Washington State Academic Learning Standards

Native American Project

 

History 

1. The student examines and understands major ideas, eras, themes, developments, turning points, chronology, and cause-and-effect relationships in U.S., world, and Washington State history

To meet this standard, the student will:

1.1 understand historical time, chronology, and causation
how events occur in time and place, are sequenced chronologically, and impact future events

1.2 analyze the historical development of events, people, places, and patterns of life in U.S., world, and Washington State history

1.3 examine the influence of culture on U.S., world, and Washington State history

2. The student applies the methods of social science investigation to investigate, compare and contrast interpretations of historical events.

To meet this standard, the student will:

2.1 investigate and research
use sources of information such as historical documents, eyewitness accounts, photos, works of art, letters, and artifacts to investigate and understand historic occurrences

2.2 analyze historical information
evaluate different interpretations of major events in U.S., world, and Washington State history

2.3 synthesize information and reflect on findings

Writing

1. The student writes clearly and effectively.

To meet this standard, the student will:

1.1 develop concept and design
develop a topic or theme; organize written thoughts with a clear beginning, middle, and end; use transitional sentences and phrases to connect related ideas; write coherently and effectively

1.2 use style appropriate to the audience and purpose
use voice, word choice, and sentence fluency for intended style and audience

1.3 apply writing conventions
know and apply correct spelling, grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, and capitalization

4. The student analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness of written work.

To meet this standard, the student will:

4.1 assess own strengths and needs for improvement
analyze effectiveness of own writing and set goals for improvement

4.2 seek and offer feedback

Communication

2. The student communicates ideas clearly and effectively.

To meet this standard, the student will:

2.1 communicate clearly to a range of audiences for different purposes

2.2 develop content and ideas
develop a topic or theme; organize thoughts around a clear beginning, middle, and end; use transitional sentences and phrases to connect related ideas; speak coherently and compellingly

2.3 use effective delivery
adjust speaking strategies for a variety of audiences and purposes by varying tone, pitch, and pace of speech to create effect and aid communication

2.4 use effective language and style
use language that is grammatically correct, precise, engaging and well-suited to topic, audience, and purpose

2.5 effectively use action, sound, and/or images to support presentations

3. The student uses communication strategies and skills to work effectively with others.

To meet this standard, the student will:

3.1 use language to interact effectively and responsibly with others

3.2 work cooperatively as a member of a group

3.3 seek agreement and solutions through discussion