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Educational Standards associated with 1492: Using Data to Explain a Journey Comment on this resource
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Populations, resources, environments
        • Sci. / tech. in society
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Environment and society:
      • How physical systems affect human systems
Other educational standards:
This resource supports math standards for grades 6-8 in the topics of data analysis and probability. These assignments are based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards.

This resource supports earth science standards for grades 6-8. This assignment is based on the Virginia Standards of Learning ES.1c: The student will plan and conduct investigations in which scales, diagrams, maps, charts, graphs, tables, and profiles are constructed and interpreted. ES.11a: The student will investigate and understand that oceans are complex, interactive physical, chemical, and biological systems and are subject to long- and short-term variations. Key concepts include physical and chemical changes (tides, waves, currents, sea level and ice cap variations, upwelling, and salinity variations). ES.13b: The student will investigate and understand that energy transfer between the sun and the Earth and its atmosphere drives weather and climate on Earth. Key concepts include prediction of weather patterns.