Food and Culture, Past and Present in Choctaw Culture

Academic Standards

National Geography Standards addressed in the material

  • Standard 1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information.
  • Standard 3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface.
  • Standard 4: The physical and human characteristics of places.
  • Standard 9: The characteristics, distribution, and migration of human populations on Earth's surface.
  • Standard 12: The process, patterns, and functions of human settlement.
  • Standard 14: How human actions modify the physical environment.
  • Standard 15: How physical systems affect human systems.
  • Standard 16: The changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources.
  • Standard 17: How to apply geography to interpret the past.
  • Standard 18: To apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.

Standards in History for Grades K-4

  • Standard 1: Family life now and in the recent past; family life in various places long ago.
  • Standard 6: Regional folklore and cultural contributions that helped to form our national heritage

NCTE/IRA Standards for the English Language Arts

  • Standard 1: Students read a wide range of print and non-print texts to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world; to acquire new information; to respond to the needs and demands of society and the workplace; and for personal fulfillment. Among these texts are fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary works.
  • Standard 5: Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
  • Standard 7: Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g., print and non-print texts, artifacts, people) to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience.
  • Standard 8: Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.
  • Standard 9: Students develop an understanding of and respect for diversity in language use, patterns, and dialects across cultures, ethnic groups, geographic regions, and social roles.