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.
3.03 Examine the Lost Colony and explain its importance in the settlement of North Carolina.
3.04 Compare and contrast ways in which people, goods, and ideas moved in the past with their movement today.

4th Grade English Language Arts
Goal 3: The learner will make connections with text through the use of oral language, written language, and media and technology.
3.01 Respond to fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama using interpretive, critical, and evaluative processes by:
analyzing the impact of authors' word choice and context.
examining the reasons for characters' actions.
identifying and examining characters' motives.
considering a situation or problem from different characters' points of view.
analyzing differences among genres.
making inferences and drawing conclusions about characters, events and themes.
3.02 Analyze characters, events, and plots within and between selections and cite supporting evidence.

8th Grade Social Studies
Goal 1: The learner will analyze important geographic, political, economic, and social aspects of life in the region prior to the Revolutionary Period.
1.01 Assess the impact of geography on the settlement and developing economy of the Carolina colony.
1.03 Compare and contrast the relative importance of differing economic, geographic, religious, and political motives for European exploration.
1.04 Evaluate the impact of the Columbian Exchange on the cultures of American Indians, Europeans, and Africans.
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.
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.
1.07 Describe the roles and contributions of diverse groups, such as American Indians, African Americans, European immigrants, landed gentry, tradesmen, and small farmers to everyday life in colonial North Carolina, and compare them to the other colonies.

8th Grade English Language Arts
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 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 3: Monarchies and Empires - The learner will investigate significant events, people, and conditions in the growth of monarchical and imperial systems of government.
3.04 Examine European exploration and analyze the forces that caused and allowed the acquisition of colonial possessions and trading privileges in Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
3.05 Cite the effects of European expansion on Africans, pre-Columbian Americans, Asians, and Europeans.