Louisiana Academic Standards
6.2. Key Events, Ideas, and People: Students examine key historical events, ideas, and people that contributed to the growth of civilizations from ancient times through the Middle Ages which led to the development of the modern world.
6.2.1. Analyze the relationship between geographical features and early settlement patterns using maps and globes
6.2.3. Describe the characteristics and achievements of the ancient river civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus Valley, and China
6.2.6. Analyze the origin and spread of major world religions as they developed throughout history
6.3. Geography Skills: Students examine the major physical and political features that influenced world history using maps, charts, graphs, and tools of technology.
6.3.3. Compare and contrast physical and political boundaries of civilizations, empires, and kingdoms using maps and globes
6.4. Culture and Environment: Students identify and analyze the influence of the environment on migration, cultural diffusion, and human settlement in world history.
6.4.1. Identify and describe physical features and climate conditions that contributed to early human settlement in regions of the world
6.4.3. Explain the connection between physical geography and its influence on the development of civilization
6.6. Resources and Interdependence: Students explain how resources and interdependence influenced economic growth in the ancient world.
6.6.1. Explain the impact of job specialization in the development of civilizations
6.6.3. Describe the economic motivation for expanding trade and territorial conquests in world civilizations using economic concepts
6.6.4. Explain how the development of trade and taxation influenced economic growth in the ancient world
LA.CC.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.