Correlations to North Caroina’s Course of Study

Module I

8000 years of American Prehistory

Grades 6 & 7

Social Studies:
SS Goal 13.02: Describe the diverse cultural connections that have influenced the development of language, art, music, and belief systems in North Carolina and the United States and analyze their role in creating a changing cultural mosaic.

Grade 6, 7, & 8

Info Skills:
Goal 1: The learner will EXPLORE sources and formats for reading, listening, and viewing purposes.

Goal 5: The learner will COMMUNICATE reading, listening, and viewing experiences.

Module II

From Forest to Farm and Back Again

Grade 6

Social Studies:
SS Goal 1.02: Generate, interpret, and manipulate information from tools such as maps, globes, charts, graphs, databases, and models to pose and answer questions about space and place, environment and society, and spatial dynamics and connections.

SS Goal 13: The learner will describe the historic, economic, and cultural connections among North Carolina, the United States, South America, and Europe.

Grade 7

Social Studies:
SS Goal 1.02:
Generate, interpret, and manipulate information from tools such as maps, globes, charts, graphs, databases, and models to pose and answer questions about space and place, environment and society, and spatial dynamics and connections.

Math:
Math Goal 1.01:
Develop and use ratios, proportions, and percents to solve problems.

Grade 8

Social Studies:
SS Goal 1.05: Describe the factors that led to the founding and settlement of the American colonies including religious persecution, economic opportunity, adventure, and forced migration.

Module III

Fueling the Fires of American Industrialization

Grade 8

Social Studies:
SS Goal 5.04: Identify technological advances, and evaluate their influence on the quality of life in North Carolina.

Grade 6, 7, & 8

Info Skills:
Goal 1: The learner will EXPLORE sources and formats for reading, listening, and viewing purposes.

Goal 5: The learner will COMMUNICATE reading, listening, and viewing experiences.

Module IV

From Arbor Day to Earth Day

Grade 8

Social Studies:
SS, Goal 8: The learner will evaluate the impact of demographic, economic, technological, social, and political developments in North Carolina since the 1970's.

Grade 6, 7, & 8

Info Skills:
Goal 1: The learner will EXPLORE sources and formats for reading, listening, and viewing purposes.

Goal 5: The learner will COMMUNICATE reading, listening, and viewing experiences.

Module V

A New Profession Takes Seed

Grade 6, 7, & 8

Info Skills:
Goal 1: The learner will EXPLORE sources and formats for reading, listening, and viewing purposes.

Goal 5: The learner will COMMUNICATE reading, listening, and viewing experiences.

Module VI

From Forest to Farm to Urban Forest

Grade 6

Social Studies (map skills):
SS Goal 1.02: Generate, interpret, and manipulate information from tools such as maps, globes, charts, graphs, databases, and models to pose and answer questions about space and place, environment and society, and spatial dynamics and connections.

Grade 7

Social Studies (map skills):
SS Goal 1.02: Generate, interpret, and manipulate information from tools such as maps, globes, charts, graphs, databases, and models to pose and answer questions about space and place, environment and society, and spatial dynamics and connections.

Grade 8

Social Studies:
SS Goal 7: The learner will analyze changes in North Carolina during the postwar period to the 1970's.

SS Goal 8: The learner will evaluate the impact of demographic, economic, technological, social, and political developments in North Carolina since the 1970's.

SS Goal 9: The learner will explore examples of and opportunities for active citizenship, past and present, at the local and state levels.

Science:
Goal 5.05: Use maps, ground truthing and remote sensing to make predictions regarding: changes over time, land use, urban sprawl, and resource management.

Module VII

Trees in Your Own Back Yard

Grade 6

Science:
Goal 7.01: Describe ways in which organisms interact with each other and with non-living parts of the environment.

Grade 7

Science:
Goal 1: The learner will design and conduct investigations to demonstrate an understanding of scientific inquiry.

Grade 8

Social Studies:
SS Goal 9: The learner will explore examples of and opportunities for active citizenship, past and present, at the local and state levels.

Science:
Goal 5.05: Use maps, ground truthing and remote sensing to make predictions regarding: changes over time, land use, urban sprawl, and resource management.

Module VIII

Harvesting Today in a Global Forest

Grade 6, 7, & 8

Skill Competency:
SS 2.05: Transfer information from one medium to another such as written to visual and statistical to written.

SS Goal 3: The learner will acquire strategies to analyze, interpret, create, and use resources and materials.
3.02: Interpret graphs and charts.
3.04: Interpret social and political messages of cartoons.

SS Goal 4: The learner will acquire strategies needed for applying decision-making and problem-solving techniques both orally and in writing to historic, contemporary, and controversial world issues.
4.06: Draw conclusions.

Module IX

Fire:Fight, Flight, or Coexistence?

Grade 6, 7, & 8

Skill Competency:
SS Goal 1: The learner will EXPLORE sources and formats for reading, listening, and viewing purposes.

SS Goal 2 (2.05): Transfer information from one medium to another such as written to visual and statistical to written.

SS Goal 3: The learner will acquire strategies to analyze, interpret, create, and use resources and materials.

SS Goal 5: The learner will COMMUNICATE reading, listening, and viewing experiences.

Module X

The Significance of Private Forests in the U.S.

Grade 6, 7, & 8

Skill Competency:
SS Goal 1: The learner will EXPLORE sources and formats for reading, listening, and viewing purposes.

SS Goal 2 (2.05): Transfer information from one medium to another such as written to visual and statistical to written.

SS Goal 3: The learner will acquire strategies to analyze, interpret, create, and use resources and materials.
3.02: Interpret graphs and charts.

SS Goal 4: The learner will acquire strategies needed for applying decision-making and problem-solving techniques both orally and in writing to historic, contemporary, and controversial world issues.
4.06: Draw conclusions.

SS Goal 5: The learner will COMMUNICATE reading, listening, and viewing experiences.

Module XI

Forest Research: Who, What, Where & Why?

Grade 6, 7, & 8

Skill Competency:
SS Goal 1: The learner will EXPLORE sources and formats for reading, listening, and viewing purposes.

SS Goal 2 (2.05): Transfer information from one medium to another such as written to visual and statistical to written.

SS Goal 3: The learner will acquire strategies to analyze, interpret, create, and use resources and materials.
3.02: Interpret graphs and charts.

SS Goal 4: The learner will acquire strategies needed for applying decision-making and problem-solving techniques both orally and in writing to historic, contemporary, and controversial world issues.
4.06: Draw conclusions.

SS Goal 5: The learner will COMMUNICATE reading, listening, and viewing experiences.