Common Core Reading Standards
Content: Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Content: Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Content: Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
Content: Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
National Center of Teachers of English: Standards for the English Language Arts (5–12)
Content: Students read a wide range of print and non-print texts to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, to acquire new information; to respond to the needs and demands of society and the workplace; and for personal fulfillment.
Content: Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other readers and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word identification strategies, and their understanding of textual features.
Content: Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions, media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and non-print texts.
Content: Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities.
National Center for History in the Schools, Standards for US and World History (5–12)
Content: The student understands contemporary American culture. Examine the influence of media on, and the role of propaganda in contemporary American culture.
Standards: US History, Era 10, Standard 2D; Historical Thinking Standard 1
Content: The student understands the causes of World War II and Explain the role media played in the rise of the Nazi ideology in Germany and across Europe. Analyze the relative importance of the legacy of World War I, the depression, ethnic and ideological conflicts, imperialism, and traditional political or economic rivalries as underlying causes of World War.
Standards: World History Era 8, Standards 4A 4B; Historical Thinking Standard 3
Content: The student understands how liberal democracy, market economies, and human rights movements have reshaped political and social life. Asses the strengths of democratic institution and civic culture in the United States and consider contemporary case studies.
Standards: World History Era 9, Standard 2C; Historical Thinking Standard 4
Content: The student understands worldwide cultural trends of the second half of the 20th century. Analyze connections among electronic communications, international marketing, and the emergence of popular “global culture” in the late 20th century.
Standards: Word History Era 9, Standard 2F; Historical Thinking Standard 4