Illinois State Learning Standards

A visit to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum addresses the following Illinois State Learning Standards.

    English Language Arts

    State Goal 1: Read with understanding and fluency.
  • Apply word analysis and vocabulary skills to comprehend selections.
  • Apply reading strategies to improve understanding and fluency.
  • Comprehend a broad range of reading materials

  • State Goal 4: Listen and speak effectively in a variety of situations
  • Listen effectively in formal and informal situations.
  • Speak effectively using language appropriate to the situation and audience

  • State Goal 5: Use the language arts to acquire, assess and communicate information.
  • Analyze and evaluate information acquired from various sources.

  • Social Studies
    State Goal 14: Understand political systems, with an emphasis on the United States
  • Understand the development of United States political ideas and traditions.

  • State Goal 15: Understand economic systems, with an emphasis on the United States
  • Understand how different economic systems operate in the exchange, production, distribution and consumption of goods and services.

  • State Goal 16: Understand events, trends, individuals and movements shaping the history of Illinois, the United States and other nations.
  • Apply the skills of historical analysis and interpretation.
  • Understand the development of significant political event
  • Understand the development of economic systems.
  • Understand Illinois, United States and world social history

  • State Goal 17: Understand world geography and the effects of geography on society, with an emphasis on the United States.
  • Understand relationships between geographic factors and society.
  • Understand the historical significance of geography

  • State Goal 18: Understand social systems with an emphasis on the United States.
  • Compare characteristics of culture as reflected in language, literature, the arts, traditions and institutions
  • Understand the roles and interactions of individuals and groups in society
  • Understand how social systems form and develop over time