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Alabama Education Standards
GRADES K - 5
1.4. Determine the economic and cultural impact of European exploration during the Age of Discovery upon European society and American Indians. (H, G, H, CG)
1.17. Explain how events and conditions fostered political and economic changes in the late Middle Ages and led to the origins of the Renaissance. (E, H, CG)
NINTH GRADE: WORLD HISTORY 1500-PRESENT
1.1 Describe developments in Italy and Northern Europe during the Renaissance period with respect to humanism, arts and literature, intellectual development, increased trade, and advances in technology. (E, G, H)
1.2. Describe the role of mercantilism and imperialism in European exploration and colonization in the sixteenth century. (E, G, H, CG)
1.2.2. Identifying major ocean currents, wind patterns, landforms, and climates affecting European exploration.
1.3. Explain causes of the Reformation and its impact, including tensions between religious and secular authorities, reformers and doctrines, the Counter Reformation, the English Reformation, and wars of religion. (E, H, CG)
1.4. Explain the relationship between physical geography and cultural development in India, Africa, Japan, and China in the early Global Age, including trade and travel, natural resources, and movement and isolation of peoples and ideas. (E, G, H)
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS
A.L.R. Reading -R.2. Evaluate the impact of setting, mood, and characterization on theme in specific literary selections.
R.2.1. Identifying components of plot
R.3. Distinguish among the subcategories of poetry, such as ballads, lyric poems, epics, haiku, and limericks, based on their characteristics.
R.3.1. Identifying rhythm and rhyme scheme
R.4. Apply strategies appropriate to type of reading material, including making inferences to determine bias or theme and using specific context clues, to comprehend eighth-grade informational and functional reading materials.
R.4.1. Applying self-monitoring strategies for text understanding
AL.L. Literature - L.5. Explain distinguishing characteristics of odes, ballads, epic poetry, historical documents, essays, letters to the editor, and editorials.
L.6. Analyze works of literature for character motivation, mood, tone, theme, similarities across texts, and literary devices.