This project aids students in meeting national standards in several
Reading Language Arts
International Reading Association (IRA) and the National Council
of Teachers of English (NCTE)
- Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative,
and critical members of a variety of literacy communities.
- Students use spoken, written, and visual language for learning,
persuasion, and exchange of information.
- Students conduct research by gathering, evaluating, and synthesizing
data from a variety of sources, and then communicate their discoveries
to different audiences for a variety of purposes.
- Students use a variety of technological and informational
resources (i.e. libraries, databases, computer networks, video)
to gather and communicate knowledge.
- Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret,
evaluate, and appreciate texts.
- Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating
ideas and questions, and by posing problems.
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
- Culture (Students study culture and cultural diversity.)
- Individuals, Groups, and Institutions (Students study interactions
among individuals, groups, and institutions.)
- Time, Continuity, and Change (Students study how the world
has changed in order to gain perspective on the present and
- Production, Distribution, and Consumption (Students study
how people organize for the production, distribution, and consumption
of goods and services.)
Technology Foundation Standards for Students:
- use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity,
and promote creativity
- use technology tools to collaborate, publish, and interact
with peers, experts, and other audiences
- use a variety of media and formats to communicate information
and ideas effectively to multiple audiences
- use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information
from a variety of sources
- use technology tools to process data and report results.