Language Arts

English Language Arts

Standard 4

Students apply thinking skills to their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing. In order to meet this standard students will: make predictions, analyze, draw conclusions, and discriminate between fact and opinion in writing, reading, speaking, listening, and viewing

-use reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing to define and solve problems evaluate the reliability, accuracy and relevancy of the information

Standard 5

Students read to locate, select, and make use of relevant information from a variety of media, reference, and technological sources

 Social Studies

As students in grades 5-8 extend their knowledge, what they know and are able to do includes:

-distinguishing between primary and secondary sources;

-interpreting the data in historical maps, photographs, art works, and other artifacts;

-and examining data for point of view, historical context, bias, distortion, or propaganda

As students in grades 9-12 extended their knowledge, what they know and are able to do includes

-explaining how historical descriptions, arguments and judgments can reflect the bias of the author and/or the prevailing ideas of the culture and time period;

-interpreting oral traditions and legends as histories;

-evaluating data within the social, political, and economic context in which it was created, testing its credibility, and evaluating its bias; and

-comparing and contrasting reliability of information received from multiple sources.

Civics Grades 5-8

Evaluating the role of the media and public opinion in formulating public policy

Civics Grades 9-12

Developing, evaluating and defending positions about the role  of media and public opinion in United States politics


Sixth Grade
1. Access valid and reliable information, products, and services to enhance healthy eating behaviors

Nature of Health:
1. The ability to discriminate between false advertising and accurate information is key for lifelong healthy food choices

High School

2. Analyze how family, peers, media, culture, and technology influence healthy eating choices

Evidence outcomes

a. Analyze advertising claims for nutrition supplements and weight-loss products

b. Analyze how family, peers, and the media influence food choices

c. Analyze the influence of media on theselection of products and services related to weight management

d. Analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, and media on body image andthe subsequent effects on eating behavior

e. Analyze how a positive or a negative body image can influence eating behavior

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