8 understand the indicators of an economy's performance, including gross domestic product, inflation, and the unemployment rate;
9 understand those features of the economy of the state that make it unique, including the importance of natural resources, government ownership and management of resources, Alaska Native regional corporations, the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, and the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority; and
5 understand that history is a narrative told in many voices and expresses various perspectives of historical experience;
6 know that cultural elements, including language, literature, the arts, customs, and belief systems, reflect the ideas and attitudes of a specific time and know how the cultural elements influence human interaction;
3 recognize that historical understanding is relevant and valuable in the student's life and for participating in local, state, national, and global communities;
4 recognize the importance of time, ideas, institutions, people, places, cultures, and events in understanding large historical patterns; and
5 evaluate the influence of context upon historical understanding.
C: A student should develop the skills and processes of historical inquiry.
1 use appropriate technology to access, retrieve, organize, and present historical information;
2 use historical data from a variety of primary resources, including letters, diaries, oral accounts, archaeological sites and artifacts, art, maps, photos, historical sites, documents, and secondary research materials, including almanacs, books, indices, and newspapers;
D: A student should understand and be able to interpret spatial (geographic) characteristics of human systems, including migration, movement, interactions of cultures, economic activities, settlement patterns, and political units in the state, nation, and world.
1 know that the need for people to exchange goods, services, and ideas creates population centers, cultural interaction, and transportation and communication links;