Delaware Standards and Instruction
G.4: Students will develop an understanding of the character and use of regions and the connections between and among them [REGIONS].
G.4.6-8b: Students will explain how conflict and cooperation among people contributes to the division of the Earth's surface into distinctive cultural regions and political territories. (Essential for Grade 7)
H.1: Students will employ chronological concepts in analyzing historical phenomena [Chronology].
H.1.6-8a: Students will examine historical materials relating to a particular region, society, or theme; analyze change over time, and make logical inferences concerning cause and effect. (Essential for Grade 6 and 8)
H.4: Students will develop historical knowledge of major events and phenomena in world, United States, and Delaware history [Content].
H.4.6-8b: Students will develop an understanding of ancient and medieval world history, and the continuing influence of major civilizations, including:
H.4.6-8b.2: Early civilizations and pastoral peoples (4,000-1,000 BC)
H.4.6-8b.3: Classical traditions, major religions, and great empires (1,000 BC--300 AD)
DE.CC6-8RH/SS. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
CC6-8RH/SS4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
CC6-8RH/SS5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
CC6-8RH/SS10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.