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.
3.05 Describe the political and social history of colonial North Carolina and analyze its influence on the state today.

4th Grade English Language Arts
Goal 2: The learner will apply strategies and skills to comprehend text that is read, heard, and viewed.
2.01 Use metacognitive strategies to comprehend text and to clarify meaning of vocabulary (e.g., reread the text, consult other sources, ask for help, paraphrase, question).
2.02 Interact with the text before, during, and after reading, listening, and viewing by:
setting a purpose using prior knowledge and text information.
making predictions.
formulating questions.
locating relevant information.
making connections with previous experiences, information, and ideas.
2.03 Read a variety of texts, including:
fiction (legends, novels, folklore, science fiction).
nonfiction (autobiographies, informational books, diaries, journals).
poetry (concrete, haiku).
drama (skits, plays).
2.05 Make inferences, draw conclusions, make generalizations, and support by referencing the text.
2.06 Summarize major points from fiction and nonfiction text(s) to clarify and retain information and ideas.
2.07 Determine usefulness of information and ideas consistent with purpose.
2.08 Verify the meaning or accuracy of the author's statement(s) by referencing the text or other resources.

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.
1.02 Identify and describe American Indians who inhabited the regions that became Carolina and assess their impact on the colony.
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.
1.06 Identify geographic and political reasons for the creation of a distinct North Carolina colony and evaluate the effects on the government and Enconomics 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.
Goal 2: The learner will trace the causes and effects of the Revolutionary War, and assess the impact of major events, problems, and personalities during the Constitutional Period in North Carolina and the new nation.
2.01 Trace the events leading up to the Revolutionary War and evaluate their relative significance in the onset of hostilities.
2.02 Describe the contributions of key North Carolina and national personalities from the Revolutionary War era and assess their influence on the outcome of the war.
2.03 Examine the role of North Carolina in the Revolutionary War.
2.04 Examine the reasons for the colonists' victory over the British, and evaluate the impact of military successes and failures, the role of foreign interventions, and on-going political and economic domestic issues.
Goal 3: The learner will identify key events and evaluate the impact of reform and expansion in North Carolina during the first half of the 19th century.
3.01 Describe the causes of the War of 1812 and analyze the impact of the war on North Carolina and the nation.
3.02 Investigate the conditions that led to North Carolina's economic, political, and social decline during this period and assess the implications for the future development of the state.
3.03 Identify and evaluate the impact of individual reformers and groups and assess the effectiveness of their programs.
3.04 Describe the development of the institution of slavery in the State and nation, and assess its impact on the economic, social, and political conditions.
Goal 4: The learner will examine the causes, course, and character of the Civil War and Reconstruction, and their impact on North Carolina and the nation.
4.01 Identify and analyze the significance of the causes of secession from the Union, and compare reactions in North Carolina to reactions in other regions of the nation.
4.02 Describe the political and military developments of the Civil War and analyze their effect on the outcome of the war.
4.03 Assess North Carolina's role in the Civil War and analyze the social and economic impact of the war on the state.
4.04 Evaluate the importance of the roles played by individuals at the state and national levels during the Civil War and Reconstruction Period.
4.05 Analyze the political, economic, and social impact of Reconstruction on the state and identify the reasons why Reconstruction came to an end.

8th Grade English Language Arts
Goal 2: The learner will use and evaluate information from a variety of sources.
2.01 Analyze and evaluate informational materials that are read, heard, and/or viewed by:
monitoring comprehension for understanding of what is read, heard and/or viewed.
recognizing the characteristics of informational materials.
summarizing information.
determining the importance and accuracy of information.
making connections to related topics/information.
drawing inferences and/or conclusions.

English III (High School)
Goal 2: The learner will inform an audience by using a variety of media to research and explain insights into language and culture.
2.01 Research and analyze ideas, events, and/or movements related to United States culture by:
locating facts and details for purposeful elaboration.
organizing information to create a structure for purpose, audience, and context.
excluding extraneous information.
providing accurate documentation.

U. S. History (High School)
Goal 2: Expansion and Reform (1801-1850) - The learner will assess the competing forces of expansionism, nationalism, and sectionalism.
2.03 Distinguish between the economic and social issues that led to sectionalism and nationalism.
2.04 Assess political events, issues, and personalities that contributed to sectionalism and nationalism.
2.05 Identify the major reform movements and evaluate their effectiveness.
2.06 Evaluate the role of religion in the debate over slavery and other social movements and issues.
Goal 3: Crisis, Civil War, and Reconstruction (1848-1877) - The learner will analyze the issues that led to the Civil War, the effects of the war, and the impact of Reconstruction on the nation.
3.01 Trace the economic, social, and political events from the Mexican War to the outbreak of the Civil War.
3.02 Analyze and assess the causes of the Civil War.
3.03 Identify political and military turning points of the Civil War and assess their significance to the outcome of the conflict.
3.04 Analyze the political, economic, and social impact of Reconstruction on the nation and identify the reasons why Reconstruction came to an end.