Academic Standards for
GI's, Gals & Gardens

Twelfth Grade Standards

Nebraska Language Arts

12.1.2 By the end of the twelfth grade, students will locate, evaluate, and use primary and secondary resources for research.
Example Indicators:

  • Use print reference materials (gazetteer, atlas, specialized index, handbook, manual, government document, book of quotations, college and career resources, and citation style manual).
  • Use electronic resources (CD-ROM, software, online resources, and multimedia presentation tools).
  • Use library resources (card/electronic catalog, bibliography, periodical, and other informational text).
  • Identify and gather resources that provide relevant and reliable information.

12.2.1 By the end of the twelfth grade, students will write using standard English (conventions) for sentence structure, usage, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.
Example Indicators:

  • Use correct capitalization, spelling and paragraph indentation.
  • Use correct punctuation in sentences with embedded parts (appositives, restrictive and non-restrictive clauses, interruptions, explanatory notes, and examples).
  • Use all parts of speech correctly.
  • Use a variety of sentence structures.
  • Use correct punctuation and capitalization when writing footnotes/endnotes.

12.2.2 By the end of the twelfth grade, students will write compositions with focus, related ideas, and supporting details.
Example Indicators:

  • Use a variety of strategies to generate and organize ideas.
  • Write compositions with an introduction, body, and conclusion.
  • Select a topic of appropriate breadth for the particular situation.
  • Write narrative, descriptive, and/or expository compositions.
  • Cite resources.
  • Define plagiarism and fair use standards.

12.2.4 By the end of the twelfth grade, students will use multiple forms to write for different audiences and purposes.
Example Indicators:

  • Develop narrative, persuasive, descriptive, technical, and/or expository writing for a designated audience and purpose.
  • Write to describe, explain, persuade, inform and/or entertain.

12.3.2 By the end of the twelfth grade, students will make oral presentations that demonstrate consideration of audience, purpose, and information.
Example Indicators:

  • Deliver formal oral presentations using clear enunciation, gestures, tone, vocabulary, and organization appropriate for a particular audience.
  • Use multimedia to deliver formal presentations.
  • Prepare and deliver oral presentations based on inquiry or research.
  • Cite resources.
  • Follow required time limits and deadlines for preparation and delivery.

Social Studies

12.2.10 By the end of twelfth grade, students will analyze major 20th century historical events.
Example Indicators:

  • Relate ethnic conflicts, e.g., Bosnia, Arab-Israeli conflict, Biafra and Rwanda, Northern Ireland and Kashmir, and Zapatistas and Mexico.
  • Compare trends in global populations, growth and distribution over time.
  • Differentiate the development of collective security organizations, e.g., League of Nations, the United Nations, NATO, and Warsaw Pact.
  • Differentiate the development of world economic associations, e.g., E.C., NAFTA, WTO, World Bank, IMF.
  • Discuss the extension of human rights, e.g., women and all nationalities.
  • Compare the causes and effects of World War I and World War II.
  • Summarize the Russian Revolution.
  • Relate the rise, aggression, and human costs of totalitarian regimes in the Soviet Union, Germany, Italy, and Japan.
  • Summarize the political, social, and economic impact of the 1930's worldwide depression.
  • Describe the Nazi Holocaust and other examples of genocide.
  • Explain how new technologies, e.g., atomic power, influenced patterns of conflict.
  • Discuss the economic and military power shifts since 1945, e.g., the rise of Germany and Japan as economic powers.
  • Relate the revolutionary movements in Asia and its leaders, e.g., Mao Tse-tung and Ho Chi Minh.
  • Explain how African and Asian countries achieved independence from European colonial rule, e.g., India under Gandhi and Kenya under Kenyatta, and how they have fared under self-rule.
  • Describe regional and political conflicts, e.g., Korea and Vietnam.
  • Summarize the end of the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union.