Determine the economic importance of forestry.
Determination should be made by
- defining the term silviculture
- listing products and benefits obtained from forestlands
- describing the composition of Virginia's forests and their ownership (i.e., public, private).
- What products come from Virginia forests?
- How does forestry affect your local community?
Related Standards of Learning
- Identify word origins and derivations.
- Use roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to expand vocabulary.
- Identify and analyze the construction and impact of figurative language.
- Identify connotations.
- Use context and sentence structure to determine meanings and differentiate among multiple meanings of words.
- Use word-reference materials to determine meanings and etymology.
- Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
- Skim materials using text features including type, headings, and graphics to predict and categorize information.
- Identify an author’s organizational pattern using textual clues, such as transitional words and phrases.
- Make inferences and draw logical conclusions using explicit and implied textual evidence.
- Differentiate between fact and opinion.
- Identify the source, viewpoint, and purpose of texts.
- Describe how word choice and language structure convey an author’s viewpoint.
- Identify the main idea.
- Summarize text identifying supporting details.
- Create an objective summary including main idea and supporting details.
- Identify cause and effect relationships.
- Organize and synthesize information for use in written and other formats.
- Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
- Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
- Engage in writing as a recursive process.
- Choose intended audience and purpose.
- Use a variety of prewriting strategies to generate and organize ideas.
- Organize writing structure to fit form or topic.
- Establish a central idea incorporating evidence, while maintaining an organized structure and a formal style.
- Compose a thesis statement for persuasive writing that includes a position.
- Clearly state a position and organize reasons and evidence, using credible sources.
- Distinguish between fact and opinion to support a position.
- Write multiparagraph compositions with elaboration and unity.
- Use transition words and phrases within and between paragraphs.
- Develop and modify the central idea, tone, and voice to fit the audience and purpose.
- Expand and embed ideas by using modifiers, standard coordination, and subordination in complete sentences.
- Use clauses and phrases for sentence variety.
- Revise writing for clarity of content including specific vocabulary and information.
History and Social Science
The student will apply social science skills to understand the United States economy by
- describing the characteristics of the United States economy, including limited government, private property, profit, markets, consumer sovereignty, and competition;
- describing how in a market economy supply and demand determine prices;
- describing the types of business organizations and the role of entrepreneurship;
- explaining the circular flow that shows how consumers (households), businesses (producers), and markets interact;
- explaining how financial institutions channel funds from savers to borrowers; and
- analyzing the relationship of Virginia and the United States to the global economy, with emphasis on the impact of technological innovations.
The student will apply the concept of a region by
- explaining how characteristics of regions have led to regional labels;
- describing how regional landscapes reflect the physical environment and the cultural characteristics of their inhabitants;
- analyzing how cultural characteristics, including the world’s major languages, ethnicities, and religions, link or divide regions;
- explaining how different cultures use maps and place names to reflect their regional perspectives; and
- developing and refining mental maps of world regions.
The student will apply social science skills to analyze the patterns of urban development by
- applying the concepts of site and situation to major cities in each region;
- explaining how the functions of towns and cities have changed over time; and
- describing the unique influence of urban areas and challenges they face.