Standards addressed by entire unit
NC- North Carolina Standard Course of Study
• Subject : Computer/Technology Skills (2006)
• Grade : Grade 7
• Competency Goal : COMPETENCY GOAL 1: The learner will understand important issues of a
technology-based society and will exhibit ethical behavior in the use of computer
and other technologies.
Objective : 1.01 Identify and describe the effect technological changes have had on business,
transportation, communications, industry, and agriculture in a global society. 1
Objective : 1.02 Use network terms and concepts related to local and wide area networks (LANs,
WANs) and Internet connectivity. 1
Objective : 1.03 Use ethical, safe, and responsible behavior relating to issues (e.g., security,
privacy, passwords, personal information) and recognize possible consequences
of misuse. 1
Objective : 1.04 Recognize and discuss how Copyright Laws protect ownership of intellectual
property and identify and discuss consequences of misuse. 1
Objective : 1.05 Investigate technology knowledge and skills needed for the workplace now and
in the future. 1
Objective : 1.06 Demonstrate knowledge of why databases are used to collect, organize, and
report information in a variety of settings. 2
Objective : 1.07 Use knowledge of database terms/concepts, functions, and operations to describe
and explain content area findings. 2
Objective : 1.08 Cite sources of information used in content area databases. 2
Objective : 1.09 Demonstrate knowledge that spreadsheets are used to process information
in a variety of settings (e.g., schools, government, business, industry, mathematics,
Objective : 1.10 Use spreadsheet and graphing terms/concepts to present and explain content area
Objective : 1.11 Cite sources of information used in content area spreadsheets. 3
Objective : 1.12 Demonstrate knowledge of the advantages/disadvantages of using word
processing to develop, publish, and present information to a variety of audiences.
Objective : 1.13 Demonstrate knowledge and use of WP/DTP terms/concepts (e.g., columns,
tables, using multiple files and/or applications) to create and publish
Objective : 1.14 Demonstrate appropriate use of copyrighted materials in word processing
documents used for content projects/assignments. 4
Objective : 1.15 Demonstrate knowledge of multimedia tools/concepts used by media (e.g.,
games, video, radio/TV broadcasts, websites) to entertain, sell, and influence
ideas and opinions. 5
Objective : 1.16 Demonstrate knowledge of multimedia by using terms/concepts to describe and
explain content projects/products. 5
Objective : 1.17 Recognize, discuss, and establish ethical guidelines for use of personal and
copyrighted media (e.g., images, music, video, content, language) in multimedia
projects and presentations as a class/group. 5
Objective : 1.18 Recognize, discuss, and model correctly formatted citations for copyrighted
materials and adhere to Fair Use Guidelines. 5
Objective : 1.19 Recognize and use terms/concepts (e.g., IP address, Intranet, private networks,
discussion forum, threaded discussion). 6
Objective : 1.20 Demonstrate knowledge of responsible, safe, and ethical use of networked digital
information (e.g., Internet, mobile phone, wireless, LANs). 6
Objective : 1.21 Demonstrate knowledge of Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines by explaining
selection and use of Internet resources in content projects/assignments. 6
• Competency Goal : COMPETENCY GOAL 2: The learner will demonstrate knowledge and skills in the use
of computer and other technologies.
Objective : 2.01 Demonstrate knowledge of strategies for identifying and solving minor hardware
and software problems. 1
Objective : 2.02 Enter/edit data and use spreadsheet features and functions to project outcomes and
test simple “what if…” statements in content assignments. 3
Objective : 2.05 Use a variety of collaborative tools to survey, collect, communicate information
for content area assignments. 6
Objective : 2.04 Demonstrate knowledge and use of WP/DTP features (e.g., columns, tables,
headers/footers) to format and publish content projects/products. 4
• Competency Goal : COMPETENCY GOAL 3: The learner will use a variety of technologies to access,
analyze, interpret, synthesize, apply, and communicate information.
