arts Objectives
2.03 Read a variety of texts, including:
Nonfiction (autobiographies, informational books, diaries, journals).
3.02 Analyze characters, events, and plots from different selections and cite supporting evidence.
4.10 Use technology as a tool to gather, organize, and present information.

NCSCS Grade 8 North Carolina History Objectives
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.

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).