Nebraska Core Academic Content Standards
NE.SS.6. Grades 6-8 (United States/World)
SS 8.1. Civics: Students will develop and apply the skills of civic responsibility to make informed decisions based upon knowledge of government at local, state, national and international levels.
Forms and Functions of Government
SS 8.1.1. Students will summarize the foundation, structure, and function of the United States government.
SS 8.1.1.a. Identify and describe different forms of government via the study of early and current civilizations (e.g., tribal, monarchy, democracy, republic, theocracy, and oligarchy)
SS 8.1.1.d. Explain how various government decisions impact people, places, and history
SS 8.3. Geography: Students will develop and apply spatial perspective and geographic skills to make informed decisions regarding issues and current events at local, state, national and international levels.
Application of Geography to Issues and Events
SS 8.3.6. Students will analyze issues and/or events using geographic knowledge and skills to make informed decisions.
SS 8.3.6.a. Analyze the physical or human geographic factors explaining the spatial pattern of world events. (e.g., water scarcity and conflict in the Middle East, contrasting demographic trends in developed and developing countries)
NE.SS.6.(WLD) Grades 6-8 (World: Beginnings to 1000 CE)
SS 8.4.(WLD) History: Students will develop and apply historical knowledge and skills to research, analyze, and understand key concepts of past, current, and potential issues and events at the local, state, national, and international levels.
SS 8.4.1.(WLD) Students will analyze how major past and current world events are chronologically connected, and evaluate their impact(s) upon one another.
SS 8.4.1.a.(WLD) Describe concepts of time and chronology (e.g., Early Civilizations & Rise of Pastoral People 4000-1000 BCE, Rise of Giant Empires & Major Religions 1000-300CE, Expanding Zones of Exchange and Encounter 300-1000 CE)
SS 8.4.2.(WLD) Students will analyze the impact of people, events, ideas, and symbols upon world history using multiple types of sources.
SS 8.4.2.a.(WLD) Analyze the impact of people, events, ideas, and symbols, including various cultures and ethnic groups, on history throughout the world by era (e.g., Early Societies and Civilizations: culture prior to urbanization, Chavin, Toltecs, River Valley Civilizations and the development of agriculture, Songhai, Mali, Mesoamerica, Gupta Empire; Ancient and Classical Empires and Major Religions: Chinese and Japanese Dynasties, Greco-Roman Empires, Incas, Mayas, Aztecs, Hinduism, Taoism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam; Expanding Zones of Exchange and Encounter: Silk Road (World Studies might also include: Ancient Civilizations of the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa)
SS 8.4.3.(WLD) Students will analyze and interpret historical and current events from multiple perspectives.
SS 8.4.3.a.(WLD) Analyze and interpret how multiple perspectives facilitate the understanding of the full story of world history (e.g., Chinese Foot Binding, Three Gorges Dam, Caste System, Alexander the Great, Latin American Revolutions, Division of Pakistan, Blood Diamonds)
Historical Analysis and Interpretation
SS 8.4.4.(WLD) Students will identify causes of past and current events, issues, and problems.
SS 8.4.4.b.(WLD) Evaluate alternative courses of action in world history (e.g., How were ideas and products diffused to other regions?)
SS 8.4.4.c.(WLD) Analyze how decisions affected events across the globe (e.g., migrations, declarations of war, treaties, alliances)
SS 8.4.4.d.(WLD) Identify and analyze multiple causes and effects upon key events in world history (e.g. Fall of Roman Empire, Fall of Mayan Civilization, Unification of China, Boxer Rebellion)