Nanih Waiya Choctaw Indian Mound

Academic Standards

National Standards


English Language Arts:

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; to acquire new information; and for personal fulfillment.

2. Students read a wide range of literature.

3. Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other reader and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and other texts.

4.  Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for a variety of purposes.

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.

6.  Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions, media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and non-print texts.

7.  Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by problems. They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources to communicate their discoveries in ways that suite their purpose and audience.

8.  Students use a variety of technological and information resources to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.

9.  Students develop an understanding of respect for diversity in language use, patterns, and dialects across cultures, ethnic groups, geographic regions, and social roles.

12. Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own  purposes.



1.    Students use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective.


Fine Arts: Visual Arts:

1b. Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of their experiences, and ideas.

4b. Students describe and place a variety of art objects in historical and cultural contexts.



1a. Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems. 

1b. Students are proficient in the use of technology.

3a. Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity.

5a. Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources.