Curriculum Standards & Author Videoconferences

January 17, 2008

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These standards are based on academic standards put in place by the state of Missouri:

In Communication Arts, students in Missouri public schools will acquire a solid foundation which includes knowledge of and proficiency in

1. speaking and writing standard English (including grammar, usage, punctuation, spelling, capitalization)

2. reading and evaluating fiction, poetry and drama

3. reading and evaluating nonfiction works and material (such as biographies, newspapers, technical manuals)

4. writing formally (such as reports, narratives, essays) and informally (such as outlines, notes)

5. comprehending and evaluating the content and artistic aspects of oral and visual presentations (such as story-telling, debates, lectures, multi-media productions)

6. participating in formal and informal presentations and discussions of issues and ideas

7. identifying and evaluating relationships between language and culture      

In Social Studies, students in Missouri public schools will acquire a solid foundation which includes knowledge of

1. principles expressed in the documents shaping constitutional democracy in the United States

2. continuity and change in the history of Missouri, the United States and the world

3. principles and processes of governance systems

4. economic concepts (including productivity and the market system) and principles (including the laws of supply and demand)

5. the major elements of geographical study and analysis (such as location, place, movement, regions) and their relationships to changes in society and environment

6. relationships of the individual and groups to institutions and cultural traditions

7. the use of tools of social science inquiry (such as surveys, statistics, maps, documents)

Goals of academic standards:

Goal 1 — Students in Missouri public schools will acquire the knowledge and skills to gather, analyze and apply information and ideas.

Goal 2 — Students in Missouri public schools will acquire the knowledge and skills to communicate effectively within and beyond the classroom.

Goal 3 — Students in Missouri public schools will acquire the knowledge and skills to recognize and solve problems.

 


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