This project aids students in meeting national standards in several curriculum areas.
National Council for Geographic Education
- How to use maps and other geographic representations to acquire, process, and report information. (1)
- The physical and human characteristics of places. (4)
- How culture and experience influence people's perception of places and regions. (6)
- The characteristics and spatial distribution of ecosystems. (8)
- The characteristics, distributions, and complexity of Earth's cultural mosaics. (10)
- The patterns and networks of economic interdependence on Earth's surface. (11)
- How human actions modify the physical environment. (14)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
- Measurement (Students make and use measurements in problems and everyday situations.)
- Fractions and Decimals (Students apply fractions and decimals to problems and everyday situations.)
- Whole-Number Computation (Students select estimation and computation techniques appropriate to specific problems.)
International Reading Association (IRA) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
- Students read a wide range of print and nonprint texts to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world; to acquire new information; to respond to the needs and demands of society and the workplace; and for personal fulfillment.
- Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, and vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.
- Students use a variety of technological and informational resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, and video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.
- Students develop an understanding of and respect for diversity in language use, patterns, and dialects across cultures, ethnic groups, geographic regions, and social roles.
- Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities.
- Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).
National Academy of Sciences
- Physical Sciences (Students gain an understanding of motion and forces and transfer of energy.)
- Life Sciences (Students gain an understanding of regulation and behavior, and populations and ecosystems.)
- Earth and Space Science (Students gain an understanding of the Earth's systems; technological design; and science in personal and social perspective, including health, the environment, and natural hazards.)
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
- Culture (Students learn how to understand multiple perspectives that derive from different cultural vantage points.)
- 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.)
- Individual Development and Identity (Students learn to ask questions such as Why do people behave as they do? What influences how people learn, perceive, and grow?)
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
- employ technology in the development of strategies for solving problems in the real world
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