Indiana Academic Standards
IN.6. Peoples, Places and Cultures in Europe and the Americas
6.1. History: Students explore the key historic movements, events and figures that contributed to the development of modern Europe and America from early civilizations through modern times by examining religious institutions, trade and cultural interactions, political institutions, and technological developments.
Historical Knowledge - Early and Classical Civilizations: 1900 B.C. /B.C.E to 700 A.D. /C.E.
6.1.1. Summarize the rise, decline, and cultural achievements of ancient civilizations in Europe and Mesoamerica.
6.1.2. Describe and compare the beliefs, the spread and the influence of religions throughout Europe and Mesoamerica.
Historical Knowledge - Medieval Period: 400 A.D./C.E. – 1500 A.D./C.E.
6.1.4. Identify and explain the development and organization of political, cultural, social and economic systems in Europe and the Americas.
6.1.6. Identify trade routes and discuss their impact on the rise of cultural centers and trade cities in Europe and Mesoamerica.
6.2. Civics and Government: Students compare and contrast forms of government in different historical periods with contemporary political structures of Europe and the Americas and examine the rights and responsibilities of individuals in different political systems.
Foundations of Government
6.2.2. Explain how elements of Greek direct democracy and Roman representative democracy are present in modern systems of government.
Literacy: History/Social Studies
LH.1: LEARNING OUTCOME FOR LITERACY IN HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES – Read and comprehend history/social studies texts independently and proficiently, and write effectively for a variety of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences
6-8.LH.1.1: Read and comprehend history/social studies texts within a range of complexity appropriate for grades 6-8 independently and proficiently by the end of grade 8.
LH.3: STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS AND ORGANIZATION (READING) – Build understanding of history/social studies texts, using knowledge of structural organization and author’s purpose and message
6-8.LH.3.1: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
6-8.LH.3.2: Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).