# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Office Specialist III--Preparation Task 1754130544

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Access information on the Internet.


Accessing the Internet should include
  • using URLs and search engines to locate information
  • following logical search procedures
  • checking sources of information for reliability and credibility
  • downloading information
  • following copyright laws and ethical standards in the use of downloaded information.

Related Standards of Learning

History and Social Science


The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by

  1. planning inquiries by synthesizing information from diverse primary and secondary sources;
  2. analyzing how political and economic trends influence public policy, using demographic information and other data sources;
  3. comparing and contrasting historical, cultural, economic, and political perspectives;
  4. evaluating critically the quality, accuracy, and validity of information to determine misconceptions, fact and opinion, and bias;
  5. constructing informed, analytic arguments using evidence from multiple sources to introduce and support substantive and significant claims;
  6. explaining how cause-and-effect relationships impact political and economic events;
  7. taking knowledgeable, constructive action, individually and collaboratively, to address school, community, local, state, national, and global issues;
  8. using a decision-making model to analyze the costs and benefits of a specific choice, considering incentives and possible consequences;
  9. applying civic virtues and democratic principles to make collaborative decisions; and
  10. communicating conclusions orally and in writing to a wide range of audiences, using evidence from multiple sources and citing specific sources.


The student will apply social science skills to understand the social, political, and cultural movements and changes in the United States during the second half of the twentieth century by

  1. explaining the factors that led to United States expansion;
  2. evaluating and explaining the impact of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, the roles of Thurgood Marshall and Oliver W. Hill, Sr., and how Virginia responded to the decision;
  3. explaining how the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the 1963 March on Washington, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) had an impact on all Americans;
  4. analyzing changes in immigration policy and the impact of increased immigration;
  5. evaluating and explaining the foreign and domestic policies pursued by the American government after the Cold War;
  6. explaining how scientific and technological advances altered American lives; and
  7. evaluating and explaining the changes that occurred in American culture.


The student will apply social science skills to understand political and social conditions in the United States during the early twenty-first century by

  1. assessing the development of and changes in domestic policies, with emphasis on the impact of the role the United States Supreme Court played in defining a constitutional right to privacy, affirming equal rights, and upholding the rule of law;
  2. evaluating and explaining the changes in foreign policies and the role of the United States in a world confronted by international terrorism, with emphasis on the American response to 9/11 (September 11, 2001);
  3. evaluating the evolving and changing role of government, including its role in the American economy; and
  4. explaining scientific and technological changes and evaluating their impact on American culture

Other Related Standards

FBLA Competitive Events and Activities Areas

American Enterprise Project


Business Financial Plan


Business Plan


Business Skills and Knowledge


Community Service Project


Partnership with Business Project


Microsoft Imagine Academy Resources

[2.013] Microsoft Digital Literacy: Internet and the World Wide Web—Lesson 2

[2.045] Finding and Evaluating Resources on the Web—Lesson 2

[2.044] Finding and Evaluating Resources on the Web—Lesson 1

[2.046] Finding and Evaluating Resources on the Web—Lesson 3

[2.047] Finding and Evaluating Resources on the Web—Lesson 4

NBEA Achievement Standards for Communication

Incorporate the use of the Internet to complete complex projects requiring the use of competitive intelligence techniques (research on competition, markets, and customer attitudes).


Use CD-ROMs, DVDs, videos, and the Internet for knowledge acquisition.


NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology

Analyze the effectiveness of online information resources to support collaborative tasks, research, publications, communications, and increased productivity.


Explore translation and digital language input tools and resources for effective global communication.


Use a wide variety of information technology resources to retrieve information.