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21st Century Life and Careers Standards Learning Progressions

9.1 21st-Century Life & Career Skills All students will demonstrate the creative, critical thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving skills needed to function successfully as both global citizens and workers in diverse ethnic and organizational cultures.
D. Cross-Cultural Understanding and Interpersonal Communication
By the end of Grade 4 By the end of Grade 8 By the end of Grade 12
Content: Effective communication skills convey intended meaning to others and assist in preventing misunderstandings.

9.1.4.D.1 Use effective oral and written communication in face-to-face and online interactions and when presenting to an audience.
Content: Effective communication skills convey intended meaning to others and assist in preventing misunderstandings.

9.1.8.D.1 Employ appropriate conflict resolution strategies.
Content: Communication with people from different cultural backgrounds is enhanced by the understanding of different cultural perspectives.

9.1.12.D.1 Interpret spoken and written communication within the appropriate cultural context.
Content: Effective communication skills convey intended meaning to others and assist in preventing misunderstandings.

9.1.4.D.2 Express needs, wants, and feelings appropriately in various situations.
Content: Effective communication skills convey intended meaning to others and assist in preventing misunderstandings.

9.1.8.D.2 Demonstrate the ability to understand inferences.
Content: Communication with people from different cultural backgrounds is enhanced by the understanding of different cultural perspectives.

9.1.12.D.2 Determine the immediate and long-term effects of cross-cultural misconceptions or misunderstandings resulting from past or current international issues or events.
Content: Communication with people from different cultural backgrounds is enhanced by the understanding of different cultural perspectives.

9.1.4.D.3 Demonstrate an awareness of one’s own culture and other cultures during interactions within and outside of the classroom.
Content: Communication with people from different cultural backgrounds is enhanced by the understanding of different cultural perspectives.

9.1.8.D.3 Use effective communication skills in face-to-face and online interactions with peers and adults from home and from diverse cultures.
Content: Communication with people from different cultural backgrounds is enhanced by the understanding of different cultural perspectives.

9.1.12.D.3 Explain why the ability to communicate in another language in an appropriate cultural context is a valuable 21st-century skill.
Content: Communication with people from different cultural backgrounds is enhanced by the understanding of different cultural perspectives.

9.1.8.D.4 Compare and contrast nuances in verbal and nonverbal communication in different cultures that may result in misinterpretation and misunderstanding.
Content: Communication with people from different cultural backgrounds is enhanced by the understanding of different cultural perspectives.

9.1.8.D.5 Justify the need for greater cross-cultural understanding due to globalization.