American History
District Goals for Students:
  • Use the historical method of inquiry to ask questions, evaluate primary and secondary sources, critically analyze and interpret data, and develop interpretations defended by evidence
  • Understand the key concepts of continuity and change, cause and effect, complexity, unity and diversity over time
  • Understand the significance of ideas as powerful forces throughout history
  • Readers critically analyze the structures of texts, evaluate claims and perspectives, synthesize information, and make meaning of complex concepts. (Social Studies)
  • Writers demonstrate and expand their understanding by researching, engaging in the writing process, and crafting authentic argumentative and informative texts.