New York State Learning Standards and Core Curriculum
NY.RH.5-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
RH.5-8.4. Determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
RH.5-8.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RH.5-8.10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 5-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
NY.6P. Grade 6: Social Studies Practices
6P.A. Gathering, Interpreting, and Using Evidence
6P.A.5. Identify implicit ideas and draw inferences, with support.
6P.A.6. Recognize arguments on specific social studies topics and identify evidence to support the arguments. Examine arguments related to a specific social studies topic from multiple perspectives.
6P.B. Chronological Reasoning
6P.B.9. Understand that historians use periodization to categorize events. Describe general models of periodization in history.
NY.6. The Eastern Hemisphere
6.3. EARLY RIVER VALLEY CIVILIZATIONS IN THE EASTERN HEMISPHERE (ca. 3500 B.C.E. – ca. 500 B.C.E.): Complex societies and civilizations developed in the Eastern Hemisphere. Although these complex societies and civilizations have certain defining characteristics in common, each is also known for unique cultural achievements and contributions. Early human communities in the Eastern Hemisphere adapted to and modified the physical environment. (Standards: 2, 3; Themes: ID, TCC, GEO, SOC)
6.3d. Political and social hierarchies influenced the access that groups and individuals had to power, wealth, and jobs and influenced their roles within a society.
6.3d.1. Students will compare and contrast the gender roles, access to wealth and power, and division of labor within the political and social structures of the selected river valley societies and civilizations.
6.3d.2. Students will examine the unique achievements of each of the selected complex societies and civilizations that served as lasting contributions.
6.4. COMPARATIVE WORLD RELIGIONS (ca. 2000 B.C.E – ca. 630 C.E): Major religions and belief systems developed in the Eastern Hemisphere. There were important similarities and differences between these belief systems. (Standard: 2; Themes: ID, SOC)
6.4a. Civilizations and complex societies developed belief systems and religions that have similar, as well as different, characteristics.
6.4c. Belief systems and religions often are used to unify groups of people, and may affect social order and gender roles.
6.4c.1. Students will be able to identify similarities and differences across belief systems, including their effect on social order and gender roles.
6.4c.2. Students will explore the influence of various belief systems on contemporary cultures and events.