J&D addresses the following California standards in 11th Grade:

History-Social Science (United States History and Geography: Continuity and Change in the 20th Century)

Chronological and Spatial Thinking

1. Students compare the present with the past, evaluating the consequences of past events and decisions and determining the lessons that were learned.

2. Students analyze how change happens at different rates at different times; understand that some aspects can change while others remain the same; and understand that change is complicated and affects not only technology and politics but also values and beliefs.

Historical Interpretation

2. Students recognize the complexity of historical causes and effects, including the limitations on determining cause and effect.

11.1 Students analyze the significant events in the founding of the nation and its attempts to realize the philosophy of government described in the Declaration of Independence.

2. Analyze the ideological origins of the American Revolution, the Founding Fathers’ philosophy of divinely bestowed unalienable natural rights, the debates on the drafting and ratification of the Constitution, and the addition of the Bill of Rights.

11.10 Students analyze the development of federal civil rights and voting rights.

2. Examine and analyze the key events, policies, and court cases in the evolution of civil rights, including Dred Scott v. Sandford, Plessy v. Ferguson, Brown v. Board of Education, Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, and California Proposition 209.

Visual and Performing Arts - Music

3.0 Artistic Perception

Listen to, Analyze, and Describe Music

1.5 Identify and explain a variety of compositional devices and techniques used to provide unity, variety, tension, and release in aural examples.

1.6 Analyze the use of form in a varied repertoire of music representing diverse genres, styles, and cultures.

2.0 Creative Expression

Compose, Arrange, and Improvise

2.10 Improvise original melodies over given chord progressions.

3.0 Historical and Cultural Context

Role of Music

3.1 Identify the sources of musical genres of the United States, trace the evolution of those genres, and cite well-known musicians associated with them.

3.2 Explain the various roles that musicians perform, identify representative individuals who have functioned in each role, and explain their activities and achievements.

Diversity of Music

3.4 Perform music from various cultures and time periods.

4.0 Aesthetic Valuing

Analyze and Critically Assess

4.1 Develop specific criteria for making informed critical evaluations of the quality and effectiveness of performances, compositions, arrangements, and improvisations and apply those criteria in personal participation in music.

Derive Meaning

4.4 Describe the means used to create images or evoke feelings and emotions in musical works from various cultures.