The following 4th, 8th and 12th grade curriculum standards are met for
English Language Arts,
Social Studies and
Information & Technology Literacy.
A. Geography: Students in Wisconsin will learn about geography through the study of the relationships among people, places, and environments.
- A.4.7 Identify connections between the local community and other
places in Wisconsin, the United States, and the world.
- A.8.7 Describe the movement of people, ideas, diseases, and
products throughout the world.
- A.8.8 Describe and analyze the ways in which people in different regions of the world interact with their physical environments through vocational and recreational activities.
- A.12.8 Identify the world's major ecosytems and analyze how
different economic, social, political, religious, and cultural systems have
adapted to them.
B. History: Students in Wisconsin will learn about the history of Wisconsin, the United States, and the world, examining change and continuity over time in order to develop
historical perspective, explain historical relationships, and analyze issues that affect the present and the future.
- B.4.3 Examine biographies, stories, narratives, and folk tales to understand the lives of ordinary and extraordinary people, place them in time and context, and explain their relationship
to important historical events.
- B.4.3 Compare and contrast changes in contemporary life with life
in the past by looking at social, economic, political, and cultural roles
played by individuals and groups.
- B.8.7 Identify significant events and people in the major eras of
United States and world history.
- B.12.13 Analyze examples of ongoing change within and across
cultures, such as the development of ancient civilizations; the rise of
nation-states; and social, economic, and political revolutions.
D. Economics: Students in Wisconsin will learn about production, distribution, exchange, and consumption so that they can make informed economic decisions.
- D.4.3 Identify local goods and services that are part of the global economy and explain their use in Wisconsin.
D.4.5 Distinguish between private goods and services and public goods and services.
D.8.3 Describe Wisconsin's role in national and global economies and give examples of local economic activity in national and global markets.
D.12.6 Use economic concepts to analyze historical and contemporary questions about economic development in the United States and the world.
D.12.7 Compare, contrast, and evaluate different types of economies and analyze how they have been affected in the past by specific social and political systems and important historical events.
E. Behavioral Sciences: Students in Wisconsin will learn about the behavioral sciences by exploring concepts from the discipline of sociology, the study of the interactions among
individuals, groups, and institutions; the discipline of psychology, the study of factors that influence individual identity and learning; and the discipline of anthropology, the study of cultures in
various times and settings.
- E.4.2 Explain the influence of factors such as family, neighborhood, personal interests, language, likes and dislikes, and accomplishments on individual identity and development.
- E.4.3 Describe how families are alike and different, comparing characteristics such as size, hobbies, celebrations, where families live, and how they make a living.
- E.4.4 Describe the ways in which ethnic cultures influence the daily lives of people.
- E.4.6 Give examples of group and institutional influences such as
laws, rules, and peer pressure on people, events, and culture.
- E.4.11 Give examples and explain how language, stories, folk tales, music, and other artistic creations are expressions of culture and how they convey knowledge of other peoples and
- E.8.2 Give examples to explain and illustrate how factors such as family, gender, and socioeconomic status contribute to individual identity and development.
- E.8.3 Describe the ways in which local, regional, and ethnic cultures may influence the everyday lives of people.
- E.8.4 Describe and explain the means by which individuals, groups, and institutions may contribute to social continuity and change within a community.
- E.8.9 Give examples of the cultural contributions of racial and ethnic groups in Wisconsin, the United States, and the world.
- E.8.10 Explain how language, art, music, beliefs, and other components of culture can further global understanding or cause misunderstanding.
- E.12.2 Explain how such factors as physical endowment and
capabilities, family, gender, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status,
attitudes, beliefs, work , and motivation contribute to individual identity
- E.12.4 Analyze the role of economic, political, educational,
familial, and religious institutions as agents of both continuity and
change, citing current and past examples.
- E.12.8 Analyze issues of cultural assimilation and cultural
preservation among ethnic and racial groups in Wisconsin, the United States,
and the world.
- E.12.17 Examine and describe various belief systems that exist in
the world, such as democracy, socialism, and capitalism.
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English Language Arts
A. Reading/Literature: Students in Wisconsin will read and respond to a wide range of writing to build an understanding of written materials, of themselves, and of others.
- A.4.1 & 8.1 & 12.1 Use effective reading strategies to achieve their purposes in reading.
- A.4.3 & 8.3 & 12.3 Read and discuss literary and nonliterary texts in order to understand human experience.
- A.4.4 & 8.4 & 12.4 Read to acquire information.
D. Language: Students in Wisconsin will apply their knowledge of the nature, grammar, and variations of American English.
- D.4.1 & 8.1 & 12.1 Develop their vocabulary of words, phrases, and
idioms as a means of improving communication.
- D.4.2 & 8.2 & 12.2 Recognize and interpret various uses and adaptations of language in social, cultural, regional, and professional situations, and learn to be flexible and responsive in
their use of English.
E. Media and Technology: Students in Wisconsin will use media and technology critically and creatively to obtain, organize, prepare and share information; to influence and
persuade; and to entertain and be entertained.
- E.4.1 & 8.1 & 12.1 Use computers to acquire, organize, analyze, and communicate information.
- E.4.2 & 8.2 & 12.2 Make informed judgments about media and products.
F. Research and Inquiry: Students in Wisconsin will locate, use, and communicate information from a variety of print and nonprint materials.
- F.4.1 & 8.1 & 12.1 Conduct research and inquiry on self-selected or assigned topics, issues, or problems and use an appropriate form to communicate their findings.
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Information and Technology Literacy
A. Media and Technology: Students in Wisconsin will select and use media and technology to access, organize, create, and communicate information for solving problems and constructing new
knowledge, products, and systems.
- A.4.1 & 8.1 & 12.1 Use common media and technology terminology and equipment.
- A.4.2 & 8.2 & 12.2 Identify and use common media formats.
- A.4.4 & 8.4 & 12.4 Use a computer and communications software to access and transmit information.
B. Information and Inquiry: Students in Wisconsin will access, evaluate, and apply information efficiently from a variety of sources in print, nonprint, and electronic formats to meet
personal and academic needs.
- B.4.3 & 8.3 & 12.3 Locate and access information sources.
- B.4.6 & 8.6 & 12.6 Interpret and use information to solve the problem or answer the question.
C. Independent Learning: Students in Wisconsin will apply information and technology skills to issues of personal and academic interests by actively and independently seeking
information; demonstrating critical and discriminating reading, listening, and viewing habits; and, striving for personal excellence in learning and career pursuits.
- C.4.3 & 8.3 & 12.3 Develop competence and selectivity in reading, listening, and viewing.
D. The Learning Community: Students in Wisconsin will demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in teams or groups, use information and technology in a responsible manner, respect
intellectual property rights, and recognize the importance of intellectual freedom and access to information in a democratic society.
- D.4.3 & 8.3 & 12.3 Respect intellectual property rights.
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Yolanda Fabregas & Mario Moya