Objective : 3.01 Select and use appropriate technology tools to solve problems and make
decisions in content areas. 1
Objective : 3.02 Select and use two or more criteria to organize, interpret, and display content
data and explain strategies used. 2
Objective : 3.03 Modify/edit databases to organize, analyze, interpret data, and create reports
(e.g., documents, multimedia project, webpages). 2
Objective : 3.04 Evaluate and use database data and reports to solve problems and make
decisions in content areas. 2
Objective : 3.05 Modify/create spreadsheets and graphs/charts to analyze and interpret data for
content assignments. 3
Objective : 3.06 Create/modify spreadsheets to test simple “what if…” statements to solve
problems and make decisions in content areas. 3
Objective : 3.07 Demonstrate use of WP/DTP features/functions to design, format, layout, and
publish assignments. 4
Objective : 3.08 Plan, design, and develop a multimedia product using data (e.g., graphs, charts,
database reports) to present content information in the most effective way, citing
Objective : 3.09 Create/modify and use rubrics to evaluate multimedia presentations for elements
(e.g., organization, content, design, appropriateness for target audience,
effectiveness, ethical use of resources). 5
Objective : 3.10 Select, evaluate, and use a variety of digital resources and information to
research and present findings about Eastern Hemisphere: Africa, Asia, and
Objective : 3.11 Use evaluation tools to select Internet resources and information for content and
usefulness in content area assignments. 6
• Subject : Science (updated)
• Grade : Grade 7
• Subject Area : Science Inquiry
• Competency Goal : 1: The learner will design and conduct investigations to demonstrate an understanding
of scientific inquiry.
Objective : 1.08 Use oral and written language to: Communicate findings. Defend conclusions of
Objective : 1.10 Analyze and evaluate information from a scientifically literate viewpoint by reading,
hearing, and/or viewing: Scientific text. Articles. Events in the
Objective : 1.07 Prepare models and/or computer simulations to: Test hypotheses. Evaluate how data
Objective : 1.09 Use technologies and information systems to: Research. Gather and analyze data.
Visualize data. Disseminate findings to others.
Objective : 1.01 Identify and create questions and hypotheses that can be answered through scientific
Objective : 1.02 Develop appropriate experimental procedures for: Given questions. Student generated
Objective : 1.03 Apply safety procedures in the laboratory and in field studies: Recognize potential
hazards. Manipulate materials and equipment. Conduct
Objective : 1.04 Analyze variables in scientific investigations: Identify dependent and independent. Use
of a control. Manipulate. Describe relationships between.
Objective : 1.05 Analyze evidence to: Explain observations. Make inferences and predictions. Develop
the relationship between evidence and explanation.
Objective : 1.06 Use mathematics to gather, organize, and present quantitative data resulting from
scientific investigations: Measurement. Analysis of data. Graphing.
• Subject Area : Science Technological Design
• Competency Goal : 2: The learner will demonstrate an understanding of technological design.
Objective : 2.01 Explore evidence that "technology" has many definitions. Artifact or hardware.
Methodology or technique. System of production. Social-
Objective : 2.02 Use information systems to: Identify scientific needs, human needs, or problems that
are subject to technological solution. Locate resources to
obtain and test ideas.
Objective : 2.03 Evaluate technological designs for: Application of scientific principles. Risks and
benefits. Constraints of design. Consistent testing protocols.
Objective : 2.04 Apply tenets of technological design to make informed consumer decisions about:
Products. Processes. Systems.
• Subject : Information Skills
• Grade : Seventh Grade
In grades 6-8 the curriculum provides a transition from a more structured, supervised learning experience to more
independent practice with guidance.
The learners will:
begin to independently access a greater and more varied number of resources (print, non-print,
continue development of personal criteria that they can describe in detail
begin to examine and evaluate ideas and opinions using more than their immediate surroundings as
a point of comparison, and to recognize bias and stereotypes independently
develop a search strategy with guidance, access more resources for research, learn how to access
these resources (print, non-print, electronic) more efficiently, and begin to recognize the most
appropriate resources for specific tasks
create products with progressively less direction, using a variety of media and begin using formally
accepted standards for production, including crediting sources, acceptable formats, etc.
