State of Connecticut Curriculum Content Standards that fit into Noah Webster House school programs
Social Studies K-12 Content Standards
1. Historical Thinking. Students will develop historical thinking skills, including chronological thinking and recognizing change over time; contextualizing, comprehending and analyzing historical literature; researching historical sources; understanding the concept of historical causation; understanding competing narratives and interpretation; and constructing narratives and interpretation
2. Local, United States and World History. Students will use historical thinking skills to develop an understanding of the major historical periods, issues and trends in United States history, world history, and Connecticut and local history.
3. Historical Themes. Students will apply their understanding of historical periods, issues and trends to examine such historical themes as ideals, beliefs and institutions; conflict and conflict resolution; human movement and interaction; and science and technology in order to understand how the world came to be the way it is.
4. Applying History. Students will recognize the continuing importance of historical thinking and historical knowledge in their own lives and in the world in which they live.
Civics and Government
5. United States Constitution & Government. Students will apply knowledge of the U. S. Constitution, and how the U.S. system of government works and how the rule of law and the value of liberty and equality have an impact on individual, local, state, and national decisions.
6. Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the rights and responsibilities of citizens to participate in and shape public policy, and contribute to the maintenance of our democratic way of life.
11. Human Systems. Students will interpret spatial patterns of human migration, economic activities and political units in Connecticut, the nation and the world.
From Social Studies Curriculum Framework, Connecticut State Department of Education Division of Teaching and Learning, May 1998.
The Arts K-12 Content Standards
Standard 1: Reading and Responding
Overarching Idea: Students read, comprehend and respond in individual, literal, critical and evaluative ways to literary, informational and persuasive texts in multimedia formats.
Guiding Question: How do we understand what we read?
1.1 Students use appropriate strategies before, during and after reading in order to construct meaning.
1.2 Students interpret, analyze and evaluate text in order to extend understanding and appreciation.
1.3 Students select and apply strategies to facilitate word recognition and develop vocabulary in order to comprehend text.
1.4 Students communicate with others to create interpretations of written, oral and visual texts.
Standard 3: Communicating with Others
Overarching Idea: Students produce written, oral and visual texts to express, develop and substantiate ideas and experiences.
Guiding Question: How do we write, speak and present effectively?
3.1 Students use descriptive, narrative, expository, persuasive and poetic modes.
3.2 Students prepare, publish and/or present work appropriate to audience, purpose and task.
Standard 4: Applying English Language Conventions
Overarching Idea: Students apply the conventions of standard English in oral, written and visual communication.
Guiding Question: How do we use the English language appropriately to speak and write?
4.1 Students use knowledge of their language and culture to improve competency in English.
4.2 Students speak and write using standard language structures and diction appropriate to audience and task.
4.3 Students use standard English for composing and revising written text.
From Connecticut PK-8 English Language Art Curriculum Standards, Connecticut State Department of Education, April 2008