Rhode Island World-Class Standards
RI.HP. Historical Perspectives/Rhode Island History
HP 1. History is an account of human activities that is interpretive in nature.
HP 1 (5-6)-1. Students act as historians, using a variety of tools (e.g., artifacts and primary and secondary sources) by…
HP 1 (5-6)-1.c. Asking and answering historical questions, organizing information, and evaluating information in terms of relevance.
HP 1 (5-6)-2. Students interpret history as a series of connected events with multiple cause-effect relationships, by…
HP 1 (5-6)-2.a. Investigating and summarizing historical data in order to draw connections between two events and to answer related historical questions.
HP 2. History is a chronicle of human activities, diverse people, and the societies they form.
HP 2 (5-6)-2. Students chronicle events and conditions by…
HP 2 (5-6)-2.b. Summarizing key events and explaining the historical contexts of those events.
HP 3. The study of history helps us understand the present and shape the future.
HP 3 (5-6)-1. Students demonstrate an understanding of how the past frames the present by…
HP 3 (5-6)-1.b. Answering “what if” questions and using evidence to explain how history might have been different (e.g., How might history be different if Anne Hutchinson hadn’t dissented?).
HP 3 (5-6)-2. Students make personal connections in an historical context (e.g., source-to-source, source-to-self, source-to-world) by…
HP 3 (5-6)-2.c. Identifying the cultural influences that shape individuals and historical events.
HP 5. Human societies and cultures develop and change in response to human needs and wants.
HP 5 (5-6)-2. Students demonstrate an understanding that culture has affected how people in a society behave in relation to groups and their environment by…
HP 5 (5-6)-2.c. Describing challenges or obstacles a civilization/ country/ nation faced as it grew over time.
RI.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.