4th Grade Social Studies
Goal 1: Goal 1: The learner will apply the five themes of geography to North Carolina and its people.
1.01 Locate, in absolute and relative terms, major landforms, bodies of water and natural resources in North Carolina.
1.02 Describe and compare physical and cultural characteristics of the regions.
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.
1.05 Assess human movement as it relates to the physical environment.
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.
1.03 Suggest some influences that location has on life in North Carolina such as major cities, recreation areas, industry, and farms.
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).
2.04 Identify and interpret elements of fiction and nonfiction and support by referencing the text to determine the:
main idea and supporting details.
author's choice of words.
author's use of figurative language.
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 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.
5.06 Describe North Carolina's reaction to the increasing United States involvement in world affairs including participation in World War I, and evaluate the impact on the state's economy.

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.
Goal 4: The learner will continue to refine critical thinking skills and create criteria to evaluate print and non-print materials.
4.01 Analyze the purpose of the author or creator and the impact of that purpose by:
monitoring comprehension for understanding of what is read, heard, and/or viewed.
evaluating any bias, apparent or hidden messages, emotional factors, and/or propaganda techniques.
evaluating the underlying assumptions of the author/creator.
evaluating the effects of author's craft on the reader/viewer/listener.
4.02 Analyze and develop (with limited assistance) and apply appropriate criteria to evaluate the quality of the communication by:
using knowledge of language structure and literary or media techniques.
drawing conclusions based on evidence, reasons, or relevant information.
considering the implications, consequences, or impact of those conclusions.
4.03 Use the stance of a critic to:
consider alternative points of view or reasons.
remain fair-minded and open to other interpretations.
construct a critical response/review of a work/topic.

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 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.
7.04 Examine the impact of technological changes on economic, social, and cultural life in the United States.