• Goal 1: The learner will explore sources and formats for reading, listening, and viewing purposes.
Standard 1.04 : Acknowledge ownership of ideas.
Standard 1.07 : Follow acceptable use policy (AUP/IUP) for electronic resources.
Standard 1.08 : Select and use independently, both within and outside the school, a variety of resources
(print, non-print, electronic) and formats (print, graphical, audio, video, multimedia, web-based).
Standard 1.09 : Recognize that ideas are produced in a variety of formats (print, graphical, audio, video,
Standard 1.10 : Identify characteristics and advantages of various media formats (print, graphical, audio,
video, multimedia, web-based) for a specific task.
Standard 1.11 : Explore primary and secondary sources.
• Goal 2: The learner will identify and use criteria for excellence to evaluate information and formats.
Standard 2.01 : Identify published criteria of excellence for resources.
Standard 2.02 : Apply identified criteria to select resources.
Standard 2.03 : Recognize the diversity of ideas and thoughts by exploring a variety of resources (print,
non-print, electronic) and formats (print, graphical, audio, video, multimedia, web-based).
Standard 2.04 : Develop and articulate personal criteria for selecting resources for information needs and
Standard 2.05 : Determine accuracy, relevance, and comprehensiveness of information resources.
Standard 2.06 : Recognize the power of media to influence.
• Goal 3: The learner will relate ideas and information to life experiences.
Standard 3.01 : Describe personal cultural heritage and environment.
Standard 3.02 : Collect and compare information about diverse cultures, environments, and peoples.
Standard 3.03 : Identify bias and stereotypes.
Standard 3.04 : Relate cultural similarities and differences to personal heritage and environments.
Standard 3.05 : Describe how information and ideas are influenced by prior knowledge, personal
experience, and social, cultural, political, economic, and historical events.
• Goal 4: The learner will explore and use research processes to meet information needs.
Standard 4.01 : Identify information needs and formulate questions about those needs.
Standard 4.02 : Identify potential research process models.
Standard 4.03 : Develop a search strategy which includes the continuous evaluation of the research
process and the information gathered.
Standard 4.04 : Follow acceptable use guidelines (AUP/IUP) in accessing information.
Standard 4.05 : Gather information from the most effective resources.
Standard 4.06 : Comply with the Copyright Law (P. L. 94-553).
Standard 4.07 : Organize and use information.
Standard 4.08 : Credit sources of information.
Standard 4.09 : Produce and present findings in various formats (print, graphical, audio, video,
Standard 4.10 : Evaluate the product.
• Goal 5: The learner will communicate reading, listening, and viewing experiences.
Standard 5.01 : Respond to reading, listening, viewing experiences orally, artistically, dramatically,
through various formats (print, graphical, audio, video, multimedia, web-based).
Standard 5.02 : Produce media in various formats (print, graphical, audio, video, multimedia, web-based)
appropriate to audience and purpose.
• Subject : Mathematics (6-12)
• Grade/Topic : Grade 7
• Competency Goal 4: The learner will understand and use graphs and data
Objective 4.01 : Collect, organize, analyze, and display data (including box plots and
histograms) to solve problems.
Objective 4.02 : Calculate, use, and interpret the mean, median, mode, range, frequency
distribution, and inter-quartile range for a set of data.
Objective 4.03: Describe how the mean, median, mode, range, frequency distribution, and
inter-quartile range of a set of data affect its graph.
Objective 4.04 : Identify outliers and determine their effect on the mean, median, mode, and
range of a set of data.
Objective 4.05 : Solve problems involving two or more sets of data using appropriate statistical
• Competency Goal 5: The learner will demonstrate an understanding of linear
relations and fundamental algebraic concepts.
Objective 5.01 : Identify, analyze, and create linear relations, sequences, and functions using
symbols, graphs, tables, diagrams, and written descriptions.
Objective 5.02 : Translate among different representations of algebraic expressions, equations
Objective 5.03 : Use and evaluate algebraic expressions, linear equations or inequalities to
Objective 5.04: Develop fluency in the use of formulas to solve problems.