Alaska Content Standards

History B
B A student should understand historical themes through factual knowledge of time, places, ideas, institutions, cultures, people, and events.

A student who meets the content standard should:

  1. comprehend the forces of change and continuity that shape human history through the following persistent organizing themes:
    • the development of culture, the emergence of civilizations, and the accomplishments and mistakes of social organizations;
    • human communities and their relationships with climate, subsistence base, resources, geography, and technology;
    • the origin and impact of ideologies, religions, and institutions upon human societies;
    • the consequences of peace and violent conflict to societies and their cultures;
    • major developments in societies as well as changing patterns related to class, ethnicity, race, and gender;
  2. understand the people and the political, geographic, economic, cultural, social, and environmental events that have shaped the history of the state, the United States, and the world;
  3. recognize that historical understanding is relevant and valuable in the student's life and for participating in local, state, national, and global communities;
  4. recognize the importance of time, ideas, institutions, people, places, cultures, and events in understanding large historical patterns; and
  5. evaluate the influence of context upon historical understanding.