Selected Common Core State Standards

Shane Doyle (Crow) and Megkian Doyle’s “Living within the Four Base Tipi Poles of the Apsáalooke Homeland” was designed with the following standards in mind:


The lessons contained in this curriculum demonstrate environmental stewardship and a sense of service achieved through acknowledgement of the interconnectedness of humanity in historical, cultural, scientific, and spiritual contexts.



Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies 6-12

CCSS Literacy RH 10-1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.

CCSS Literacy RH 10-2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of a text.

CCSS Literacy RH 10-3

Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.

CCSS Literacy RH 10-4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social studies.

CCSS Literacy RH 10-6

Compare the point of view of two or more authors for how they treat the same or similar topics, including which details they include and emphasize in their respective accounts.

CCSS Literacy RH 10-9

Compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several primary and secondary sources.

Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects 6-12

CCSS Literacy WHST 10-2

Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/experiments, or technical procedures.

CCSS Literacy WHST 10-2a

Introduce a topic and organize ideas, concepts, and information to make important connections and distinctions.

CCSS Literacy WHST 10-2b

Develop the topic with well-chosen, relevant, and sufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience’s knowledge of the topic.

CCSS Literacy WHST 10-2d

Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to manage the complexity of the topic and convey a style appropriate to the discipline and context as well as to the expertise of likely readers.

CCSS Literacy WHST 10-2e

Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.

CCSS Literacy WHST 10-2f

Provide a concluding statement or section that follows form and supports the information or explanation presented.

CCSS Literacy WHST 10-4

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to the task, purpose, and audience.

CCSS Literacy WHST 10-5

Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.

CCSS Literacy WHST 10-6

Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.

CCSS Literacy WHST 10-7

Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

CCSS Literacy WHST 10-8

Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

CCSS Literacy WHST 10-9

Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

CCSS Literacy WHST 10-1

Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.

CCSS Literacy WHST 10-1a

Introduce precise claims, distinguish the claims from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that establishes clear relationships among the claims.

CCSS Literacy WHST 10-1c

Use words, phrases, and clauses to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships between claims and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claims and counterclaims.

CCSS Literacy WHST 10-1d

Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.

CCSS Literacy WHST 10-1e

Provide a concluding statement or section that follow from or supports the argument presented.

Speaking and Listening Standards for 6-12

CCSS Literacy SL 10-1

Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9-10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

CCSS Literacy SL 10-1d

Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives, summarize points of agreement and disagreement, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views and understanding and make new connections in light of the evidence and reasoning presented.

Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 6-12

CCSS Literacy RST 10-2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; trace the text’s explanation or depiction of a complex process, phenomenon, or concept; provide and accurate summary of the text.

CCSS Literacy RST 10-5

Analyze the structure of the relationships among concepts in the text, including relationships among key terms (awareness, balance, and choice)

CCSS Literacy RST 10-6

Analyze the author’s purpose in providing an explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an experiment in a text, defining the question the author seeks to address.

CCSS Literacy RST 10-9

Compare and contrast findings presented in a text to those from other sources, noting when the findings support or contradict previous explanations or accounts.