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            LOUISIANA CONTENT STANDARDS                                  LEARNING FOR LIFE LESSON PLANS THAT ASSIST IN
                                                                          TEACHING THE LOUISIANA CONTENT STANDARDS


SOCIAL STUDIES                                                         Elementary Programs:   Ethnic Heritage, Race/Religion/Culture,
Kindergarten – 12th Grades                                               (K—6th Grades)       Respecting Differences, World Cultures,
                                                                                              Code of Ethics, Law and Government,
                                                                                              Getting Along With Others, Service,
                                                                                              Understanding People with Special
GEOGRAPHY: Physical and Cultural Systems
                                                                                              Needs, Gangs, Community, Empathy,
                                                                                              Exhibiting Responsible Citizenship, What
Students develop a spatial understanding of Earth’s surface                                   Is Freedom?, Places and Maps
and the processes that shape it, the connections between
people and places, and the relationship between man and his
environment.


CIVICS: Citizenship and Government

Students develop an understanding of the structure and
purposes of government, the foundations of the American
democratic system, and the role of the United States in the
world, while learning about the rights and responsibilities of
citizenship.
                                                                       Builders Program:      Service Project, Relationships, Labeling,
                                                                         (7th & 8th Grades)   Prejudice, Discriminating Messages,
ECONOMICS: Interdependence and Decision Making                                                Conflict Resolution

Students develop an understanding of fundamental economic
concepts as they apply to the interdependence and decision
making of individuals, households, businesses, and
governments in the United States and the world.

                                                                       Navigators Program:    The Global Workplace, The Importance of
HISTORY: Time, Continuity, and Change                                    (9th—12th Grades)    Community Service Learning

Students develop a sense of historical time and historical
perspective as they study the history of their community, state,
nation, and world.

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            LOUISIANA CONTENT STANDARDS                                LEARNING FOR LIFE LESSON PLANS THAT ASSIST IN
                                                                        TEACHING THE LOUISIANA CONTENT STANDARDS


ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS                                                 Elementary Programs:    Classic Literature, Basic Art,
Kindergarten – 12th Grades                                               (K—6th Grades)       Communication, Developing Good
                                                                                              Listening Skills, Setting Goals,
The Louisiana English Language Arts Content Standards listed                                  Meeting Deadlines
below should be considered as a whole and not as isolated
components of instruction. Further, it should be noted that the
content standards are numbered for reference purposes and
are not arranged by hierarchy or progression.

1. Students read, comprehend, and respond to a range of
   materials, using a variety of strategies for different
   purposes.

2. Students write competently for a variety of purposes and
   audiences.
                                                                      Builders Program:      Personal Skills Analysis, Identifying
3. Students communicate using standard English grammar,               (7th & 8th Grades)     Aptitudes, Finding Solutions,
   usage, sentence structure, punctuation, capitalization,                                   Communication: One-Way/Two-Way,
   spelling, and handwriting.                                                                Communication Styles, Conflict
                                                                                             Resolution, Working Through
4. Students demonstrate competence in speaking and                                           Problems
   listening as tools for learning and communicating.

5. Students locate, select, and synthesize information from a
   variety of texts, media, references, and technological
   sources to acquire and communicate knowledge.                      Navigators Program:     Goal Setting, Looking at Scientific
                                                                       (9th—12th Grades)      Communication Careers, Looking at
                                                                                              Building Careers, Looking at Service
6. Students read, analyze, and respond to literature as a                                     Careers, Effective Communication,
   record of life experiences.                                                                Writing Résumés, Job Applications,
                                                                                              Researching Careers at the Library
7. Students apply reasoning and problem solving skills to
   reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and visually
   representing.




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            LOUISIANA CONTENT STANDARDS                                   LEARNING FOR LIFE LESSON PLANS THAT ASSIST IN
                                                                           TEACHING THE LOUISIANA CONTENT STANDARDS


MATHEMATICS                                                              Elementary Programs: Math, Money Management
Kindergarten – 12th Grades                                                 (K- 6th Grades)


Mathematics as Numerical Intuition: Students should
develop a common-sense approach to using numbers, an
intu8itive feel for numbers including various uses and
meanings, an appreciation for different levels of accuracy
needed, and the ability to determine the reasonableness of
answers.


Mathematics as Reasoning: Students should use critical
thinking skills in questioning, elaborating, validating, and
justifying.


Mathematics as Connections: Topics within mathematics
                                                                         Builders Program:     Money and Budgeting, The Importance of
should be interconnected rather than taught in isolation.                 (7th & 8th Grades)   Managing Money
Additionally, problems and procedures should be connected to
other subject areas and to real-life, relevant situations that are
challenging and motivating to the student.


Mathematics as Communication: Students should be
provided opportunities to express their mathematical ideas               Navigators Program:     Math, Money Management
through speaking, writing, demonstrating, and modeling.                   (9th -12th Grades)




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            LOUISIANA CONTENT STANDARDS                                  LEARNING FOR LIFE LESSON PLANS THAT ASSIST IN
                                                                          TEACHING THE LOUISIANA CONTENT STANDARDS

                                                                        Elementary Programs:      Weather, Clean Air and Water,
SCIENCE                                                                    (K- 6th Grades)        Conservation
Kindergarten – 12th Grades

Science as Inquiry: The students will do science by engaging
in partial and full inquiries that are within their developmental
capabilities.


Physical Science: Students will develop an understanding of
the characteristics and interrelationships of matter and energy
in the physical world.


Life Science: The students will become aware of the
characteristics and life cycles of organisms and understand
their relationships to each other and to their environment.


Earth and Space Science: The students will develop an
understanding of the properties of earth materials, the                 Navigators Program:    Looking at Building a Scientific Career
structure of the Earth system, the Earth’s history, and the               (9th-12th Grades)
Earth’s place in the universe.


Science and the Environment: In learning environmental
science, students will develop an appreciation of the natural
environment, learn the importance of environmental quality,
and acquire a sense of stewardship. As consumers and
citizens, they will be able to recognize how our personal,
professional, and political actions affect the natural world.




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