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Topic: History of the local community 

Historical Understanding

 Standard 2.  Understands the historical perspective
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 7.Predicts how events might have turned out differently in one's local community if specific individuals or groups had chosen different courses of action
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows examples of individuals who have had an impact on events of the local community
     2.Knows examples of groups who have had an impact on events of the local community

Arts and Communication

 Standard 5.  Knows a range of arts and communication works from various historical and cultural periods
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 5.Knows art forms that reflect cultural elements of the local community (e.g., folk art, utilitarian objects, community environment (landscape and architecture), works of local professional artists and craftsmen)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how folk art reflects cultural elements of the local community
     2.Knows how utilitarian objects reflects cultural elements of the local community
     3.Knows how the community environment reflects cultural elements of the local community
     4.Knows how the community landscape reflects cultural elements of the local community
     5.Knows how community architecture reflects cultural elements of the local community
     6.Knows how works of local professional artists reflect cultural elements of the local community
     7.Knows how works of local craftsmen reflect cultural elements of the local community

Grades K-4 History

 Standard 2.  Understands the history of a local community and how communities in North America varied long ago
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 1.Understands changes in community life over time (e.g., changes in goods and services; changes in architecture and landscape; change in jobs, schooling, transportation, communication, religion, recreation)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that community life has changed over time
     2.Knows that the types of goods and services available in the community have changed over time
     3.Knows that the architecture and landscape of the community have changed over time
     4.Knows that the types of jobs available in the community have changed over time
     5.Knows that schooling in the community has changed over time
     6.Knows that the means of transportation used in the community have changed over time
     7.Knows that the means of communication used in the community have changed over time
     8.Knows that the religions practiced in the community have changed over time
     9.Knows that the types of recreation practiced in the community have changed over time
   Benchmark 2.Understands the contributions and significance of historical figures of the community
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows historical figures of the community
     2.Knows the contributions of historical figures of the community
     3.Knows the significance of historical figures of the community
  Level II (Grade 3-4)
   Benchmark 1.Knows of problems in the community's past, the different perspectives of those involved, the choices people had, and the solutions they chose
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows of problems that the community has encountered in the past
     2.Knows that community members offered different perspectives on problems the community encountered
     3.Knows the choices community members had when the community encountered problems
     4.Knows the solutions community members chose for the problems the community encountered
   Benchmark 7.Knows the history of the local community since its founding, the people who came, the changes they brought, and significant events over time
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the history of the founding of the local community
     2.Knows groups of people who settled in the local community over time
     3.Knows changes brought to the local community by successive inhabitants
     4.Knows significant events in the history of the local community
   Benchmark 8.Understands changes in land use and economic activities in the local community since its founding (e.g., changes in technology, the work people did, transportation, local resources)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that the use of land in the local community has changed over time
     2.Understands that economic activities in the community have changed over time
     3.Understands that the use of technology in the local community has changed over time
     4.Understands that the types of work local community members do have changed over time
     5.Understands that means of transportation within the local community have changed over time
     6.Understands that local resources have changed over time