English Language Arts (Forest as Inspiration for Literature)
Goal 2: Read and understand literature representative of various societies, eras, and ideas.
Standard A: Understand how literary elements and techniques are used to convey meaning.
Late Elementary: 2.A.2b: Describe how story elements are used in literature to create mean-
Middle/Junior High: 2.A.3b: Describe how the development of theme, character, plot, and
setting contribute to the overall impact of a piece of literature.
Early High: 2.A.4a : Analyze and evaluate the effective use of literary techniques (figurative
language, allusion, dialogue, description, symbolism, word choice, dialect) in classic and
contemporary literature.
Late High: 2.A.5d: Evaluate the influence of historical context on form, style, and point of
view for a variety of literary works.
Standard B: Read and interpret a variety of literary works.
Early Elementary: 2.B.1b: Identify common themes in literature from a variety of eras.
Late Elementary: 2.B.2b: Identify and explain themes that have been explored in literature for
different societies and eras.
Middle/Junior High: 2.B.3b : Compare and contrast common literary themes across various
societies and eras.
Early High School: 2.B.4b: Analyze form, content, purpose, and major themes of American
literature and literature of other countries in their historical perspectives.
Late High School: 2.B.5b: Apply knowledge gained from literature as means of understanding
contemporary and historical economic, social, and political issues and perspectives.
Visual Arts (Forest Layers Activity)
Goal 27.B: Understand how the arts shape and reflect history, society, and everyday life.
Early Elementary: 27.B.1 : Know how images...convey stories about people, places, and times.
Late Elementary: 27.B.2: Identify and describe how the arts communicate the similarities and
differences among various people, places, and times.