South Dakota Educational Content Standards
The following list was selected from the South Dakota Content
Standards for Eighth Grade. These specific standards can be met through
tours offered at the National Music Museum (not every standard is
met in every tour offered). This information can be used to assist
teachers in selecting appropriate tours and to enable teachers to request
specific standards they would like to see met during a visit to the
Museum. It can also be used to justify the field trip and the cost of
The student will:
make reasonable predictions about the content or message of various
materials before reading.
- use prior knowledge and experience to confirm, revise, or reject
predications made about
materials being read.
- relate the content and ideas in a selection to other concepts,
topics, or sources.
- analyze the relationships between a work of literature and the
context in which it was created.
- compare/contrast literature from different eras or cultures which
deal with similar situations or conflicts.
- choose appropriate vocabulary to clarify and enhance ideas.
- write to synthesize information from multiple sources.
- write to record observations, communicate hypothesis, and analyze
- support thesis or judgements with information from various sources.
- use appropriate listening skills in various large and small group
- ask probing questions to seek elaboration and clarification of the
speaker's ideas and
- compare/contrast the influence of the speaker's verbal and non-verbal
on listener response.
- evaluate the credibility of the speaker's message.
- use various questioning strategies to comprehend and recall
- classify information received according to subject or topic for
- connect information received to prior knowledge for effective
retention and recall.
- use oral vocabulary and style appropriate for audience.
- analyze the context and topic to determine the appropriate language
for various speaking
- use appropriate grammar and sentence structure in various speaking
- use appropriate enunciation, pacing, and phrasing during
- use appropriate non-verbal skills when speaking.
- evaluate the impact of inventions from the late 1700s to the mid
- summarize the causes, key events, and effects of the Civil War with
philosophical differences between the North and South as exemplified
by geographic and
economic differences between the agricultural South and the
- apply basic scientific processing skills.
- associate mathematical symbols with word names or real numbers.
- express theoretical probability of experimental outcomes.
Please direct any questions to Dr.
Deborah Check Reeves, Curator of
Education at 605-677-5306 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
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