Language Arts

2009 Revision:

Grade 6
Evaluate the credibility, accuracy and bias of informational text, including Internet sites, electronic recordings, visuals and other technology resources.

Grade 7
Evaluate how authors, illustrators and filmmakers express political and social issues.

Grade 8
Analyze and critique the intended effects of propaganda techniques the author uses to influence readers’ perspectives.


Revision Feb. 06

discuss how an author, illustrator or filmmaker expresses his/her ideas in text




Social Studies

2009 revision:
Analyze the role of technology, media and advertising in influencing voting and lawmaking.
5-8 assess the quality and quantity of retrieved information and, with assistance, assess the credibility of retrieved information against the assigned need9-12 evaluate the contemporary roles of political parties, associations, media groups and public opinion in local, state, and national politics


Cont Standard 1
Healthy & Active Life
5-8 demonstrate the influence of the media, emotions, culture and individual family customs have on food selection

Standard 2 Human Growth & Development
5-8,9-12 identify and explain how the media may influence behaviors and decisions

Cont. Standard 4
Substance Abuse Prevention
5-8 examine the manner in which peers, culture and the media may influence ATOD use

Discipline Learning Resources & Information Technology

Grade 9-12

Information Processing

c. demonstrate ability to identify sources of information and apply evaluative criteria, including motive, point of view, biases and stereotypes, accuracy, continuity and currency

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