Roots - A Native American History Project

National Academic Standards

Language Arts National Standards

  • NL-ENG.K-12.1 Students read a wide range of print and nonprint texts to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world; to acquire new information.
  • NL-ENG.K-12.2 Students read a wide range of literature from many periods in many genres to build an understanding of the many dimensions of human experience.
  • NL-ENG.K-12.3 Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts.
  • NL-ENG. K-12.4 Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.
  • NL-ENG.K-12.5 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.
  • NL-ENG. K-12.6 Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions, media technique, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and nonprint texts.
  • NL-ENG. K-12.7 Students conduct research on issues and interest by generating ideas and questions and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience.
  • NL-ENG. K-12.10 Students whose first language is not English make use of their first language to develop competency in the English language arts and to develop understanding of content across the curriculum.
  • NL-ENG.K-12.11 Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities.
  • NL-ENG.K-12.12 Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes.

Geography National Standards:

  • Standard 1 - How to use maps and other geographic representations to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
  • Standard 4 - The physical and human characteristics of places
  • Standard 6 - How culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions

Social Studies National Standards:

  • Standard I - Culture - Social studies programs should inculde experiences that provide for the study of culture and cultural diversity.
  • Standard II - Time, Continuity, and Change - Social studies programs should include experiences that provide for the study of the ways human beings view themselves in and over time.