International Reading Association (IRA) & National Council
of Teachers of English (NCTE) Standards:
Lewis & Clark helps students meet the following standards
Sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
and the International Reading Association (IRA).
Students read a wide range
of print and non-print texts to build an understanding of texts,
of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the
Students conduct research
on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions (7).
Students use a variety of
technological and informational resources (libraries, databases,
computer networks) to gather and synthesize information in order
to create and communicate knowledge (8).
Students develop an understanding
of and respect for diversity in language use, patterns, and dialects
across cultures, ethnic groups, geographic regions, and social
Students participate as knowledgeable,
reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy
Students use spoken, written,
and visual language for learning, persuasion, and exchange of
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS):
Lewis & Clark meets the standards of the National Council
for the Social Studies (NCSS), which promote the development of
students as good citizens in a culturally diverse, interdependent
world. The content and activities of this project are especially
appropriate for the themes of:
Students learn how to understand multiple perspectives that derive
from different cultural vantage points.
Time, Continuity, and Change
Students focus on how the world has changed in order to gain perspective
on the present and the future.
Students learn to ask questions such as "What influences
how people learn, perceive, and grow?"
People, Places, and Environments
Students utilize technological advances to connect to the world
beyond their personal locations. The study of people, places,
and human-environment interactions assists learners as they create
their spatial views and geographic perspectives of the world.
Civic Ideals and Practices
Students gain an understanding of the ideals, principles, and
practices of citizenship in a democratic republic.
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
use technology to locate,
evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources