Indiana Academic Standards

Standards that the History of the Presidency Teaching Unit Satisfies

Social Studies Standards

3.1.7 Distinguish between fact and fiction in historical accounts by comparing documentary sources on historical figures and events with fictional characters and events in stories.

3.1.9 Define immigration and explain how immigration enriches community.

3.2.1 Discuss the reasons governments are needed and identify specific goods and services that governments provide.

3.2.4 Explain that the United States has three levels of government (local, state and national) and that each level has special duties and responsibilities.

English/Language Arts Standards

3.RL.2.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

3.RL.4.1 Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).

3.RN.2.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

3.RN.2.2 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

3.RN.2.3 Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in processes or procedures in a text, using words such as first, next, finally, because, problem, solution, same, and different.

3.RN.3.1 Apply knowledge of text features to locate information and gain meaning from a text (e.g., maps, illustrations, charts, font/format).

3.RN.3.2 Identify how a nonfiction text can be structured to indicate a problem and solution or to put events in chronological order.

3.RV.2.1 Apply context clues (e.g., word, phrase, and sentence clues) and text features (e.g., maps, illustrations, charts) to determine the meanings of unknown words.

3.RV.2.5 Consult reference materials, both print and digital (e.g., dictionary), to determine or clarify the meanings of words and phrases.

Social Studies Standards

4.3.10 Identify immigration patterns and describe the impact diverse ethnic and cultural groups has had and has on Indiana.

English/Language Arts Standards

4.RL.2.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what a text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

4.RL.2.2 Paraphrase or retell the main events in a story, myth, legend, or novel; identify the theme and provide evidence for the interpretation.

4.RL.4.1 Describe how visual and multimedia presentations and representations can enhance the meaning of a text.

4.RN.2.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what a text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

4.RN.2.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

4.RN.2.3 Explain the relationships between events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, based on specific information in the text.

4.RN.3.1 Apply knowledge of text features to locate information and gain meaning from a text (e.g., charts, tables, graphs, headings, subheadings, font/format).

4.RN.3.2 Describe the organizational structure (e.g., chronological, problem-solution, comparison/contrast, procedural, cause/effect, sequential, description) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.

4.RN.3.3 Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided in the accounts.

4.RV.2.1 Apply context clues (e.g., word, phrase, sentence, and paragraph clues) and text features (e.g., charts, headings/subheadings, font/format) to determine the meanings of unknown words.

4.RV.3.2 Determine the meanings of general academic and content-specific words and phrases in a nonfiction text relevant to a fourth grade topic or subject area.

Social Studies Standards

5.1.17 Explain why the first American political parties developed and analyze the impact political parties had on early presidential elections.

5.2.6 Describe the primary and general election process for local, state and national offices, including those used to select congressional and presidential office holders.

5.2.7 Identify the three branches of the United States government and explain the functions of each.

English/Language Arts Standards

5.RL.2.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what a text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

5.RL.4.1 Analyze how visual and multimedia presentations and representations can enhance the meaning of a text.

5.RN.2.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what a text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

5.RN.2.2 Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.

5.RN.2.3 Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

5.RN.3.1 Apply knowledge of text features in multiple print and digital sources to locate information, gain meaning from a text, or solve a problem.

5.RN.3.3 Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the perspectives the accounts represent.

5.RN.4.1 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support claims in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which claims.

5.RN.4.2 Combine information from several texts or digital sources on the same topic in order to demonstrate knowledge about the subject.

5.RV.2.1 Select and apply context clues (e.g., word, phrase, sentence, and paragraph clues) and text features to determine the meanings of unknown words.

5.RV.2.5 Consult reference materials, both print and digital (e.g., dictionary, thesaurus), to find the pronunciation and clarify the precise meanings of words and phrases.

5.RV.3.2 Determine the meaning of general academic and content-specific words and phrases in a nonfiction text relevant to a fifth grade topic or text.

Social Studies Standards

6.1.20 Analyze cause-and-effect relationships, keeping in mind multiple causations, including the importance of individuals, ideas, human interests, beliefs and chance in history.

6.1.21 Differentiate between fact and interpretation in historical accounts and explain the meaning of historical passages by identifying who was involved, what happened, where it happened, and relating them to outcomes that followed and gaps in the historical record.

English/Language Arts Standards

6.RN.2.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what a text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

6.RN.2.2 Determine how a central idea of a text is conveyed through particular details; provide an objective summary of the text.

6.RN.2.3 Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).

6.RN.4.2 Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, verbally) to demonstrate a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

6.RV.2.1 Use context to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases.

6.RV.2.2 Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., cause/effect, part/whole, item/category) to better understand each of the words.

6.RV.2.5 Consult reference materials, both print and digital (e.g., dictionary, thesaurus), to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning, part of speech, or origin.

6.RV.3.2 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a nonfiction text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.

