National Center for History in Schools:
The student engages in historical analysis and interpretation and is able to comprehend a variety of historical sources. Therefore, the student is able to (a) describe the past on its own terms, through the eyes and experiences of those who were there, as revealed through their literature, diaries, letters, debates, arts, artifacts, and the like; (b) consider the historical context in which the event unfolded—the values, outlooks, options, and contingencies of the time and place; and (c) avoid “present-mindedness,” judging the past in terms of present-day norms and values.
NCTE Standards for English Language Arts:
Students read a wide range of print and non-print texts to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world; to acquire new information; to respond to the needs and demands of society and the workplace; and for personal fulfillment.
Kentucky Curriculum Standards: SS-EP-5.1.1 and SS-05-5.1.1
Students will use a variety of primary and secondary sources to interpret the past, to describe significant events in the history of U. S., and interpret different perspectives.
Students organize information to develop or change their understanding of a concept.
Students write using appropriate forms, conventions, and styles to communicate ideas and information to different audiences for different purposes.