Illinois Learning Standards
The programs of S.O.U.L. Creations have been aligned with the philosophy and goals of the Illinois Learning Standards. Currently we meet 27 standards in 5 learning areas. These include:
These learning standards address word analysis, reading strategies, geography concepts, historical events, team-building skills, and problem solving. In addition, we address how the arts shape and reflect history, society, and everyday life. Through applications of these learning standards, students demonstrate and strengthen their comprehension of basic knowledge and skills. These skills are multidisciplinary in their application and reinforce the importance of basic skills in reading and writing, among other areas. The opportunity S.O.U.L. Creations provides for students to use these skills in a fun, practical, and meaningful manner greatly influences students success in school, in the community, and in their chosen professional endeavors.
Specific Goals Our Programs Address
(include, but are not limited to)
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.
State Goal 16: Understand world geography and the effects of geography on society, with an emphasis on the United States.
Locate, describe and explain places, regions and features on the earth.
Physical Development and Health
State Goal 21: Develop team-building skills by working with others through physical activity.
Demonstrate individual responsibility during group physical activities. Demonstrate cooperative skills during structured group physical activity.
State Goal 27: Understand the role of the arts in civilizations, past and present.
Understand how the arts shape and reflect history, society and everyday life.
State Goal 29: Use the target language to develop an understanding of the customs, arts, literature, history and geography associated with the target language.
Understand music, dance, folk art, visual art, drama and architecture related to the target language
societies. Understand history of areas where the target language is spoken. Understand geography of
various target language societies.
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