Grade 3

Social Studies Standards

3.1.7 Distinguish between fact and fiction in historical accounts by comparing documentary sources on historical figures and events with fictional characters and events in stories.

3.1.9 Define immigration and explain how immigration enriches community.

3.2.1 Discuss the reasons governments are needed and identify specific goods and services that governments provide.

3.2.4 Explain that the United States has three levels of government (local, state and national) and that each level has special duties and responsibilities.

English/Language Arts Standards

3.RL.2.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

3.RL.4.1 Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).

3.RN.2.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

3.RN.2.2 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

3.RN.2.3 Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in processes or procedures in a text, using words such as first, next, finally, because, problem, solution, same, and different.

3.RN.3.1 Apply knowledge of text features to locate information and gain meaning from a text (e.g., maps, illustrations, charts, font/format).

3.RN.3.2 Identify how a nonfiction text can be structured to indicate a problem and solution or to put events in chronological order.

3.RV.2.1 Apply context clues (e.g., word, phrase, and sentence clues) and text features (e.g., maps, illustrations, charts) to determine the meanings of unknown words.

3.RV.2.5 Consult reference materials, both print and digital (e.g., dictionary), to determine or clarify the meanings of words and phrases.

Grade 4

Social Studies Standards

4.3.10 Identify immigration patterns and describe the impact diverse ethnic and cultural groups has had and has on Indiana.

English/Language Arts Standards

4.RL.2.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what a text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

4.RL.2.2 Paraphrase or retell the main events in a story, myth, legend, or novel; identify the theme and provide evidence for the interpretation.

4.RL.4.1 Describe how visual and multimedia presentations and representations can enhance the meaning of a text.

4.RN.2.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what a text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

4.RN.2.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

4.RN.2.3 Explain the relationships between events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, based on specific information in the text.

4.RN.3.1 Apply knowledge of text features to locate information and gain meaning from a text (e.g., charts, tables, graphs, headings, subheadings, font/format).

4.RN.3.2 Describe the organizational structure (e.g., chronological, problem-solution, comparison/contrast, procedural, cause/effect, sequential, description) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.

4.RN.3.3 Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided in the accounts.

4.RV.2.1 Apply context clues (e.g., word, phrase, sentence, and paragraph clues) and text features (e.g., charts, headings/subheadings, font/format) to determine the meanings of unknown words.

4.RV.3.2 Determine the meanings of general academic and content-specific words and phrases in a nonfiction text relevant to a fourth grade topic or subject area.

Grade 5

Social Studies Standards

5.1.17 Explain why the first American political parties developed and analyze the impact political parties had on early presidential elections.

5.2.6 Describe the primary and general election process for local, state and national offices, including those used to select congressional and presidential office holders.

5.2.7 Identify the three branches of the United States government and explain the functions of each.

English/Language Arts Standards

5.RL.2.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what a text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

5.RL.4.1 Analyze how visual and multimedia presentations and representations can enhance the meaning of a text.

5.RN.2.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what a text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

5.RN.2.2 Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.

5.RN.2.3 Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

5.RN.3.1 Apply knowledge of text features in multiple print and digital sources to locate information, gain meaning from a text, or solve a problem.

5.RN.3.3 Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the perspectives the accounts represent.

5.RN.4.1 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support claims in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which claims.

5.RN.4.2 Combine information from several texts or digital sources on the same topic in order to demonstrate knowledge about the subject.

5.RV.2.1 Select and apply context clues (e.g., word, phrase, sentence, and paragraph clues) and text features to determine the meanings of unknown words.

5.RV.2.5 Consult reference materials, both print and digital (e.g., dictionary, thesaurus), to find the pronunciation and clarify the precise meanings of words and phrases.

5.RV.3.2 Determine the meaning of general academic and content-specific words and phrases in a nonfiction text relevant to a fifth grade topic or text.

Grade 6

Social Studies Standards

6.1.20 Analyze cause-and-effect relationships, keeping in mind multiple causations, including the importance of individuals, ideas, human interests, beliefs and chance in history.

6.1.21 Differentiate between fact and interpretation in historical accounts and explain the meaning of historical passages by identifying who was involved, what happened, where it happened, and relating them to outcomes that followed and gaps in the historical record.

English/Language Arts Standards

6.RN.2.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what a text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

6.RN.2.2 Determine how a central idea of a text is conveyed through particular details; provide an objective summary of the text.

6.RN.2.3 Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).

6.RN.4.2 Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, verbally) to demonstrate a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

6.RV.2.1 Use context to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases.

6.RV.2.2 Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., cause/effect, part/whole, item/category) to better understand each of the words.

6.RV.2.5 Consult reference materials, both print and digital (e.g., dictionary, thesaurus), to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning, part of speech, or origin.

6.RV.3.2 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a nonfiction text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.