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English Language Arts
Reading: Science & Technical Subjects (6-12)
11-12.RST.1 Analyze what science and technical texts say explicitly as well as inferentially, citing evidence to support the analysis, attending to important distinctions the author makes and to any gaps or inconsistencies in the account.
11-12.RST.7 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media in order to address a question or solve a problem.
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
6.ESS3.3 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
8.ESS3.4 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.
Social Science Analysis (K-12)
8.34 Analyze how a specific problem can manifest itself at local, regional, and global levels over time, identifying its characteristics and causes, and the challenges and opportunities faced by those trying to address the problem.