Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards
AZ.SS06-S2. World History
SS06-S2C1. Research Skills for History: Historical research is a process in which students examine topics or questions related to historical studies and/or current issues.
SS06-S2C1-04. Formulate questions that can be answered by historical study and research.
SS06-S2C2. Early Civilizations: The geographic, political, economic and cultural characteristics of early civilizations significantly influenced the development of later civilizations.
SS06-S2C2-02. Determine how the following factors influenced groups of people to develop into civilizations in Egypt, India, Mesopotamia, and China: a) farming methods; b) domestication of animals; c) division of labor; d) geographic factors.
SS06-S2C2-03. Describe the importance of the following river valleys in the development of ancient civilizations: a) Tigris and Euphrates - Mesopotamia; b) Nile - Egypt; c) Huang He - China; d) Indus- India.
SS06-S2C2-04. Compare the forms of government of the following ancient civilizations: a) Mesopotamia - laws of Hammurabi; b) Egypt - theocracy; c) China - dynasty.
SS06-S2C2-05. Describe the religious traditions that helped shape the culture of the following ancient civilizations: a) Sumeria, India (i.e., polytheism); b) Egypt (i.e., belief in an afterlife); c) China (i.e., ancestor worship); d) Middle East (i.e., monotheism).
SS06-S2C2-06. Analyze the impact of cultural and scientific contributions of ancient civilizations on later civilizations: a) Mesopotamia (i.e., laws of Hammurabi); b) Egypt (i.e., mummification, hieroglyphs, papyrus); c) China (i.e., silk, gun powder/fireworks, compass); d) Central and South America (i.e., astronomy, agriculture).
SS06-S2C2-09. Identify the roles and contributions of individuals in the following ancient civilizations: a) Greece and Greek empires (i.e., Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Sophocles, Euripides, Pericles, Homer, Alexander the Great); b) Rome (i.e., Julius Caesar, Augustus); c) China (i.e., Qin Shi Huan Di, Confucius); d) Egypt (i.e., Hatshepsut, Ramses, Cleopatra)
SS06-S3C5. Government Systems of the World: Different governmental systems exist throughout the world. The United States influences and is influenced by global interactions.
SS06-S3C5-01. Describe the structure of the following governments: a) theocracy; b) dictatorship; c) republic; d) monarchy; e) democracy; f) anarchy.
SS06-S4C4. Human Systems: Human cultures, their nature, and distribution affect societies and the Earth.
SS06-S4C4-04. Identify how factors such as river/coastal civilizations and trade influenced the location, distribution, and interrelationships of economic activities over time and in different regions.
SS06-S4C5. Environment and Society: Human and environmental interactions are interdependent upon one another. Humans interact with the environment- they depend upon it, they modify it; and they adapt to it. The health and well-being of all humans depends upon an understanding of the interconnections and interdependence of human and physical systems.
SS06-S4C5-03. Explain how changes in the natural environment (e.g., flooding of the Nile) can increase or diminish its capacity to support human activities.
SS06-S4C6. Geographic Applications: Geographic thinking (asking and answering geographic questions) is used to understand spatial patterns of the past, the present, and to plan for the future.
SS06-S4C6-01. Describe ways geographic features and conditions influenced settlement in various locations (e.g., near waterways, on high terrain, with adequate fresh water, on good land for farming, in temperate climates) throughout different periods of time, places, and regions.
AZ.RH.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
RH.6-8.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
RH.6-8.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RH.6-8.10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.