Nevada Academic Content Standards
Early World Civilizations (prior to 1500)
Constructing compelling questions
SS.6-8.EWC.1. Construct compelling questions based upon disciplinary concepts.
SS.6-8.EWC.2. Evaluate various interpretations to answer compelling questions within and across disciplines.
Power and politics (H)
SS.6-8.EWC.12. Compare the rise and fall of kingdoms and empires across the ancient world with attention to governmental systems and political developments.
SS.6-8.EWC.13. Examine instances of conflict, oppression, human rights violations, and genocide across the ancient world as well as responses to these violations.
SS.6-8.EWC.14. Describe the factors that shape identity – including institutions, religion, language, social class, geography, culture, and society in ancient civilizations.
SS.6-8.EWC.15. Interpret events from a variety of historical and cultural perspectives, including but not limited to: Romans vs. “barbarians,” conquerors vs. conquered, Mongols vs. Ming Chinese.
People and ideas (H)
SS.6-8.EWC.16. Investigate cultural developments within and across human societies with attention to belief systems, philosophies, ideologies, and the arts.
International relations (H)
SS.6-8.EWC.18. Analyze the use of conflict and/or diplomacy within the ancient world.
Social justice, consciousness, and action (MC)
SS.6-8.EWC.19. Analyze the ways in which dominant cultures oppressed conquered peoples or minority groups within early civilizations as well as the responses of those groups to the oppression.
Respectful engagement with diverse people (MC)
SS.6-8.EWC.20. Assess the influence of cultural diffusion when diverse groups interact within and across early civilizations.
Diverse contributions made by men and women from various racial and ethnic backgrounds, including, without limitation, information relating to contributions and impact (MC)
SS.6-8.EWC.22. Analyze the intellectual, cultural, religious, and artistic contributions of ancient civilizations to our modern world of racially and ethnically diverse people.
Civic and political institutions (C)
SS.6-8.EWC.23. Describe the different political, civil, religious, and economic organization of early civilizations.
Processes, rules, and laws (C)
SS.6-8.EWC.25. Compare and contrast government structures, processes, and laws within and across early civilizations.
Human environment interaction (G)
SS.6-8.EWC.27. Analyze and explain the cultural, physical, and environmental characteristics of places and regions and how these affected the lives of the people who lived here.
Global interconnections (G)
SS.6-8.EWC.29. Explain how global changes in population distribution patterns affect changes in land use in early civilizations, including but not limited to: rural vs. urban, major waterways, pandemics, and slavery.
Exchange and markets (E)
SS.6-8.EWC.30. Differentiate between economic systems and patterns of trade and how they impact civilizations.
National economy (E)
SS.6-8.EWC.31. Assess the economies of ancient civilizations based on trade, resources, labor, monetary systems, and other factors.
World Geography & Global Studies
Power and Politics (H)
SS.6-8.WGGS.12. Compare rise and fall of governmental systems and political developments across the world.
People and Ideas (H)
SS.6-8.WGGS.16. Investigate cultural developments within and across human societies with attention to belief systems, philosophies, ideologies, and the arts.