The Birchbark House Activities are Aligned
to Pennsylvania Academic Standards:
Reading Writing, Listening and Speaking
1.2. 5, 8, 11 Reading Critically in All Content Areas
- A. Read and understand essential content of informational texts and
documents in all academic areas.
1.2. 5, 8, 11 Reading Critically in All Content Areas - B. Use and understand
a variety of media and evaluate the quality of material produced.
1.5.5, 8, 11 Quality of Writing - A. Write with a sharp, distinct focus
identifying topic, task and audience.
1.5.5, 8, 11 Quality of Writing - B. Write using well-developed content
appropriate for the topic.
1.6.5, 8, 11 Speaking and Listening - F. Use media for learning purposes.
1.8.5, 8, 11 Research - B. Locate information using appropriate sources
1.8. 5, 8, 11 Research - C. Organize and present the main ideas from
Science and Technology
3.7. Technological devices - C. Apply basic computer
operations and concepts.
3.7. Technological devices - D. Apply computer software to solve specific
3.7. Technological devices - E. Apply basic computer communications
3.8. Science, Technology and Human Endeavors B. Explain how human ingenuity
and technological resources satisfy specific human needs and improve
the quality of life.
2.1.3 ALL Numbers, Number Systems and Number Relationships
2.1.3B Use whole numbers and fractions to represent quantities.
2.1.3L Demonstrate knowledge of basic facts
in four basic operations.
2.2.3 Computation and Estimation
2.2.3A - Apply addition and subtraction in everyday situations using
2.2.5A - Create and solve word problems involving addition, subtraction,
multiplication and division of whole numbers.
2.4.3 Mathematical Reasoning and Connections
2.4.3A - Make, check and verify predictions about the quantity, size
and shape of objects and groups of objects.
2.4.3B - Use measurements in everyday situations (e.g., determine the
geography of the school building).
Environment & Ecology
4.3 Environmental Health - 4.3.4 C. Understand that
the elements of natural systems are interdependent.
4.6 Ecosystems and Their Interactions 4.6.4 A. Understand that living
things are dependent on nonliving things in the environment for survival.
4.7 Threatened, Endangered and Extinct Species 4.7.4 A. Identify differences
in living things. B. Know that adaptations are important for survival.
Health, Safety, and Physical Education
10.1 Concepts of Health - C. Analyze nutritional
concepts that impact health
10.2 Healthful living - Identify health-related information